|Bob Mueller||Apr 27, 2017||
Finding your Butkus; How to be unstoppable in business and in life
|Eileen Eby||May 04, 2017||
1000X5 Literacy Program
Eileen’s career was as an elementary school teacher, an elementary school principal and a district literacy instructor. Her early teaching years were in Invermere BC where her three children were born and thrived in the mountain experiences of swimming, hiking, and skiing. In 1990 the family relocated to Victoria and traded skis for ocean activities.
Always passionate about early literacy Eileen believed in the educational system providing rich opportunities for those who had not received them at home. Eileen led teams of teachers in attaining impressive results in Victoria inner city schools. She retired from Victoria School District a few years ago and now travels, enjoys family and works part time in the same area – literacy – that she has always been passionate about.
Eileen now works with an organization called 1000X5 Children’s Book Recycling Project which enriches the experiences of our youngest citizens – those between birth and six. The project is one that contributes to a goal to which all Rotarians commit - both locally and globally – that of having all our young learners ready to read as they approach their school years.
|Vanessa Hammond||May 11, 2017||
Victoria Health Cooperative
The Victoria Health Co-op has been at work in Victoria since 2008 providing:
Vanessa Hammond, Chair of the Victoria Health Co-op, will introduce the concept of health co-ops across Canada and internationally and tell the story of how the VHC was started, describe its current work, and its hopes and dreams to expand its services to some of the 70,000 Victoria residents currently without a Primary Health Care Provider.
Vanessa spent her early years in Ireland, South Asia and England, became involved in co-operatives in her early teens. After immigrating to Canada with her husband and two infants she qualifies as a teach, earned a degree in Anthropology, taught, gained a commercial pilot’s license, then grasped an opportunity to contribute to Canada’s balance of trade by starting and running an export company which included the provision of co-op development consultation internationally. She has worked in 65 countries, focusing on co-op development in 30, convinced that equipping people to pool their resources is one of the best ways of enhancing economic, environmental and social success.
|Allan Neale||May 18, 2017||
|Pat Crossley||May 25, 2017||
|Justin Hanson||Jun 01, 2017||
Justin was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad and moved to Victoria in 1988. Justin graduated from the University of Victoria faculty of Law in 2003. Justin articled in Victoria and then joined another law firm where he practiced for 7 years before joining Stevenson Luchies & Legh in 2011.
Justin’s primary practice area is in Strata Property Law. He has advised or represented over 150 Strata Corporations from Victoria, to Sooke, Sidney and beyond, in matters ranging from internal governance issues, property disputes with neighbours, leaky condo remediations and everything in between. Beyond his Strata Property Law practice, Justin also practices in the area of Civil Litigation and has successfully fought cases at all three levels of court in British Columbia, on topics ranging from construction disputes, contractual disputes, property disputes, and corporate disputes. Justin also assists clients in conveyancing and refinancing of residential properties.
Justin is married and has a young daughter who is the center of his life. Outside of the office Justin participates in Outrigger Canoeing, kayaking and other paddle sports, and can often be seen paddling down the Gorge and into the Salish Sea.
|Gerry Pash, Mary McManus||Jun 08, 2017||
|Adrian Bohach||Jun 15, 2017||
Social Enterprise and Social Marketing II
Adrian is recognized as a world thought leader and innovator in the growing Social Enterprise sector. He is a gifted leader with a vision that inspires everyone he meets.
|Change over to New President Joan||Jun 29, 2017||