My Family - I am from countless generations of farmers and blacksmiths, both thinking and creative professions.
My Schools learning the Four Rs, Reading wRiting, aRithmatic, and Research.
My Higher Education attending colleges, accounting courses, software courses, attending software conferences and seminars, working on cutting edge technology for many years, and more and more reading. I became a Certified General Accountant (CGA) in 1985.
Doing by working in many different fields, I observed what works and what does not; working in data communication from the year dot (1969 11 years before the 1980 date, that IBM set as year zero on their 1st PC); becoming a Software Architect.
Thinking seeing how something in one field can be adapted to another field. Thinking outside the box, not always accepting the status quo, persevering in my thinking. If an idea is good, feasible; there is always a way to make it so.
Innovating - creating a mainframe Business Accounting system in 1970 using an early Database software program called Dataman. Creating a mainframe Spreadsheet program in 1971. Co-inventing a Planning, Purchase Order, and Budgeting System using an early version of the Cloud and the first ever personal computer (a Datapoint 2200) in 1973; this system sent the budgets to the Business Accounting system. I created a Canadian Payroll System for Microcomputers (Paytime tm) in 1983. Co-created a Recreational Vehicle Rental system on a LAN with communication links to other branches with automatic over-nite updates both to headquarters and then back to the branches for use the next morning from 1992 with annual improvements to 2002.
Teaching impart my knowledge on others, in whatever way is practical. My students are my family, my co-workers, the community, and finally the Universe. Just look at Wikipedia to see how many people are teaching others for Free.
Learning never, never stop learning. They say You cannot teach an old dog new tricks, do NOT believe them; as long as you can think you can learn. Just look at Stephen Hawking, the Past Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge. My latest learning effort, is in Quantum Mechanics. I am listening to online lectures by Dr Leonard Susskind from Stanford University. Nothing like the elderly teaching the elderly.
Writing - In 2014 I finished my first ebook, "MONEY Ages in Your LIFE", which is now for sale on Amazon.com. This gives me the opportunity to let other people benefit from my wealth of knowledge and experiences. I also edited and was a major contributor to "The Club that made Toastmasters truly International" about First Canadian Toastmasters Club 38 eighty year history.
Giving Finally be able to give to your fellow man, with no expectations in return. Just look at the gifts of Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Bill and Melinda Gates, and BC's own Jimmy Pattison.
My Toastmaster Accomplishments
|VP-Education Royal Roads Toastmasters 2017 [Jan-Jun]|
|VP-Membership Firebirds Collective 2016-17|
|VP-Membership First Canadian Toastmasters 2016-17|
|Sponsor and Co-founder Witty Storytellers Online 2016||
Club Secretary Treasurer Witty Storytellers Online 2016-17
|Co-founder Firebirds Collective 2016||Past President Firebirds Collective [Presidents Distinguished Club] 2016|
|Past President First Canadian Toastmaster [Presidents Distinguished Club] 2015-16|
|Past President Royal Roads Toastmasters 2016|
|Area 1 Governor 2014-15||Treasurer Royal Roads Toastmasters [Presidents Distinguished Club] 2014-15|
|Treasurer First Canadian Toastmaster 2014 [Jul-Dec]|
|2nd DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) 2014||VP-Education First
Canadian Toastmaster 2014 [Presidents
Distinguished Club] [Jan-Jun]
|President Royal Roads Toastmasters [Presidents Distinguished Club] 2013-14|
|President First Canadian
Toastmaster [Presidents Distinguished
Club] 2013 [Jul-Dec]
Toastmasters Website Restoration Committee 2012
||VP-Education First Canadian Toastmaster 2012-13|
VI Entrepreneur Toastmasters 2012-13
|Co-founder Royal Roads Toastmasters Club 2012|| VP-Education Royal
Roads Toastmasters 2012-13
|Past Area 3 Governor 2011-12 [Distinguished Area]||VP-Public Relations Uptown Rollers Toastmasters 2012-13|
|Outstanding Toastmaster 2010-11||Past President First Canadian Toastmaster 2011-12|
Co-founder Uptown Rollers Toastmasters
Club Secretary VI Entrepreneur Toastmasters [Presidents Distinguished Club] 2011-12
|Past District Historian 2008-11|| Past VP-Membership
VI Entrepreneur Toastmasters [Presidents Distinguished Club] 2010-11
|Outstanding Toastmaster 2009-10||Past VP-Public Relations First Canadian Toastmaster [Presidents Distinguished Club] 2010-11|
|Webmaster District 21 Spring Conference Committee 2010||Past President Night Hawks Club 2009-10|
Sergent of Arms First Canadian Toastmasters #38
[Select Distinguished Club] 2009-10
|Past District Email Coordinator 2007-09||Past VP-Education VI Entrepreneur Toastmasters
[Presidents Distinguished Club] 2008-09
|Outstanding Toastmaster 2008-09||Past VP-Public Relations Night Hawks Club 2008-09|
|DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) 2008||Past Secretary First Canadian Toastmaster [Select Distinguished Club] 2008-09|
|Sponsor and Co-founder VI Entrepreneur Toastmasters 2008||
Past Club Treasurer VI Entrepreneur Toastmasters [Distinguished Club] 2008
Past Area 3 Governor 2007-08
Past President Thunderbird