Vision, Mission, and Our Organization
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Our Vision

We see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our community, and in ourselves.

Our Mission

We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Rotary Programs
  • Rotary programs at Our Club and internationally are designed with the objectives of:
    • developing the next generation of leaders;
    • making the world a better place; and 
    • making peace a priority.
  • Rotary focuses on the following six areas to build local and international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world:
  1. Promote peace. Rotary Peace Centers’ Fellowships to empower tomorrow’s leaders and strengthen today’s leaders.
  2. Fight disease. EndPolioNow campaign to immunize the world’s children against polio.
  3. Provide clean water, sanitation & hygiene. Supports local solutions to bring clean water, sanitation, and hygiene to more people every day.
  4. Save mothers and children. Expands access to quality care so mothers and their children can live and grow stronger.
  5. Support education. Strengthens the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
  6. Grow local economies. Carries out service projects that enhance economic and community development and creates opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old.
Rotary International Structure
Our Club Governance Structure & Committees 
Board of Directors. Members must be elected and are responsible for all decisions affecting Our Club.
eNews. Helps promote better communication with our members. Committee members will be asked to prepare a brief outline of any given Rotary meeting ready for email to members. Participation is on a rotating basis.
Sergeant at Arms. Ensure that all Rotary paraphernalia is set up and packed away at meetings. Participation is on a rotating basis.

Public Relations / Media Communications. Promote the work of Rotary, and Our Club in particular, through various social media channels.

Program. To arrange speakers/programs for Our Club meetings that will be stimulating, that will expand the interest of members, and enhance the image of Our Club. Meets at the call of the chair.

Adventure in Citizenship (AIC). Organize and implement a five-day program designed to enhance students’ awareness of Canadian citizenship. Meetings are usually monthly from September to April, becoming more frequent closer to the program date of the first week of May. 
Ways and Means. To undertake fund raising projects to finance Our Club’s commitment to various charitable activities. Meets at the call of the chair, usually bi-monthly either in the evening or before luncheon meetings.
International Service. To promote understanding of, and participation in, the International Community Service and International fellowship activities of Rotary. Meets monthly, usually prior to a luncheon meeting.
Community Service. Working with a predetermined budget, the committee reviews requests for funding from Ottawa area charitable community organizations. They also identify local opportunities for hand-on service and projects. Meets at the call of the chair - usually quarterly prior to luncheon meeting.
New Generations. To administer the International Youth Exchange Program and liaise with selected High Schools for purposes of offering vocational information and to select exchange students. In addition, this committee oversees the Interact (Rotary for high school students) and Rotaract (Rotary for university students). Meets monthly in the evening.
Rotary Global Grant Scholarship Program. Annually, this committee will interview applicants for the Rotary International Scholarship Program and select a suitable candidate to represent Our Club at the District level of the competition. In addition, mentorship will be offered to any successful scholars. Meets once a year, usually March/April. Mentoring is continuous.
Although the following organizations are not part of Our Club’s official committees, they are so directly related to our Club that many of our members have been asked to join their Board of Directors. If you are interested in any of them, please contact their respective Chairperson.

Ottawa Rotary Children’s Foundation. Foundation’s board members must be appointed. This foundation oversees an investment portfolio and promotes the contributions of testamentary bequests, life insurance policies and individual donations which provide an important capital base to support all Our Club’s charitable activities.

Ottawa Rotary Home Foundation. Foundation’s board members must be appointed. This foundation oversees an investment portfolio which provides capital support to the Ottawa Rotary Home.
Ottawa Rotary Home. The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Rotary Home is charged with the responsibility to maintain overall management and to supervise the implementation of the program of the Home. The Home is to provide short-term out-of-home residential relief to parents of physically disabled children, up to the age of twenty-one. Meet monthly at the Rotary Home.
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