Speaker Date Topic
Georgina Patko Aug 28, 2019
What is Cohousing?

Georgina Patko Bio

Georgina Patko is a member of Harbourside Rotary and the Executive Director of Connections Place.  She has 25 years of non-profit management experience in a variety of roles. Her goals are always to work in an environment that satisfies her soul as well as helping to make the world a better place.She has done management consulting for various non-profits. Helping them be as efficient and effective as possible.She recently completed a contract with Progress Place In Toronto where she worked on building public awareness to support human resource development.  Her specialities includefund development for non-profits, community/public relations, communications,Board Development and trainingand community engagement.

What is Cohousing

Georgina moved to Vancouver Island last year with plans to retire to Sooke and prepare for moving into the cohousing development she was planning. The retirement plan was thwarted when she was offered what turned out to be the most rewarding work of her career at Connections Place, but plans for cohousing are still firmly on track and she’s going to share with us the reasons she believes this is such a fabulous opportunity for people who are interested In living their best life as they age in place.

Various Sep 04, 2019
Rotary Youth Protection Training
Rotary Youth Protection Training
Don Clark, Managing Director Te'mexw Treaty Sep 11, 2019
Te'mexw Treaty Negotiation Process

Don Clarke - Bio

Don Clarke is the Managing Director of the Te’mexw Treaty Association, which oversees the Treaty process for the Songhees, Beecher Bay, T’Souke, Snaw-Naw-As and Malahat First Nations.

Don is also member of the Black River First Nation, with a professional social and educational background and he has spent the past twenty-five years working in hundreds of Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in Canada, United States, Mexico, Bolivia, Panama, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and the Philippines.

Don is a goal focused professional with vast experience and expertise in building/optimizing education, training, communications and sustainability programs in order to maximize community development success and business results worldwide. At the same time, Don has worked with major forestry, mining, oil and hydro companies throughout the Americas and Asia in the area of corporate capacity building with respect to building respectful relationships and working with companies for the inclusion of First Nations/Indigenous and marginalized peoples in their project areas.

Additionally, Don has served on a number of Boards and is presently a member of the Board of Directors for Ducks Unlimited Canada. As well Don has also been acknowledged with different provincial and national awards for his contributions in education and sustainability through the design and implementation of several community development, fisheries habitat and forestry programs within several First Nations in the Manitoba Region.

President Peter/Pat Morris Sep 18, 2019
Awarding of Scholarships
Tertia Yates Sep 25, 2019
Kidsklub Breakfast Program
Jeff Moses Oct 02, 2019
Harbourside Foundation AGM
Maureen Fritz-Roberts, District Govenor Oct 09, 2019
District Govenor Visit
Phillippe Blanchard Oct 16, 2019
Philippe's Charity work in the Philippines

Executive Director/Chair

Philippe Blanchard

As head of the Board of Directors and founder, Philippe oversees the execution of all our operations by providing direction and exercising control over charitable resources and the coordination of directors in their areas of responsibility. Philippe was born and raised in Granby, Quebec, a French province of Canada. In 1988, Philippe joined the Canadian Armed Forces as an Air Force Officer, and served Canada for over 26 years, first as an Air Navigator onboard Canada’s Long-Range Patrol Aircraft CP-140 Aurora, then as an Air Logistics Officer. He graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management from Royal Roads University (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada), and in 2013, received his Master's Certificate in Project Management from the University of Victoria. Philippe resides in Canada; however, he spends 3-4 months a year in the Philippines to effectively carry out our agenda. Philippe believes that by helping others, it brings true meaning to our own lives, and as a bonus all the smiles and hugs he receives from our beneficiaries.

Garth Wardle Oct 23, 2019
Cyber Attack: The Little Known Story of Notpetya
Cyber Attack: The Little Known Story of Notpetya

BIOGRAPHY: Garth is an entrepreneur with a history of six start-ups, several failures, two exits and one acquisition. For the past 14 years he’s owned and operated Allsite IT, an IT Managed Infrastructure company. Clients include Bell-Canada, Carbon Engineering, Hilton Hotels and several Small Medium Businesses. Allsite IT has offices in Victoria, Vancouver and Toronto. 

Garth’s work experience and love of a good story means he translates IT subject matter into interesting and useful and information for small-medium business owners. He tells stories with real world actions owners and managers can take to mitigate the business situations discussed.

The Little Known Story of Notpetya

The NotPetya attack on 27 June 2017 started at a small-medium company serving the Accounting business and spread to affect the US national security supply of vaccines and nearly a fifth of global shipping. The final estimate of the damage was $10 Billion, the most expensive cyberattack ever. Later the US and UK formally blamed Russia for the attack but that didn’t help the small family-owned business that was hand picked by Russia to be “patient zero”. They were not even the target, they were the best available conduit to the target. The owners faced arrest and a class action lawsuit, a SWAT team raided their office. Could it happen to you? Who’s on your client list? Is a client-of-a-client maybe a target or “pathway of interest”? We are interconnected, don’t be the weakest link that catches the blame.

Deborah Curran Oct 30, 2019
Environmental Law
Remembrance Day Nov 06, 2019
Rememberance Day Program
Sherry Bell, President of Camosun College Nov 13, 2019
Camosun College Today and in the Future
President Pete Nov 20, 2019
Club Assembly
Patricia Gunton Nov 27, 2019
Victoria Literacy Connection
President Peter Dec 04, 2019
Club AGM: Election of 2020-21 Harbourside Board
President Peter Dec 11, 2019
Club Assembly Topic
Santa Dec 18, 2019
Chrismas Breakfast
No Meeting Dec 25, 2019
Christmas 2019
No meeting Jan 01, 2020
Happy New Year
Open Jan 08, 2020
Krista Lavoie and Don Manning Jan 15, 2020
Parkinson Wellness Project - Gym
Open Jan 22, 2020
Open Jan 29, 2020
Open Feb 05, 2020
Open Feb 12, 2020
The Anniversary of Founding of Rotary Feb 23rd Feb 19, 2020