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)

- 7:30 at Olga House (Herstreet Foundation), 1050 Jeanne Mance, Montreal H2Z 1L7, Speaker TBA
7:30 at Olga House (Herstreet Foundation), 1050 Jeanne Mance, Montreal H2Z 1L7, Speaker TBA
- Club Assembly
3:15 PM Birthday party for Bill Ridley at his home. It will be a "come and go" event. For details please refer to the July 5 e-mail
message from our President Bertrand.
- Speaker: TBA
Monday, 6:30 PM – Supper in honor of Nemo at The Bitoque, 3706 Notre-Dame W. ($40 – Bring your own wine)
- Speaker: Lynn Verge, Executive Director of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre
- Speaker: Dr. Giuseppe Maiolo, a Lieutenant of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre; topic: 'Euthanasia in Quebec'
- Speaker: David Franklin, honorary consul of Iceland and attorney, and a founding member of RC Vieux Montréal
- Doug Burns, a volunteer with DailyTran (the McGill University Health Centre Dialysis and Organ Transplant Fund) - about the special needs
of those who require dialysis.
- Interview of Bob Velan to Bob Scully of PBS
- Speaker: Darshana Dhunnoo, McGill student and a volunteer with the Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development (CORD) in Sidhbari,
- Welcoming the two new members of our Club: Tracy Fairchild and May Jensen
- Luncheon, 12:15 pm, The Rotary Annual Public Speaking Contest
- Fernand Le Fèvre and Jonathan Kwok - about Trafalgar and Selwyn House students' help to refurbish a school in Dominican Republic
- Speaker: Herman Alves, our Club's Past President spoke about his new book '
Breaking Stones'.
- Speaker: Scott Lang, the Vice Consul at the
US Consulate General In Montreal and a former Rotary Peace Fellow at the University Of
Bradford in England. In 1999 Scott founded a NGO called The Post-Conflict Foundation to develop youth leaders from the Balkans.
- Speaker: Jean Trudel, the award winning producer/director who has produced many "Docu-Variety Specials" for television and created
Cercle de Paix - Circle of Peace, a Canadian NGO promoting the IDP and UNESCO's "Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non Violence for
the Children of the World"
- Club Assembly
- Speaker: Katie Sheahan of
Concordia University (and our Past Club President)
- Ina and Esu Anahata of the
Barka Foundation offered our Club a multi-media presentation about their efforts to bring clean water to
Burkina Faso
- Speaker: Line St-Amour, Executive Director of the
Dawson Community Centre
- Mr. Joseph Quinn, former Chief Officer of the Verdun Fire Department (32 years of service with VFD) spoke about the Manna Food Bank at
Dawson Community Centre
- Speakers: Linda Bell - Head of Community fund raising and corporate development activities in Quebec, and Hassan Ostadi - chairperson
of the Montreal Organizing Committee for the
Walk for Kids help Phone
- Luncheon, 12:30pm. Rotary Club of Montreal Velan Foundation Award ($20,000) to MUHC Doctors teaching physicians in Ethiopia
- Dr. Radcliffe of the
MUHC spoke about the use of "My Toolbox" where the public can learn how to use the medical system for their care.
- Club Assembly
- Speaker: Classification Talk of Andy Dang-Duy
- Luncheon, 12:30pm, joint meeting with the
Kiwanis Club. Mark Yamada shared his thoughts for Canada’s economy in the new year, just as
he had done in the past twenty or so years.
- First meeting in 2011; Club Assembly.
- Meeting Cancelled
- Meeting Cancelled
- Meeting Cancelled
- Christmas luncheon, 12:00pm. Joint event with the
Kiwanis Club. Entertainment by the Montreal West Operatic Society.
- Student Gabriela Rolls - about her experiences in attending the
Adventure in High Technology presentation in Ottawa that we sponsored
- Jean-Pierre Picard, President of
NOVA Montreal spoke about the community health care they provide for the community
- Linda Schachtler, the Executive Director of
Elizabeth House spoke to us about the charitable work they do for the community
- Speaker: Carel Folkersma, Paul Harris Fellow, General Manager of the
McGill Faculty Club - about the hospitality industry today
- Major Okill Stuart spoke about his experiences when he took part in the Juno Beach landings on June 6, 1944 in Normandy, France
- Speaker 1: Nathalie Boutin, Founder of
Fondation Ekuus, a non-profit charity that started in May 2008, the purpose of which is to help
young sexual abuse victims; Speaker 2: Rick Sala, President of the Board of
Can Serve Foundation, a registered, Canadian charity
- Club Assembly
- Liliana De Leo, founder and president of the
Living Laughter Center, and certified Laughter Yoga Leader spoke of the benefits of laughter
- The guest speaker was our new member Mikkel Elsborg who presented his Classification talk
- Gisèle M. -Deschamps, President of Escadron 96 Alouettes spoke to us about
Les Cadets de l’Aviation royale du Canada
- Dr. Marc Laporta, Psychiatrist at the McGill University Health Centre, spoke to us about his work with the World Health Organization
- District Governor Katie Burke visit to our Club
- Club Assembly
- Our Club President
Nemo Turner addressed the topic of care-giving.
- Herman Alves, our immediate Past President, presented his autobiography book entitled “Breaking Stones”
- Speaker:
Manon Lafleur, Phd, honorary member of our club for ten years
- Speaker: Ralph Matta, President of the
Canadian Youth Board of the Art of Living Foundation
- Speaker: Brenda Libby of Starlink Aviation, Topic: Why YOU should travel by private jet!
- Breakfast meeting
- Speaker: Ms. Rachel Hawes of the McGill University Health Center - about the $300 million "Best Care for Life" Campaign of the new MUHC
- Noon: Venue - Holiday Inn Select, 99 Viger West. The program is organized by RC Vieux Montréal.
- Breakfast. Venue - La Rue des Femmes; Speaker: Marc Garneau, Canadian astronaut
- Catriona Sturton spoke to Club members about the
Dolly Parton Imagination Library, which promotes literacy in children

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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