Speaker Date Topic
Bob Mueller Apr 27, 2017
Finding your Butkus; How to be unstoppable in business and in life

When NFL Films President, the late Steve Sabol, heard Mueller’s “Finding Your Butkus” story,
he filmed it, then saw it win the 2008 Outstanding Feature EMMY Award. Bob had asked a
question, then found an unusual answer - At age 47, the answer changed his life.! !
Finding Your Butkus tells how he found NFL HOF’er, Dick Butkus, NFL Films and an Emmy
Award.! !
Bob Mueller is a motivating speaker with a unique story. From a lifetime of leadership and
teaching, he inspires confidence, courage and hope in others. Bob is a 7th Degree Black Belt, a
Businessman, an International Teacher, an EMMY Award Winning Artist and Author. More
importantly, through hard work and belief, he is a man who has rose to the top everywhere he
has ventured.! !
Bob combines his incredible life’s journey and its lessons to create a PLAYBOOK for
He says, “What you are looking for, is looking for you!”

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:

  • Services for our 450 members
  • Community Outreach through host organizations
  • Medical Services to over 7,300 patients at the Co-op Health Centre in the James Bay Community Project building at 547 Michigan St

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
Youth Program
Pat Crossley May 25, 2017
Africa Update
Justin Hanson Jun 01, 2017

Justin Hanson

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
Classification presentations
Adrian Bohach Jun 15, 2017
Social Enterprise and Social Marketing II
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.
For over 35 years Adrian has built a reputation as a leader with a track record of delivering exceptional results in the business, government, and the non-profit sectors.  His diverse career includes roles as an actuary, business owner, executive management consultant, writer and board chair/member. He is a pioneer of social enterprise in North America, and has been a advocate of the Social Enterprise model since 1989.
As CEO of the Enterprise4Good since 1996, Adrian has implemented his vision of sound business practices and entrepreneurial spirit to transform a small, local charity into a large, thriving business delivering social good across Canada and abroad. His passion is to grow the organization to a level where it can actually solve social issues and affect real change in societies both domestically and internationally.
Adrian has chaired and served on numerous community boards and committees including the Calgary Foundation, Calgary Homeless Foundation, Calgary Rotary Club, and Champions Employment Centre. When Adrian is not working, you can be sure to find him spending time with his wonderful children, of which he has 9.  He loves being a father and enjoys all the blessings that children bring.

Change over to New President Joan Jun 29, 2017