Speaker Date Topic
Norman Watts Oct 28, 2020 12:15 PM
Student Financial Assistance, Vancouver Island University

Norman Watts will speak about financial challenges for students arising from the Covid19 pandemic. This world pandemic is introducing many unexpected challenges for all of us, but especially for university students who have found it near impossible to secure adequate summer employment so that they may continue their studies. The Vancouver Island University (VIU) office for student assistance has received an unprecedented number of requests for emergency help for students, and the great tragedy is that some students may have to discontinue their programs without even minimal financial assistance.

Norman is a member of Rotary Club of Qualicum Beach and has been a Rotarian in Nova Scotia and BC for the past 33 years. Norman visited the SSI Rotary Club when he served as District Governor of D5020 in 2007-2008. Norman has taught at VIU part time after retiring from Acadia University, Nova Scotia and now serves on the VIU Foundation Board.

Dr. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Nov 04, 2020 12:15 PM
Science, tech & society, future of rural and small communities
Rembrance Day Nov 11, 2020
No Meeting
Business Meeting Nov 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Serena Causton Nov 25, 2020 12:15 PM
Student Exchange - Taiwan Experience

Serena was a Rotary Youth Exchange student to Taiwan in 2019-2020 from District 7080 in Ontario. She enjoys reading, swimming, and music, and is currently in her final year of highschool. She is excited to share her experiences with learning Chinese, Taiwanese culture, their education system, and COVID 19 in Taiwan. 

RCMP Member - Constable Edward Turgeon Dec 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Community Policing on Salt Spring Island

Constable Edward Turgeon will attend our weekly meeting in person. A rare occurance these days. Social distancing practices will be in place and a concurrent zoom meeting will be held. Topic of the presentation will be community policing on Salt Spring Island. Types of calls for RCMP services, number of calls and resources required. 

Blair Bryson Dec 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Classification Presentation

Blair is one of our newer members and will share some details about himself. 

Business Meeting Dec 16, 2020 12:00 PM