Below is a short biography of some of our club members.
Barry, Michael -
Michael was born and raised in Sarnia. He was educated at St. Patrick's High School, at Lambton College for Computer Science and at York University for Business Administration. Michael was a former board member of Habitat for Humanity and is a current board member of the Sarnia Riding Club, and is now proud to be part of Rotary, supporting the 'Sarnia-Lambton After-Hours' club. Michael is the proud owner/operator of the Sarnia Mobil 1 Lube Express. Michael is married to Susan, and they have three sons.
Barry, Susan –
Susan Barry was born in Toronto and moved to Sarnia when she was 10 years old. She is a graduate of Northern Collegiate in Sarnia. She attended Lambton College where she is a graduate of the RN program. She is married and is the mother of four boys (if you include her husband, and she does). She has traveled extensively and is currently working as a part time Critical Care Nurse. She is proud of her newest endeavour; being a member of Rotary since 2009!
Bork, Bob –
Bob was born and raised in Watford and every school he ever attended has been closed down. He went on Rotary Youth Exchange in 89-90 to Brazil and joined the Watford Rotary Club in 1991 Bob was club president in 1994. He has a wonderfully patient wife Nancy and 2 children Alysha and Brent. Bob co-owns H. Moore and Son Windows and Doors in Sarnia.
Bork, Jaci –
In 1999/2000, I spent a year in Mexico as a participant in the Rotary Youth Exchange, an incredible year-long experience that opened my eyes and allowed me to better the world I live in. Upon my return home, I continued to be involved with the youth exchange program until 2005. As a Spanish and Sociology graduate, becoming involved with Rotary was a sound opportunity to give back to the organization that had awarded me so much, but also to be a part of a larger, international perspective. When the occasion to create the new After-Hours Club arose, there was no doubt that I wanted to be a part of it! When not at Rotary, I enjoy volunteering with a wide variety of other organizations, reading, traveling, mountain climbing, running and boxing.
Brandon, Terry-Lynn –
Terry-Lynn Brandon is a graduate of Huron College, University of Western Ontario (Class of 1989) and Queen's University Law Programme (Class of 2002). She is a practicing local criminal defense lawyer. Terry-Lynn is most proud of her healthy and active children, Katie and Julian. The Rotary expression of 'Service Above Self' reminds Terry-Lynn of the value of God's work in the world which is a first priority. Despite working full time and being a single mother, Terry-Lynn wishes to find even a small role in improving the Sarnia Community for others who are less fortunate. Involvement in Rotary achieves this goal.
Côté, Angela –
I live in Bright’s Grove with my husband Kris and son Evan and daughter Olivia. I am currently teaching Gr.3 FI in Petrolia, which was proceeded by an elementary program consultant position of the Lambton Kent District School Board and a Core French teacher for 3 years prior to that. In addition to being a member of this Rotary club, I volunteer with various local agencies. I was first introduced to Rotary when I was a Rotary Youth Exchange Student to France in 1997-98. I was impressed by the opportunity and support that Rotary offered me and witnessed first hand the good that comes from such an experience. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, hanging out at the cottage and going on special outings with my son and husband. But above all else I love to travel! Having visited many countries around the world, it only makes me want to see more yet.
Côté, Kris –
Born and raised in Ottawa, ON, I moved to Sarnia in 2003 with my wife Angela. We married in 2004 and both really got the travel bug in a bad way after our honeymoon. Since then, we have travelled to several places in the world including an adventure in India and an Awareness trip to Haiti (my most rewarding 'vacation' ever). I have worked for TD Bank since 2001 and held various management roles and am proud to work in this community. I am the proud father of my son Evan and daughter Olivia. I am proud to be a Rotarian, proud of this club's accomplishments and I encourage anyone interested in Rotary to visit us at 6:00 on Thursday's!
Dugay, Dave –
Grant, Dave –
Dave Grant is an entrepreneur and the founder of CanWeb, a boutique software and services company with clients in over 70 countries around the globe. He has over 20 years experience in computer communications and has been involved in ‘building the Internet’ since 1988. As President of CanWeb, he understands both the day-to-day challenges and rewards of small, high growth, businesses. An active volunteer, he is well respected in the local community and enjoys mentoring future business leaders whenever he can. Dave is a Rotarian, a Past Chairman of the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Boards or Executive Committees of several other local organizations. Dave has two fantastic teenage children, Kirsten and Brian, and enjoys playing with sailboats, motorcycles and old radios in his spare time.
Haché, Francine –
McKenney, Randy –
Murphy, Bill -
Born in 1966, Bill is a lifelong Sarnia resident, attending Lakeroad Public, Northern Collegiate and Lambton College, and enjoys all his community has to offer. He happily takes full advantage of the unique geography of his hometown in his 20+year career in the marine transportation industry and his recreational activities. Currently involved in Marine Terminal management, Bill has also achieved success in areas of ship repair and ship agency. His entrepreneurial spirit has initiated the proprietorship of a moderately successful ship supply business. His greatest accomplishments are his children, Bill Jr. and Jessica, who are forces to be reckoned with due to their scholastic and athletic achievements. When not working extended hours, Bill may be found cycling and rollerblading around Sarnia or swimming and scuba diving in the St. Clair River. With Rotary, Bill enjoys the camaraderie of fellow Rotarians and coordinating fundraising Bingos.
Nelles, Dwayne –
Prowse, Dave –
Dave is from London Ontario and a graduate of The University of Western Ontario in the field of international relations, and is employed with the Rotary Foundation of Canada as Foundation Coordinator.. His office assists Rotary clubs from across Canada and liaisons with the Rotary Foundation International Head Office in Chicago. Dave's father, Don, was Charter President of the Rotary Club of Grand Bend and a Past District Governor of District 6330. Dave, along with fellow club member and spouse Francine Haché reside in Sarnia Ont. Their youngest daughter Valerie attends McMaster University. Their eldest daughter, Karleen, resides in Sudbury Ont.., and is employed with FedNor, a division of Industry Canada. Dave and Francine have one grandchild, 'Vinny.' Dave enjoys hockey, baseball, golf and music.
Serratore, Mike –
Shrumm, Janet –
I grew up in Petrolia and Sarnia, attended St. Philip’s and St. Helen’s elementary schools, Northern Collegiate Secondary, University of Western Ontario and University of Windsor. My husband Gary and I have been married for 27 years and we have two amazing children, Derek and Holly. I have been teaching French as a Second Language for thirteen years—seven at Johnston Memorial, six at London Road, and am moving to my new position at Cathcart Boulevard in the fall. I enjoy cycling and tennis, reading and playing the piano. Gary and I have travelled to many countries around the world. Belonging to Rotary has created interesting new friendships and the opportunity to be involved in many activities that help other people. It makes you appreciate how fortunate we are to be surrounded by caring individuals who truly demonstrate service above self.
Vickery, Brian –
Wighton, Jeremy –