An ophthalmologist by profession, my rotary journey started in 1999 when I joined the Rotary club of Amritsar Civil Lines, district 3070 India. For the past more than twenty years, I have cherished and enjoyed this ride. Rotary taught me how to expand my boundaries of service, love, empathy, responsibility, and commitment. Meaningful community and international service projects inspired me to think like a global citizen.
I became club president in the year 2005-06 and was installed by none other than PRIP Raja Saboo. Since then I have been holding many club and district level responsibilities. Actively participated in club projects including global grant projects. Organized many free eye examination and surgery camps including –diabetes and glaucoma eye health camps. Volunteered my services as a team member of Intercontinental Medicare Project Zambia - Malawi (Southern Africa), of Rotary International, in August 2002. I am a Sapphire Paul Harris Fellow ( PHF).
While training to keep Service above Self; Rotary in its unique way opens up new avenues and opportunities. I immigrated to Canada in 2018, as time passed I yearned to connect myself with my rotary family here in Brampton. RC of Brampton South allowed me to get my membership transferred this very happening year 2020. Looking forward to cherishing the essence of Rotary in Canada,
I joined the Rotary Club of Brampton South in the late winter of 2013. Rotary allows me to connect the world of 1.3 million Rotarians that does good both in my local community and internationally. Since my school and university days, I have had a passion for Rotary and organized Quiz Competition for organizations like Rotary, Inner Wheel, etc. By joining Rotary, I had a great decision in my life, it has changed me and how I see the world.
I have been the Club Secretary in 2013, back to back Club President 2015-2017, a Committee Member of International Services Project in 2016, Membership Committee 2017-19. Currently Club Bingo Chair for 2020-21.
During my presidency, I received the 2015-16 Presidential Citation Gold from The Rotary International President K. Ravi Ravindran and the 2016-17 Membership Development Award from the District 7080 Governor William Proctor.
I have attended the 2018 Toronto Rotary International Convention, 2020 and 2021 virtual conventions.
I am a wife and a mother of four children. I am Jamaican, a graduate of the University of the West Indies with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, along with further training and experience as a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA). This formal training has equipped me with the ability to critically evaluate the goals and objectives of our club and understand the responsibility we have as a service organization in supporting our community and the residents on an ongoing basis, especially during this pandemic. In honoring our commitments, we were able to support our partners during the crisis.
Practicing water resources and environmental engineer by profession. My love to give back to society inspired me to join the Rotary Club of Brampton South (District 7080, Canada) as a guest in 2010. In 2011, I became a full member of the Club. I was appointed club secretary for the year 2012-2013, club president from 2013-2015, and have been the club treasurer from 2015 to current. Have actively participated in many RI conventions and other Rotary events at national and international levels. I have been doing community volunteering and fundraising for various charitable causes. I was honored with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award in 2014 Love nature, the environment, and traveling I strongly believe in service to humanity.
Emmanuel Mba, one of our honorary club members after many decades of being an active Rotarian and a former RCBS president, passed away quietly last year during the lockdown. Even during honorary periods, he was very supportive of the club in many ways; too numerous to mention. He was also a past Assistant Governor in Nigeria in the 80s.
Emmanuel was a proud, kind, gentle, and strong-minded man who loved to tell stories of his life experiences including culture, traditions, notable people and his journey from Nigeria to Canada.He was a Hematology Scientist who loved teaching and impacting those he came across. Particularly followed soccer, golf and tennis. He especially enjoyed bringing family and friends together to share the Nigerian culture, music and food. He was fond of cooking, dancing and entertaining.He is survived by, wife Micheline Mba, four children and grandchildren. Our tributes to fellow Rotarian, we shall miss him.
It is the second sad news for RC of Brampton South that Preben Vonbulow another one of our honorary club members, passed away on Friday (August 12th, 2022). He passed away peacefully in hospital after a brief illness of pneumonia He would have turned 99 on his next birthday.