Stella Roy
DG 2014-15

Born in England, Stella graduated from St Thomas' Hospital in physiotherapy in 1978, moved to Penticton, BC in 1980 to do a locum and to learn to ski. She moved to Nova Scotia in 1985 to upgrade to a degree and sail her laser. Stella lives and works in Halifax as a Physiotherapist and has pioneered work in Women’s Health in Nova Scotia.
Stella began her Rotary journey with the Bedford Sackville and District Rotary Club in 1994 and could not imagine the impact that Rotary would have on her life. Her club now is The Rotary Club of Halifax Harbourside and she served as Club President in 1996-97.
Stella’s main interest has been sharing the Rotary experience. She has been District Trainer for the last 3 years and is a discussion leader for the Rotary Leadership Institute. She finds at each session she learns more than she gives.
Stella has been involved in a number of Club and District committees. One of the highlights was as GSE District Outbound Chair. She worked with the Team Leaders and saw firsthand the changes in team members when they returned from their month in India, Nigeria and Australia.

Stella’s passions in Rotary include Shelterbox; traveling to the Dominican Republic with a team to build a garden in a Batte and more recently to Nigeria on a team with Ann Lee Hussey for NID; and being part of the District Team.
Stella met her husband Paul on a rally with the Halifax Harbourside Rotary Club. Paul is also an active Rotarian at both the Club and the District level. Stella’s hobbies include sailing, paddle boarding and walking with her dog Sailor
It is the people Stella has met in Rotary that has truly enriched her life. Stella looks forward to the opportunity to Serve the District as District Governor in 2014-15 and promises to work hard to help other Rotarians develop and continue their own journey's, tell their own stories and Make a difference for the people of the world. 
She asks only that “You be the best You that You can be”