Posted by Carol Hutchinson on Jul 15, 2019
Guest Speaker:  Friday, July 26, 2019
Location:  The National Club, 303 Bay St.
Topic:  Beth's Vision for 2019/20
Host:  Patti Wright, Assistant DG.
Dr. Elizabeth Anne Selby, UE, OCT, BASc, EdD
Beth became a Rotarian in 2004 when she joined the Rotary Club of Belleville.  Upon retirement in July 2008, she transferred to The Rotary Club of Cobourg.  She was President in 2015-2016 and is finishing six consecutive years on the Club’s Board of Directors.  She was the Assistant District Governor supporting the Rotary Clubs of Bowmanville, Oshawa, and Oshawa-Parkwood, before becoming District Governor Elect.  She was the co-recipient of the 2016 Les Faludy Leadership Award.  Although relatively new to Rotary, her involvement began in 1993 when she and her husband were Counselors to an Inbound Youth Exchange student from Mexico.  She refers to this experience as her ’Rotary Moment’......... 
Beth has almost thirty years’ experience in public education.  She was a secondary school teacher, program consultant, secondary school vice-principal and principal, and superintendent of education.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph and completed her three degrees in education at the University of Toronto.  Her Doctor of Education degree was conferred in 2005. She was a Faculty Advisor with Nipissing University supervising Teacher Candidates in both the Concurrent and Consecutive Bachelor of Education programs, and has also been a Supervisor of Teacher Interns with the University of New Brunswick.
Beth is very involved in her community of Cobourg, Ontario.  In addition to being the immediate Past President of The Rotary Club of Cobourg, she is First Vice-Chair of the Northumberland Hills Hospital Board of Directors, and a member of the Northumberland YMCA Board of Directors.
Beth and her husband, Rotarian Barry Vail, live in Baltimore just north of Cobourg with their Miniature French Poodle, Clicquot.  Sons, Jason and his three children live in St. Catharines, and Matthew, his wife and their daughter live in Whitby.