Valarie Wafer, Rotary International Director 2020-22, Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay
Valarie had a 27-year career as a restaurant owner in Toronto. The brand, Tim Hortons, is the most recognized and iconic franchise in Canada. The Wafer’s operation was best known for its inclusive hiring practices and accessibility, especially in the area of employment.
Valarie was governor of District 7070, which covers the greater Toronto area, in 2013/14. Now residing in Collingwood, her home club is the Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay, District 7010. Valarie has continued to serve Rotary in a number of international roles. She is an international trainer, a member of the international convention committee, representative of the Rotary International President, and most recently has been elected to serve on the board of Rotary International 2020-2022.
During Valarie’s tenure as a Rotarian she has participated and led many initiatives including a recent mission to Kosovo with Gift of Life International. She has also served as the Vocational Training Team leader to Australia in 2010 focusing on youth mental health, a national immunization day in India in 2012 and has travelled to Kenya and Tanzania to audit long term Rotary Foundation grant activity.
Valarie, and her husband of 33 years, Mark are Paul Harris Fellows, Bequest Society members and Major Donors to The Rotary Foundation.
Valarie a eu une carrière de 27 ans en tant que propriétaire de restaurant à Toronto. La marque, Tim Hortons, est la franchise la plus identifiée et là plus emblématique au Canada. L'opération des Wafers était la plus connue pour ses pratiques et accessibilité de location incluses, particulièrement dans le secteur de l'emploi.
Valarie était gouverneur du district 7070, qui couvre le domaine plus grand de Toronto, en 2013 /14. Maintenant un résidant dans Collingwood, son club est le Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay, le district 7010. Valerie a continué à servir Rotary dans un certain nombre de rôles internationaux. Elle est un entraîneur international, un membre du comité international de convention, représentant du président de Rotary International, et récemment a été choisie de servir sur le panneau de Rotary International 2020-2022.
Pendant la tenure de Valarie comme Rotarien elle a participé et a mené beaucoup d'initiatives comprenant une mission récente à Kosovo avec le Gift of Life International. Elle a également servi de meneur d'équipe de la formation professionnelle en Australie se concentrant en 2010 sur la santé mentale de la jeunesse, un jour national d'immunisation en Inde en 2012 et a voyagé au Kenya et en Tanzanie pour auditer l'activité Rotary à long terme de subvention de base.
Valarie, et son mari de 33 ans, marque sont Paul Harris Fellows, les membres de société de bienfaiteurs et les donateurs majeurs à The Rotary Foundation.
Michael Angelo Caruso

Effective communication is the key to success – in our work, our lives, and our Rotary service. Michael Angelo Caruso, an in-demand keynote speaker and long time Rotarian, will share his expertise in a presentation that is sure to be both entertaining and motivational.

Une communication efficace est la clé du succès dans notre travail, nos vies et notre service Rotary. Michael Angelo Caruso, conférencier d'honneur en demande et Rotarien de longue date, partagera son expertise dans une présentation qui ne manquera pas d'être à la fois divertissante et motivante.



"Bowtie" Todd Jenkins
Meet Dr. “Bowtie” Todd Jenkins who is a featured Speaker at our Virtual District Conference. In October. You’ll hear from “Bowtie” Todd Saturday and you’re going to love what we have in store for you!
Dr. Jenkins known as “Dr. Bowtie Todd”, is the founder of Bowtie Leadership & Development, a company dedicated to bringing diverse people together to increase individual or organizational productivity and performance. He serves as a trainer, consultant, motivational speaker, life coach, and conversationalist.

Rencontrez le Dr « Bowtie » Todd Jenkins qui est un conférencier vedette à notre conférence de district virtuel en octobre. Vous entendrez de « Bowtie » Todd samedi et vous allez adorer ce que nous avons en réserve pour vous !

Dr. Jenkins is a certified Leadership Management International Facilitator, Coach, and Speaker with more than 10 years of training and development, leadership development, and diversity and inclusion work experience. He has worked with several clients, 1:1, small and large businesses and organizations throughout the world such as Korea, Taiwan, Africa, Mexico, and Brazil. He has spoken to crowds as large as 30, 000 and trains groups inside fortune 500 companies, colleges and universities, and various non-profits. He spends his life dedicated to helping others see their greatness through education, exposure, and best practices. His inspiration, energy, and motivation have been said to move mountains. 

Bio: Dr. Jenkins was born and raised in the inner city of Columbia, SC. The eldest of thirteen siblings and a first-generation college student, he is a proud alumnus of The University of South Carolina where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his B.S. in Psychology and B.A. Sociology. He earned his Master of Science from Illinois State University and Doctorate from University of Arkansas. Throughout his undergraduate and professional career, Dr. Jenkins has served in various leadership roles and on multiple boards within higher education, professional organizations, non-profits and business in his community, both locally and internationally.

Dr. Jenkins continues to explore his strong passions through research and practices in leadership training and development for individuals and organizations, youth services and development, and intercultural conversations. In particular Todd’s doctoral dissertation focuses on Management, Leadership, Supervision, and Retention as it relates to the Minority and Millennium Professionals. Outside of work, he is active in his community, an international traveler, and spends his time enjoying family and friends.

Why the Bowtie?  “Bowtie” is the art of communication to bring people together through education, exposure, & best practices in a sophisticated way; one conversation at a time. Our company carries out a B.O.W.TIE mission, philosophy, and practice. I am blessed to be able to do this through Bowtie Development Leadership training, coaching, and motivational speaking. – Dr. "Bowtie" Todd

Dr. Jenkins motto is inspired by St. Augustine; “The world is like a book… those who do not engage, unravel, and connect to better one’s self and others, only read one page”.

Rushton Hurley
  1. Rushton has been a Rotarian since 2004, as a member of the San Antonio Downtown Club (the world's largest), the Rotary Club of Santa Clara, the Rotary eClub of the Southwest USA (one of the first online clubs in Rotary),
  2. He is now is a member of the Rotary eClub of Silicon Valley, for which he is its charter president.
  3. Rushton est rotarien depuis 2004, en tant que membre du San Antonio Downtown Club (le plus grand du monde), du Rotary club de Santa Clara, du Rotary eClub du Sud-Ouest des États-Unis (l’un des premiers clubs en ligne du Rotary),
  4. Il est aujourd’hui membre du Rotary eClub de la Silicon Valley, dont il est le président de la Charte.
  • Rushton Hurley has worked all over the globe as a Japanese language teacher, school principal, school improvement consultant, and inspirational speaker. 
  • He directs the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, which houses a free library of creative educational and service videos at, and holds masters degrees in Education and East Asian Studies from Stanford University.
Presentation: How Technology Can Serve the Business of Service
The author of three books, Rushton's fun and thoughtful talks and writing center on inspiration and creativity, technology and leadership, avenues for engaging learning, the power of digital media and tools for collaboration, and personal and professional perspectives in a technology-infused, ever-changing world.
  1. Rushton Hurley a travaillé partout dans le monde en tant que professeur de langue japonaise, directeur d’école, consultant en amélioration scolaire, et conférencier inspirant.
  2. Il dirige l’organisation éducative à but non lucratif Next Vista for Learning, qui abrite une bibliothèque gratuite de vidéos créatives éducatives et de services à, et détient des maîtrises en éducation et études de l’Asie de l’Est de l’Université Stanford.
Présentation :  Comment la technologie peut servir l’entreprise de service
L’auteur de trois livres, les conférences amusantes et réfléchies de Rushton et le centre d’écriture sur l’inspiration et la créativité, la technologie et le leadership, les avenues pour engager l’apprentissage, la puissance des médias numériques et des outils de collaboration, et les perspectives personnelles et professionnelles dans un monde infusé de technologie, en constante évolution.