Posted on Apr 23, 2018
Welcome RI Representative PDG Diane Chantler
Diane is the immediate PDG of the International District 6330 which covers part of Ontario, Canada and part of Michigan, USA.  In 2016-17 her District demonstrated how as Rotarians we “Serve Humanity” and together we all celebrated the 100th Anniversary of our Rotary Foundation.  Her great joy was seeing the amazing things that the Rotary Clubs do to “Make a Difference” in their communities and all around the world.
She originally was asked to join the Rotary Club of Bracebridge and this year she is celebrating her 20th year as a proud Rotarian. Diane was a Charter Member of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes, and Club President in 2002 - 2003. She was a District 7010 AG, Polio Plus Chairperson, and assisted Clubs in future planning as part of the Visioning Team. In 2002 Diane spearheaded her Club's HOPE Bear Campaign, showcased in the Rotarian and the 100th Anniversary book for her Zone titled “Under the Northern Lights”.  All of this in support of Polio eradication. She was awarded the Rotary District Foundation Award, for the campaign, in 2003. In 2010 Diane was the recipient of the Rotary Foundation Regional Service Award for a Polio-free world from Rotary International. Some of her other Rotary roles in District 6330 include being an AG, Membership Co-Chair and RLI Chair. 
 
In 2011 Diane, and her husband Bill, moved to St. Thomas, Ontario when her husband retired. The Rotary Club of St. Thomas and District 6330 welcomed her. In 2013 she chaired an initiative to Charter a new Club in St. Thomas. The St. Thomas Railway City Rotary Club was chartered on May 30, 2014, where Diane served as the Charter President, and continues to call the St. Thomas Railway City her home club.
What really makes Rotary matter to Diane is changing lives of people both here at home and around the world.  Internationally she travelled to Ecuador to deliver 300 wheelchairs and has just returned from a trip to South Africa & Zimbabwe visiting Clubs that have worked with her District to change lives through joint projects and the “Global Literacy Project.”
 
Diane is a certified HR Professional. Her career spanned 35 years of Management in the Banking, Financial, Business and HR segments. She is a multiple PHF, PHS member, Major Donor, Benefactor and Bequest society member. 
Diane believes the best aspects of Rotary are the great benefit of meeting people and building friendships, whether it is in your own Club or when you are travelling to other parts of the world, and that “true joy comes from doing things for others and Rotary allows us to experience that.” 

Since retiring, she enjoys doing volunteer work that is close to her heart. Diane along with her husband Bill, who is also a Rotarian enjoy travelling and spending time with their nieces and nephews.
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