July 17, 2020

This week, our Rotary Club gained another awesome member, Dr. Lucy Mutharia, who was warmly introduced by Noma Vales.

Lucy, we are all looking forward to getting to know you.


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Noma said: 

Lucy and I met about eight years ago at Harcourt Memorial United Church on Dean. During our many conversations, I mentioned to Lucy that I was a Rotarian and she showed a lot of interest in finding out what projects our club was involved in. Lucy mentioned that, as a young person in Kenya, she thought Rotary was a club for wealthy foreign men, who were doing lots of projects in the community. She also mentioned that her cousin back in Kenya was a very active Rotarian. Soon after, I started delivering my read Rotarian Magazines to her and was always eager to get more. Well, as of today, I am getting layed off from my delivery job.

Lucy was born in Nyandarua, Kenya (Central part of Kenya), received her undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Nairobi, and went on to University of British Columbia for her PHD. In November 1989, she joined the University of Guelph as a faculty member in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Lucy is retiring from her faculty position later this year, and will now have more time for Rotary.

Lucy, welcome to Rotary Club of Guelph. You have been waiting for this moment for several years.