Speaker Date Topic
Rotary Online Auction Sep 28, 2017
Raj Phalpher Oct 05, 2017
Club Assembly
Ribfest Sponsor Celebration Oct 12, 2017
John Carr - HOC- Home/Hospitality Committee Oct 19, 2017
2018 RI Convention: How we can get involved as individuals and clubs to carry off this huge project

 One of the few people actually born & raised in Toronto, John headed out of town for a business school degree at the University of Western Ontario in London. 

After a short time with Bell Canada, John joined his father in the logistics business, and finally retired from Howell Logistics after 33 years. 


John's support system includes his wife Monica, since 1967. Their children are Jennifer, an Occupational Therapist, Nancy, a freelance journalist, and Brian an executive at CP24 television. Monica & John find time to belong to book club, play at golf, and travel.


John joined the Rotary Club of Toronto in 1977, with special interest in Youth Services, and was a director, before becoming President in 1995, 20 years after his father served in the same position.

In 1986 Past District Governor Jeff Mark started John on his District involvement by dragging him to a District Youth Exchange committee meeting, starting 3 years of service on that committee. 

Monica & John got a lot out of Rotary travel. They visited Brittany and Brazil on District Fellowship exchanges, and Scotland on a Rotary Golf Exchange. Hosting exchangers and Ambassadorial Scholars keep them connected with the world.

John served as an Assistant District Governor and District Governor in District 7070 for 2001-2002

Wines and Lines Event Oct 26, 2017
Pam Calvert Nov 09, 2017
Juno Beach Centre Association

Pam Calvert is a retired Canadian History teacher who taught for the Halton District School Board for 25 years. She has a passion for remembrance and commemoration of Canadian soldiers in the First World War and Second World War.  She has taken six student battlefields tour to France, Belgium and Italy. The highlight of these tours has been the visit to the Juno Beach Centre and to the local D-Day cemetery where her students honoured soldiers they had researched. Her volunteer role as the Education Consultant with the Juno Beach Centre Association started in 2007 and involves the Summer Institute Battlefields Teacher Tour, the Fellowship Program, Education Advisory Committee, community outreach, promoting the Juno Beach Centre through the use of social media, updating the JBC website Educational resources to reflect the importance of Historical Thinking concepts and promoting the Lest We Forget soldier research project to teachers across Canada. 

Rebecca Babcock Nov 16, 2017
Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation
Paul Harris Dinner Nov 23, 2017
Michael McQueen Nov 30, 2017
Engaging the Next Generation in Rotary, Part 2 (Video)
Ralf Soeder Jan 11, 2018
Oakville Neighbours Helping Refugees (ONHR)