Guest Speaker: District Governor Richard Denton
Sep 12, 2022 11:45 AM
11:45 In Person Meeting
Guest Speaker: District Governor Richard Denton

Richard is a retired country doctor who did everything from delivering babies to anesthesia, to hospital work, geriatrics, looking after people with special needs, and coroner’s work. He has been involved in his community in many areas culminating in becoming Mayor of Kirkland Lake and is now our Rotary District Governor.

Richard is also involved in chairing various environmental organizations, and anti-nuclear organizations, and is currently co-chairing the North America Int’l Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Nobel Peace Prize 1985). He joined Rotary serving in the Kirkland Lake club as President, received a Paul Harris, and has also been the District Literacy Chair. He has led a Group Study Exchange to India, done Rotary volunteer work in Jamaica, and other work in the Dominican Rep. and Nicaragua. He has been on a Rotary Friendship tour of South Africa. More recently he has been the founding district Peace Chair and founding chair of Rotarians 4 Nuclear Ban that is now Friends for Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention. He has also attended meetings of the formation of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) at the UN, and the ceremony in Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize going to the International Campaign for Against Nuclear weapons (ICAN) in 2017.

Richard is married to Elizabeth Denton, a Registered Dietitian (also retired) and they have four married children and nine grandchildren. He enjoys canoeing (Int’l Fellowship of Canoeing Rotarians) and cycling (Rotary Cycle to Serve) in the summer and snowshoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing in the winter.

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