Donor Recognition End Polio Now/PolioPlus......
Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation
Donor Recognition: Marie McGee Estate - End Polio Now/PolioPlus
Marie McGee and Marnie Walker
Donor Recogniton: Marie McGee Estate
Special Guest:  Marnie Walker
Marie McGee Estate Trustee
and Cousin to Marie McGee
Guest Speakers (See Bios below):
Richard (Rick) Goldsmith, President/Chair
Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation 
H. Dean Rohrs – Chair, The Rotary Foundation (Canada)
Trustee 2020-2023, The Rotary Foundation
John F. Germ - Chair, The Rotary Foundation’s Board of Trustees
Past Rotary International President for Year 2016-2017
Dr. Bob Scott – Former Director, The Rotary Foundation
Polio Plus Involvement since 1985!
Friday, March 18, 2022 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Hybrid Rotary Meeting at The National Club, 303 Bay Street PREREGISTER!
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Virtual Meeting Time: Members Segment Login Time: 12:00 Noon, Guests: 12:15pm to 1:30 PM
Topic: Donor Recognition - End Polio Now/Polio Plus Campaign
Host: Robert O'Brien, Rotary Toronto Club Past President
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Rick Goldsmith
President and Chair
Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation
Richard (Rick) Goldsmith has been a Rotarian since 1994, Former Classification:  Public Accounting – Valuation Services - National
Rick is a Retired Partner - National Risk Management with KPMG. He is a Member of The Rotary Club of Toronto and a previous Club Treasurer.
He is the President and Chair of the Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation
Marnie Walker
Estate Trustee, Marie McGee Estate
Marnie Walker is the next of kin and Trustee for the Estate of Marie McGee who has bequeathed a large contribution to the Rotary Club of Toronto Charitable Foundation in support of the End Polio Now Campaign.
She is an entrepreneur and lives in Canada and Panama.  She will join us on Friday, March 18th from Panama now and regrets that she is unable to attend in person.
Marnie was Marie’s cousin and friend for all her life, spending happy times at their cottages on Lake Simcoe.  Here Marie is teaching Marnie to walk.
Marie and Marnie also had a special bond as well as they both shared a mobility issue and walked with difficulty.  Marnie’s problem did not come from polio but from a bone disease she developed when she was 17. With Marie as a role model, she refused to use a wheelchair and insisted on walking. And like Marie, she never viewed herself as handicapped, so others did not as well.
We look forward to hearing Marnie share with us a little of her Aunt Marie’s life.
H. Dean Rohrs – Chair, The Rotary Foundation (Canada)
Trustee 2020-2023, The Rotary Foundation

Dean Rohrs is an owner and administrator at Rhide Technologies Inc., which supplies soil stabilization products used in road construction. Earlier in her career, she had been a nurse in Cape Town, South Africa, on Christiaan Barnard’s heart transplant team.

From 1959-90, she was active in Red Cross in South Africa. She served on the board of the West End Seniors’ Network in British Columbia and is currently on the board of a girls school in Malawi.

Dean Rohrs has been a Rotarian since 1989 and has served RI as vice president, director, Rotary coordinator, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator, and district governor. She is a Rotary Foundation Benefactor, Major Donor, and Bequest Society member.

She and her husband, Reinhold, are Paul Harris Fellows.

John F. Germ - Chair, The Rotary Foundation’s Board of Trustees
Past Rotary International President for Year 2016-2017
John F. Germ is the retired board chair and CEO of Campbell & Associates Inc., consulting engineers. He joined the firm as an engineer in 1965 after four years in the U.S. Air Force. He served on the boards of several organizations, including the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Hospital Authority Board of Trustees, and as board chair of the Public Education Foundation, Orange Grove Center Inc., the Miracle League Chattanooga, and Blood Assurance Inc. He is founder and treasurer of the Chattanooga State Technical Community College Foundation and president of the Tennessee Jaycee Foundation. He is also the founder of Camp Discovery, a camp for intellectually and developmentally disabled individuals.
Germ was awarded the Tennessee Young Man of the Year in 1970; Engineer of the Year in 1976; Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year in 1992 and Tennessee Community Organization’s Volunteer of the Year in 2009. He is recipient of the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award and the Arthritis Foundation Circle of Hope Award.
Germ joined Rotary in 1976 and has served RI as president in 2016-17, vice president, director, Foundation trustee and vice chair, aide to the Foundation trustee chair, chair of Rotary’s $200 Million Challenge, RI Board Executive Committee member, chair of numerous committees, area coordinator, and RI training leader. In 2013, the White House recognized him as a Champion of Change.
Germ has received Rotary’s Service Above Self Award and the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Judy, are Foundation Benefactors and members of the Arch Klumph Society.
They have four children and six grandchildren.


Dr. Robert (Bob) Scott

Bob Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and received a medical degree with distinction in dermatology and chest diseases from the University of Edinburgh in 1957. After his internship and two years of military service, he spent six years in general practice in North Wales. In 1966, Bob emigrated to Cobourg, Canada where he continued as a general practitioner until 1994. He then served as medical director of a home for the elderly and other geriatric facilities until 1997. He was a coroner for the Province of Ontario and investigated more than 1,200 cases before retiring in May 2000.

In 2004, Bob became a Rotary Foundation trustee. In 2006, he began his term as chair of the International PolioPlus Committee. A Paul Harris Fellow, Bob has received the RI Service Above Self Award, The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service, the International Service Award for a Polio-Free World, and the Four Avenues of Service Citation. He has been named an outstanding leader in polio eradication by the United Nations Foundation and has received the Glenn Sawyer Service Award from the Ontario Medical Association for professional and community achievement.