The Mysterious Story of the Rotarian Henry Sim
Dec 09, 2021 12:30 PM
Graeme Fraser
The Mysterious Story of the Rotarian Henry Sim

Graeme Fraser, President Rotary Club of West Ottawa will be today's speaker. His topic will be "The Mysterious Story of the Rotarian Henry Sim".

Graeme is Ottawa born and bred, and a person who comes by his Rotary connections honestly. His uncle R. Graeme Fraser was a long-standing member of the Ottawa Rotary club and was made an honorary member of West Ottawa in recognition for his work chartering our club. The senior Graeme Fraser also introduced Keith Fraser, his younger brother to the Ottawa Club in 1957. Keith Fraser (father of Miriam and Graeme) then transferred his membership to West Ottawa in 1961 where he was a past president and member until his passing in 2020. Graeme joined West Ottawa in 1989, and his sister Miriam transferred her membership to West Ottawa in 2020 after having been a member of the Nepean Kanata Rotary club since 1991. Graeme's wife Lynne also joined in 2020, giving them more things to chat about at dinner. Lynne and Graeme have two older boys who have yet to jump into the Rotary world but have discussed it. Rotary seems to be in their blood.

Graeme is now retired after having had a career managing Blacks Camera stores then working in the last 20 years as a technical recruiter providing consultants to the federal government. Graeme is a Paul Harris fellow +2, and a past president (2011-12) and has been very active in the club chairing many committees, sometimes even effectively. He is currently halfway through his first year of his two years as president of West Ottawa. His focus has been local in nature and he is now striving to increase Rotary’s profile in Ottawa with the goal of increasing membership across all clubs to ensure the continued survival of the best service club in the world.