Speaker Date Topic
Peter Smyth Feb 02, 2021
The Mission to Seafarers – Delta Port
The Mission to Seafarers – Delta Port

Peter is Senior Port Chaplain Anglican Church of Canada.

Peter was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. He lived and traveled in India, Nepal, and Germany.

Ordained in Christ Church Cathedral Dublin (Church of Ireland - Anglican). Assisted at the Mission to Seafarers while a student reader at St Anns Dawson St in Dublin.

Served as Curate at St Brigids Stillorgan and All Saints Blackrock, Dublin. (Church of Ireland - Anglican)

Moved to Canada in January 2001 and served as the incumbent in St Michael and All Angels Anglican in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Diocese of Algoma.

Two boys Isaac and Aedan born in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Moved to Sault Ste Marie, Ontario in 2011 and served as incumbent at Holy Trinity Anglican

Moved to and presently in Vancouver, British Columbia September 2016 to the position of Senior Chaplain with the Mission to Seafarers.

Enjoy reading British and European History, camping, model making, hiking, canoeing, cross country skiing.

Gordon McInally Feb 09, 2021 12:00 PM
Scotland Today
Scotland Today

Past Rotary International director, past president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland.

Gordon R. McInally joined the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, in 1984. He was club president in 1991-92 and served as governor of District 1020 in 1997-98. He served as president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland in 2004-05. McInally was a member of the RI Board from 2007-09. He continues to serve Rotary in varying capacities. He chaired the 2018 Toronto RI Convention Committee.

He has a dental surgery degree from the University of Dundee, and for many years, he owned and ran a dental practice in Edinburgh, Scotland.

PDG Una Hobday Feb 16, 2021
A Solution That Ends Malnutrition
A Solution That Ends Malnutrition

PDG Una Hobday will be speaking from Tasmania.

She is the Chair of the Food Plant Solutions Rotary Action Group. Una has presented at international conventions, and lately via Zoom all around the world. The Food Plant RAG creates educational materials that explain what nutritional food is, why our bodies need it, and how to grow and use it. They focus on what is often neglected and underutilized plants, plants that are growing in and adapted to their environment and are high in the most beneficial nutrients.

Una was the first female president of the Rotary Club of Hollywood, Western Australia. She was governor in 1999 - 2000 then-District 9540 Western Australia.

AG, District Trainer, member of Rotary Foundation Committee, Member of the Bale Eye Clinic Committee while in this district. Moved to Tasmania in early 2001.

She is now a member of the Rotary Club of Hobart, Tasmania, District 9830

District Rotary Foundation Chair 2006-2008 and member of many other District and Club committees Member of Conference Committees and Chair District Conference 2021-22.

Una is widowed and has four grown-up children. She trained as a nurse and worked in many fields. She was the manager of Western District Health, WA including four small hospitals, and manager of Alcohol and Drug Service 2001-2003.

Phoenix MacLaren Feb 23, 2021 12:00 PM
What is Rotaract?
What is Rotaract?

Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18 and older to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.

In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. From big cities to rural villages, Rotaract is changing communities like yours.

Carolyn Johnson Mar 02, 2021 12:00 PM

In 1985, Rotary declared basic literacy to be a pre-condition to the development of peace. Early literacy training is critical to the success of a child's later education. Rotarians work with children, parents, and educators to encourage and build reading skills at an early age. I

Carolyn Johnson is a member of the Rotary Club of Yarmouth, Maine, and has been a Rotarian since 2001. Carolyn served as District 7780 Governor in 2013-14. She is chair of Basic Education and Literacy Rotary Action Group, an organization within Rotary committed to increasing awareness of the severity and impact of illiteracy, increasing awareness of Rotarians, and supporting them to implement education projects that strengthen the capacity of communities. She is also an advisor to Rotary Foundation’s Water Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools programs and Rotary’s Basic Education and Literacy Cadre.

In 2008 Carolyn received Rotary’s Service Above Self Award. Carolyn is a highly respected educational leader in Maine and around the nation having been recognized as a Maine Distinguished Educator and founder of the Culture of Reading Program for Guatemala Literacy Project.

Carol Blacklaws Mar 09, 2021 12:00 PM
The Fraser River
The Fraser River

While other people get diamonds for their 10 wedding anniversary, Carol Blacklaws got covered in silt from her first time rafting down the Fraser River.

Thirty years later, she and her husband Rick remain enthralled with the Fraser – the 11th largest river in Canada – and are hoping to raise the profile of its rugged and wild beauty through their new coffee-table book, The Fraser, River of Life and Legend.

Part memoir and part photographic journal, the tale, told through Carol’s eyes and Rick’s photographs, brings to vivid life the world along the banks of the 1,375-kilometre mighty river. The Blacklaws will be appearing at Nuthatch Books in 100 Mile House for a book signing on Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

“We view the river as being a very beautiful place that has hidden gems that are accessible to us here in B.C.,” Carol said. “We enjoy going on the river, we have an affiliation to the river that we want to share.”

The book begins in the river’s Upper Reaches at Moose Lake – the only lake on the Fraser – and the glacial waters at Mt. Robson before flowing in a ‘sediment-rich slurry’ toward the Pacific Ocean. The Blackwells’ journey, captured over 20 years of exploration, shares the intimate history, both past and present, on the river’s shores as it wends its way through the Cariboo, the Grasslands and Fraser Canyon to the salty waters of the Strait of Georgia.

The Blackwells, whose son became a river guide and named his own son Fraser, want to raise the profile of the Fraser, recognizing it for the rich resource that it is. While lakes and oceans are touted as tourist draws, much of the Fraser is only accessible by backroads or river rafts. There are few campsites and little accessibility except to those who work on it.

Locals know their sections of the river, Rick said, but “the river isn’t that accessible to the average person.” He described the Fraser as a “river of diversity like four or five countries that are joined,” each with different characteristics: the broadness of the river in the Robson Valley, the Cariboo where the river is right next to surface and the Grasslands where the river drops down.

Cst. Kristine Pemberton and Cst. Mike Grandia Mar 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Delta Police Youth Programs
Delta Police Youth Programs
Rotary Member Profiles Mar 23, 2021
Peter Roaf Mar 30, 2021 12:00 PM
Club update