Speaker Date Topic
David Langlois Jan 20, 2021
Real Estate look-ahead
Real Estate look-ahead

Licensed since 2003 David holds a Broker level licence and has consistently been recognized as a top producing agent in his marketplace. A leader in the real estate community, he served several years on the Business Standards committee at the Victoria Real Estate Board, and currently sits as the President of the Victoria Real Estate Board. Happily married with two active boys, David believes that greater Victoria is simply the best place you can live to work and play and raise your family.

DG Greg Horn Jan 27, 2021
DG Official Visit
DG Official Visit

Three things have shaped Greg’s life more than any other.  Water, family and Rotary.  Raised living on a lake in Lakewood, WA, he became an accomplished competitive water skier and barefooter.  This led him into the water ski manufacturing business during college at the University of Washington.  After college and a stint in the navy, the job grew into a self-employment opportunity as an independent manufacturer’s representative.  That led him into the tournament ski boat business, a wakeboard manufacturing business and finally a dock building business.  He also raced tunnel boats for several years way back in the 70's where he set a world speed record that still stands.  Along the way he joined with some friends and built a water ski lake, one of the finest in the country.  Greg is also a lifelong snow skier, and snow is just frozen water.

Greg met his future wife, Mary, at a boat race.  Mary and & Greg have three adult sons, and now three adorable grandkids.

One day a friend called and asked, “What do you know about Rotary?”  Greg replied, “Not much.  It is a service club that meets for lunch in just about every community I have traveled through.  After attending a few meetings, he was hooked.  He had found the perfect way to give back to his community and have fun while doing it.

After joining Lakewood Rotary in 1996 he became active in just about every aspect of the club.  2009-2010 brought a year of being club president, and then three years as assistant governor followed.  “The more I learned about Rotary beyond the club, the more I wanted to be involved,”

Mary jokes that Greg asked her to marry him, but neglected to ask her to join Rotary.  She recently took the lead and joined Lakewood Rotary where she has had a dynamic first year.  Greg and Mary are co-chairs of 2018 Rotary District 5020 Conference and Training in Tacoma.

Greg’s four Rotary passions are polio eradication, public image, membership growth, and The Rotary Foundation.

John Currie Feb 03, 2021
Honouring Indigenous People
Honouring Indigenous People

John Currie is the Executive Director for HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples). John holds a Bachelor’s Degree from York University with studies in Indigenous and Canadian history.  John sits onthe Cultural Advisory Council for the City of Pickering. He is also currently serving as President of the Rotary Club of Pickering and has been asked to take a leadership role for Zone 28 with Indigenous Relationship building.

He will be introducing HIP (Honouring Indigenous Peoples), a southern Ontario Rotary initiated start-up that has grown into a nationwide movement and now receiving international attention for inspiring Indigenous and Non-Indigenous relationship building. www.honouringindigenouspeoples.com

Victoria Ker Feb 10, 2021
Taiwan (in advance of the Rotary Convention)
Matthew White Feb 17, 2021
Victoria Symphony

Matthew White is the CEO of the Victoria Symphony.