Posted by Kenneth Boyd on Mar 10, 2018
This year, the Club had approximately $32,000 to allocate to community organizations, proceeds from Ribfest, Tour de Guelph and Scotch Nosing.  21 recipient organizations attended club meetings in February and March to receive their funds.  Pictured below are this year's recipients.
 
L-R: Dan O'Donnell, Allocations Chair, Peter Gill, Chalmers Community Service Centre, Laura Muirhead, Child Witness Centre, Mira Clarke, Action Read, Mike Treadgold, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Guelph, Brittany Webb, Diabetes Canada, Cherylynn Lumsasag, Beginning Family Services, Anita Macfarlane, Children's Foundation, Norm Greensmith, Club President.
L-R: Dan O'Donnell, Allocations Chair, Simon Bell Focus on Nature, Leslie Fisher, Guelph Contemporary Dance, Justine Morgan, G-W Women in Crisis, Susan Carey, St James the Apostle Anglican Church, Pat Stuart, Wellington Hospice, Kristin Tilley, Lakeside Hope House, Beth Harris, Michael House, Norm Greensmith, Club President.
 
Front L-R: Penny Jamieson, Power of Hope, Kim Rodrigues, Hopewell Homes, Karen Semma, St. Joes Health Care, Sharon Stewart, The Julien Project, Eric Charlesworth, YM-YWCA,
Back  L-R:  Dan O'Donnell, Allocations Chair, Colin McVicker, Sanguin Health Centre, Jackson Mathieu, Guelph Enabling Garden, orm Greensmith, Club President.
 
Community Funding  - Guelph Rotary Trillium 2017-8 Disbursement
 
 
Organization
Request Details
 
1
 
Action Read Community Literacy Ctre.
 
Membership for credentialing clients basic digital literacy skills
2
Beginnings Family Services
Support for prenatal classes for those in need (Note split in funding request)
3
Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Guelph
Continuing support of the Play On program for pre-teen girls
4
Chalmers Community Service Centre
Provision of coffee/snacks for patrons utilizing the food pantry
5
Child Witness Centre
Support of the Guelph Youth Symposium for 1,500 grade 8 students
6
Children's Foundation
Support of the Food & Friends program providing breakfast for students
7
Diabetes Canada
Funding to send a child with Diabetes to summer camp
8
Focus on Nature
Funding of 3 full day workshops at low income neighbourhood schools
9
Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival
Funding for 6 underserved youth to attend March Break camp
10
Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis
Funds to purchase a new washing machine for Marianne's Place shelter
11
Hopewell Homes
Funds to repair siding on home and replace 2 windows
12
Hospice Wellington
Funds to deliver their 8-week Adult Grief Group
13
Lakeside Hope House
Help to develop a social enterprise café operated by members
14
Michael House
Funding to complete maintenance & repairs at housing & office locations
15
Power of Hope
Support the "Basket of Hope" hygiene project for 75 homeless people
16
Sanguen Health Centre
Fund the purchase of supplies for "the van" in support of homeless people
17
St. James the Apostle Anglican Church
Support the "Living Better on Less" 8 week program
18
St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation
Funding of 5 "comfort carts" in support of palliative patients for 1 year
19
The Guelph Enabling Garden
Funds to support the ongoing replacement of wooden garden bed structures
20
The Julien Project
Funds to be used to support local marginalized adult & youth cooking skills
21
YMCA-YWCA of Guelph
Support of the SHARKS swim program for 3200+ grade 3&5 students
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by Kenneth Boyd on Feb 02, 2018
In recognition of her outstanding contribution to volunteering and leadership in the community, the Club presented Suzanne with a PHF this past Wednesday, January 31.
 
Suzanne Bone is CEO and President of The Foundation of Guelph General Hospital.  She joined the Foundation following a placement at Guelph General Hospital as part of her Masters in Health Administration in 1991, and since that time has directed fundraising activities for the organization that have raised more than $50 million. She is a certified fundraising executive, and the 19th Canadian to hold the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Fellows designation.
She is also a Guelph YMCAYWCA Woman of Distinction in the Public Service category and was a Guelph Chamber of Commerce board member.  Currently she is on the Board of Innovation Guelph.
 
She has been a very active volunteer including serving as a member of the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington Leadership Advisory Committee and the Association for Health Care Philanthropy Canadian Cabinet, treasurer of the Hospital Development and Education Fund of Canada, and she is a past board member of the Victory Kids Club and the United Way of Guelph Wellington.
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Posted by Kenneth Boyd on Jan 26, 2018
This years recipient is Seelan Moodley. 
 
Dr. Moodley has been a member of our Club since 2004.  He is a Past Board Member and has been very active in hands-on projects.  He annually organizes pyjama collection at Christmas time for the Power of Hope charity.  He also has organized hands-on Day of Giving at the Drop In Center.  He regularly mentors medical students from McMaster University.
 
2018 Peter Moore Vocational Services Award Winner Kenneth Boyd 2018-01-26 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Boyd on Dec 15, 2017
Several Paul Harris Fellowships were presented on December 13th recognizing both Club Members and local community leaders
 
 
Two members were presented with their multiple PHF's - Patsy Marshall with her +7 and David Halls with his +5.
 
 
Rosemarie Coombs, recently retired founder of Michael House seen here with President Norm Greensmith and PHF Committee Chair, Peter Moore.
 
 
Penny Jamieson, Power of Hope
 
 
Glenna Banda, The Children's Foundation, seen here with colleague and Club Member, Laurie Lantaigne
 
 
Emma Rogers, United Way with President Norm and Club Secretary, Ken Boyd
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Posted on Aug 21, 2014




Our Mission:

The Rotary Club of Guelph-Trillium is dedicated to enhancing the lives of others through local and international projects.

Our Beginnings:

The Rotary Club of Guelph-Trillium was officially chartered in October 1991. The committee to form the club began its work in the early months of 1991 with the development of a list of potential club members. Committee members from both the Rotary Club of Guelph and the Guelph-Wellington Rotary Club submitted names of those who they felt would be potential Rotarians. A list of 30 potential members was drawn up and invitations were extended to the first provisional meeting which was held at George Michals Restaurant on Woodlawn Road. This meeting began at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday March 27th, with an attendance of 49 people, of which 20 were Rotarians from other Rotary clubs and the rest were potential Rotarians for our new club.

Today, the club has over 50 members and annually hosts one of Guelph's favourite festivals, Ribfest.

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On June 25, 2014, our very own Patsy Marshall will take the helm of the good ship District 7080.  District Changeover Night will be a gala event at the Hanlon Convention Centre, 340 Woodlawn Rd. W., Unit #26 in Guelph where retiring DG Mike Gauthier will be honored along with the many other Rotarians who have made the past year a success.
 
Patsy has a distinguished record in Rotary and is a highly regarded speaker, trainer, consul;tant, volunteer and teacher.  She currently teaches at several area Colleges and Universities.  For over 20 years, Patsy has had her own training and personal development company, Train On Track.  She received the 2012 YM/YWCA's Woman of Distinction Award for Education and Training and the 2007 David J. Stewart award for teaching excellence and leadership, from Conestoga College.  She is an inspirational member of the Guelph Community on all levels.  As the new DG, she wants to encourage Rotarians to reflect on what Rotary means to them and their contribution to the World of Rotary.
 
(excerpted from Business Venture Publication, April/May issue)
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Posted by Colleen McManus on Feb 24, 2014
                The Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium organizes and runs an annual Ribfest at Riverside Park in late August. Proceeds from Ribfest are allocated to local organizations, which apply for grants, to help support their good works in the community. On Wednesday, February 12th and 19th, area groups were presented their grants by Dan O’Donnell, Chair of Funding Allocations, Rotary Club Guelph-Trillium, at a breakfast meeting. Each representative spoke at the meeting on how their grant will be used within their organization.
February 12,2014
Front row : Heather Fowler, Big Brothers /Big Sisters of Guelph; Barbara Macrea, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation; Karen Kamphuis, Lakeside Hope House; Dawn Nicholson, Westminster Woods Public School
Back row: Dan O’Donnell ,Chair of Funding Allocations, Rotary Club Guelph-Trillium; Shirley Hunt, Focus on Nature; Rosemary Coombs, Michael House Pregnancy Care Centre.; Jane Colwell, Hospice Wellington; Sly Castaldi, Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis; missing from photo is Allison Stoffman, Ottawa Crescent Public School
 
February 19,2014
Front row: Mira Clarke, Action Read Literacy Centre; Michelle Hughes, The Elliott; Susan Wahlroth, Community of Hearts Learning Centre; Amy Baskin, J.O.E. (partner with Guelph Public Library)
Back Row: Dan O’Donnell, Chair of Funding Allocations, Rotary Club Guelph-Trillium; Laurie Lantaigne, Food& Friends (Children’s Foundation); Dan Evans & Peter Wilks, Parkwood Gardens Neighbourhood ; Trevor Barton, Guelph Enabling Garden;  Ann Caine, Sunrise Equestrian
 
                                                                   
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Fellow Rotarians:

This message is to let you know the Wema Centre – Transportation Project successfully ended and closed!

The project started for us in late August 2012 and concluded with a cash transfer to the bank account belonging to the Wema Centre Trust, Mombassa, Kenya, on March 6, 2013. However, one detail of our agreement remained to be completed. That was to affix a reference to Rotary International on the side of the bus.

As you can see in the attached pictures, a label has been affixed which reads "Rotary Clubs of District 7080, Ontario, Canada". The wording is my doing.

Please extend a whole hearted "thank you", from the leaders at the Wema Centre in Mombassa, Kenya (Lucy Yinda, Lloyd Muriuki & others), to your clubs for their most generous donations towards financing the first year’s loan payment on the new bus.

The Rotary clubs who partnered with the RC of Burlington North include: Burlington Lakeshore, Burlington, Bolton, Guelph-Trillium, Oakville Trafalgar and Cambridge North.

A member of our club (Rotary Club of Burlington North) travelled to Kenya in August 2013 and has ridden on the bus. Fareen Samji has reported that the bus has multiple uses of which the most innovative use is a mobile computer lab. The lab enables children to learn and experience the ways to use the internet as the bus is parked in the their city area or in one of their local villages.

In the near future, the RC of Burlington North may offer the opportunity to help in purchasing laptops for the bus. The Wema Centre is currently using PCs but they don’t travel well over the rough roads. My contact, Lucy Yinda, has agreed to provide a report of exactly what they need in the future.

Link onto the Wema Centre Facebook pages. They provide us with an even better insight to the work they do (The new bus is displayed in a photograph). https://www.facebook.com/wemacentre

I extend my personal thank you to all of you!

Regards

John Zinkie, International Service Committee

Rotary Club of Burlington North

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Local Rotary clubs re-examine fundraising priorities Carrie Rutter 2013-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 21, 2012
For a unique opportunity to support this project, championed by our own Bruce and Lorraine Macpherson, click on the "Uganda Project" located under Site Pages to read more and see how you can, personally, help out.Image
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Posted on Nov 08, 2011

Local and International Projects:

 

In the past five years, funding was provided to the following organizations.

 

Community:

 

A Step Up

Action Read

Alzheimer Society

Beginnings Pregnancy Care

Bereaved Parents Network

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Unmatched Children Program

Chalmers Community Services

Child Wellness Centre

Children's Foundation Food & Friends

Children's Foundation of G-W

Diabetes Assn.-Camp Huronia

Dunara Homes

Edward Johnson Music Found.

Fred Hamilton Breakfast

Guelph Community Health

Guelph Enabling Gardens

Guelph Independent Living

Guelph Youth Music

 

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