Speaker Date Topic
President Heidi May 13, 2021
Five Past President's - Names TBD
Samantha & Marc Hurwitz May 20, 2021
FliP U - The Engagement & Commitment Phycological Contract

Title: The engagement & commitment psychological contract



Marc Hurwitz, PhD MSc MSc MBA

Associate Director of Undergraduate & Non-degree Programs, Conrad School of Entrepreneurship & Business, University of Waterloo and Chief Insight Officer, FliP U


Samantha Hurwitz, CPA CHRL

Chief Encouragement Officer, FliP U



Dr. Marc Hurwitz and Samantha Hurwitz are co-authors of the best-seller Leadership is Half the Story (University of Toronto, Rotman-Press) and co-founders of FliP University - FliPing leadership on its head with innovative online and blended professional development. At FliP U, our pracademic content is deeply rooted in science (cognitive neuroscience, creativity, social, organizational and positive psychology, learning theory, and clinical practice) and made highly practical. Visit http://www.flip.university/.


Marc has a PhD in cognitive neuroscience and masters degrees in math, physics, and business. He has many years corporate and entrepreneurial experience in marketing, HR, actuarial and IT. And though, as a kid, he dreamed of being a theoretical physicist or one of the Beatles, his path in life keeps pulling him back to his love of learning and teaching.


Samantha has 25 years corporate, executive and entrepreneurial experience including 9 years as Comptroller of a $7 billion organization, an IT Executive with a $50 million project portfolio, Chair of a global talent management program, and loads of other projects. Now she enjoys creating and delivering professional development that helps people have those “aha” and “ahhh” moments.


President's Levy - Rajbir (Roger) Mann May 22, 2021
Saturday May 22, 2021 - Location TBD
Melissa Roth of Pavey Law May 27, 2021
Key Developments in Case Law Impacting Employers


Melissa is your employment, labour, and human resources advisor.

Melissa joined the firm in 2021, having practiced with Hicks Morley, a labour and employment law boutique, for almost 10 years. Melissa’s practice includes regularly advising and representing private and public sector clients on a wide range of issues including human rights, wrongful dismissals, employment contracts, grievance arbitrations, collective agreement negotiations, policy development, workplace investigations and occupational health and safety.

Melissa regularly appears before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario on issues regarding discrimination, accommodation and harassment. She also appears before labour arbitrators and in court on civil litigation matters. While always ready to argue her client’s case before an adjudicator, Melissa is also a pragmatic lawyer who does not hesitate to provide her clients with practical, common-sense solutions to labour and employment issues.

Melissa is always prepared to answer her clients’ day-to-day enquiries as she recognizes the unique challenges of managing employees and maintaining a productive workplace. She is known for not only being a competent human resources, labour and employment lawyer, but also a business advisor who understands the importance of getting to know her clients and her clients’ businesses.

Melissa has worked with numerous employer groups and professional organizations where she appears as a frequent speaker, providing strategic and proactive human resources advice.

Outside of the office, Melissa enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, whether it is camping, canoeing, hiking, snowshoeing, snowboarding or simply going for a walk.


Christine Lakatos Jun 03, 2021
Urban Hope Ministries
Jolene MacDonald Jun 10, 2021
Wilf Rieck Recipient, Founder of accessibrand

JOLENE MACDONALD - Founder & Advocate


With 22 years in the graphic design and marketing industry in her back pocket  – including 17 years as a successful entrepreneur and award-winning designer (formerly a founding partner of The Blondes in Kitchener) – Jolene’s career path made a shift.


Faced with her own diagnosis of an invisible disability, and also having one of her own children with a disability, Jolene experienced first-hand how society can create barriers to access and inclusion. These experiences made her desire to serve the disability community even greater. And with it came thoughtful contemplation as to how to meld her personal and work passions. In 2017,she founded Accessibrand™.


Today, Jolene’s company is providing a much-needed service, and creating a more accessible society – one organization/company at a time. When not designing or spending time with her family, Jolene is an avid volunteer, serves on the Grand River Accessibility Advisory Committee for all of Waterloo Region and most recently joined the Canadian Accessibility Network to help further change on a National level.

Ashton Adams Jun 17, 2021
Kyngdom Studios

Ashton Adams is a Canadian music producer, dj and founder of Canadian based record label Kyngdom Records. Ashton has an incredible talent that allows him to create amazing production over many genres, but his love lies with the sounds of house music. Inspired by the story of young black DJ’s and producers in the 1970’s and 80’s, like the great Frankie Knuckles, who greatly shaped house music from the remnants of the disco era, Ashton has always had a connection to this genre. His production versatility stems from his exposure to a wide variety of genres. From the classic hip hop sound of 50 Cent and Lil Wayne, all the way to heavy-metal bands such as August Burns Red and Under Oath, he was able to connect musically with them all during his childhood and teen years. Ashton is also ½ of production duo Kyngs who’s debut single “Let U Go” has amassed over 5 million + streams. Ashton is also a part of house dj duo 401 WST with the world renowned, Toronto Raptors official DJ 4Korners. As owner of Kyngdom Records, Ashton oversees and manages all business operations within his label to ensure the highest quality service for his artists. He loves promoting and supporting talent from his local community and is passionate about building their artistry and musicality within his facility. Kyngdom Records has also partnered with the Waterloo Regional District School Board to help facilitate the infusion of the arts and culture into the education of students, exposing them to potential career opportunities for them in the future. Ashton believes in putting out music that you love. He believes in family, friends and maintaining good business practices and relationships. He prioritizes the health and wellness of those around him and possesses an incredible work-ethic that will continue to push himself, his company and his artists forward.

President Heidi Jun 24, 2021
2020-2021 Year in Review
Meeting Cancelled Jul 01, 2021
Canada Day
President Rajbir (Roger) Mann Jul 08, 2021
2021-2022 Goals & Objectives
Vanessa Stevenson Jul 15, 2021
New Member "Who Am I" talk
Bobbye Goldenberg Jul 22, 2021
Executive Director, Family Counselling Centre
Toastmasters Open House at 7:30 pm Jul 22, 2021
Toastmasters/Rotary Partnership
Ann-Marie Athavale-Belanger Aug 05, 2021
New Member "Who Am I" talk
Frank Newman Aug 12, 2021
Human Resources Professional




As a senior Human Resources leader & consultant with extensive experience in the Pharmaceutical Healthcare and Manufacturing, Financial, Semi-Conductor and Oil & Gas sectors, Frank has pioneered and implemented numerous innovative human resource solutions.  With a focus on creating business cultures where the best people come to do their best work every day, he has led employee engagement initiatives that led to breakthrough results.   These have been achieved during challenging business cycles, including mergers and acquisitions, downsizing, organizational restructuring and business transformations.


His work on employee engagement contributed to GlaxoSmithKline maintaining “Top 50 Best Employer” status in Canada for over 10 years.   He has led and consulted on two major HR Transformation projects. His development of the first Compassionate Leave policy for GSK led to his collaboration with the Federal Government on the creation of the Compassionate Leave provisions for Employment Insurance. 

Having held progressive senior Human Resources roles with Manulife Financial/John Hancock, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Semtech-Gennum and Texaco Canada Inc., Frank has worked locally and internationally to deliver a full range of global HR services.


As an accomplished speaker and HR Leader, Frank has presented to the University of Toronto, the Canadian Institute, Ecology of Working Life Association, Canadian Compensation Association, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and Global HR Business.com, Guelph & Kitchener/Waterloo Chambers of Commerce.


Known for his problem-solving skills and ability to manage difficult assignments, Frank brings expertise in HR Transformation, Employee Engagement, Mergers & Acquisitions, Restructuring, Total Rewards, Talent Management & Acquisition, Strategic HR Planning, and HR Project Leadership.

He teaches the HR program at the KW Chamber of Commerce, is a senior consulting partner with Mgmt2Go, and is a volunteer mentor with the Waterloo Small Business Centre and the Laurier Schlegel School of Business.


“Frank is a top-notch HR professional with a strong business focus.  An individual with diverse skills and experience, Frank provides excellent counsel to his business counterparts, and demonstrates strong leadership throughout.   A trusted HR partner with a can-do attitude”.


Kent Mills, CIO, Wakefield Canada Inc.

 “Frank is a strategic HR leader, his unique skill set combination of in-depth HR domain knowledge, and organizational  management make him the ideal candidate for organizations seeking to align organization HR capacity and delivery. “

Dr Waffa Karkukly, University of Toronto

“Frank has a great ability to work within teams or with individuals and get results in different business environments.  Frank always has a view for future needs while managing the present.  A high level of integrity and commitment are values that Frank always brings to the table.”

Darrell Black, Director, Logistics, GlaxoSmithKline


Club Assembly Aug 26, 2021
Reports from Board Members on their Area's of Service
Jayne Herring Sep 02, 2021
WRDSB Trustee for Cambridge & North Dumfries

September is Rotary Education & Literacy Month

District Governor Rudy Habesch Sep 09, 2021
Cambridge Cluster Celebration - 6:30-9:30 pm
Matt Lantz Sep 16, 2021
New Member "Who Am I" talk
Club Social Sep 30, 2021
Details TBD
Randy Cole & Golf Committee Members Oct 14, 2021
Wrap up on the Oct. 4th Tournament
Suzanne Zbindon Nov 04, 2021
Rotary Foundation Month Presentation