BEL Rotary welcomes Linda Marlene Eales and Michael deCatanzaro to the BEL Rotary Family. 
Our club will be stronger with them as members.
One of the true joys of being a Rotarian is to induct new members into Rotary.  On Monday evening, the Rotary Club of Bridgenorth Ennismore Lakefield had the honour of welcoming Linda Marlene Eales and Mike deCatanzaro into their Rotary family.    Assistant Governor Rick Storey talked about the power of Rotary and the benefits of membership.  Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary’s work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in our own communities to working toward a polio- free world.  
 
Mike spent most of his career in the financial industry and upon retirement moved to the Peterborough area.  He has always been civic minded and sees rotary as a way to channel his energy into helping the community.  He believes that together we can accomplish much more than on our own and is looking forward to learning more about his community through Rotary, working creatively with Rotarians, and to making  new and like-minded friends.  He is off to a good start; he has already taken the plunge – the polar plunge!
 
Linda runs an international business in energy medicine, maintaining a part-time practice in Toronto and serving clients online in 4 continents.  As an advocate for women in business, poverty reduction and mental health for over 20 years, Linda has served on numerous boards and committees, acting as spokesperson, speaker, educator and committee member for organizations including Brands for Canada, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, Amnesty International Business and Human Rights, the Ontario BodyTalk Association and was the first woman to serve on the Executive of the Roncesvalles Business Improvement Area board of directors (RVBIA).