Speaker Date Topic
Carolyn Thomas Nov 23, 2017
A Woman's guide to living with Heart Disease

Carolyn Thomas is a heart attack survivor and the first Canadian ever accepted to attend the Women Heart Science & Leadership patient advocacy training at Mayo Clinic.

Since ‘graduating’ from her Mayo training in 2008, Carolyn has spoken to thousands of women (and a few men!) during her popular HEART SMART WOMEN presentations. As we’ll hear more about today, heart disease kills six times more women each year than breast cancer does – in fact, heart disease kills more women annually than all forms of cancer combined. Carolyn’s been on a mission to help change that grim reality since her Mayo Clinic training.

Her award-winning blog HEART SISTERS has attracted over 12 million views from 190 countries, and her writing about women’s heart health and the patient experience has been published internationally, including in the British Medical Journal. Since 2012, she’s also served as a Patient Reviewer for cardiology research papers submitted to that journal for publication.

Before her heart condition forced an early retirement, Carolyn’s work background included over 35 years in the public relations field, including corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors ranging from Mercedes-Benz to the Salvation Army and the Victoria Hospice Society.

She is the author of “A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO LIVING WITH HEART DISEASE”, published hot off the press this month (November 2017) by Johns Hopkins University Press. 



District Governor Tom Carroll Nov 30, 2017

Tom Carroll, from the Gateway Rotary Club of Thurston County has been selected to serve as the governor for Rotary District 5020, which makes him one of 531 district governors worldwide who represents a combined membership of 1.2 million. Rotary’s District 5020 itself represents 88 clubs, with a membership of approximately 5,000 Rotarians in Washington State and British Columbia.  Carroll will be pursuing a vision focused on membership growth and increased donations to the Rotary Foundation, which is leading worldwide efforts to eradicate polio.

Jonathan Sprouffske, President of the Gateway Rotary Club, stated, “We are always proud when one of our own is selected to advance the work of Rotary outside of the club. Tom has been an outstanding member of our club, and was our founding president. We are excited about his selection as governor of District 5020, where his enthusiasm and passion for Rotary will be felt by more than just our club.”

Carroll is President/CEO of Tiburon Systems LLC, serves on the Leadership Thurston County Board of Regents and is the Chairman of the Lacey Fire District 3 Citizens Advisory Committee. He previously served on the board of directors of the local Boy Scout Council and on the board of directors of the Lacey Chamber of Commerce.

About Gateway Rotary Club of Thurston County

The Gateway Rotary Club is the fastest growing Rotary club in the Northwest, with a membership in excess of 80 community-minded individuals. The club was chartered in 2011 and its membership is dedicated to “service above self” and participating in Rotary International’s mission to promote understanding, goodwill, and world peace.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Tim Scheuffele at Timothy.Scheuffele@edwardjones.com.

Christmas Luncheon Dec 07, 2017
Brigadier General Trevor Cadieu Dec 14, 2017
State of Canada's Army
State of Canada's Army

Commander 3rd Canadian Division

Commissioned and posted to Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in 1995, Brigadier-General Trevor Cadieu commanded an Assault Troop, a Brigade Reconnaissance Troop and a Regimental Reconnaissance Troop during his first tour of regimental duty. On subsequent regimental tours, he commanded both tank and reconnaissance squadrons before serving as Regimental Second-in-Command and eventually commanding the Strathcona’s during the period 2010-2012.

From 2014 to 2017, he was commander of 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.

BGen Cadieu has been privileged to serve alongside soldiers from every unit in 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group over the past two decades in both training and in operations, at home and abroad. In addition to deploying to Bosnia in 1997 with the Strathcona Battle Group, he served in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2002 as Battle Captain Reconnaissance Squadron as part of the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group. He returned to Kandahar in 2006-2007 as a Leopard tank squadron commander and operated alongside the soldiers of A Company 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, as part of the 1st Battalion The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

His key staff experiences include service as Operations Officer at The British Columbia Regiment, Executive Assistant to Commander Land Force Western Area, Acting Director Land Force Development, Canadian Army G3 and Special Advisor to the Chief of the Defence Staff.

He is a graduate of the Canadian Forces College Joint Command and Staff Programme and National Security Programme.

In June 2017, BGen Cadieu became commander of Third Canadian Division in Edmonton.

Robbie Burns Day Jan 25, 2018
Club Business Session Feb 15, 2018
St. Patricks Day Music Mar 15, 2018
Club Business Session Apr 26, 2018