Speakers Bureau

Speakers for your Meetings

Kurt Kowalchuk
District Governor 2023-2024,
Retired entrepreneur, Full-time Rotarian, Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown, Club Membership Director 
Cell: +1 (403) 852-7686
Website: N/A
Charvi Shah
VP of Marketing & Communications UCalgary Rotaract Club, 19-20 President Interact Western Canada H.S., RYLA Alumna, Paul Harris Fellow
Cell: +1 (403) 966-8122
Website: N/A
Mary Turner
District Governor 2020-2021,
Rotary Club Past-President, Assistant Governor and Director at Large, Rotary Club of Olds, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Gold Recipient
Cell: +1 (403) 507-3460
Website: N/A
Martin Parnell
District Governor 2021-2022,
Keynote Speaker, Workshops and Author
Cell: +1 (403) 922-0562
Christine Rendell
District Governor 2019-2020 
Cell: +1 (403) 999-3700
Iqmat Iyiola
Co-Founder and Co-Chair of two district and zonal Interact conferences, University of Alberta Rotaract Club: Rotaract-Interact Officer 2020 / 2021 and Paul Harris Fellow
Cell: N/A
Hendrik Kraay
District 5360 Scholarship Team Lead, 2012-Present, Past President of Rotary Club of Calgary Olympic, 2009-10 and 2017-18
Cell: +1 (403) 852-9531
Lorelei Higgins
Rotary Positive Peace Activator, Rotary Exchange Student alumna, Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, Strategist, Cultural Mediator
Cell: +1 (403) 801-3555
John Reilly
Author, Speaker, Retired Judge, and Indigenous Rights Activist, Published “Bad Medicine,” “Bad Judgement” and “Bad Law”
Cell: +1 (403) 668-1669
Rebecca Klepic
Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown, District 5360 and Division Director 2020-2021 in Toastmasters International, District 42
Cell: +1 (403) 826-2257
Steve Leavitt
District Governor 2022-2023,
Rotary Club of Raymond, Professional Agronomist, Marketing and Business Manager
Cell: +1 (403) 915-3315
Laura Chambers
Toastmasters District 42 Humorous Speech Winner – 2018/19 and 2019/20, Self-Employed Freight Broker
Cell: +1 (587) 224-0824
Linda Morris
Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek, District 5360 Rotary Youth Exchange Chair, District 5360 Board – Director at Large 2020-2023.
Cell: +1 (587) 224-5958
Rob Wolfson
President Rotary Club of Calgary Chinook, District 5360, Learning Center Liaison, 5360 District Learning & Development Committee
Cell: +1 (403) 560-6471
Manon Mitchell
President Calgary Downtown Club 2021-2022, Past President Sarcee Club, Assistant Governor 2019-2020, Champion for Child’s Future (Global Grant), Freelance Musician, Workshop Facilitator, avid Rotarian
Cell: +1 (403) 862-5452
Rick Istead
District Learning and Development Committee Chair, District Governor 2017-2018, Proud Member of the Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek and Club President 2009-2010
Cell: +1 (403) 869-8184
Justine Wild
Rotaractor, District Rotaract Chair, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee Member, District 5360 Director at Large, (Provisional) Rotaract Club of Young Professionals YYC
Cell: +1 (250) 819-3383
Hyder Hassan
Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek and 2018 Calgary Top 40 under 40 Award Recipient
Cell: +1 (403) 265-1120 Ext. 363
Charlene Bearden
District Manager, ClubRunner, Rotary.org, Volunteer Screening, PC and Mac capabilities,
Member of Rotary Club of Calgary Millennium,
Non-Profit Administrator for 20+ Years
Cell: +1 (403) 670-2624
Robyn Brayley
Robyn is a Brand Specialist, Writer and Speaker. He is a member of Calgary West and served as the PR Chair for District 5360 under PDG Monty Audenard. In 2007 Robyn led a team that won the Rotary International PR Award for that year's record-setting Strawberry Shortcakes campaign. From 2014 – 2018 he wrote monthly posts for Building the Rotary Brand, which were also published in the monthly District Newsletter.
Cell: 403-829-3340
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Sadia Khan
Workshop facilitator and speaker, Member of Welcoming Inclusive Communities of Red Deer, Chair of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee 2021 and Founder and Community Mobilizer for UBUNTU Mobilizing Central Alberta
Cell: +1 (780) 978-8800
Anila Umar Lee Yuen
Keynote speaker, workshop/seminar presenter, panellist, moderator. President & Chief Executive Officer at Centre for Newcomers. Chair, Calgary’s COVID Rapid Response (Calgary East Zone Newcomers Collaborative). Rotary Club of Calgary Millennium President 2020-2021. Member, Rotary Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee, 2021-2022
Cell: +1 (403) 539-5858
Kamil Kanji
Zone 28 and 32 Interact Convention Co-Founder and Co-Chair, 2021 District Conference Youth Chair and Paul Harris Fellow
Cell: +1 (403) 671-8150
Deb Hymers, MBA
NSTEP Founder and Director, Rotary Club of Calgary, 2010 CBC Champions of Change, 2020 Women of Inspiration Nominee
Cell: +1 (403) 870-5448
Jocelyn Hastie
Distinguished Toastmaster and District 42 Director, Toastmasters International 2019/20, Keynote Speaker, Workshop/Seminar Facilitator and Author, CPA, Certified Practitioner of the Equine Gestalt Coaching Method
Cell: +1 (403) 831-5727
Marcus Udokang
Toastmaster and District 42 Area Director (Toastmasters International 2020/21), VP Membership of Westhills Toastmasters Club (2020-2022), Project Manager and Business Analyst, Keynote Speaker, Workshop/Seminar Facilitator and Writer.
Host of the Inquisitive Analyst YouTube and Podcast show
The New Generations Service Exchange Committee members are eager to tell clubs more about the NGSE international exchange program for 18-30 year-olds and how clubs may get involved. Any of the members of the committee can speak to your club.
Email: Keith Walker, Sunrise Rotary Club of Medicine Hat
Jose Tenga
Rotary World Peace Fellow (District 5360)
Member, Rotary Club of Calgary North,
Rotary International Conference Speaker
Cell: +1 (403) 688-3041
Topic: Creating Hope Through Financial Wellness