Vice Governor

John Chave

John was born and raised in Toron­to Cana­da. His for­ma­tive years were spent in Lea­side, a small com­mu­ni­ty just north of the city center.

He attend­ed ele­men­tary school and high school in the area and then attend­ed a Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege, where he stud­ied Edu­ca­tion­al Media. Upon grad­u­a­tion, he worked as a Media Spe­cial­ist in both edu­ca­tion and health care. After sev­er­al years, he decid­ed that his inter­est had shift­ed to train­ing and went back to school for qual­i­fi­ca­tion in Adult Edu­ca­tion. He then worked as a train­ing man­ag­er until he retired, work­ing in both the pub­lic and pri­vate sectors.

John’s inter­est in Kiwa­nis stemmed from his involve­ment as a 13-year-old boy singing with his ele­men­tary school senior choir in the Toron­to Kiwa­nis Music Fes­ti­val. Many years lat­er when he was look­ing to join a ser­vice club, he thought of that time and decid­ed to check out Kiwa­nis. He is cer­tain­ly glad that he did.

Since becom­ing a Kiwan­ian, he has served as Chair­man of the Oshawa Whit­by Kiwa­nis Music Fes­ti­val for eight years, three terms as club pres­i­dent, one term as Lieu­tenant Gov­er­nor and two years as the Cer­ti­fied CLE train­er for his division.

John believes strong­ly in Kiwa­nis and con­tin­ues to fos­ter “The For­mu­la LOVE IT. SHARE IT. LIVE IT.

When he is not involved with his Kiwa­nis work, John spends time with his music. He is a work­ing musi­cian, per­form­ing when­ev­er and wher­ev­er he can. He plays piano and teach­es pri­vate gui­tar lessons.  John is also a licenced “Ham” radio oper­a­tor. He can often be found with Mic in hand talk­ing to fel­low “Hams” all over the world. Dur­ing the sum­mer months, John and his part­ner Sue, spend much of their time on their boat, cruis­ing the waters of the Trent Sev­ern Water­way in Ontario.

John believes that his next step in his Kiwa­nis jour­ney is to serve in the capac­i­ty of Vice Gov­er­nor of East­ern Cana­da and the Caribbean.  He is thrilled to have been elect­ed to this posi­tion dur­ing our Kiwa­nis Kick­start convention.

Respect­ful­ly submitted,


PLG John Chave


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