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Peter Kyle
Peter first came to the US from New Zealand in 1973 to pursue post-graduate studies in law at the University of Virginia as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. After a career in private legal practice in New Zealand he returned to the US in 1992 to take up a position with the World Bank as a senior international attorney.  He retired from this position in 2009.
He was inducted into Rotary in 1976 and has since served the organization in many capacities. He has been particularly involved in alumni/Rotary Peace Fellow activities and has chaired both the Alumni Relations and Rotary Peace Centers Committees. He has also served as an International Assembly Trainer, COL Delegate, RI President’s Representative and WASRAG Board member. He currently serves as the Dean of the Rotary Representative Network and will be the RI Director for 2020-22 in Zones 33 & 34.
Peter has received the Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award together with the Service above Self Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service. He and his wife, Margaret, live on the West River in Maryland in a home designed by Margaret and close to their two children and one grandson.
William C. (Bill) Malone

Bill Malone was born in the central Newfoundland town of Buchans. He spent his formative years in Mount Pearl and upon graduation from high school he attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. In 1988 he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and served in the provinces of New Brunswick, Ontario and in Newfoundland and Labrador before retiring in January of 2015. During his tenure in the RCMP he worked in the areas of Organized Crime, National Security, Proceeds of Crime, Counterterrorism, Anti-Corruption and International Peacekeeping. On several occasions he also represented Canada as a law enforcement expert with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the Asia Pacific Group (APG), the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and the World Bank (WB).

Throughout his career in policing he received a number of honours and recognition, including; Operational Service Medal Expedition - Africa, RCMP 25 Year Long Service Medal, Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, Operational Service Medal SW Asia – Afghanistan, UN Mission in Haiti and the Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal.  

In April of 2016 after 26 years in policing he began work with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as an anti-money laundering (AML) expert to help mentor and train law enforcement and judicial authorities in several Southern African countries to combat wildlife crime, money laundering and terrorist financing.

In 2018 after two years with the UNODC Mr. Malone began working with Verafin Inc. as an Anti-money Laundering / Financial Crime Industry Expert.

He is also the author of “Cops in Kabul – A Newfoundland Peacekeeper in Afghanistan” (Flanker Press 2018) which chronicles his 2011-2012 tour of duty in Afghanistan as part of the Canadian Police training mission.

In April of 2018 Mr. Malone was also appointed to the Board of the St. John’s International Airport Authority and currently serves on the Governance Committee and as the Vice-Chair of the board.

Tareq Hadhad
Tareq Hadhad is telling his story. He was a Syrian refugee and now living his new life with his entrepreneurial family in Canada’s east coast. He is the founder and CEO of Peace by Chocolate, the recipient of Start Up Canada’s National Newcomer Entrepreneur Award, named one of the Top 25 Immigrants in The Maritimes and selected by Google as the National Hero Case for 2018. All this has happened since Tareq’s arrival on Canada’s East Coast in December 2015 as a Syrian-Canadian newcomer.
A passionate and dynamic speaker, Tareq has shared his keynote with Amnesty International, human rights leaders, Chambers of Commerce audiences and organizations from Canada’s east coast to the west coast, Jamaica and Europe.
Having completed over 500 interviews with news leaders around the world, Tareq speaks about his families compelling journey, the positive impact of refugees, immigration and the spirit of entrepreneurship.

Linda Meldrum

Linda Meldrum, CIP is an Atlantic Account Executive with a major insurance broker, with over 30 years of insurance industry experience. She is a Past President of the The Insurance Insurance Institute of NS and has served on the national board of Governors with The Institute of Canada. She is here today representing The Broker’s Association of Nova Scotia and will speak specifically to what you can to prepare yourself as a business owner or family before the next major catastrophe hits your community.


Service to others is a family value she learned from her parents and grandparents. As President of Rotary Club of Sackville and Area (2016-18), she promised to deliver the club’s first legacy Project. The placement of two mosaics in Acadia Park which cost $50,000. The Mosaic Team in the club A special Rotary mosaic team was formed The outstanding volunteers In May of 2018, two gorgeous art mosaics were created with the help of The Rotary Acadia Park Mosaic Team ,The Canada 150 Mosaic team (Mural Mosaic Inc.) and 350 people of all ages and abilities, who came together to paint art tiles for the project.


Linda has also served as District 7820 Secretary for Atlantic Canada and Rotary awards have included “ The True Rotarian” club award and The Atlantic “District Governor’s Citation for service to Rotary”. She is also a Past VP of NS Crime Stoppers, Past President of The Insurance Institute of NS and has also served as Chair of the Board for Knox United Church.

David Phillips
David has been employed with Environment Canada's weather service for 50 years.  His work activities relate to the study of the climate of Canada and to promote awareness and understanding of meteorology. He has published several books, papers and reports, including a book on The Climates of Canada, and two bestsellers: The Day Niagara Falls Ran Dry and Blame It On The Weather.  He was the originator and author of the Canadian Weather Trivia Calendar. David frequently appears on national radio and television as a commentator on weather and climate matters.  He has been awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada, the Queen Elizabeth Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals and has twice received the Public Service Merit Award.  David is the recipient of three honorary doctorates from the universities of Waterloo and Windsor and Nipissing University.  In 2001, David was named to the Order of Canada.
Workshop Moderators 
Elva Heyge
Stella Roy
Jillian Gibson
Louisa Horne
Michael Craig
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