“Truly, I never imagined any of this…”
It is with great pleasure that I announce my acceptance of the position of Chapter Chair at The Explorers Club-Canadian Chapter for a two-year term beginning January 1, 2022. Thank you to George Kourounis FI’09, the outgoing Chapter Chair, for both endorsing and encouraging me to take on this responsibility. A second thank you goes out to Kathryn Britnell FI’19, who advised me to go ahead and do it. If there’s one thing I’ve learnt over my time on this planet, it’s that… “If the smartest person in the room tells you to do something, do it.”
Last but not least, a heartfelt thank you and a big hug to our friend Susan R. Eaton FI’11, who, while dinner at the Lift Restaurant in downtown Vancouver in September 2015, not only suggested but demanded that I join The Explorers Club. The membership committee of The Explorers Club agreed in 2016, and I was elected a Fellow International. I eventually went on to serve as the Canadian Chapter’s Regional Director, BC/Yukon, for a two-year term (2019/2020).
About Explorers Club
Founded in New York City in 1904, The Explorers Club is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of field exploration and scientific inquiry which serves as a meeting point for explorers and scientists worldwide. The Explorer Club’s chapters are organized into thirty-three national and international chapters which serve as local contact points for explorers, scientists, and student explorers throughout the world. Many chapters hold monthly dinners, lectures, and seminars, award field-research grants to students, publish newsletters, and organize expeditions, field trips, and educational events.