Each year, we feature Rotary International leaders and other special guests as our keynote speakers. They share with us tools for personal growth; they challenge and inspire us; they bring to us a moment of humor.
For our 2022 event, our keynote speakers are:
President 2022-2023, Rotary International
Jennifer is the Founder and President of Media Street Productions Inc., a twenty-five-year old, award-winning media company in Windsor, Ontario. She is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland.
Her talents have strengthened Rotary reach and impact, through many roles including as Trustee of the Rotary Foundation, RI Vice President, and co-chair of the End Polio Now: Make History Today campaign, raising funds alongside Bill and Melinda Gates and their Foundation.
She has received many honours and recognitions including Rotary's Service above Self Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service, the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University's Peacemaker of the Year Award - a first for a Canadian.
Jennifer is married to Rotarian Nick Krayacich, a local family physician. They share a love for many things including travel, cycling, golf and relaxing at their family cottage; and they share a thirst for adventure, which has included cresting the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.
Governor 2016-2017, Rotary International
Haresh L. Ramchandani, is a Real Estate Consultant by profession and a Rotarian by passion. He's happily married to Vandana (Vindu) for 23 years, and a proud father of two children, Shiv and Shya. A member of the Rotary Club of LIFE Jamaica for 25 years, he is a Past District Governor for District 7020. He is a Rotary Foundation alumni, a Major Donor level 2, and a Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation.
Haresh has served as Speaker; Training Leader; and Seminar trainer at the Rotary International Assembly; and as The Host of the Hamburg International Convention. His Rotary Background has also had him lead many breakout sessions at multiple International Conventions on topics of Membership, Service, and Leadership. He has served on several RI Committees and chaired the RI Young PDG committee for two years.
Haresh believes we must "Be the change we wish to see in the world".
Governor 2011-2012, Rotary International
A charter member of the Rotary Club of Carpinteria Morning, Wade and his wife Debbie are both active Rotarians. He has served his district as Governor 2011-2012 and DRFCC 2016-2019.
Wade is a charter Paul Harris Society member, Major Donor, Bequest Society Member, and recipient of the Rotary International "Service Above Self" Award, the Rotary Foundation's "Citation for Meritorious Service", and "Distinguished Service" Award. Wade has been on over 50 international trips for Rotary, including an NID to India, where he has a special passion, having had polio as a child.
In his community, Wade is the Mayor of Carpinteria, President of the Carpinteria Boys and Girls Club Foundation, President of the Santa Barbara Junior Golf Tour, and President of the Santa Barbara Japanese American Citizens League.
Rotaractor and Rotarian
Taylor Huie is a Medical Device Design Engineer at Stryker Instruments in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and Class of 2021 Biomedical Engineering graduate from Duke University.
In Rotary, Taylor serves as Executive Director of the Ascension Rotaract Network MDIO for Zones 28-34. An active member of the Rotary Club of Kalamazoo, she also serves on the District 6360 Board as District Rotaract Chair. During her time in North Carolina, Taylor served as the 2019-2021 District 7710 Rotaract Representative and Charter President of the Rotaract Club of Duke University, launching with an initial 400 members.
A global speaker for Rotary International, Taylor has led discussions on starting and sustaining Interact and Rotaract Clubs, as well as fostering stronger partnerships between Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact. She is honored and excited to share what she has learned about motivating young people through a life of "Service Above Self". Connect with Taylor on LinkedIn.