Speaker Date Topic
Tauqeer Tariq Jul 26, 2018
RYLA 2018

- currently work in banking (Scotiabank) and have my own side accounting business (btlcpa.ca).

- have been with Rotaract Oakville since 2014

- was recently co-president of Rotaract Oakville and helped the club win its first ever official award:  the 2017 Group Volunteer Award which was sponsored by the Town of Oakville and presented by Oakville Mayor Rob Burton

- participated in RYLA and learned a lot about leadership, team dynamics, communication and presentation

- graduated from Brock University with a bachelors of accounting and have my CPA, CA and CFA designations

Paul Kaye Aug 09, 2018
Jennifer Loker Aug 16, 2018
State of Charities Today

This is not a classification speech, but a very special presentation by Jennifer.  As Senior Director, Resource Development - ‎United Way Halton & Hamilton, she is going to share here experience in this area.

Bruce Friessen Aug 23, 2018
Art Mercer Aug 30, 2018
Waste Management
John Gilvesy Sep 06, 2018
District Governor
Will Pugh Sep 13, 2018
District Next Gen Initiatives
Fred Lawlor Sep 20, 2018
Director, HIP group – Honouring Indigenous Peoples

Fred is a highly experienced hotel industry professional with a background in all aspects of the business. A charismatic leader with over 30 years of results and relationships built from progressive leadership roles in the hospitality industry, active academic and community board memberships. 

A graduate of Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada) with a B.Comm in Hospitality and Tourism Management and has undertaken specialised skills development throughout his career at Cornell University (US), Advanced Management Program at the University of Guelph (Canada) and was the first corporate management trainee (2 year program) for Canadian Pacific Hotels (Fairmont Hotels and Resorts)

Fred received the Hotel Industry Award from Ryerson University in 2013 and the Business School Life Time Achievement award in 2016.

He presently holds philanthropic board memberships on SHEN (Spiritual Heritage Education Network (www.spiritualeducation.org), Compass Outreach Centre (www.thecompass.ca), Rotary Club of Canada HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples) (www.rotaryhip.com) and Introspective Leadership Associates (www.introspective-leaders.com)

Anne Norona Sep 27, 2018
Founder of Y.E.S. (Yezedi Emergency Support)

Anne is founder of YES and a registered general nurse, currently working as a practice nurse for the National Health Service in England. Specialising in intensive care and tropical diseases, Anne spent time in a hospital in Haiti as a volunteer paediatric nurse for the poor between 1998 and 2000 before becoming a mother to her son. In November 2015, in response to the refugee crisis hitting the shores of Greece, Anne became the main recruiter of volunteer medics on Lesvos until the borders closed in 2016. Volunteering in both Lesvos and Idomeni Anne became close to the Yezidi refugees fleeing the ongoing genocide of their people. In December 2016 she began YES in response to the desperate need of displaced Yezidi people in Iraq. Working closely with Yezidi doctors and key workers in Iraq, Anne has managed to establish a wide network of contacts both in Iraq and internationally. “I’ve always held strong humanitarian beliefs and thankfully now have the opportunity to make a difference and to help the Yezidi people, one of the most persecuted yet gentle people I have ever had the good fortune to meet. I will do all I can to support and help them and hope to alleviate at least a little of the suffering so many of them have to endure through no fault of their own – just because they are Yezidi.” Anne was born and lives in Cornwall, England and is the mother of one son.