On Tuesday morning, 17 Oct 2023 and on our collective behalves, David Douglas welcomed Dr Joyce Lock, acting Medical Officer of Health for the Haldimand/Norfolk Health and Social Services group as our Guest Speaker. At our not-so-hybrid session, she spoke to us about “Health Promotion - What does it mean for the Rotary Club? In a very well-prepared presentation Dr Lock discussed her work in the County(s). noting the benefit(s) of being healthy in our lives as well as our responsibilities for supporting those who keep our health care system working.  It was an excellent overview of the challenges before us as well as her ideas for mitigating down-side health effects.
Following questions as time permitted, Paul Zorad offered our appreciation for her work in the County as well as her most-informative briefing. President John added his own gratitude and reflections to round off the morning.
A copy of Dr Lock's presentation may be found by clicking on this link.  More information about Dr Lock may be found by going to the "Read more ..."  tab.


Dr Lock offers this glimpse into her life;

Grew up on a farm and the love the countryside and small urban rural Ontario

Attended university at McMaster and Toronto

After working in emergency medicine for almost 25 years, worked in public health from 2011 to the present.

Emergency medicine roles include time as chief of the department and medical director for the Halton Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Centre – Nina’s Place

Hobbies include skiing, swimming, cycling, hiking, tennis, canoeing, cooking and baking.