Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Robert McMurtry May 13, 2021 12:30 PM
The Social Determinants of Health

Dr. McMurtry is an orthopedic surgeon, formerly at Sunnybrook Hospital where he was resposible for setting up the first trauma program in Canada. Subsequently he was Professor or Surgery at the Univesity of Calgary, Dean of Medecine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario, member of the Romanow Commision and then Assistant Deputy Minister in the Federal Health Ministery. He is a Member of the Order of Canada. The social determinants of health have been a long-term passion.

Anne Birmingham May 20, 2021
Strategic Planning in Rotary Clubs

Anne Bermingham has been a Rotarian for almost 25 years.  For many years, she was a member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton and is now a proud member of the Rotary Club of Hamilton AM.   


During her time in Rotary, she has been involved in many activities from membership recruitment to organizing their club’s TV Auction to coordinating Rotary volunteers from 20 clubs who are involved in Telling Tales.  She is a Past President of both clubs to which she has been a member.  She is also a past Assistant Governor and an active member of the Club “Visioning to Action” in her 7090 District.   She is also the District Governor Elect and will serve as Governor come July 1, 2021.


She is the President of 2WA Consulting Inc. and a MacKay CEO Forum chair.  She consults on issues related to leadership, performance and change.


In her personal life, Anne is a busy volunteer – active not only in Rotary but also involved as the Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the United Way of Halton and Hamilton.  The other hats that she wears with pride are that of being a wife to Gabriel Sedran and mother of two boys- Carmichael (23) and Alistair (21).



Business meeting May 27, 2021
Update and election of '21 - '22 directors and officers
Joseph Gibbons Jun 03, 2021 12:30 PM
Historical Perspective of Public Policy and its impact on Race in America

Joe Gibbons was born in Harlem, New York City. He received a bachelor’s degree in Sociology/General Studies from Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan, and a master’s degree in Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York. He has been a resident of Florida since 1994.

He spent 8 years with IBM in sales and management positions and owned and operated 4 computer stores in the State of Michigan. He spent 6 years as President and General Manager of NER Data Products of Canada, a computer peripheral manufacturing company. He also spent seven years with Ackerman LLP, a leading U. S. law firm, as a Public Policy Advisor. He is the President/CEO of the Gibbons Consulting Group and a Board Member of FARE (Floridians for Affordable and Reliable Energy).

Joe Gibbons was elected to the Florida House of Representatives 1n 2006. He served as the Chair of The Florida Legislative Black Caucus and the Democratic Minority Pro Tempore. Prior to his election to the Florida House of Representatives, he served one term on the Hallandale Beach City Commission and was a member of the Broward County Planning Council. He has also served as the Vice-Chair of the Florida Democratic Party. He is married to Ava Parker, President of Palm Beach State College and they have 11 year old twins.