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)
Patsy Marshall, District Governor, 2014-15 2014-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
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
 
                                                                   
Local Organizations Receive Funding From Ribfest Proceeds Colleen McManus 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
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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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