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La Jolla Golden Triangle Rotary Club in San Diego
She holds a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Tehran, Iran. Earlier in her career, she held the position of Chief Nurse at Iranian Medical Center in Dubai, UAE.
As Chief Nurse she managed a staff of over two hundred fifty nurses and technicians at two hospitals. She was Rotary International’s representative to the U.S. National Commission to UNESCO. 2005-2010
Fary was a Rotary Foundation Volunteer at the Don Bosco Boys School in Nairobi, Kenya. July 2005
She volunteered with the Rotary Foundation in Peshawar Pakistan working in 2 refugees camp. January 2002 Fary volunteered with the Rotary Foundation in Jalalabad Afghanistan. November, 2002 to present. Traveled 26 times to Afghanistan. Team leader of “ Vocational Training Team” to Adana Turkey and Tel Aviv Israel. Nov. 2015 A member of medical “Vocational Training Team” (VTT) to Gondar Ethiopia. Feb. 2015- May,2017 Team leader of a medical team to Kabul Afghanistan for training of 13 OB/GYNs for Cervical cancer diagnosis & Treatment. 2018
Fary is the recipient of numerous awards including; Recognition by the White house, champion of change The Lifetime Channel’s Life-time Achievement Award – Hometown hero San Diego Magazine’s One of Fifty People to watch in San Diego.
The Lt. Governor of California and Soroptimist International of Rancho Bernardo.
Shelter Island Roatry club Peace maker of the year Award. Hands of peace recipient of Peace maker award year Recognition Award by Salvation Army “Women of Dedication”.
Recipient of proclamation Award from The mayor of San Diego City.
President-Elect & Club Services / Public Image Director
Rotary Club of Hout Bay
MBA, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1984
Exchange Student, l’Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, 1984
Bachelor of Science, Brigham Young University, Utah, USA, 1981
PERSONAL Citizenship: Dual Canada/USA
Languages: English, conversational French
Married, with three step-children and one granddaughter
Hobbies: Reading, Avid fan of the Performing Arts, Travel, Foodie Clubs: Canadian Women’s Club of New York - President 2008-2013
International Women’s Club of Cape Town - Treasurer 2016,
Speakers Chair 2017, Vice Pres 2018
I am Canadian and my husband is American. We moved to Cape Town from New York City in 2013 for my last work assignment. We fell in love with South Africa and decided to retire here with the intention of also spending some time in the US & Canada during the Cape Town winter. That hasn't happened due to Covid, but in 2022 we hope to be overseas for several months. I'm used to staying connected while travelling, so will simply carry on with my Rotary duties from wherever we are.
My health education & wellness interests are twofold:
1. Vision/Eye Care I am managing the Hout Bay Vision Testing programme, in which we go into five primary schools (those in underserved areas) to provide vision testing. If the learner requires glasses, the prescription is provided on the spot by our partner optometrist and spectacles delivered at no cost to the family or the school. I've attached a copy of my recent presentation on the project. My goal is to expand this programme into the two Hout Bay high schools and then work with other Rotary Clubs to expand to other communities in need. Children who can not see can not learn and so getting these learners the specs that they need is vital investment in improving their ability to get a good education.
2. Dental/Oral Care I spent 28 years working for Colgate-Palmolive, much of that time focused on oral care, working with dental professionals. I am not a dentist, but I love dentistry! I understand how critical good oral health is and how poor oral health can significantly impact overall health. I've been involved in oral health studies and outreach supported by Colgate. I am particularly interested in instilling good oral health habits in children and educating their parents about its importance.
Rotary Club of Uden, The Netherlands
Motalib Weijters, who was adopted by Dutch parents, knew very little about his biological family or about life in their home country of Bangladesh. In 1994, he reconnected with his birth family, and he saw the needs of people in their area. He worked on water and sanitation projects in Bangladesh and later founded a clinic for mothers and children. He also established a cervical and breast cancer treatment center that offers services to women and girls in need. These initiatives have helped more than 21,000 people. The clinics are financially sustained by support from nongovernmental organizations and Rotary grant projects carried out by clubs in the Netherlands and Bangladesh.
Rotary International honored six members as People of Action: Champions of Girls' Empowerment on 11 October, the International Day of the Girl Child. This distinction recognizes the honorees' commitment to improving girls' access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish. Empowering girls is one of RI President Shekhar Mehta's key initiatives, and he is encouraging clubs and districts to consider how they can accomplish this through all of their service projects this year.
The honorees will also be recognized at Rotary Day at UNICEF in March,
Motalib is one of the Champions of Girls' Empowerment.
MS, CIH, COH, FAIHA, AIC Fellow
President, The Environmental Quality Organization, LLC, Orinda, CA
As Founder & President of The Environmental Quality Organization (EQO) LLC, Chris Laszcz-Davis has over thirty-five (35) years of executive management, professional, operational, technical and consulting experience in occupational safety & health, environmental affairs, operational integrity, risk management, product stewardship/product quality, strategic planning, auditing, and corporate acquisitions/divestitures in industry and government.
She is presently Co-Chair of the global Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA); Management Member, Cal/OSHA’s influential Standards Board; appointee to ASSP’s Government Affairs Committee; recent Chair of ASSP’s Total Worker Health Task Force; member of national AIHA’s special Grand Challenges Initiative; and Past-President and ongoing Advisor to the California Industrial Hygiene Council (CIHC), a state wide EH&S legislative advocacy group focused on bringing sound science into the region’s very active legislative/regulatory process.
On a personal note, Chris and her family are huge advocates of two basic philosophies-- “Wherever you go, do so with all your heart….and “Believe in the power of one—one person can truly make a difference”.
My name is Oumnia from Morocco, I am a final year dental student and a public health enthusiast. I am interested in health education and communication in areas such as oral health and tobacco control.
I am in the process of launching a tobacco awareness campaign in public schools in my hometown.
I have already tried out the content on a focus group.
I have received training from #wecanendthetrend, an organization based in Kentucky, USA and tried to use the behaviour change strategies taught to me to build the content and also adapt for the local context.
I do not want for this to be a one time thing, instead, I want to make sure these students themselves become "No tobacco ambassadors" in their school.
Mohan in his endeavor to do Good In the World, joined Rotary in the year 2005 and since then he has actively contributed in making a difference to thousands of lives.
In particular he has played a key role in the artificial limb camp conducted by Rotary Bangalore Peenya. Over 40,000 + have been provided free artificial limbs, crutches, calipers, wheel chairs and tri-cycles. He was part of the polio corrective surgeries being done to over 875 people.
Some of the other projects, he played a key role include conducting over 70 + Hip replacement surgeries, providing 4 food distribution vehicles to The Akshaya Patra Foundation, construction of 17 compound walls to Government schools in Magadi Taluk, Karnataka.
As a Global LN-4 Ambassador in an honorary capacity representing The Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation, USA, he has enabled over 20,000 + beneficiaries being provided free below elbow mechanical functional hand. This involved in capacity building and establishing connects with NGO’s across India. In the past two years before this pandemic, at an average of one camp a week is conducted across India.
In December 2020, he was invited by the Zambian Government to initiate the prosthetic hand project in Lusaka, Zambia. He was featured in ZNBC TV Channel in Africa. His efforts have resulted in provision of the prosthetic hand in countries that include Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Mauritius.
As a Chief Strategy Officer for brand C-Gate, he is involved in Research and Design of Solutions that aide in reduction of transmission risk of COVID-19. A patent and trade mark have been filed for this. This product is adjudged as a Gold Winner in the Technology to Combat COVID -19 at the World Consumer Awards. https://consumerworldawards.com/winners/2020-winners/
He has received Certificate of Appreciation from The Government of Karnataka as Corona Warrior. He has received Certificate of Appreciation from The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India as a Mentor to the participants of The Fight Corona Ideathon. He has received Certificate of Appreciation from The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India as a Mentor for the COVID-19 Samadhan towards solving the challenges posed by the pandemic. He has completed a course on COVID-19: Tackling The Novel Corona Virus from The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and UK Public Health Rapid Support Team. Very recently in India, he was responsible to set up 500 Oxygen Concentrator bank as a service to the needy through Rotary.
He is a Master Trainer for Rotary Leadership Institute South Asia, one among the 6 and its Joint Secretary for India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives & Bhutan. He has conducted training programs across many Rotary Districts in India Bangladesh & Sri Lanka. He is the Founder member of Strategic Planning Fellowship Group (S-PROF) approved by Rotary International Board in consultation with the Global Networking Groups. He is S-PROF Champion for South East Asia. He has received a Paul Harris Fellow recognition from S-PROF for his dedication to Strategic Planning.
He is recipient of Indian Achievers Award 2020 in recognition of Outstanding Professional Achievement and Contribution in Nation Building by Indian Achievers Forum.
To mark World Health day on 7th April, Rotary International honored six members who are building the foundations of good health at home and abroad. Mohan is one of the honorees. Mohan is the Charter President of Rotary Bangalore Prime, RI Dist 3190. He was invited to join Rotary in the year 2005-06.
He is a survivor of Tsunami, Earthquake in Kathmandu and Corona.
Associate Member, Asian Association for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Member, Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP)
Honorary Member, Rotary Club of Kunming
China Consultant, Alliance for Smiles
Service Projects Chair 2019-2022, Rotary Club of Suzhou
Treasurer 2019-2021, Rotary Club of Suzhou
Membership Chair 2018-2019,Rotary Club of Suzhou
Membership Chair 2017-2018, Rotary China
Deputy Service Projects Chair 2017-2018, Rotary China
Member, Rotary Action Group for Peace (RAGFP)
Honorary Member, Rotary Club of Kunming
Charter Member and Past President, Rotary Club of Hangzhou
Community Service Chair 2000-2002, Rotary Club of Shanghai Provisional (Gift of Life project setup in 2001)
See the Projects page for a overview of the the Wonderful Mr Wong's involvement
in club and District projects
Rtn. Edwin is a public health specialist and currently a PhD student at Maseno University, Kenya specializing in Epidemiology.
He also holds a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Population Health degree from Maseno University and Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Moi University.
Edwin is passionate about population health and finding community-based health solutions.
Rtn. Edwin O. Ochomo, BSc.
President-Elect - 2021/2022 Rotary Club of Kisumu
Past ADRR - Western Region, Kenya
Past President - Rotaract Club of Kisumu
Dr. Janikowski is a semi-retired family doctor living in Picton, Canada. During his career, he ran a family practice in Picton, was an anaesthetist at the local hospital as well as working in the emergency department and serving as a local coroner. He is now retired from medicine in Ontario but still works part time in the far north of Canada in Nunavut. Until recently, he also worked part time for the cruise line industry for companies such as Holland America, Windstar, Quark Expeditions and National Geographic.
He is a long standing member of the Rotary Club of Picton, Ontario, Canada and has been involved with Rotary on the local, district and international levels since joining in 1988.
I am a physician working in the field of psychiatry. I am an Assistant Professor (adjunct) of Psychiatry at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.
I have over 35 years of experience in mental health.
I have been an active member of Amnesty International for over 30 years, I have travelled all over the world and am a history buff.
I enjoy learning about different cultures and their practices.