Guest Speakers

Guest speakers are truly a highlight of our Thursday morning Rotary meetings. Each week, community leaders, activists and local business owners join us to give an informal presentation on their projects and initiatives. If you wish to become a guest speaker, you’re welcome to apply by contacting us.

September 2021

September 2nd

Kerin Lloyd 

Member, Rotary Club of Uxbridge

Presentation on Climate Change.

September 9th

September 16th

September 23rd

August 2021

August 5th

June Davies 

Member, Rotary Club of Uxbridge

Creating Community Voice: Better ways to build community and become more of a collective when dealing with government systems.

August 12th

Amy Snow

Coordinator of Food Rescue South Muskoka and volunteer coordinator of The Table Soup Kitchen Foundation

Food recovery programs: Food waste and food insecurity must be tackled together.

August 19th

Patricia Cherrie

Owner of Greenmantle Pottery and one of the organizers of the Leaskdale Loop

Explore the Leaskdale Loop – 16 stops on the 20 km route in and around Leaskdale.

August 26th

Ginny Slike, Caitlin Brandon, Bev Northeast

Leads for a few Rotary Christmas Projects,

Local residents describe the Basketeers, Operation Warm Hearts and Christmas Families with the Salvation Army.

July 2021

July 8th

Michael Banh 

President, Rotary Club of Uxbridge

President Mike will present his vision for the new Rotary year.

July 15th

Peter Hernandez

President, Rotary Club of Oshawa and VP (Public Relations) Toastmasters International (Durham Region).

Making the most of the affiliation between Rotary and Toastmasters to improve oneself and the Club.

July 22nd

Eva Reti

Chair, Durham Region Hospice

Eva will speak about the hospice being planned for Whitby.

July 29th

Renee Bos

Beekeeper and member of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville.

The importance of bees as pollinators.

June 2021

June 3rd

John Currie and Nicole Van Stone 

John, Executive Director of Honouring Indigenous Peoples and President of RC of Pickering and Nicole, President of BEL (Bridgenorth-Ennismore-Lakefield) Rotary

An overview of the new Youth 2 Youth Initiative, which pairs Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth from Grades 9-11.

June 10th

Günther Schubert

Rotary Club of Peterborough-Kawartha

Ultra Monarch Marathon in September 2021

June 17th

Our newest member – June Davies

Classification Talk

June 24th

President Fran Taylor

President Fran will present some highlights of her year as President – a year like no other. She will make a few presentations and hand over the gavel to incoming President Dr. Michael Banh.

May 2021

May 6th

Deborah Dee

Youth & Vocational Committee

Overview of organizations we have supported during the pandemic

May 13th

Lisa Cooper

Cooper’s CSA Farm

Update on the award-winning Uxbridge Farmers’ Market

May 20th

Matthew Santoro

Vice-President, Sales, NEI Inc

Socially Responsible Investing

May 27th

Dr. Ruth Mathieson

Rotary Club of Belleville

The purchase of 3 portable anaesthesia machines through Safe Anaesthesia Worldwide (SAWW).

April 2021

April 1st

Nilam Bedi

Chair, District 7070 Environmental Action Committee

Activities of and plans for the District Committee – Online Meeting

April 8th

Chuck Taylor

United Nations Gapminder program

April 15th

We will not have a regular Thursday morning meeting. Instead, we will meet virtually on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:00 pm to celebrate the 25th anniversary of our Club.

April 22nd

Terry Baskin

President-elect for 2021-2022

Why Accessibility Matters

April 29th

Gord Hicks

Founder of Cam’s Kids, CEO of BGIS & recent recipient of the Order of Canada

Journey to a Sustainable Future

March 2021

March 4th

Conrad Richter

President of Richter Herbs

All about herbs – Online Meeting

March 11th

Mary Lou Harrison

Past District Governor

Youth Service – Online Meeting

March 18th

Ginny Slike

Classification Talk – Online Meeting

March 25th

Marcus Rochefort

Building Engineering Technologist

Climate Reality Project – Online Meeting

February 2021

February 4th

Fallon Hayes


Educational Urban Garden Network – Online Meeting

February 11th

Julie Weiss

Classification Talk – Online Meeting

February 18th

Justyne Edgell

Local Initiative Reporter for the Cosmos

Online Meeting

February 25th

Jane Kiyonaga, PattyEwaschuk and Mona Hamdi

North Durham Refugee Reunification — Online Meeting

January 2021

January 7th

Kalpana Rathakrishnan

Classification Talk — Online Meeting

January 14th

Leo Taillon and Caitlin Christoff Taillon

Enhancing your online shopping experience and buying local | Online Meeting

January 21st

Dale McKnight

Program Facilitator, Uxbridge Youth Centre

Update on the UYC move to online programming | Online Meeting

February 28th

Bob Armitage

Secretary of the Uxbridge Lions Club

Elgin Park’s Accessible Playground – Online Meeting