Posted by Bill MacKay
Ever the mentor, Bill MacKay shared some more history on Rotary Members with local connections.  Jeffry Cadorette is a Rotary International Director 2018 - 2020.  He retired from healthcare in 1999 after a 25 year career as a physical therapist.  He had been President and CEO of Physical Therapy Associates of Delaware County in Pennsylvania until merging his practice with Riddle Memorial Hospital to form the Riddle Rehabilitation Institute and Riddle Sports Medicine.  He now serves as Associate Broker and Executive Vice President at Media Real Estate Company where he is active in all phases of commercial real estate sales and leasing, tenant representation and new project development.  Mr. Cadorette received a Bachelor's Degree in Science and a Master's Degree in Education from Springfield College and a post graduate degree in physical therapy from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is past Trustee on the Springfield College Board of Trustees and is a member of and Past Co-President of the Springfield College Philadelphia/Wilmington Alumni Association.  A Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Media, PA since 1977, Jeff served as Governor of District 7450 in 1998 - 1999.  In September 2016 he was the selection of the Zones 24/32 Nominating Committee for Director to serve on the Rotary International Board of Directors in 2018-2020.  He has represented the President of Rotary International at District Conferences across the country and in Canada and has been the keynote and motivational speaker at numerous district conferences, Rotary Foundation dinners, Rotary workshops and seminars around North America.  Jeff is a recipient of a number of awards including the Rotary International PolioPlus Partners Leadership Award, the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service and the Rotary International Service Above Self Award, RI's highest honour for individual Rotarians and the Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award, the Foundation's highest distinction.  Jeffry Cadorette will be our guest speaker at the 100th Anniversary Gala next year.
MacKenzie (Mack) Robertson was a native of St. Vincent Township in Grey County.  He received his associate diplomas from the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph in 1989 and entered the dairy industry.  He worked for creameries around St. Mary's for a few years, returned to the OAC Dairy School and then joined the staff of the Ontario Department of Agriculture as creamery instructor for a few years.  In 1914 he established Belleville Creameries and soon had branches in Bancroft, Napanee, Kingston and Sharbot Lake.  He also acquired and operated Land O'Lanark Creameries in Perth, Trenton Dairies in Trenton and Prince Edward Dairies in Picton.  Robertson is credited with being instrumental in bringing about legislation in Ontario making mandatory the grading of cream, the settlement for cream on the basis of grade and the adoption of the Babcock test as a means of establishing grade.  He was also influential in having a pasteurization of cream for butter making made mandatory in Ontario.  He was a founding member of the National Dairy Council of Canada and in 1982 was named to the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame Association, in Milton.  Mack Robertson died in 1957.
Charter member Oswald Scott served as president and also secretary of the Club for nine years.  A native of Oshawa he studied civil engineering at McGill University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree.  Before coming to Belleville in 1913 he worked in Toronto, Portland and Boise, Idaho.  In Belleville, he was manager of the local electricity utility, then under control of the Electric Power Company.  When the utility was purchased by the Hydro Electric Power Commission of Ontario, he continued as manager and later secretary manager after the municipality purchased the plant in 1929.  He served as a member of the Chamber of Commerce from its inception in 1920 until his death.  He was also a member of the local high school advisory board on vocational education.  He died in 1968.
Col. Lorne Marsh was born in Frankford, Ontario in 1871 and moved into Belleville at an early age where he received his education.  He taught school on the 1st concession to Thurlow for a short time before taking a position as a bookkeeper with a Col. Brown's foundry.  He advanced rapidly to the point where he was able to establish his own firm with W. Henthorn - Marsh and Henthorn Engineering Works.  The company was primarily involved in the product of farm machinery prior to the war, but then was quickly changed to a munition plant, manufacturing steel casings for shells.  He served as mayor of Belleville in 1909 and 1910 after several years as an alderman and was the Liberal candidate for the provincial legislature at one time.  The Colonel was a devoted member of St. Thomas Anglican Church, a well-known figure in fraternity circles and a very keen sportsman especially interested in baseball.  He died in 1928 in his 59th year.
Col. Philip H. Wills "Phay" was born in London, Ontario, but the family moved to Orangeville and then to Belleville.  As a young man, Phay worked in the Yukon for several years, eventually returning to Belleville and entering the employ of Lehigh Portland Cement Company.  When the First World War erupted, he joined the 155th Battalion, was transferred to the 21st Battalion and became company commander with the rank of captain.  After the war, he became identified with the Argyll Light Infantry Regiment and was honoured with the title Honorary Colonel of the regiment.  He was active in local businesses, the political field and was a member of St. Thomas Church.  In addition to being a charter member of Rotary, he was a member of the Belleville Club and of the Albany Club of Toronto.  Col. Wills died in 1965 in his 83rd year.