Speaker Date Topic
Kristina Parker - Classification Aug 22, 2018
Anne McNamara - Parkinson Canada Aug 29, 2018
Craig Busch - The Sandbox Sep 05, 2018

Craig Busch is the Founder and CEO of The Busch Group of Companies which employs well over 150 people in Simcoe County. The parent company of the Group, Busch Systems International, is celebrating 33 years in business this year and most recently won Employer of the Year at the 2017 Barrie Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Involved in a variety of regional organizations such as Dragon Boat Barrie, he was instrumental in formulating the group which successfully helped procure and install the fitness equipment along the Lakeshore.  Most recently, Craig has been the driving force behind the Sandbox Centre For Shared Entrepreneurship & Innovation, an exciting project scheduled to open in Downtown Barrie this September.

Craig’s dedication for creating new products for his customers, new goals for the non-profits he champions and new directions for his employees is guiding the future vision of his companies.

Prodomax - Off Site Meeting Sep 12, 2018
Jon Smith - 1st Barrie Foresters Sep 19, 2018
Kelly Letourneau -Women and Childrens Shelter Sep 26, 2018
Barrie Historical Archive Assoc - Billy Courtice Oct 03, 2018
Kwiatkowski Family - Sweet Charity Diabetes Oct 10, 2018

Jean is the board chair for Sweet Charity Assistance Dogs.  She is a retired principal of SCDSB.  She is dedicated to children and a believer in the human-canine therapeutic relationship.

Carson age 13 living with type 2 diabetes since the age of two.  Xena is his sweet charity diabetes alert dog of two years.

Carol Forde - Haiti Relief Project Oct 24, 2018


Born in Quebec, educated in NB and NFLD

Became a court reporter in 1977

Court reporter certificate from Temple University, Philadelphia in 1981

Worked for the Supreme Court of Ontario 1983-85

Moved to Barrie in 1985

Opened Simcoe Court Reporting in 1991

Returning officer for Elections Canada for the riding of Barrie-Simcoe-Bradford

Independence Referendum for East Timor in 1999

Electoral Observer, Ukraine elections 2012 and 2014

Registrar, Tax Court of Canada 2014 to present

Joined Rotary in 2001.  Served on Int’l, Vocational, Special Projects and P&I committees.

2005 Rotary trip to Kenya

5 Rotary trips to Ethiopia

2010 Rotary trip to India and Bangladesh

6 Rotary trips to Haiti

2015 Rotary trip to Ghana