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People of Action

2020: Our lives have been forever changed
What a year 2020 has been! Our lives have been forever changed, especially for Rotary Ottawa.  Thank you for hanging in there during these difficult times and continuing to reach out to each other, even if it is virtual. We will get through it.
A Delicious Event!
Yummy-sounding recipes such as Scott Waldron’s Fiddle Diddles were the topic of a Rotary Ottawa virtual old-school recipe swap, on Saturday, November 28. All five participants coincidentally made sweets, and most of them were old family recipes. The hour online went by quickly with each person describing their recipe and telling a story about it such as when Kateri Clark realized, many years ago, that her Matrimonial Cake recipe was known to others as date squares. Participants got to spend an hour getting to know each other personally beyond Rotary business. However, true to many gatherings by Rotarians, a fundraising idea emerged. More on that at another time as well as about future recipe swaps!

We have some great news!

The Rotary Club of Ottawa's Program and Communications team has been working on a big project, that we now get to share with everyone! It is called People of Action: A Podcast by the Rotary Club of Ottawa!!

We are very excited to introduce our Host, Fabiana Caparroz and the Co-Host and Editor, Heather Taylor.

In this first episode, we interviewed Dr. Wright, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon leading health system transformation as Chief of the Ontario Medical Association's Economics, Policy and Research division. This Podcast will talk about what Rotary and the world has learned from Polio and how to tackle COVID-19!

Link: https://peopleofactionrotaryclubofottawa.podbean.com

And it will soon be available on Itunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts!

Please listen and share!
Based on the advice of health officials, most Rotarians will be getting their flu shot to help minimize the impact on our health system as we move into the second wave of COVID19. As we work towards a vaccine for COVID today, we are nearing the end of another battle that Rotary International has been waging for decades, and the largest global health initiative ever - the eradication of polio. We are SO CLOSE to eradicating this terrible disease which now only exists in two countries. The below video demonstrates the work that has been done and why a zero count matters. We are very lucky to have access to vaccines and the health care that we have - so we would challenge all of our friends, family, and fellow Rotarians - if you are going to get your flu shot this season, make a donation of $20.20 towards helping make this vaccine available to everyone who needs it, and give 2020 new meaning. The added benefit?? Every donation made is generously matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, tripling your contribution!
To find out more about why zero matters, check out this video!
The Rotary Club of Ottawa is interested in finding out about local businesses that are owned by Rotarians, or the families and friends of Rotarians, who are offering products and services that would interest our members - especially coming up to the holiday season.
Please use our form to tell us about the business. This information will be shared with our Club members and beyond.
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