Posted by Angela Kelly, Club president
Prior to receiving an invitation to the “conversation” on maternal and child health between the PM and Bill Gates, our club had sent a thank you to the PM and the government for their continued support of the Polio eradication campaign.  This was particularly significant to our club since four of its members have travelled overseas to help with the immunization programmes.
We were pleased to learn of the vote among members of the Rotary Metro group to become a satellite club.  We are happy to be the sponsoring club and look forward to many joint ventures.
We have had two exceptional speakers during February.  James Jordan is the Safety Events Coordinator for the War Amps program.  James was born an amputee and is a shining example of the good work the War Amps program does.  Charles Melchers, one of our own members, works for Canada Border Services. He gives a clear, informative overview of the many facets of what this organization does…a timely topic, given the government’s emphasis on the dangers related to terrorism.
In anticipation of Rotaract Week, we held our annual Chilly Chili Sunday at the Ottawa Rotary Home.Members of the Metro Satellite club also joined us in providing the meal for our younger Rotarians.All of us toured the Adult Wing of the facility with their coordinator and Chair of the Rotary Home foundation, John Lark.John is a member of our club and we were pleased to learn that the foundation had been able to raise $50K more in 2014 than in the previous year.
A number of our club members attended the celebration of Rotary’s 110th birthday, hosted by MP Brad Butt.
We were pleased to have the recipient of our club’s Citizenship Award, given annually to a graduate of Lisgar Collegiate, visit our club this past Monday.Albert Savescu now attends McGill and was eager to finally connect with the club during his study week.