Rotarian Rich Fisher reports that our Rotary Club's day at the Foodbank was fun! Sorting and packing boxes for distribution to the Foodbank's many Ottawa area centres. The 2 hour shift went very quickly, then out for some socializing. Thank you to all who organized and participated!!
In recognition of our 100th Anniversary, Margot Nicholls presents a history of the club and its activities 1916 – 2016.Posted by Rotary Club of Ottawa on Monday, November 28, 2016
"Come Fly With Us"
On Saturday, October 1, 2016, the Ottawa Flying Club and the Ottawa Rotary Club are holding the 58th Annual Fly Day, a unique event that provides the public an opportunity to see Ottawa from above, in support of a local charitable organization.
The Fly Day event raises funds for the Ottawa Rotary Home, which provides respite care to families of children with physical disabilities. This year 's Fly Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, weather permitting. The event is held at the Ottawa Flying Club, 20 Lindbergh Private (off Hunt Club just east of Riverside Drive).
At Fly Day, people can take 20-minute sightseeing flights over the city. The cost is $40 per person, and the flights are provided by Ottawa Flying Club pilots. Fly Day is a wonderful opportunity to see the nation's capital from the air and is a popular event for families. Fly Day is timed to view the fall foliage at its peak.
Rotarian Shireen Begum - her speech focused on the international aspect of Rotary and her visit to a Rotary Club in Bangladesh. She received a beautiful plaque from them and had the honour of presenting one of their members with a Paul Harris Fellowship. Shireen also spoke about the state of maternal & child health and the need for more care.
Rotarian Gib Patterson - gave us an update on his classification in Rotary. Gib’s Rotary name tag would have to be a full body billboard to fit in all the different areas he has worked in: farmer, teacher, real estate developer, golf club(s) owner and plowing match coordinator. Everyone had lots of questions. I think we all know his classification could be shortened to “Community Builder”.