John Clipsham has announced his retirement from Rotary.
John's contributions to the Club and Rotary International have been numerous since 1994, and much appreciated.
John has been both an active member, and a Director on the board of directors of the Rotary Club of Ottawa. He served as treasurer for 22 years - from 1995 to 2017.
On top of hours of service to the Rotary Club of Ottawa, John has been active with Rotary International. He was invited by Rotary International to participate as a volunteer professional auditor of major international grant projects in Turkey and the Middle East. Subsequently he also assisted the Atashir Rotary club in Istanbul successfully set up a micro bank project and arranged for used lab equipment from Dynacare to be shipped from Canada to a hospital in Bursa. He also organized a Matching Grant project with the Rotary club of Nairobi funding for a local school in need near Mt. Kenya. And finally, John spent two years working with Rotary International as a member of their international audit planning committee for major matching grant projects.
Therefore, it is our honour and pleasure to announce that the Board of the Rotary Club of Ottawa has decided to name John an Honourary Member for the Rotary Club of Ottawa. Please join us in congratulating him!