Madhukar Malhotra
 
Rtn. Madhukar Malhotra is an engineer MBA and has diverse experience in various corporate houses including a stint with the Planning Commission, Government of India. He has represented industry and trade in various committees of CII and Ph.D. Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He later promoted Future Innovations  Pvt. Ltd. and was engaged in international trading for over 20 years, has since retired from active business life.
 
Madhukar joined Rotary in 1979 and served as the Club President in 1989-90, as Assistant Governor in 2000-01, District Secretary in 2003-04, District Grant Subcommittee Chair 2007-08, District Governor in 2010-11,  DRFC 2013-16. He currently serves as the District Stewardship Chair 2016-2019 and  ARRFC Zone 4 for 2017-18. He is a regular faculty member at PETS. DTA, and other rotary training programs like the District Leadership Academy.
 
A major donor and a member of the Paul Harris Society, Madhukar Malhotra is the recipient of the ‘Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World’ and ‘Citation for Meritorious Service’ besides other recognitions at the club and district level. He has also served as leader of a GSE Team to D7090 and three Rotary Friendship Exchange Teams. Madhukar was the RI President’s representative to District 5830 in 2011-12 & District 2980 in 2013-14.
 
Besides organizing and hosting RYE, GSE and Rotary Friendship Exchange teams he has been actively coordinating visits of overseas Rotarians and family members of 15 to 51 participants since 1999 to participate in Polio NID – national immunization days, over 20 teams till date. He has led teams of doctors and volunteers on Medical Missions to tribal areas of Behrampur, Orissa and Chindwara, MP in India and participated in VTT cum Medical Missions to Malawi/Zambia in 2011, Ethiopia in 2013,   Malawi in 2015 and a VTT to Mongolia in 2017.
 
He has been actively associated with youth programs at both the club and district level, having served as Chair for Interact, Rotaract & RYLA and as New Generations Chair . He was the District Youth Services Chair from July 2015 to June 2017.
 
An active golfer and member of Chandigar Golf Club, he has served as Vice Chairman & Executive Committee Member of Kasauli Club. He was founder member Secretary/ Treasurer of Cheshire Home Chandigarh, a non-profit organization established for providing assistance to homeless physically challenged persons. He currently serves as Honorary Associate Secretary of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, a non-profit trust running a leading school of Chandigarh with over 2100 students.
 
He is happily married to Neeru, an active member and past president of the Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh She was instrumental in creating a structured program for the spouses which was held concurrently with PETS 2010. The involvement of spouses led to a very vibrant and eventful year with family involvement in projects being taken up by clubs in the district. He has three daughters; all married, the eldest is a fine arts graduate settled in the USA, while the second daughter is post graduate in mass communication and is a senior executive in a leading ad agency in New Delhi; and the youngest holds a masters in IT and MBA. All his three daughters have been active Rotaract members.
 
Jim Lang 
 
Jim Lang has performed professionally for over thirty years. He is Past President of Ring 59 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and he received the Wizard Award from the national organization in 2003. He is also a member of the Society of American Magicians, the International Magicians Society, The International Platform Association, and theFellowship of Rotarian Magicians. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. PDG Jim has entertained at a number of Rotary meetings including District Conferences, Zone meetings and International Conventions. He has received a number of Rotary accolades, including in 2012 the highest award presented by Rotary International: The Service Above Self Award.
 
Stella Roy
 
Stella is currently working as an End Polio Now Zone coordinator for 24 East and is the District 7820 Trainer for the Rotary Foundation Grant programs.  She is on the International committee in her Club and has been to the Dominican Republic to help build a garden and see the work D7820 did for this small Haitian community
Stella served as District Governor for the D7820 in 2014 2015, She loved learning that each community is unique, One size does not fit all and was amazed at all the different ways that Rotarians are able to help their communities, especially up in the north of Labrador and the small communities in our many rural areas.
Highlights of her Rotary opportunities have been NID trips to India, Madagascar and Nigeria led by Anne Lee Hussey. She saw the three stages of polio eradication, India being more than three years polio-free, Madagascar in turmoil because of 10 cases of vaccine-derived polio because of lax vaccination programs in 2014 and in 2017, Nigeria fighting complacency with aggressive programs as they reach 18 months for the second time of being polio-free. Stella had been to Nigeria in 2013, 2015 and 2017 and has seen a huge difference in their organization and passion to become polio-free. She saw the mobilization and attention to detail in order to reach all the children. She also saw WHO, UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary working in partnership.
 
Stella has been involved in a number of Club and District committees such as GSE District Outbound Chair and loves working with the Friendship Exchange groups when they come to Halifax. She was District Trainer for three years and is a Rotary Leadership Facilitator. Stella is a Paul Harris Society member and a Bequest Society Member. She was proud to receive the Polio Regional Service Award for a Polio free world in June 2017. She works as a physiotherapist in the area of Women’s Health in Bedford and her hobbies include Sailing, Hiking and Paddleboarding with her dog Sailor. Stella first met Pat in Winnipeg at the Zone partners sessions and felt a connection. This was consolidated when she met Harry.  The Tim Mcgraw: Be Humble  Be Kind Youtube video was shared there and really brought the group together. I am thrilled to see Take action added to the theme and Pat and Harry.  I am honored to be considered among “Your Rotary Friends “.
 
Donald J. Evans - Rotarian and District 5040 Governor
 
Don Evans has been active in Rotary for more than 31 years. He is a Past-President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver (2002-2003) and has held many different positions with his club. He has been active with District 5040 in Strategic Planning, as a member of the District Foundation Committee and as a PETS Trainer. He was named Rotarian of the Year for 5040 in 2014 and is currently Governor for 2017-18.  Don is a Paul Harris Society Member and a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation. Both Don and Deb are also Bequest Society members.
 
Don is a graduate of Harvard Business School. He established DJE Holdings Ltd. in 1998 following his retirement after 31 corporate years in the telecommunications industry. In the past 20 years, his work in leadership skills and business strategy has taken him throughout North America, to China, much of Europe, and a unique project as part of the peace process in Northern Ireland.  
 
Active in the community, Don is a Past Chair of the Board of E-Comm 911, and also a long time member of the Vancouver Board of Trade. He has a major passion for railways and railway preservation and is President Emeritus of the West Coast Railway Association and a Director of HeritageRail Alliance.
 
He was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his active community involvement. Recently, he was awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers which was presented March 4, 2016, by the Governor General of Canada. A resident of North Vancouver, Canada, he is married to wife Deb, has two children from a previous marriage and four grandchildren, and enjoys classic cars (a one owner 1967 Nova SS!) hiking, photography, cycling and playing piano.
 
René Pothetes
 
After spending an unforgettable year in South Africa as a Rotary exchange student, René realized that her future possibilities were unlimited.
 
She embarked on professional career that began in the culinary arts and nutrition field, started a catering company at age 19, worked in her family’s distribution and logistics company, began investing in real estate which lead to getting an Interior Design degree, playground safety surfacing, antimicrobial barriers, and now enjoys traveling the globe with her partner in business and life, professional speaker and sales consultant, Michael Angelo Caruso.
 
Outside of work, René is an avid explorer. She enjoys distance cycling, hiking, obstacle course racing – just about anything that challenges her physical abilities. Optimal health and nutrition, are also passion and she strives to push boundaries while creating delicious healthy meals.  René gives back to her community through Rotary and is currently serving as President-Elect of the Troy club.
 
Michael Angelo Caruso
 
Michael Angelo Caruso teaches presentation skills.  He’s a valued communication consultant to companies and organizations all over the world. Mr. Caruso is founder and President of Edison House, an international consulting firm specializing in corporate and personal improvement.
 
Mr. Caruso was introduced to Rotary via the Group Study Exchange program, now known as Vocational Training Teams or VTT. "There was a long preparation period prior to the trip," says Michael, "And I learned more about Rotary in six months than most Rotarians learn in six years." "I was so impressed with this great service organization, that I decided to join as soon as I got back from South Africa."
 
Michael has now been a Rotarian for over 20 years. He's served many positions at the club level, including President of his club in Troy, Michigan in 2012-13, Public Image Chair and served as Governor for Rotary District 6380 in SE Michigan and Ontario, Canada, 2016-17.
 
Madhukar Malhotra
 
Rtn. Madhukar Malhotra is an engineer MBA and has diverse experience in various corporate houses including a stint with the Planning Commission, Government of India. He has represented industry and trade in various committees of CII and Ph.D. Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He later promoted Future Innovations  Pvt. Ltd. and was engaged in international trading for over 20 years, has since retired from active business life.
 
Madhukar joined Rotary in 1979 and served as the Club President in 1989-90, as Assistant Governor in 2000-01, District Secretary in 2003-04, District Grant Subcommittee Chair 2007-08, District Governor in 2010-11,  DRFC 2013-16. He currently serves as the District Stewardship Chair 2016-2019 and  ARRFC Zone 4 for 2017-18. He is a regular faculty member at PETS. DTA, and other rotary training programs like the District Leadership Academy.
 
A major donor and a member of the Paul Harris Society, Madhukar Malhotra is the recipient of the ‘Regional Service Award for a Polio-Free World’ and ‘Citation for Meritorious Service’ besides other recognitions at the club and district level. He has also served as leader of a GSE Team to D7090 and three Rotary Friendship Exchange Teams. Madhukar was the RI President’s representative to District 5830 in 2011-12 & District 2980 in 2013-14.
 
Besides organizing and hosting RYE, GSE and Rotary Friendship Exchange teams he has been actively coordinating visits of overseas Rotarians and family members of 15 to 51 participants since 1999 to participate in Polio NID – national immunization days, over 20 teams till date. He has led teams of doctors and volunteers on Medical Missions to tribal areas of Behrampur, Orissa and Chindwara, MP in India and participated in VTT cum Medical Missions to Malawi/Zambia in 2011, Ethiopia in 2013,   Malawi in 2015 and a VTT to Mongolia in 2017.
 
He has been actively associated with youth programs at both the club and district level, having served as Chair for Interact, Rotaract & RYLA and as New Generations Chair . He was the District Youth Services Chair from July 2015 to June 2017.
 
An active golfer and member of Chandigar Golf Club, he has served as Vice Chairman & Executive Committee Member of Kasauli Club. He was founder member Secretary/ Treasurer of Cheshire Home Chandigarh, a non-profit organization established for providing assistance to homeless physically challenged persons. He currently serves as Honorary Associate Secretary of Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan, a non-profit trust running a leading school of Chandigarh with over 2100 students.
 
He is happily married to Neeru, an active member and past president of the Inner Wheel Club of Chandigarh She was instrumental in creating a structured program for the spouses which was held concurrently with PETS 2010. The involvement of spouses led to a very vibrant and eventful year with family involvement in projects being taken up by clubs in the district. He has three daughters; all married, the eldest is a fine arts graduate settled in the USA, while the second daughter is post graduate in mass communication and is a senior executive in a leading ad agency in New Delhi; and the youngest holds a masters in IT and MBA. All his three daughters have been active Rotaract members.
 
Jim Lang 
 
Jim Lang has performed professionally for over thirty years. He is Past President of Ring 59 of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and he received the Wizard Award from the national organization in 2003. He is also a member of the Society of American Magicians, the International Magicians Society, The International Platform Association, and theFellowship of Rotarian Magicians. He is listed in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. PDG Jim has entertained at a number of Rotary meetings including District Conferences, Zone meetings and International Conventions. He has received a number of Rotary accolades, including in 2012 the highest award presented by Rotary International: The Service Above Self Award.
 
Stella Roy
 
Stella is currently working as an End Polio Now Zone coordinator for 24 East and is the District 7820 Trainer for the Rotary Foundation Grant programs.  She is on the International committee in her Club and has been to the Dominican Republic to help build a garden and see the work D7820 did for this small Haitian community
Stella served as District Governor for the D7820 in 2014 2015, She loved learning that each community is unique, One size does not fit all and was amazed at all the different ways that Rotarians are able to help their communities, especially up in the north of Labrador and the small communities in our many rural areas.
Highlights of her Rotary opportunities have been NID trips to India, Madagascar and Nigeria led by Anne Lee Hussey. She saw the three stages of polio eradication, India being more than three years polio-free, Madagascar in turmoil because of 10 cases of vaccine-derived polio because of lax vaccination programs in 2014 and in 2017, Nigeria fighting complacency with aggressive programs as they reach 18 months for the second time of being polio-free. Stella had been to Nigeria in 2013, 2015 and 2017 and has seen a huge difference in their organization and passion to become polio-free. She saw the mobilization and attention to detail in order to reach all the children. She also saw WHO, UNICEF, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Rotary working in partnership.
 
Stella has been involved in a number of Club and District committees such as GSE District Outbound Chair and loves working with the Friendship Exchange groups when they come to Halifax. She was District Trainer for three years and is a Rotary Leadership Facilitator. Stella is a Paul Harris Society member and a Bequest Society Member. She was proud to receive the Polio Regional Service Award for a Polio free world in June 2017.  She works as a physiotherapist in the area of Women’s Health in Bedford and her hobbies include Sailing, Hiking and Paddleboarding with her dog Sailor. 
 
Stella first met Pat in Winnipeg at the Zone partners sessions and felt a connection. This was consolidated when she met Harry.  The Tim Mcgraw: Be Humble  Be Kind Youtube video was shared there and really brought the group together. I am thrilled to see Take action added to the theme and Pat and Harry.  I am honored to be considered among “Your Rotary Friends “.
 
Donald J. Evans - Rotarian and District 5040 Governor
 
Don Evans has been active in Rotary for more than 31 years. He is a Past-President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver (2002-2003) and has held many different positions with his club. He has been active with District 5040 in Strategic Planning, as a member of the District Foundation Committee and as a PETS Trainer. He was named Rotarian of the Year for 5040 in 2014 and is currently Governor for 2017-18. Don is a Paul Harris Society Member and a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation. Both Don and Deb are also Bequest Society members.
 
Don is a graduate of Harvard Business School. He established DJE Holdings Ltd. in 1998 following his retirement after 31 corporate years in the telecommunications industry. In the past 20 years, his work in leadership skills and business strategy has taken him throughout North America, to China, much of Europe, and a unique project as part of the peace process in Northern Ireland.  
 
Active in the community, Don is a Past Chair of the Board of E-Comm 911, and also a long time member of the Vancouver Board of Trade. He has a major passion for railways and railway preservation and is President Emeritus of the West Coast Railway Association and a Director of HeritageRail Alliance.
 
He was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his active community involvement. Recently, he was awarded the Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers which was presented March 4, 2016, by the Governor General of Canada.  A resident of North Vancouver, Canada, he is married to wife Deb, has two children from a previous marriage and four grandchildren, and enjoys classic cars (a one owner 1967 Nova SS!) hiking, photography, cycling and playing piano.
 
René Pothetes
 
After spending an unforgettable year in South Africa as a Rotary exchange student, René realized that her future possibilities were unlimited.  She embarked on professional career that began in the culinary arts and nutrition field, started a catering company at age 19, worked in her family’s distribution and logistics company, began investing in real estate which lead to getting an Interior Design degree, playground safety surfacing, antimicrobial barriers, and now enjoys traveling the globe with her partner in business and life, professional speaker and sales consultant, Michael Angelo Caruso.
 
Outside of work, René is an avid explorer. She enjoys distance cycling, hiking, obstacle course racing – just about anything that challenges her physical abilities. Optimal health and nutrition, are also passion and she strives to push boundaries while creating delicious healthy meals.  René gives back to her community through Rotary and is currently serving as President-Elect of the Troy club.
 
Michael Angelo Caruso
 
Michael Angelo Caruso teaches presentation skills.  He’s a valued communication consultant to companies and organizations all over the world. Mr. Caruso is founder and President of Edison House, an international consulting firm specializing in corporate and personal improvement.
 
Mr. Caruso was introduced to Rotary via the Group Study Exchange program, now known as Vocational Training Teams or VTT. "There was a long preparation period prior to the trip," says Michael, "And I learned more about Rotary in six months than most Rotarians learn in six years." "I was so impressed with this great service organization, that I decided to join as soon as I got back from South Africa."
 
Michael has now been a Rotarian for over 20 years. He's served many positions at the club level, including President of his club in Troy, Michigan in 2012-13, Public Image Chair and served as Governor for Rotary District 6380 in SE Michigan and Ontario, Canada, 2016-17.