L to R: Keith, Becky, Barb, Philip, Cecilia - Rotary International Convention Bangkok

Keith Tsukishima

Classification: Hotel Management, joined Rotary in 1987 in Winnipeg, Club President 2002-2003, 2006-2007, 2014-2015

Keith spent his childhood in Southern Alberta, later moved to Prince George. After graduated from UBC in computer science, he ended up working in Hotel Management with the same company for 35 years. 

Besides attending many District Conferences, Keith enjoys attending Rotary Conventions with fellow Rotarians and their spouses, his first convention was San Antonio in 2001, then Barcelona in 2002, Osaka in 2004, Copenhagen in 2006, Montreal 2010, Bangkok 2012 and Taiwan 2021.

Why Keith is a Rotarian...

One might say that Rotary discovered me in Winnipeg. “Service to Others” was a foreign concept until Rotarians talked to me about community spirit.  Through Rotary I have met many good friends and the rewarding feeling of doing something worthwhile. My happiest moments with Rotary are with Rotarians at an International Convention, there, one sees, feels and truly comprehends the vastness of Rotary service throughout the world. After one International Conference, you change from being a name in a Rotary Club to becoming a Rotarian.
Two major inspirational milestones changed the course of my career.  One was Rotary, where I found a network of business and professional people to expand my base of connections.  Rotary also was instrumental in providing an environment of support and doing good things for others.  The other milestone was Toastmasters, which dovetailed with Rotary, provided the skill set required to work and communicate in group dynamics.
The people in these two organizations set out a path of community involvement which advanced my career and fulfilled my sense of “Service Above Self”.