DG Lyn Stroshin and DGN Darcy Long, 2017 District conference chair announced that David Forward will be a keynote speaker at conference 2017 in Whistler. David is the author of the official history of The Rotary Foundation, “Doing Good in the World.”
Read David’s full bio at www.CelebrateRotary.ca  , Keynote speakers page.  You may also register for conference 2017 at this site.
David C. Forward, born and educated in England, is a member of the Rotary Club of Medford Sunrise, New Jersey, USA. He is the author of 12 books, including A Century of Service: The Story of Rotary International, which he was commissioned to write for the 2005 centennial of Rotary International, Heroes After Hours: Extraordinary Acts of Employee Volunteerism, and The Essential Guide to the Short Term Mission Trip.
David’s latest book is the official history of The Rotary Foundation.  Doing Good in the Word: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation’s First 100 Years. The book takes the reader behind the scenes with Foundation leaders and out into the field with gross roots Rotarians.
If you ever wondered how Rotary’s battle against polio began or what motivated Rotarians to establish the Peace Centers you will want to hear David’s presentation. He was a keynote speaker at the Rotary International Assembly and to the Rotary International Convention in Seoul in 2016.
David will sell and sign his book at Conference 2017 in Whistler.
Forward has led humanitarian trips to the Dominican Republic and Lebanon and polio immunization teams to India in 1991, he founded International Children's Aid Foundation, an all-volunteer foundation that supports an orphanage and dental and medical clinics in Romania. Forward also leads volunteer trips to Romania, a country he has visited more than 70 times.
A Rotarian since 1978, Forward has served as club president, District 7500 (New Jersey, USA) PolioPlus chair, and district governor. He is a Rotary Foundation Major Donor and has received The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service.
A Realtor with Keller Williams Realty, Forward represented New Jersey for three years on the White House Conference on Small Business. He won the Good Neighbor Award from the National Association of Realtors in 2005 for his volunteer work and Realtor of the Year in 2011.
Forward lives in Medford, New Jersey, with his wife and son.