Rotary Club of Cambridge (Preston-Hespeler)

Speakers

Speaker Date Topic
Club Assembly Oct 19, 2017
Jim & Treasurer Florence & Noah + all Committee Chairs Reporting

All guests & visiting Rotarians, will be asked to leave for the meeting portion

Caitlyn Foertsch Oct 26, 2017
Youth Unlimited / YFC

“Caitlyn graduated from Humber with A Bachelors of Commerce Degree in Fashion Management in April 2016 and, having 8 years experience working with youth at the Cambridge Vineyard, she decided to use her degree to give back to the community and work with Youth Unlimited. She’s been with them for a year now as Kitchener’s Campus life Director. Originally from Cambridge, she moved to Kitchener Sept 2017 when she married her husband Ben.”

 

Autumn Fernandez Nov 02, 2017
One Movement Dance Studio (Speaking on Bullying Amongst Students)
Katharina Tiran Nov 09, 2017
Former Exchange Student from Austria

I have often thought of possibilities how to come back to Canada to visit that place that has been my home for one year. Life, however, came in the way and planned things differently for me. So it has taken me 8 years to come back to you and send you my thoughts, love and wishes.

I still remember the day I left Austria for my one-year Rotary exchange to Canada to start the first big adventure of my life. It was one month after my 15th birthday and my best friends and family came to say goodbye to me at the airport. At that time, I had never been to Canada before nor had I met anyone in person of that place which would soon become my second home. Thinking back, this situation was really scary, but despite my shyness I was confident in my decision and eager to start this very first adventure of my own.

Throughout the year, I have learned a lot about intercultural (mis)understandings and after some time I grew more confident in my role as an Austrian “youth ambassador”. Whereas being called “Austria” on the hallway instead of my real name turned out to be a bit annoying, it also made me realise the potential it carries. Apart from “The Sound of Music” I was probably the first Austrian contact many kids in High School have had at that point and the impression I gave them would very much influence their view on Austria in general. As such the Canadian experience had a great impact on who I am and who I have become today. I experienced the multicultural encounter as a space for learning for both sides, as a mutual experience and benefit that arises through dissimilarity.

After my graduation in 2011 I moved to Vienna to study International Development at the University of Vienna. The wish to travel and to experience new cultures was sparked in Canada and has not let go of me ever since. To enhance the theoretical approach achieved at university I took one year off to volunteer at a little children's home in Guatemala City. Spending over 10 months abroad in a country in the Global South has not only taught me a lot about the culture and the people of an amazing country but has also confronted me directly with political, sociological and economic issues such as extreme poverty, crime and the conflicts persisting and arising in a post-civil war setting. Those experiences have also strengthened my will to get engaged in the fields of conflict transformation and pursuing human rights. Since my graduation from my BA degree in International Development  in October, I’ve been working as an intern at Oikodrom – the Vienna Institute of Urban Sustainability (http://www.oikodrom.org/) and next year I will start my MA degree in Peace, Development, Security and International Conflict Transformation an the University of Innsbruck (https://www.uibk.ac.at/peacestudies/ma-program/index.html.de).

Although I very much like and appreciate the scientific approach, enhancing practical experience in the field of peacebuilding and human rights is very important to me. This June I will return to Guatemala to participate in the project ACOGUATE, which provides accompaniment as protection and support for local organisations and individuals advocating human rights in Guatemala (https://acoguate.org/acompanamiento-internacional/).

Checking my flight possibilities, I came across a connection passing Toronto and I wondered why not just stay there for a couple of days to visit old friends! The very power of international accompaniment lies in international awareness rising about the conflicts persisting in Guatemala and in that way signalling that the protection of human rights in Guatemala matter to the world.

For these and many more reasons I would like to come and visit Cambridge in November (approximately 5th-15th) on my way home from Guatemala. I wonder if you would be interested to give me the possibility to hold a presentation at the weekly Rotary meetings to talk about Guatemala, the conflicts that are persisting and the work of ACOGUATE. This would be a great opportunity to re-establish partnership ties of intercultural communication and to revitalise the Canadian-Austrian bond in connection with the Guatemalan context.

Strong Start to Reading + Chris Prosser Nov 16, 2017
Reading & Literacy

Chris Prosser, ED of the Literacy Group

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Rosalind Thorne Nov 23, 2017
Meals on Wheels

Rosalind has been working in a variety of positions at Community Support Connections – Meals on Wheels and More over the last seven years. She was first attracted to the organization through her interactions with them as a reporter, and has since worked with the communications, fundraising and events and client services team. In her current role as the Director of Engagement and Responsiveness, she oversees everything from Tacofest to Crisis Intervention.

Kate Daley Nov 30, 2017
Plan Manager, ClimateActionWR

Kate Daley is the Plan Manager for ClimateActionWR, a collaboration between local organizations and community members focused on climate change mitigation.  Led by Reep Green Solutions and Sustainable Waterloo Region, ClimateActionWR coordinates the activities of the Climate Action Plan – establishing cross-sector dialogue, facilitating collaborative opportunities, and monitoring and measuring progress towards achieving our community’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction target of 6% below 2010 levels by 2020. ClimateActionWR is currently consulting with community stakeholders about plans for a long-term greenhouse gas emission reduction target. Before becoming Plan Manager in August of 2017, Kate completed her PhD in political science at York University, studying the Region of Waterloo's land use planning policies."

No Rotary Meeting Today Dec 07, 2017
3 Club Christmas Party @ EVO Kitchen, 31 Water Street South @ 6 pm
Mike Kennedy Dec 14, 2017
Retirement Coach

Lead from Noah.As President/Lead Coach of Your Future Reimagined (YFR) Coaching, I help Executives and Professionals successfully transition to enjoyable and enriching Next Chapters. I am an accomplished writer, speaker and business/personal coach working with executives/professionals across North America. I started my coaching business after 30 years as a sales executive in the consumer products industry with companies such as Campbell Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline.As President/Lead Coach of Your Future Reimagined (YFR) Coaching, I help Executives and Professionals successfully transition to enjoyable and enriching Next Chapters. I am an accomplished writer, speaker and business/personal coach working with executives/professionals across North America. I started my coaching business after 30 years as a sales executive in the consumer products industry with companies such as Campbell Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline.As President/Lead Coach of Your Future Reimagined (YFR) Coaching, I help Executives and Professionals successfully transition to enjoyable and enriching Next Chapters. I am an accomplished writer, speaker and business/personal coach working with executives/professionals across North America. I started my coaching business after 30 years as a sales executive in the consumer products industry with companies such as Campbell Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline.As President/Lead Coach of Your Future Reimagined (YFR) Coaching, I help Executives and Professionals successfully transition to enjoyable and enriching Next Chapters. I am an accomplished writer, speaker and business/personal coach working with executives/professionals across North America. I started my coaching business after 30 years as a sales executive in the consumer products industry with companies such as Campbell Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline.As President/Lead Coach of Your Future Reimagined (YFR) Coaching, I help Executives and Professionals successfully transition to enjoyable and enriching Next Chapters. I am an accomplished writer, speaker and business/personal coach working with executives/professionals across North America. I started my coaching business after 30 years as a sales executive in the consumer products industry with companies such as Campbell Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline.As President/Lead Coach of Your Future Reimagined (YFR) Coaching, I help Executives and Professionals successfully transition to enjoyable and enriching Next Chapters. I am an accomplished writer, speaker and business/personal coach working with executives/professionals across North America. I started my coaching business after 30 years as a sales executive in the consumer products industry with companies such as Campbell Company, Bristol-Myers Squibb and GlaxoSmithKline.

President Jim Dec 21, 2017
Christmas Theme Fun Meeting
Meeting Cancelled Dec 28, 2017
x-mas + President's Levy
Don Fanstone Jan 04, 2018
New Years Prognostications
Tana Nash Jan 11, 2018
Executive Director, Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council

Tana is dedicated to reducing the impact of suicidal behaviour in Waterloo Region as the Executive Director of the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council, dedicated to youth suicide prevention through a partnership with Lutherwood and Ministry of Child and Youth Services.

 

After the suicides of her grandmother in 1987 her only sister and sibling in December 2006, Tana is now combining her professional skills in sales, marketing and communications from twenty years as an advertising sales representative with her passion for advocacy around suicide prevention.  Education, awareness, engaging stakeholders to provide increased and better services, and action are key focuses.  Tana and the Council were instrumental in having Bill C-300, a federal framework for suicide prevention, tabled in the House of Commons.  This Bill became law in December of 2012 and was released in December 2016.

Nicole Pereira Jan 18, 2018
New Member "Who Am I" talk

Sponsored by Noah Jensen

Club Curling Bonspiel Mar 01, 2018
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