Speaker Date Topic
Sharen Weitzel Dec 11, 2018 7:00 AM
Dairy Industry Update
Meeting Cancelled Dec 18, 2018
Annual Christmas Party on Dec 17
Meeting Cancelled Dec 25, 2018
Christmas Day 2018
Meeting Cancelled Jan 01, 2019
New Year's Day 2019
Jaimie Weber Jan 08, 2019
Re-Nutrition Centre for Malnourished Infants & Children

Volunteering for year as the Medical Director of the Re-Nutrition Centre for Malnourished Infants and Children, Jaimie would like to present the service this program offers to children and parents to lean how to care for them. She is seeking to apply for a $3,000 grant to fund a CPAP machine that assists the breathing of very small infants, without them having a tuve in their trachea and on a controlling ventilator.

Lisa Hyde Jan 15, 2019 7:00 AM
Hyde Construction
Bev Haggadorn Jan 22, 2019
Shelter Link
New Member: Nancy Totino Jan 29, 2019 7:00 AM

I was born and raised in the GTA and moved to Stratford in January 2011. When presented with the option to move back last year I realized that Stratford feels like home and is the place I want to be. I enjoy the artsiness, spirit, and vibrancy of this city and I have made amazing friends here. I share my home with my 2 fur babies; my dog Gazooo and my cat MeeShee. 

Singing is one of my passions. I take voice lessons at Laurier Conservatory, I am a member of an A Capella choir (we placed 2nd in Michigan this year), and I am very excited to be starting lessons with local artist Dayna Manning in September. For fun I also play in a local volleyball league, play squash, learn tennis, and I wander through the forest on hikes for hours. What I lack in physical coordination and athletic skill, I make up for in enthusiasm. ;)

I have an entrepreneurial spirit and I have a love for making things pretty. In a previous life I was a freelance graphic designer. I am now a real estate investor. I currently own 31 rental units in Stratford and surrounding cities. My passion is taking old buildings that are in disrepair and making them into warm and inviting places that people would be proud to live in. This was born out of my own frustration with finding a rental to suit my needs, coupled with my interest in interior design. My dream project is to complete a factory or school restoration and conversion.

I have never been part of an organization like Rotary so until now my giving and service has been in an informal capacity. My niece Kayla has severe autism and global developmental delay so in her honour I have raised several thousand dollars for Autism Speaks and National Service Dogs. I also spent some time volunteering at "band jams" where I would "rock out" with adults with developmental delays.

I have a desire to help people so I am looking to return to and amplify my volunteer work. I hope that joining Rotary will enable me to do so while also continuing to build meaningful relationships in Stratford and beyond.

Michael Hart Feb 05, 2019
Stage Manager - Festival Theatre
Ron Kennal Feb 12, 2019
Actor & Writer - Festival Theatre
New Member: Bev Hepburn Feb 19, 2019

I am originally from Wiarton.  Small town boy – born and raised.

I have lived in Stratford for eighteen years now with my wife Lorrie and our twenty one year old son Danny.

Lorrie is a graphic artist and works in a sign shop in Stratford called Signs on Time – they are located on Lorne Ave.

Danny works in construction currently and sets up safety barriers on corners of highways across the province.

I am a Real Estate Broker/Manager for Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty in Kitchener.

I sold Real Estate for this Brokerage for six years before getting my Brokers licence and stepping into management four years ago.

I am a non-competing Broker/Manager which means I am not allowed to sell Real Estate under my contract.  My job is to hire, teach, train and support both our new and existing Realtors.

My goal with the Rotary Club is to become more engaged with the community that I live in, get a feeling of giving back and helping others, while at the same time fostering what I hope to be lifelong relationships with other like-minded people in our community.   The thoughts of eventually retiring in Stratford without knowing many people here is not one that I want to contemplate.  The best way I can think of to build relationships with the people of Stratford is to help them to achieve common goals. 

Susanna Reid Feb 26, 2019
Social Service & Planning
Public Relations Committee Mar 05, 2019
Social Media Presentation
  • What is our club doing?
  • Tips and tricks for those new to social media

Presented by club member, Nancy Totino

New Member: Bob Burchett Mar 12, 2019