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Our Leadership

Executive Secretaries

Rotaract Canada is lead by a diverse team of leading Rotaractors who bring unique experience and expertise to the table. Our general secretary is elected annually by member districts on a three-year term limit. The general secretary appoints a cabinet of Rotaractors with proven leadership strength to carry out our regular organizational activities and lead committees. Our team is dedicated to helping our members connect and take action to create sustainable change. 

MDIOs are not a regulatory or governing bodies, nor an organization for the enforcement of zone, district, or Rotary International policies. At Rotaract Canada, we felt very strongly about our duty to uphold that directive from the very beginning. Our role is to simply guide our member districts as stewards, facilitators, and connectors.  

 

For that reason, our leaders are titled secretaries, as we do not preside or govern our districts, clubs or Rotaractors. Rotaract Canada's leaders are here to serve our member districts so that they and their clubs can do the best work possible; we serve them so they can serve communities and their membership even better.

General Secretary
The general secretary is ultimately responsible for all activities of the organization, steering it through the goals of our strategic plan and protecting the integrity of the organization while ensuring its value and longevity for generations to come.
Reid William Eyre
PHF+3, past district Rotaract representative, chartering director of both Rotaract and Rotary Passport clubs

From his early life on the farm to his professional life in disaster management, Reid knows the value of boots on (or in) the ground. Having chartered and served in leadership roles in both Rotaract and Rotary clubs alike, Reid served as his district’s first district Rotaract representative before setting his sights on tackling issues on a larger scale. Reid’s passion for diverse perspectives and design thinking drive him towards comprehensive and unique solutions. This passion has drawn him to his professional work with organizations such as the Canadian Red Cross and the United Nations, and of course his work with Rotary International. His goal? Save the world. The whole damn thing. Yesterday.

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Deputy General Secretary
The deputy general secretary serves as the speaker of the Cabinet, guiding the cabinet secretaries and ensuring their voices are heard at the Executive Office. Additionally, they represent and speak for the General Secretary in their absence and as authorized.
Yvone Joubert
PHF, district young professionals chair, past district committee chair, past Rotaract club president, Interact and RYLA alumni

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, Yvone came to Canada with her family a young age and found in Rotary the opportunity to give back to her new community. After being selected to represent her university at the European Innovation Academy in Cascais, Portugal, Yvone was introduced to her passions: entrepreneurship and breaking the status quo. For the past decade, Yvone has been an active and passionate member of Rotary. She has been a strong voice for young professionals, serving as the first Rotaractor on the District 5370 Board. Yvone is excited to bring her experience to her new role and help establish the foundations for Rotaract Canada’s success.

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Under General Secretary
The under general secretary serves as the speaker of the Body of Representatives, acting as their voice within the Executive Office. They guide the district Rotaract representatives to appropriate resources as necessary, and oversees all collaborative activities.
Kaitlynn Almeida
PHF, past district Rotaract representative, past Rotaract club director

Energetic and visionary, Kaitlynn is passionate about doing good, no matter the setting. With a background in public health, she works to improve healthcare systems daily and is enthusiastic about learning from one another no matter the distance. Kaitlynn is born and raised Canadian, having served as president of two Rotaract clubs, grown initiatives to new heights as District 7040's district Rotaract representative, led events and sessions for Rotaract International pre-conventions. With a variety of experiences and service projects under her (metaphorical) belt, she is excited about the opportunity to connect Rotaract communities and continue to do good — even better, and together.

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