Speaker Date Topic
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
Todd Litman Nov 20, 2019
Victoria Transportation Policy Institute

Summary

Todd Litman is founder and executive director of the Victoria Transport Policy Institute, an independent research organization dedicated to developing innovative solutions to transport problems. His work helps expand the range of impacts and options considered in transportation decision-making, improve evaluation methods, and make specialized technical concepts accessible to a larger audience. His research is used worldwide in transport planning and policy analysis.

Mr. Litman has worked on numerous studies that evaluate transportation costs, benefits and innovations. He authored the Online TDM Encyclopedia, a comprehensive Internet resource for identifying and evaluating mobility management strategies; Transportation Cost and Benefit Analysis: Techniques, Estimates and Implications, a comprehensive study which provides cost and benefit information in an easy-to-apply format; and Parking Management Best Practices, a comprehensive book on innovative management solutions to parking problems.

Mr. Litman has worked as a research and planning consultant for a diverse range of clients, including government agencies, professional organizations, developers and non- government organizations. He has worked in more than two dozen countries, on every continent except Antarctica.

Mr. Litman is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops. His presentations range from technical and practical to humorous and inspirational. He regularly blogs on the Planetizen website. He is active in several professional organizations including the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) and the Transportation Research Board (TRB, a section of U.S. National Academy of Sciences).

In addition to technical writing, Todd has co-authored two travel books (Washington; Off the Beaten Path and Best Bike Rides in the Pacific Northwest) with his wife, Shoshana Litman. They reside in Victoria, British Columbia.

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
Sandi-Jo Ayers, Victoria Real Estate Board Jan 22, 2020
2020 Market Outlook
Roy Cullen Jan 29, 2020
How Pervasive is Global Corruption
Open Feb 05, 2020
Open Feb 12, 2020
The Anniversary of Founding of Rotary Feb 23rd Feb 19, 2020
Open Feb 26, 2020
Polio Plus Kick off Mar 04, 2020
Polio Plus
President Peter Mar 11, 2020
Club Assembly Topic
Rotary Friendship Exchange Mar 18, 2020
Rotary in Washington State
Open Mar 25, 2020
Justin Trudeau Apr 01, 2020
Life as Opposition Leader
Open Apr 08, 2020