Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 17, 2017
Richard Shantz, now retired from the securities field, recently joined the Rotary Club of Ladner. He is a 34-year member of Rotary who recently moved to Ladner from Ottawa.
Richard Shantz is thanked for his autobiographical presentation to club members, by Bridget Jacob and President Ulf Ottho
 
In 1983 Richard began is Rotary career in Cambridge, Ontario. After two years he moved to Vancouver and joined the Rotary Club of Vancouver where he was a member for six years. Five years in the Rotary Club of Winnipeg followed that, then 21 years in the Rotary Club of Ottawa until earlier this year. Richard had been an active member of the club in Ottawa and that included his service as President, Chairman of the Rotary Club of Ottawa Children’s Foundation and of the Ways and Means Committee among various other years on the executive and committees.
 
Richard joined the Ottawa office of RBC Dominion Securities as a Regional Manager in 1996. He tells of the many peaks and valleys in the investment field and the conventional thinking through those periods.
 
Among his contributions to the Ottawa club were active role in helping redraft the club’s charter and changing the not for profit status with CRA which enhanced the club’s fundraising capabilities needed in the club’s fund-raising and building of a new respite care facility.