Speaker Date Topic
Joseph Rumi Apr 26, 2018
The Healing Environment at OTMH Through Art
Martin Ricketts May 03, 2018
The future of work
The future of work

Martin R. Ricketts is a serial entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of Unified Digital Solutions, Chief Architect of Digital Samurai, and Master Instructor for Digital Ronin Apprentice.

His understanding of tech industry trends has proven prescient. Martin has predicted and written about emerging technology for more than 25 years. He was President of MEDIA Innovations in the 90s, a digital signage and content production company that pioneered the use of non-linear editing on computers.

Martin believes strongly that technology should be effortless to use. Martin developed the Katana Digital Roadmap and the Profit Generator Blueprint programs, technology solutions designed to create a client experience that evolves over time with a level of customized service only possible by leveraging AI and voice search, and integrating Cognitive Augmentation in their daily lives in an effortless, organic way.

Martin has developed interactive kiosks, digital signage systems, and custom digital marketing solutions for corporate clients. Clients have included Ford Motor Company of Canada, Rogers Cable TV, Shaw Cable TV, McDonald’s, Panasonic US, Hallmark Cards, Coldwell Banker Canada, The Midas Group, The University of Western Ontario and Bayer/AGFA.

Martin is a Japanese Martial Arts Expert & YMCA volunteer Karate instructor for over 20 years. Holds Samurai title of Kyoshi from the Japanese Imperial family, the ranks of Rokudan (6th degree Black Belt) in Karate, Sandan (5th degree) in Iaido, and Sandan in Kobudo (Japanese weapons).

He has integrated “Samurai thinking”, tactics practiced by Samurai for 1,200 years, into Digital Samurai creating an innovative program for entrepreneurs that leverages technology, digital marketing, and advanced learning techniques.

Jarrod Stark May 10, 2018
Marketing 101
Gerry Pielsticker May 17, 2018 12:15 PM
Aboriginal Youth Program

Gerry has been in Marketing for the past 50 years and is now retired. He has owned 2 businesses in Retail and Wholesale during that period. He spent the last 40 years Volunteering mainly with Youth and Prostate Cancer Survivors.

For the last 2 years he has been volunteering with 3 Indigenous reserves.

He considers himself  very fortunate to have been able to learn from and play golf with John Kubacki over the last year.

3 years ago  he received a Paul Harris award from our Club.


Education Awards- Evening Event-No Luncheon May 24, 2018
Haley Marie May 31, 2018
Professional Flautist
Colin Thacker (via Skype) Jun 07, 2018
Guetemala Literacy Project

Colin Thacker is a Rotarian from North Bay Ontario. He is past president of the Rotary Club of North Bay (2014-2015). He is involved in Rotary District 7010 as chairperson of Global Grants. Colin’s passion in Rotary is the Guatemala Literacy Project and he has been to Guatemala for 8 consecutive years on the GLP tour. Outside of Rotary he is into physical fitness and is an avid supporter of the Junior A hockey club in North Bay.

Mell Cáneva Jun 14, 2018
International Student Exchange
Luncheon Event Held at Ribfest Site Jun 21, 2018
No Luncheon this week Jun 28, 2018
Turnover Party Jul 05, 2018