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Tom was born and raised in Halifax NS and attended the University of Guelph.

He joined The Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association as a management trainee in 1983 and became the General Manager in 1991, a position he still holds today.

Tom joined Rotary in 1989 and is a member of the Simcoe Rotary Club.

In March 2017 he was the team Leader to the Vocational Training Team to District 9790 in Victoria Australia and Tom will be talking about this experience.

Tom O'Neill
Jan 23, 2018

Community Outreach Studio is an accessible space operated by the Norfolk Association for Community Living in downtown Simcoe.  
Dina Davidson, Manager of Community Outreach Services and Kadey Oliver, Direct Support Professional will discuss how the agency is striving to create a positive and welcoming environment for all members of the community and a beacon of light to Simcoe’s downtown core. 

Dina Davidson
Jan 30, 2018

Jen Lados has been with Haldimand Norfolk Women’s Services for 15 years. She started as the full time night counsellor for over 2 years, then was case manager in the residency program, and now has been a STAR counsellor for the last 8 years providing counselling services at VH, HT, Cayuga and Dunnville and community education.

She is a feminist, wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, advocate and mixed media visual artist.

We welcome Jen to talk about her work with us.

Jen Lados
Feb 06, 2018
Committee Day
Feb 13, 2018
Feb 20, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Doug will be speaking to us about his personal experience with Polio...

I was born in Hagersville and raised on a farm outside Jarvis.  I attended Hagersville High School then on to Seneca College in Toronto, graduating in 1974 with a Resource Management Technology diploma.

I was employed at Bell Canada in the Outside Plant Engineering Department and spent almost 31 years in various management positions ending as a Senior Project Manager.  I was offered and accepted early retirement package Dec 2002 and have spent my retirement working in the civil construction industry, and volunteering in the community on various non-profit organizations.  Currently I am an elder of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hagersville, a board member of the Grand Erie Business Centre which provides funding and support for small businesses in Haldimand and West Lincoln and I am also a board member on the South and Metcalfe Non-Profit Housing Corporation which includes Quetzal Family Homes, an entity that provides safe accommodations and programs for women and children escaping family violence.  Together with another person, I organize and run a popular community badminton club in Hagersville High School.  I have been involved in the political arena and ran as a Liberal candidate in the 1999 Provincial election.  I have participated in two overseas missions- one with Habitat for Humanity in Honduras and one with Medical Ministry International helping with eye surgeries in Ethiopia. I have also been a past member of the Haldimand Hydro board before it was sold to Ontario Hydro.

I have a blended family with my wife Flora.  Together, we have five adult children: two of whom are in Ontario, one in Alberta, one in BC along with two grandsons and one in the UK with a grand-daughter.  Between spending as much time as we can with our children and grand-children, we also spend a significant amount of time with our elderly fathers. Family is important to us.


Doug Miller
Feb 27, 2018
Anita Hills-Krauss
Mar 06, 2018

Sgt at Arms: Jim Oliver

Greeters: Meklejohn, Mercato, Merreweather

Committee Day
Mar 13, 2018

Michelle Kloepher is a previous exchange student who went to Brazil a number of years ago!  Michelle has come back to the area as one of new owners of Cranberry Creek in Lynedoch.  Michelle will be talking about what she has done since her year long exchange and the plans for Cranberry Creek!

Michelle Kloepher
Mar 20, 2018

Phil was born and raised in the Waterford area and has had a passion for our community from a young age.  After attending The University of Western Ontario, he decided to jump into entrepreneurship with Bruce Veltri in 2009.  They started Victoria Eldercare and have just celebrated the completion of their 8th successful year.  

He is  also part of the Norfolk Community Foundation, and most importantly happily married and a father of 2 wonderful children aged 4 and 2 years old. 

Just last year he launched a new company called Red Apple Rides.  Their Bicycle Rental, and guided bicycle tour company is about to start their second year of business and he is very excited to talk to us about what they are all about, and what they have planned in the community over the Spring/Summer/Fall seasons.

Phil Poss
Mar 27, 2018
Committee Day
Apr 03, 2018
Wales Students
Apr 10, 2018
Jenni Mudge-Winters
Apr 17, 2018

Neil had a 42 year career as an independent insurance adjuster and retired last year.  Neil has been on the volunteer Board of Directors of Crime Stoppers of Haldimand & Norfolk for 10 years, serving as Chairperson for the last 6 years.  He has served on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Crime Stoppers and was President of the OACS from 2016-2017.

Aimee is employed by the Ontario Provincial Police and is the civilian co-ordinator for Crime Stoppers of Haldimand & Norfolk.  She has held that position for the past two years.

Aimee is responsible for intaking anonymous tips either by phone or via the web and passing that information onto police investigators as well as reporting to the Board of Directors.  She assists the Board of Directors with the day to day operations of Crime Stoppers of Haldimand & Norfolk.

Neil Unwin and Aimee Bernardo
Apr 24, 2018

Dave is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College 1973. He began his practice in Belleville for 3 years then moved to Simcoe in 1976. He worked with a classmate at the Queensway Vet clinic for 2 years then struck out on his own in Delhi. Dave bought into the Colborne Vet clinic in 1981 with a partner. He took over sole ownership in 1988 and practiced large and small animals until 1999 then small only until the practice was sold  in 2010. He fully retired in 2013. 

Dave has  a wife Judy of 44 years and two children, Kaley and Tyler, both of whom live and work in the area.

He has been involved in the MS movement since 1992 when the Simcoe - Norfolk Unit was chartered. He has held held various board positions, most of them as chair until they merged in 2014 with Brant county chapter and the western half of Haldimand county. He has shared the chair position and is currently the chair of the board.

David Horton
May 01, 2018
May 02, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Committee Day
May 08, 2018
Classifications & Rotaract Update
May 15, 2018
May 22, 2018
Malta Travelers
May 29, 2018
Donna Gates
Jun 05, 2018
Committee Day
Jun 12, 2018
Jun 19, 2018