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John Joynt Joins Disaster Aid Team

15-11-2013
Following the recent retirement of Don & Anne Ohlgren, John Joynt, a high profile business executive, Rotarian and incoming Club President, has volunteered to work with the Board of Disaster Aid Canada to increase the profile and visibility of Disaster Aid Canada and the many facets of the operations.

Following the recent retirement of Don & Anne Ohlgren, John Joynt, a high profile business executive, Rotarian and incoming Club President, has volunteered to work with the Board of Disaster Aid Canada to increase the profile and visibility of Disaster Aid Canada and the many facets of the operations.

 

John looks forward to travelling Canada and meeting Rotarian's within their clubs and working with them to help others to help themselves around the world.

 

John was born and raised in rural Ontario just south of Ottawa. He has been an enthusiastic member of the Royal Oak Centennial Rotary Club for a few years now and enjoys the many opportunities he's presented to serve his community.

John is President Elect for his club for the 2013-2014 year.

 

He has served on the boards of Bethel United Church in Rideau Ferry, Ontario, Grace United Methodist Church in Lake Mary, Florida, Christ Community Church in Victoria, BC and the We Rage We Weep Alzheimer Foundation.

 

John has served in the capacity of Sales Manager, International Sales Manager, VP of Sales and Marketing, Operations Manager and General Manager of various high tech companies. He participated in raising investment funds for companies he has worked for.

 

He has travelled extensively in 34 countries; most of them second world and Latin Countries.

 

John is married, has two grown daughters and calls Victoria home. John brings a wealth of international business growth and humanitarian experience to the Executive Directors position of Disaster Aid Canada.

Latest News from Disaster Aid Canada

Could you imagine what it would be like to lose everything, watch your children suffer through lack of food and water and not be able to give your family the security of basic shelter? These are the questions we ask every day. How can we assist these people around the world to have security as a family unit and a glimmer of hope for their future?

We are constantly moved by the generosity and commitment of fellow Rotarians, their friends and associates here and around the world who support Disaster Aid Canada's humanitarian aid delivery - delivered by Rotarians to those most in need with accountability and dignity.

Disaster Aid Canada, together with our international Rotary partners continues to assist refugees in the Horn of Africa, especially the most at risk at a newly created camp.

At the time of writing, another two containers of Family Survival boxes are being delivered to house the frail and most at risk. The magnitude and complexity of this disaster is enormous with shelter, water, sanitation and food being the priorities.

With the support of fellow Rotarians, we will continue to assist and turn despair into hope.

We need your continued support ...

In our first twelve months of serving those most in need, deploying to Pakistan, the Sudan, Haiti and the Horn of Africa, and with a commitment to assist Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Belkys Lopez in the Sudan again, we need your help in replenishing our stocks. For a family that has lost everything, $750 buys the security of a home ... and an opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Quite simply, the more Family Survival boxes we have in stock, the more families we assist in the Rotary spirit.

And please remember, Disaster Aid Canada really is the essence of Rotary service. As a project of the Rotary Club of Royal Oak (D5020) its members (and their families and friends) continue to provide a selfless, ongoing commitment - in so many ways - to this real 'Rotary Club' humanitarian project.

We welcome your contact to discuss how as Rotarians, we can help put smiles back onto so many faces through the delivery of our 'boxes of hope'.

 

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