District 6330 Governor for the Rotary year 2023-2024 Sonja Glass visited our club on August 11 and along with President Hector Rodrigues presented Don Fraser with a Paul Harris award
DG Sonja is an extraordinary individual.  She is a retired nurse who worked in critical care, taught nursing at the college level, managed the nursing department in a rural hospital and served as Chief Quality Care officer.
Sonja’s relationship with Rotary started when she and her husband Dave agreed to host a Youth Exchange Student.  They eventually hosted 10 students.  In 2016 they joined the Rotary club of Meaford.  She served the RC of Meaford as Secretary and two terms as President.  In 2021-23 she was the Area 1 Assistant Governor.
Sonja and Dave travel annually to Ukerewe Island in Tanzania to provide volunteer medical services.  So many of the illnesses they saw are caused by water borne diseases that clean water is an important issue for the Island.  With the help of District Grants they have installed 7 wells.  They have also done several initiatives with the local orphanage and hospital to address maternal and child health.
Sonja and Dave are both members of the Paul Harris Society, members of the Polio Plus Society and are level 2 Major Donors.
DG Sonja's goals for our club is to be more inclusive and to have clubs work on visioning for strategic plans with the help of specially trained individuals in the district.
The District Governor reminded us that the 2024 district conference will be in Owen Sound June 21-23, 2024.