Speaker Date Topic
Susan Hopkinson, Caldwell Family Centre May 29, 2017
Poverty: Approaches to Break the Cycle

Susan Hopkinson, Caldwell Family Centre 

The Centre is a member of the Ottawa Coalition of Community Houses, a network of agencies working together to serve low income families. 


Fran├žois Jubinville, Global Affairs Canada Jun 05, 2017
Canada U.S. Relations/ Eva Hammond Video - 100 Anniversary Video Project
François Jubinville, Director, North America Advocacy Division, Global Affairs Canada

to be introduced by amir guindi

W/C Simon Hulme Jun 12, 2017
RAF air attache, British High Commission
Club Assembly - New Generations Jun 19, 2017
Youth Exchange and more

Presentation by Kokoro Nakayama, our club's 2016/2017 youth exchange student from Japan highlighting her year in Canada. H.E. Mr. Kenjiro Monji, Ambassador of Japan to Canada will attend the lunch as a special guest (see profile below). Kokoro's host parents from Ottawa are also expected to attend. 


Paul Gubb Jun 26, 2017
Experiences flying with the RAF and RCAF

Paul is an air force officer, a pilot, and a former pilot in the RAF. He joined the RCAF a few years ago and plans to talk about his experiences flying with the RAF, the RCAF and the transition from one service to another.

NO MEETING Jul 03, 2017
Statutory Holiday - Canada Day
Eugen Wolifarth Jul 10, 2017
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Role of the Embassy, Canada/German relations

John Lark/ Charles Melchers Jul 17, 2017
Changeover Meeting - Club President

The past Rotary year. Opportunities and priorities for the upcoming year.

NO MEETING Jul 24, 2017
No Meeting
To Be Confirmed Jul 31, 2017
Meeting - speaker tbc
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
To be confirmed Aug 28, 2017
Lunch Meeting - speaker tbc
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. 

Jean Aitcheson, RN - Rotary Club of Stratford Oct 02, 2017
International Medical Missions

To be introduced by Campbell Osler

NO MEETING Oct 09, 2017
Nakkertok - speaker tbc Oct 23, 2017
The Story of Nakkertok Nordic