Club Meetings
7:30 am Tuesday at the St. James Club, unless other time or location is indicated on the schedule below
1145 Avenue Union, Montreal, Quebec H3B 3C2 (view map)

Rotary Club meetings are private events and are
not open to the public. For someone to attend these meetings, they must be
sponsored as a "guest of a Rotarian". Our meetings are conducted in English.
2009-10 Meeting Schedule (To view Meeting Records please click on the corresponding meeting dates below)
- Speaker: Bertrand de Cardaillac, the Chair of our Club's membership committee, and our President-elect
- Weekly Meeting CANCELLED because of International Convention
- Dr. Steven Grover, Director of the McGill Cardiovascular Health Improvement Program - about prevention of heart disease and strokes
- Breakfast meeting.
- Speaker: Bassam Kadi, CIM (Certified Investment Counsellor) - thoughts on the economy
- Speaker: Jack Kowalski on the topic of children wearing safety helmets while riding in cars (
- Club Assembly: Taking care of our Club business.
- Speaker: Ms. Ange Aimée St-Amour.
- Luncheon. 12:30pm. The Public Speaking Finals (a yearly event since 1940, or 71 years non-stop)
- Christopher Hingley, Rector of the Petra Schools in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: “Growing and developing despite the current crisis”
- Club Assembly: Taking care of our Club business.
- Speaker: Wanda Bedard, President of The 60 Million Girls Foundation
- Speaker: André Franche, Président of
“Les ailes de l’espérance”.
- Speaker: Gerry McGrath, Football Coach for the
Concordia Stingers
- Club Assembly Program. Taking care of our Club business.
- Speaker: Serge Malaison, President of the Quebec Council for
The Order of St. John
- Speaker - Judge George Springate, Senior Judge of the Citizenship Court of Canada - about becoming a Canadian today
- Speaker: Mr. Ely Bonder, President of
eMage-Media - about his project of teaching youth to use media to empower themselves
- Speaker: Michael Weidemann, President of
Enercon  - The innovative use of wind energy converters to create power today.
- Classification Talk of Mr. Michael Zivic, Eng. - V.P. of International Sales of
Velan, Inc.
- Club Assembly
- Speaker - Prof. Margaret Somerville, Director of the
McGill Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, will speak to us on the world of ethics
- Speaker - Mr. Bassam S. Kadi, CIM (Certified Investment Counsellor), will talk about the real secrets of investing today.
- Luncheon. Hon. Dr. Arthur Porter, Head of the MUHC, will talk to us about the new super-hospital being built.
- Luncheon. Mark Yamada - the yearly forecast for the upcoming year.
- Breakfast meeting
. Speaker - Ms. Nicolette Neumann, President of the Rotaract Club of McGill University
- meeting cancelled
- Breakfast Meeting. Speaker: Jacques Duchesneau - Former Chief of Police of Montreal and Former Head of the Canadian Air Transport
Security Authority, on "Airport Security Today"; Presentation: Honorary Rotary Membership to Jacques Duchesneau and Medal of The Merit
to Rotarian Steve Sadler
- Christmas Luncheon. Entertainment: By
The Montreal West Operatic Society
Presentation: The Velan Foundation Award to Wanda Bedard of "60 million girls" Foundation
and The Medal of Merit to Rotarian Carlo Pugliese.
- Major Grant Effer of The Salvation Army, about "Working with the poor in downtown Montreal"
- Guest Speaker: Mr. Pascal Lizin, a rotarian from Belgium (Gembloux-chapter) and Director External and Public affairs, Glaxo Smith
Kline, Belgium
- Guest Speaker: Ms. Marina Boulos-Winton, President and CEO of the Foundation of Greater Montreal
- Cezar Dragutan - about the Rotary International - United Nations Day 2009
- Remembrance Day Event. Captain Francois Fortin - about his experiences serving with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan.
- Club Assembly
- Luncheon meeting at the
InterContinental Hotel, 360 St. Antoine West (between Bleury & McGill. Guest Speaker - Linda Schachtler,
Executive Director of
Elisabeth House & Presentation of our Club's annual donation.
- Jean Pierre Picard, President, NOVA Montreal (Victorian Order of Nurses) & Presentation of our Club's annual donation to NOVA
- Lauren Hamlin-Douglas,
McGill Medical Student - "Working as a Hospital Volunteer in Rwanda". Our Club sponsored her trip there.
- Dr. Louis Vervoort, Manager and Consultant,
InovAxis Innovation Consulting - "The Art of Innovation in Business Today"
- Luncheon meeting, 12:30 pm, at the
Rotary Club of Vieux Montreal at the Holiday Inn, 99 Viger West. Presentation by a Rotary Group
Study Exchange Program with 5 professionals that just came in from
- Meeting postponed to Friday, Oct. 2 at the Rotary Club of Vieux Montreal at the Holiday Inn, 99 Viger West at 12:30 pm for Lunch
- Joyce Boye, presentation on the
Uganda AIDS orphan project

- Club Assembly
- Maurice Kershaw: Hypnosis - part of our daily life
- Our Immediate Past President Herman Alves - about some exciting, upcoming Fund-Raisers!
- Judge Peter Hogan, President of The Laurentian Branch of
The Royal Heraldry Society of Canada - "Heraldry In Canada Today"
- Ilona Dougherty, Co-founder of "
Apathy is Boring", a non-partisan organization that uses art and technology to re-engage youth in the
democratic processes
- Captain Robert Frank, Public Affairs Officer of HQ1 - Canadian Air Division - about "The Canadian Air Force in Afghanistan Today"
- Breakfast meeting at St. James Club with our
District Governor Arnold Lawrence
- Luncheon inter-club meeting with the Vieux Montreal Club, 12:30pm at the Holiday Inn Select (on Viger and St. Urbain
Street); Speaker -
Justin Trudeau
- The meeting is postponed to Friday, July 24
- Inter-club breakfast meeting at 07:30am with the
Ville Marie Club at St. Denis Club, 257 Sherbrooke East (corner Laval Street)
- The meeting is postponed to Wednesday, July 15
- Meeting venue -
Olga House (Her Street), 1050 Jeanne Mance, Montreal H2Z 1L7;
Speakers - Ernie Rosa and Helio Galego,
Sun Youth Organization - about the Community Work of The Sun Youth Organization

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2005-06 Meetings
"The Premier Club of Quebec"
Meets Tuesdays for Breakfast or Lunch
St. James Club, 1145 Union Avenue (South East corner of Rene Levesque),
Downtown Montreal