Contact: Paul Roeser
4195 Dundas Street West
Suite G10
Etobicoke, ON M8X 1Y4

Join us for an update from our own Bob Scott.


Bob was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, and received a medical degree with distinction from the University of Edinburgh in 1957.  Bob immigrated to Cobourg Ontario Canada, where he continued as a small-town general practitioner which involved all aspects of medicine. He was a coroner for the Province of Ontario and investigated more than 1,200 cases before retiring in May 2003.


Bob became a member of the Rotary Club of Cobourg, in 1971 and served as President in 1978-79 and subsequently on many District 7070 committees and on many committees for Rotary International after his year as District Governor in 1987-88.  He was elected a director of Rotary International in 1996 being appointed vice President for the year 1997-98. In 2010 Bob Chaired the Montreal Convention 


In 2004, Bob became a Rotary Foundation trustee and elected Chair of the Trustees in 2007-08. In 2006, he began his term as chair of the International PolioPlus Committee a position he held until 30 June 2014.  He rejoined the committee as of 1 July 2015 as an advisor for 2 years. He has taken part in many National Immunisation Days in many counties including Pakistan, India, Nigeria, and Egypt.

  A Paul Harris Fellow, Bob has received the RI Service Above Self Award, The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and The Distinguished Service Award, the International Service Award for a Polio-Free World, and the Four Avenues of Service Citation. He has been named an outstanding leader in polio eradication by the United Nations Foundation and has received the Glenn Sawyer Service Award from the Ontario Medical Association for professional and community achievement. He received the Sitare-i-Khidmat award from President Zardari of Pakistan and was awarded the Order of Chad at the level of Chevalier by President Deby. Bob received the Sovereign Medal for Volunteers from the Governor General of Canada, and he also received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 

Bob has been married to Ann an Honorary Rotarian for 64 years. They are both major donors of The Rotary Foundation and members of the Arch Klumph Society. They have 4 married children and 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.