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Induction of New Members

March 11, 2019: New members Bill Dowhaluk, Peter Josty, Brook Bayou, and Barbara Hames were inducted and introduced to the club. Sa'adat Keshavjee gave the charge.

Bill Dowhaluk, Peter Josty, Brook Bayou, and Barbara Hames

Bill Dowhaluk, Peter Josty, Brook Bayou, and Barbara Hames

Pinning Ceremony

After the pinning ceremony, Darren Grierson was also on hand to welcome the new members and to tell them about mentors. Darren then asked each new member to introduce himself or herself.

Bill Dowhaluk came from Portage la Prairie but has resided in Calgary for many years and is now retired from oil and gas production and engineering. He has a wife and three children. He has been involved with Inclusion Alberta (workplace opportunities for the developmentally disabled) as a board member.

Peter Josty transferred his membership to Calgary West Rotary Club from the Calgary Olympic Club where he is a past president. He has a wife, Norma, and two grandkids. He likes camping, hiking, mountaineering and other outdoor pursuits. He worked for Northern Chemical until 2003. He started his Rotary membership in Sarnia, Ontario.

Brook Bayou is an instructor at Calgary Catholic Immigration Society and IT support specialist. He was previously a member of the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Bole, Ethiopia. He was also a Rotaractor. He has just been in Calgary for 1&frac1/2 years and is married to Selamawit Temanu.

Barbara Hames is passionate about service and is actively volunteering. She recited the 4H Motto for us!

March 04, 2019: Firstly, on our agenda was the induction of a new member Sharon Fraiman, Past President Gail Williams did the honours.

Gail Williams, Sharon Fraiman, and Tim Anderson

Gail Williams, Sharon Fraiman, and Tim Anderson

Gail Williams, Sharon Fraiman, Tim Anderson, and Darren Grierson

Gail Williams, Sharon Fraiman, Tim Anderson, and Darren Grierson

Sharon Fraiman was born in Israel. She came to Canada 4½ years ago. ¬†She was a special education teacher in Israel for 25 years. She also worked for the Ministry of Education and won an award for her work. She also wrote the curriculum for these students. Sharon has two young adult children. Presently, she is the Western Region Coordinator for CMDA, Canadian Magen David Adcom. She arranges humanitarian action for relief efforts all over the world. She will be a member of team 3, and her mentor will be Debbie McMillan. Welcome Sharon!

February 4, 2019: New members John Bossuyt and David Stephan were inducted and introduced to the club. Sa'adat Keshavjee gave the charge.

Sa'adat Keshavjee, John Bossuyt, David Stephan, Darren Grierson, and Tim Anderson

Sa'adat Keshavjee, John Bossuyt, David Stephan, Darren Grierson, and Tim Anderson

John Bossuyt lives in Cochrane and runs a small not-for-profit organization called Humanity's Promise Association International. Through this organization, John works every day providing agricultural training to people in the South Sudan. John has access to 900 acres of river property in the South Sudan where he is planning to develop an agricultural school and an experimental farm. Expect to hear more about this!

David Stephan has heard about Rotary but never considered joining. He has a background in volunteerism, primarily as a sports coach and has been living in Calgary most of his life, although he was born in Saskatchewan. David is late of Shell, and has been developing a new career in the coaching area. When introduced to Rotary, he thought it would be a way to meet new people and give back to the community.

December 17, 2018: District Governor Dan Doherty welcomed new member Dan Pigeon who comes to us as a Rotarian from the Downtown Calgary Club.

Tim Anderson, Dan Pigeon, and Dan Doherty

Tim Anderson, Dan Pigeon, and Dan Doherty

Dan Pigeon, Chief Financial Officer of Stage West Calgary, is a CA and CPA. Welcome Dan, and best wishes!

December 3, 2018: District Governor Dan Doherty welcomed new member Bob Pearson, transferring from an 18-year membership of the Rotary Club of Calgary.

Bill Fitzsimmons, Bob Pearson, and Dan Doherty

Bill Fitzsimmons, Bob Pearson, and Dan Doherty

August 13, 2018: New members Linda Anderson and Richard Dahl were inducted into Rotary International by our own District Governor Dan Doherty, and Rotarian David Wartman was welcomed into our club. Dan asked each of the new candidates to provide their reason and passion for wanting to join Rotary.

Orlin McMillan, Dan Doherty, Linda Anderson, Richard Dahl, and David Wartman

Orlin McMillan, Dan Doherty, Linda Anderson, Richard Dahl, and David Wartman

  • Linda Anderson, wife of President Tim, is tired of being introduced as a guest. As a lawyer, she wants to bring her positive "can do" attitude to help with Rotary projects.
  • Richard Dahl indicated he had a passion to work with people particularly those with mental health issues.

May 28, 2018: Orlin McMillan introduced Lorenda Stefan and Carla Tureski to be inducted into Rotary. Carla and Lorenda were welcomed into Rotary by Gail Williams, who personally "pinned" the new Rotarians. They were greeted by all with a standing ovation

Gail Williams and Lorenda Stefan

Gail Williams and Lorenda Stefan

Gail Williams and Carla Tureski

Gail Williams and Carla Tureski

Lorenda Stefan was born and raised in Calgary and was encouraged to join Rotary by Jane Audet, our current Assistant District Governor. She is a mother of four, and works with "Pure Source", a long-established health products company. She is also active in the YMCA, Canadian Health Food Association and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. Lorenda's sponsor and mentor is Darren Grierson.

Carla Tureski moved to Calgary with her husband, Nick. She was a member of the Rotary Club of Whitehorse. She was an "Adventures in Citizenship" student to Ottawa and a Rotary Exchange student to South Africa. She works at ATCO as their Indigenous Relations Coordinator. Carla's sponsor is Orlin McMillan. Her mentor is yet to be chosen.