January 24, 2021


Our Next meeting is our first meeting of the New Year 2021 on January 26th at 5:00 PM note our  Zoom link will be open at 4:30 PM
The link to join meeting is the same every month.
Please use the link below - note that a password is not necessary - participants are admitted by the meeting Chair from a Waiting Room.   
Meeting ID:774-1711-6547
Upcoming Events
Monthly Club Meeting
Jan 26, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Education Centre Recording
Jan 27, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Feb 09, 2021 7:00 PM
Monthly Club Meeting: Rotary's 116th Birthday!
Feb 23, 2021
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Mar 09, 2021 7:00 PM
Monthly Club Meeting
Mar 30, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Apr 13, 2021 7:00 PM
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Foundation Moment with DG Hadi

Do Large Grants ever take Place in North America?

Yes! Rotary Global Grants can have large projects, Global Scholarships and Vocational Training Teams all here in the United States and Canada…or in any Rotary country or region. One of the most amazing aspects of our great foundation is that there are opportunities for large projects wherever there is a need. Criteria must be met, but there have been and will continue to be large-scale projects in “developed” countries. Read about how the Rotary Club of Little Rock made a big difference in one of the poorest regions in our country.

Is there a need in your community?

Thank You/Merci,
Hadi Mortada,
Governor/Gouverneur 2020-21
Area Governor 2014-19
Club President 2013-14
613-862-4234 Mobile & WhatsApp

Executives & Directors

President Elect
Past President
Director Greater Cornwall
Director Greater Montreal
Public Relations/Communications
Director Greater Ottawa
International Service
The Rotary Foundation
President Nominee
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Margaret Shibley
January 10
Brian Foster
January 20
Ginette Valériote
January 30
Join Date
Len Goddard
January 1, 1968
53 years
President's Message
Jacinthe Paille
member photo
January is Vocational Service Month!
We are almost here: our first official meeting of January. I am hoping to see many of you on Zoom this Tuesday, January 26 at 5:00pm EDT! During this meeting, we will take some time to discuss the organization that was presented by Hakeem Subair, One Million Teachers. You can check the recording here: https://d7040passport.org/sitepage/education-centre/hakeem-subair-from-1-million-teachers Let’s see what we could do to help Hakeem!
Every Rotary year in the fall, the Governor invites all Rotarians from the District to participate in the District Conference, an event that allows everyone to learn, meet others, and have fun! In 2021, the District Conference will take place on October 29-31, at the beautiful Auberge des Gallants in Quebec. It will be a hybrid conference, with events on site and online. Register now to save! Just click here: https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=22ef4302-80dd-413f-b09d-6d9e49d1f958
Finally, do not miss our very own Len Goddard speak for the next recording of the Passport Education Centre on Wednesday, January 27 (1:00pm EDT).
Secretary's Thoughts
Hi fellow Passport Club Rotarians and friends,
First of all I am looking forward to another great club meeting on Tuesday at 5PM using the the usual Zoom link which is in the upper left hand corner of the Bulletin.  I will be circulating the draft minutes of our November 24th Club Meeting tomorrow morning, and will also be sending out the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting later on Monday or early Tuesday morning. 
Please remember that Past President Chris (alias Mr. Zoom) will be opening the link at about 4:30 for those of us that are looking for a bit of pre-meeting Fellowship. 
As everyone knows by now our regular monthly meetings are combined Board meetings as well as Club meetings.  This means that all members get a chance to weigh in and observe our regular Board meeting proceedings which helps promote transparency and ensure we're all involved. And it means everyone gets a chance to  contribute ideas and thoughts where appropriate.  President Jacinthe has already noted in her remarks above that one of our “business” items will be consideration of how our club might wish to respond to the message delivered in late December at our Education Centre recording by RC Cataraqui- Kingston club member, Hakeem Subair who spoke about his 1 Million Teachers project in Sub-Saharan Africa.  This will be an interesting and important discussion.  If you did not attend the Education Centre recording please make sure that you take the time to review Hakeem's presentation  in advance of Tuesday's discussion.
Here's the link to all of our Education Centre recordings to date:
So while our regular club meetings on the last Tuesday of each month are largely focused on club business, Past President Chris's has been doing a wonderful job of attracting a number of great speakers to his Education Centre recording sessions which any member can tune into and ask our questions directly to the speakers or simply log into the recording at our leisure and view the whole session.  This way you can be fairly certain there's going to be an opportunity to hear a club speaker and do a make up at the same time on weeks where we don't have a meeting.  Keep up this great work Chris!. 
I am hoping that we have been getting a great take-up of “Coffee with a Rotarian” initiative that Brian Foster has been promoting based on the idea introduced last year by Past President Chris.  Last week, I had a very enjoyable coffee meeting with Bob Whyte and found it was a great way to learn more about a fellow Rotarian and discover that there were several ways our paths might have crossed in Ottawa, Saskatchewan and the Arctic.
We only have another week left before there will be a new chart up on the Documents Page of ClubRunner with another Rotarian we can look forward to  having coffee with in February! 
And President Jacinthe has already underlined the next Education Centre recording that will be taking place this Wednesday with the featured guest speaker our very own Len Goddard.  You can get a free preview of what Len might be talking about by reading his Meet the Member article below under "Membership Matters" 
Have a great week everyone!
Yours in Rotary Service,
President-Elect Maddie Roy
Hello everyone!
I'm looking forward to our first meeting of the new year on Tuesday. Now that we're back in the swing of things, it's so great to be placing an emphasis on fellowship in our club. If you haven't already, make sure to reach out to your partner for "Coffee with a Rotarian".
Fellowship is such an important part of the Rotary experience, so after your chat you may want to check out this list of Rotary fellowships that may interest you!
Stay safe and stay warm and I'll see you on Tuesday!


                           with Membership Director Ariane Carriere

Meet the Member - Len Goddard


This is a “Birds Eye View” of my story, Len Goddard

My hometown was Hamilton ON. My wife and I graduated from the Salvation Army William Booth College in 1967.  We were commissioned as Salvation Army officers. Our first posting was as the pastor of their church in Paris ON.  January 1968 we were transferred to Port Arthur to pastor their local church. I joined the local Rotary Club. While there, Port Arthur and Fort William became Thunder Bay.   Because of my connections in Rotary, I was asked to do the prayer and blessing for the new city, during the inauguration ceremony.

We were then appointed to Regent Park, an inner-city church in Toronto.  While there we developed new community programs that included four community centres and a residential camp for Inner City teens.  A local Rotary club made the first donation to the building fund for the camp.  From there we went to Calgary where we established a new church for the S.A. The North Calgary Rotary club where I was a member sent my daughter as an exchange student to Australia.  That was followed by an appointment in Windsor where I was the Ex-Director for the Social Services. Again, I was a member of Roseland Rotary.  Then off to Ottawa as the Executive Director of the Booth Centre which included a hostel, drug recovery, job training programs and used clothing stores.  Again, a Rotarian at Ottawa Club.

We resigned from the S.A. after 25 years and established Sonshine Families and then Sonshine Community Ministries. For the last 30 years they have been “Changing the World One Life at a Time” How? We are a licensed foster care and group home agency.  We also specialize in working with individuals with special needs.  This includes group homes, day programs and a residential camp.  See our web site Sonshinefamilies.ca.  Twenty-nine years ago, we established Community Christian Fellowship Church of Canada. I was the founding president and still hold that position. We have 68 clergy plus affiliate programs.  See – CCFCC.INFO

During this time, I was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Orleans serving throughout my time on the board and as President.  During that time on behalf of the club I became the Chair of the new Miracle League of Ottawa.  We raised 2.6M and erected a baseball diamond and playground designed for individuals with special needs.  I then became a charter member of our club who has been supportive of our work. (thanks).



Coffee with a Rotarian

Have your contacted the person on the list that you should be chatting with this month? Check out Coffee with a Rotarian to see who you should be contacting.

Invitation from Another Passport Club

Hello! The Passport Club of South Florida would like to invite your club to attend our upcoming meeting this Tuesday, January 26th (7:30am EST / 12:30GMT / 13:30CET). We have the co-founder of End Plastic Soup joining us to speak about this Rotary Action Group that has made great strides to clean plastic in our oceans and waterways. You can find the information (zoom details etc.) on our page https://www.facebook.com/events/732229357432597
This week speaker will be Gert-Jan Van Dommelen from END PLASTIC SOUP.
Plastic soup is all plastic waste that is ending up in the oceans of the world. It comes from plastic we throw away on the street, in rivers, parks, fishing nets that are discarded, from washing synthetic clothing, brushing our teeth etc. All these different types of plastic combine to form the plastic soup in the seas. Weathering, sunlight, and wave action break down large pieces into small bits. This causes serious pollution and because plastic is non-biodegradable, the plastic soup kills many marine animals.

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