Speaker Date Topic
Glendyne Gerrard, Director of Defend Dignity Nov 22, 2018
human trafficking in Canada and specifically in Halton

Glendyne Gerrard is the Director of Defend Dignity, a national organization that works to end all forms of sexual exploitation in Canada.  She was part of the small group who founded the organization in 2010.  Glendyne is connected with survivors across Canada who fuel her passion to address this issue.  She lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband Doug of 41 years.  They have 3 married children and 8 grandchildren who provide her with much joy.

Catriona Spaven-Donn Nov 29, 2018
Potential RCBC international service project on Amantani Island, Peru (Abraham’s home).
Robert Edmondson Dec 13, 2018
Protection of Drinking Water Sources

Robert is the Chair for the Halton-Hamilton Source Protection Committee with a mandate for protecting drinking water supplies in the City of Hamilton and Region of Halton. The committee is one of 19 across Ontario that was formed for this purpose following the tragedy at Walkerton that occurred in 2000 where the town’s drinking water supply was contaminated resulting in seven deaths and over 2000 suffering from the consequences of contaminated water. As part of their community outreach program Robert would like to offer to provide a presentation to the Rotary Club that would highlight the program and how the protection of drinking water supplies is being dealt with in the Halton and Hamilton area. Basically  covering:

The tragedy of Walkerton and other cases of contaminated water supplies;

Steps the province took to protect drinking water;

The formation of the Source Protection Committee and its membership;

The identification of significant threats to our municipal wells and Lake Ontario intakes;

The development of a Plan to ensure those drinking water sources are protected now and in the future