Speaker Date Topic
Daniel Kooman Apr 07, 2020
Tanzania Mission Trips

Driven to tell stories that challenge and inspire, Daniel is a co-founder of Unveil Studio. He has traveled to more than 25 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America to document stories and works as a cinematographer, editor and director for Unveil.

Filmmaking has become a unique platform for Daniel to invest in children, empowering orphans in Tanzania and restoring hope to girls trafficked in Thailand.  Daniel has worked as both director and editor on The StoryA Filmmaker’s Search for Revival and the documentary Africa Sing Me Your SongThe Story was his feature film directorial debut. . She Has A Name is his second feature film. His new short documentary This Is Inala is currently playing the 2017 film festival circuit and was the first ever film to be screened in Tabora, Tanzania.

Judy Byron, District International Service Chair Apr 14, 2020
Rotary Friendship Exchange

Judy was introduced to Rotary through the Group Study Exchange Program. ; She was selected as a Team Member and travelled to India in January, 1998. ; The GSE experience was the beginning of her Rotary journey. ; Judy joined the Rotary Club of Sidney in May of 1998 and has been an active member ever since. ; She has held most offices, including Club President 2003 - 2004.

Judy has served in a number of capacities at the District level from 1998 to the present. ; She was GSE Team Leader to the Russian Far East in 2002, District GSE Chair 2003-2006, DLTA Chair, 2003 and 2009, District Council Chair, 2009/10 ; and Assistant Governor, Area 4B 2006 - 2010.

Judy recently retired as a Program Officer with the Correctional Services of Canada. ; Her career with the Correctional Services of Canada has been both challenging and rewarding. ; She spent 23 years facilitating treatment programs for male offenders.

Retirement will give Judy the time necessary to serve Rotary at the Governor level. ; What began as a dinner conversation about a program entitled Group Study Exchange has led to an exciting partnership with the family of Rotary.

Judy and her husband Dave were married in 1965.
They have two adult children and 3 grandchildren.
They are fortunate to have both children and grandchildren living in the Greater Victoria area.
Judy and Dave live on a small acreage in North Saanich, BC.

BOOK SALE Apr 28, 2020
Club Assembly May 05, 2020
Club Assembly
Mayor Russ Arnott May 26, 2020
Town of Comox
Pat McKenna Jun 02, 2020
Habitat for Humanity

PAT McKENNA – Executive Director
Currently holding two careers, one as the Executive Director of
Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North and the second as an
elected Councillor in the Town of Comox, Pat McKenna is a 17 year
resident of the Comox Valley. Born and raised in Antigonish, Nova
Scotia, Pat is a graduate of St. Francis Xavier University and has a
25-year background in corporate retail with Home Depot and Target
Corporations and a 10 year track record with non-profit leadership.
Pat builds community and is currently active as a member of the
Leadership team of the Campbell River and District Coalition to End
Homelessness, the President of Three Legged Dog Productions, a 10
year member of the Board of Vancouver Island Music Fest Society
and is a Rotarian in the Strathcona Sunrise Rotary Club in Courtenay.
TOM BESHR – Director of Development
Tom Beshr is the Development and Partnerships Manager in his 8 th
year with Habitat for Humanity.
Tom is a fundraiser, advocate & public speaker with over 25 years of
experience in the not-for-profit world.
A father of 6, Tom lives in Comox and has previously worked globally
with the United Nations, the World Food Program and Doctors
without Borders.
Tom’s personal belief is to empower those less fortunate. He
demonstrates this by giving to the community through his work and
by currently serving on two non-profit boards during his free time.

Roberta Wildman Jun 09, 2020
First Nations affairs
Installation dinner - offsite Jun 16, 2020
Last meeting - no speaker Jun 23, 2020
Finale Spouses & Family picninc Jun 30, 2020