INCOMING DISTRICT GOVERNOR 2020/2021
 
John Slipp
 
He is heading to San Diego in January 2020 for District Governor Elect Training!
 
 
 
John and his wife Darla and their children Cameron and Sarah reside in the heart of New Brunswick’s First Town.  Their oldest child Cameron is a student at the University of Waterloo studying business and music. Cameron’s sister Sarah is studying music at Acadia University.
 
John and his wife Darla own and operate the Atlantic Travel Centre/Woodstock Duty Free Shop in Belleville on the Maine/New Brunswick border located at the junction of Interstate and Route 95 near Woodstock where they were the first and only recipients of the inaugural Gold Standard Award from the Frontier Duty Free Association.
 
John’s official career in Rotary began in 1982 with the Woodstock High School Interact Club, then was selected to represent Woodstock High School at the Rotary Adventures in Citizenship Program in Ottawa in 1983. John has been an active member of clubs in St. Catherine’s, Ontario and in Fredericton and Woodstock, NB.  In addition to serving as Club President of the Rotary Club of Woodstock John has previously served as the District Trainor and the District Literacy Chair.  A graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and a multi-Paul Harris Fellow John is the 2016 recipient of the Donald McRae Peace Award from Rotary Zone 24.  After playing an active role as part of the Rotary Project Giive Team including travel to Guatemala to help construct, deliver and train residents on the use of bio-sand water filters, eco-stoves and toilettes, John was also involved with the planning for Chapina Bonita Rotary Guatemala.    
 
Community service has been a central part of John’s life which has included being a councillor with the Anglophone West District Education Council, Co-Chair of the Friends of Mark Gallagher,  Regional Director with the New Brunswick Liberal Association, President of the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick and as an officer and director with the Frontier Duty Free Association.  In his free time, you might find John fly fishing on the Miramichi River, curling at the Woodstock Golf and Curling Club or skiing the slopes of Big Rock and other area ski hills.
 
Darla, is also very active in the community volunteering with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Upper River Valley Hospital, Girl Guides, a community Grief Share initiative and a campaign to expand hospice care in the upper St. John River valley.       
 
We wish him all the best during his training in San Diego in a few weeks while representing District 7810. 
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