Tonic Tuesday: Highlighting Bob Munroe
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We are diving into “Tonic Tuesday” paying homage to a wonderful member at our club who has provided exemplary service as an engaging Rotarian, continuously exercising “service above self.” Tonic: Hamilton Rotary After Five is very proud to have Robert (Bob) Munroe as a part of our club. Learn about Robert’s inspiring Rotarian journey in his own words:
“I joined the Rotary Club of Hamilton in 2006 and was a member there until 2016. I was Club President from 2012-2013.
One of the most fulfilling tasks at the Rotary Club of Hamilton was working on a successful Global Grant which provided medicine to a Community in Mali, Africa.
I was a District 7090 Grants Committee member from 2011 through 2014 and chaired the District 7090 “District Grants Subcommittee” from 2013-2014. This was an awesome experience as it allowed me to learn from outstanding people like Karen Oakes, Roy Sheldrick and Art Wing among many others. At one point, I received a District Service Award for my work at the District. In all, I was able to review and learn from well over 30 District Grants submitted by Rotary Clubs in D-7090 over the years and to witness the intelligence, dedication and humanitarian goals of many Rotarians throughout D-7090.
I left Rotary for two years to focus on a particularly heavy work load as a trial lawyer. I have been a trial lawyer since I started practising law in 1977 and love being a lawyer. I have argued cases at every level of Court in Ontario including once in the Supreme Court of Canada.
I rejoined Rotary in 2016 as a founding member of Tonic: Hamilton Rotary After Five where my present interest is coaching peace scholar applicants and our Global Grant Scholarship for Dona Geagea. It is humbling to see the work that Dona does relating to water management and an honour to participate in the Grant.I support the Rotary Foundation. In my view it is one of the top Foundations in the World and makes the world a better place every day with the work it does.
My hobbies are sailing, skeet shooting, bridge and reading. I have sailed thousands of nautical miles including the Caribbean, Long Island Sound, Maine Coast, Nantucket, British Columbia Coast and the great Lakes including once across Lake Superior. I sail my 37’ Beneteau during the summers in Hamilton Harbour and Lake Ontario. Rotary has given me so many opportunities to meet inspiring people, learn about local and global issues and to be part of a team that helps make the world a better place.
”Thank you, Robert, for all you do in the name of Rotary!