Happy New Rotary Year! A Message from 2023-24 DG Shirley-Pat Chamberlain and Ron Malmas
Happy New Rotary Year!
I am so honoured and humbled to serve as District Governor along with my partner Brostar Ron Malmas! Together we will imagine what is next as we create hope in the world through District 5040 and our ongoing commitment to peace and IDEA - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access.
Peace is the soil in which the seed of hope grows! Let us continue also to ensure our clubs are spaces and places of care and compassion as we focus on mental health and wellness and spaces and places of action to unlock the power of the most marginalized in our local and global communities. My personal gratitude as District Governor for your confidence in me to lead with you all in 2023-2024!
Love & Peace - DG SP & Brostar Ron
A Biography of Shirley-Pat Chamberlain
Dubbed the ‘original champion sparkplug’ by His Honour, Steven L. Point, the 28th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Shirley-Pat Chamberlain (nèe Gale) is an energetic passionate literacy advocate with infectious good cheer who is committed to service above self in the pursuit of Aristotelian real good. Driven by an insatiable curiosity and passion for changing the world around her, Shirley-Pat has been committed to social action literacy initiatives and community development innovation in rural and remote British Columbia in both indigenous and non-indigenous communities. Shirley-Pat is a woman of mixed heritage and is Tl'esqox na whelh deni heelen (adoptee of Tl'esqox). She brings 20+ years of leadership, community planning and development, fund development, grant writing, project management, facilitation, teaching, and mentorship. Shirley-Pat is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Steveston. She received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012 for outstanding volunteerism. She is the proud co-lead of the Write to Read BC project, a joint Government House of BC and Rotary International literacy equity initiative that works with rural and remote Indigenous communities across the province. Shirley-Pat has just completed her Ph.D. entitled “Changing Stinking Thinking”: A Comparative Case Study of the Enactment, Embodiment, and Emplacement of Social Citizenship in the Pacific Northwest at the University of Edinburgh.