Membership - Welcome new member Don Charboneau!

On February 10, 2012, Clive Woolley was proud to introduce Donald Charboneau, who will be part of our new Family Membership Category, as approved by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors, in January 2012.

Don is the son of Vice-President Peter Charboneau, and, the grandson of the late Don Charboneau, who is on our Hall of Fame with the note "31 years of perfect attendance".   Don is a  Senior Policy Analyst with Department of Natural Resources, and has spent half a dozen years managing YMCA bingo in Belleville, Ontario and has attended many Kiwanis meetings. Joining Kiwanis has long been on his mind and now is a good time. He will be joining our Bed Race Committee.

First 3rd generation Kiwanian in the history of the club.    Don was provided the same badge number 59 as his grandfather who is in the Hall of Fame, who had 31 years perfect attendance, was Lt. Governor and District Governor – Grandfather had great vision as he assembled all the land in Kanata and Orleans.

Nephew of Kiwanian Edward T. Mulkins/ Nephew of former Kiwanian Steve Weeks

Born in Ottawa / Attended Nepean High School/ Valedictorian in his graduating year

 Education:

Queens University –Kingston, Ontario  Bachelor of Arts – History. Graduated -August, 1994.

Algonquin College Ottawa, On.  1995-1997Business Administration Information Systems Diploma.

University of AthabascaExecutive Masters of Business Administration.  Graduated November, 2007

Ontario Certified Management Accountant Association.  Accelerated Program.  Completed July 2011

I want to assure you that he doesn’t spend every night studying because Don and his wife Anne have a 6 month old baby boy named Peter.  Donald put himself through Queens by buying and selling real estate and working/managing a bingo for the YMCA for five years so he understands the bingo business.  Has agreed to work with the Aktion Club Bingo and should probably be on our TV Bingo as well.

Work Experience

Project Manager – DataJungle Inc   Ottawa, ON August 2000 – March 2004.

Technical Services Manager – Lakeside Software Inc Detroit, Michigan.  June 1997 – August 2006.

Consulting Project Manager – Propalms  - Malton, UK August 2006 – February 2007

Project Manager -Siemens Communications - Canada.  Ottawa.  February 2007 – February 2008

Senior Policy Analyst/Manager, Risk Management Centre of Expertise.  Natural Resources Canada

- Ottawa. March 2008 – to Present.

Lead on the ecoENERGY for Biofuels program, which provided

$1.43 Billion in contributions to the private sector to develop new Biofuel production capacity.