Born in Patterson Siding, north of Miramichi, Francis has been a member of the club since 1992. During that time he has served as President, as well as multiple Secretary terms and many years as the Membership Chair. Whenever a major club project is underway, you can depend on Francis to be involved. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Masters of Architecture, both from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS), and owns the architectural firm Des-Tek Inc. He has been married to Cheryl Brown since 1997, and has a stepson Jeff in Ireland. Outside Rotary, he is the chair of St. John Ambulance NB, and is a member of the Priory of Canada of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem (Order of St.John). Since Francis did his talk during our meeting back on Oct.31st, he took the opportunity to dress for the occasion.