Speaker Date Topic
Marc Desjardins/ Julie Marion Jul 31, 2017
Ottawa Flying Club - membership, training, history
Stat Holiday - No Meeting Aug 07, 2017
No Meeting
Linda Newton Aug 14, 2017
Agnes Zabali Boys & Girls Club - Creating a Sustainable Future

Linda Newton, PhD, FCSCE, PMP

Linda was a member of the first class of women to graduate from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1984.  Following graduation she served as a Construction Engineering Officer in the Canadian Armed Forces in several roles in Base Construction Engineering – now known as asset management.  Her final position was Project Officer on the joint Canada - U.S. project office to reconstruct and modernise the radar sites that had comprised the Distant Early Warning Line in Canada’s Arctic.  She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Carleton University where she has taught infrastructure management since 2005.  She is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (FCSCE) and a member of the Institute for Asset Management (MIAM).

Linda is a President-elect of the Rotary Club of Nepean-Kanata and a long-time community volunteer.  After ‘retiring’ from full-time employment, she now spends her time teaching English as a Second Language at Michèle Heights Community House and working with the Agnes Zabali Boys and Girls Club (a community project under the Canada-Africa Community Health Alliance) in Kamengo, Uganda.  She is also an avid, although slow, runner and is the driving force behind bringing and event called parkrun to Ottawa.

She loves to travel the path less taken and has over 50 countries and trips under her belt including the Inca Trail, the Lycian Way and Kilimanjaro.  She truly believes in the saying, “it’s not the destination that’s important, it’s the journey.”


NO MEETING Aug 21, 2017
No lunch Meeting
Linda Rogers, Diabetes Canada Aug 28, 2017
Support of people living with diabetes/ understanding the disease

Linda Rodgers, Manager of Community Health Promotion (Eastern & South Eastern Ontario)

Diabetes Canada



NO MEETING Sep 04, 2017
Labour Day
Nabil Oudeh Sep 11, 2017
My Year as DG

District Governor 2016-2017, Nabil Oudeh, will speak about his phenomenally busy year as DG for District 7040. 

Paddy Bowen - CEO Sep 18, 2017
Dementia – it’s challenges and the ways The Dementia Society and others in Ottawa can respond

Dementia – it’s challenges and the ways our agency and others in Ottawa can respond

Paddy Bowen

Chief Executive Officer

The Dementia Society

(formerly Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County)



To Be Confirmed Sep 25, 2017
Jean Aitcheson, RN - Rotary Club of Stratford Oct 02, 2017
International Medical Missions

To be introduced by Campbell Osler

NO MEETING Oct 09, 2017
To Be Confirmed Oct 16, 2017
Robert Hornung, President Oct 23, 2017
The Story of Nakkertok Nordic