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Guelph Trillium

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Cutten Fields
190 College Ave East
Guelph, ON  N1H 6L3
Canada
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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
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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
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.
 
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




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.

 
 
Speakers
Shelley Hunt
Jul 18, 2018
Guelph Arboretum
Peggy Pritchard
Jul 25, 2018
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