Annual Scotch Nosing - February 22, 2019 Kenneth Boyd 2018-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Carrie Rutter on Nov 14, 2018
Desk: Scott and Joe
Greeter: John B
Guests:  Norm L's daughter Ailsa, Jim Weir (Tire kicker), Ann Day (soon to be member), Anders Diagden (Michael House)
Happy Bucks:
Paul - Heading to Arizona for 10th Ironman Triathalon on Sunday
Carrie – went to Kitchener Conestoga Rotary meeting with PWC partner and make up was recorded by our stellar club secretary before the end of the work day.
Ann - spent 2 weeks in UK
Sonia -  Fun at the Drop In Centre; didn't know they collected clothes
Ave – Registered for Mexico Polio Trip; Zambia fundraiser meal was delicious; hoping to go to Zambia in July
Robert – daughter's follow up surgery went well.
Seelan - Drop in Centre turnout; pyjama collection bag is filling up.
Don – Happy Birthday to Jeannette; also his own birthday; humbling story from patient's mother who lived in Panama City FL
Dennis -  6 of the first kids that they/we first sponsored have graduated from Gr 7
Shawn  – Sad buck for father-in-law who passed away
Mary - good morning at Drop In Centre
Donna - Peterborough visit; CA kids are south of fires
Brenda  - thanks to Joe C for bringing her travel agent back
Mike T – back from surgery; everyone in house employed for now
Maneesh - District funding training with Frank

Mary drew the 6 of hearths
Announcements and Club Business:
Seelan Time to bring in those pyjamas for Power of Hope and, also this year, socks for Saugeen House. 
CamScotch Nosing – February 22, 2019 – get your tickets early (Christmas Stocking Stuffers).  Norm L is lining up the scotches for this years theme ``The North``
Laurie Club Christmas Party at Elora Raceway on December 1st.  One ticket has become available if someone would like to attend - $56.
Paul - Santa retired and got rid of his suit; looking for a replacement Mr or Mrs Claus
Maureen - Dec. 2nd,  2-4 pm Bag sale at her house; proceeds to Food 'n Friends
Program – Club Assembly
President Elect Brenda - discussed our 3 fundraisers and current board discussions about whether we grow Tour de Guelph bigger; Fireside discussions will be returning in Feb/Mar
Treasurer Scott - presented June 30th and September 30th financial statements (has in paper format if you want it)
Donna Graham - review of  Membership committees and Fellowship team plans
Sonia - review of Community Service committees
Shawn - Foundation 
Further to Scott’s fantastic presentation last week, some quick summary points on the Rotary Foundation:
• The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
• As the charitable arm of Rotary, the Rotary Foundation taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money and expertise into Rotary priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace.
• Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
Strategic Plan for the Rotary Foundation:
The Rotary Foundation’s strategic plan sets the framework for the future, ensuring that the foundation continues to be known as a respected, dynamic organization that advances communities worldwide.
Rotary leadership is developing a strategic plan that will help guide the organization from Rotary year 2020 and beyond.  In June of 2018, Rotary’s Board of Directors and Trustees approved four key priorities and objectives to serve as the foundation for the next strategic plan:
INCREASE OUR IMPACT: Rotary strives to change the lives of others for the better. Members invest volunteer and financial resources in a broad range of service activities. What is often missing is the measurement of results and outcomes of the work. So that Rotary can continue to attract members, partners and donors, Rotary will focus their programs and produce evidence of lasting impact.
Related objectives:
• Eradicate polio and leverage the legacy
• Focus Rotary programs and offerings
• Improve the ability to achieve and measure impact
EXPAND OUR REACH: People are seeking ways to make a difference in the world and connect to others. How can the Foundation help them find what they’re looking for in Rotary? By creating unique opportunities for more people and organizations to get involved. Clubs will always be important. To extend the global reach, Rotary will expand its current structure with innovative models that welcome more participants and give them meaningful ways to unite and take action.
Related objectives:
• Grow and diversify membership and participation
• Create new channels into Rotary
• Increase Rotary’s openness and appeal
• Build awareness of the Rotary impact and brand
ENHANCE PARTIPANT ENGAGEMENT: Clubs are facing challenges in todays changing world, and Rotary is supporting their clubs efforts to deliver an experience that engages and retains members. By helping clubs focus on the experience and value they give their members, Rotary is looking to provide Rotarians and other participants the opportunity to serve together, connect with one another, and have a more satisfying experience with Rotary.
Related objectives:
• Support clubs to better engage their members
• Develop a participant-centered approach to deliver value
• Offer new opportunities for personal and professional connection
• Provide leadership development and skills training
INCREASE ROTARY’S ABILITY TO ADAPT: To achieve the Rotary vision and keep pace with changing global trends, the structure and culture must evolve. Rotary is ensuring that operating and governance structures are efficient, flexible and effective in delivering services to all Rotary participants.
Related objectives:
• Build a culture of research, innovation and willingness to take risks
• Streamline governance, structure and processes
• Review governance to foster more diverse perspectives in decision making
In the coming year, Rotary International will craft the strategies and tactics for achieving these new objectives.
Communications - Social media coverage is way up thanks to Lesley
PP Norm G - Elections will be on Nov 28th; Donna G has agreed to put name forward as President Elect Nominee
Sec Ken - working on policy and procedures manual
Next Meeting:   November 21st – Experienced Rotarian panel (part 2)
Meeting Notes - November 14, 2018 Carrie Rutter 2018-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Frank Scott on Oct 25, 2018
Photos courtesy of Frank Scott.
It was a good event with the breakfast and giving us a chance to mingle In addition to commemorating the continuing efforts to eradicate Polio.

EPN Flag Raising - October 24, 2018 Frank Scott 2018-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clarence Haverson on Sep 26, 2018
Desk:   Nancy and Donna G.
Greeter:  Dave R.
Guests:   Evan Ferrari (Guest Speaker), Jim Weir (prospective member), Lynda Moore (RC of Orangeville Highlands, and former member of Guelph Trillium), Jason Blokhuis (former member)
HB and Fines:
Robert – surprised that his wife seems to have now decided that the boat is a good idea, and wants to move it to be moored at Port Credit next summer.   
Sonia – Daughter in England has a new position as Head of Science, and their son has a new position as Head of Global Procurement
Don – he and John B. were both at an apple farm.   Don was buying an apple pie, and John was buying one apple.   Don wanted to write John a prescription for a whole pie, but John stuck with one apple.
Lynda – Happy to be back and see everyone.   She is now President-Elect of her club Orangeville Highlands.   She is also involved on a lot of volunteer boards and organizations.
Mary – Celebrated her 35th wedding anniversary.    Secondly, thank you to Don and Dave for a great Ribfest Committee wrap up meeting.    Finally, she will be achieving a long term dream and is going to hear Jane Goodall give a talk in London this evening. 
Laurie – To celebrate her 30th wedding anniversary, they went to Sault Ste. Marie and Lake Superior Provincial Park.   Lake Superior Provincial Park was spectacular.    Sad that she missed Suzanna’s classification talk last week.
Maureen – A happy buck for generators.   She was able to keep the power on at the cottage last week after the storm, when the power went out.
Leslie – She reconnected with a chef friend at the Soup Sisters event last year, and is now going to be a chef in residence as Soup Sisters starting on Monday.
Frank – went to a Blue Jays game for the first time in a long time, and they won!
Suzanna – continuing on the theme – they celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary yesterday.   As well, her son flew home from Yellowknife for a day.
John K. – also celebrating his 35th wedding anniversary. 
Cam – went to a Dwayne Gretzky show, a musician he had never heard of – but they were amazing.  As well, saw a great TV special about Quincy Jones
50-50:  Trent pulled the 4 of Diamonds
Announcements and Club Business:
Pres. Mike - Ave is currently on LOA as she travels in Europe 
John B. – our October 24th meeting will be an off site meeting to raise the End Polio Now flag at City Hall.   We will meet for a short meeting at the Breezy Corners restaurant first, and then go to City Hall.   More details to come.
Frank – Met with the President of the Guelph Rotaract Club.   They have 30 members, and are doing very well.    Stay tuned for an upcoming opportunity to meet with them at the Brass Taps.
Dave R. – First meeting of the International Funding Committee will be on October 9th.     Anyone still interested in joining this committee and helping to determine how our International Budget should be allocated should contact Co-chairs Dave R. or Maneesh. 
Greg J. introduced our Guest Speaker - Evan Ferrari, Executive Director of eMERGE Guelph.  
The City of Guelph, as an organization, has committed to reaching a goal of 100% renewable energy by the year 2050.   The goal now is to get the citizens of Guelph to make the same commitment, so that the whole City will reach that goal.   To reach that goal, we need debunk some of the myths about what this means – Change the Channel on Climate Change.
As a province and as a city we have made progress.   Greenhouse gas emission in Ontario’s electricity generation system have been drastically reduced by the phase out of coal.    That has also resulted in much better air quality and health benefits.   Waste diversion is making gains, and as a city our water consumption in Guelph is quite a lot less than the provincial average.   Guelph, as a community, is predisposed to doing our part.
To reach a goal of relying 100% on renewable energy by 2050 (or sooner) we need to take action on six fronts.
  1. Energy Conservation.   About 2/3 of the energy we use in home heating and transportation is wasted energy.   Even showed examples of people who have made great progress in improving the energy efficiency of their homes, including one of our own members.  
  2. Resilient Local Distribution – if we strengthen the local power grid, facilitate storage and net metering, we can reduce our reliance on large scale power plants.  Change from a centralized system to a distributed system.
  3. Seizing Opportunities – there are new opportunities for saving and generating power.  For instance the cost of solar generation has dropped drastically over the past few years.
  4. Full Cost Accounting – we need to make sure that we include all the costs of our energy, including health costs, environmental costs, and insurance costs of climate change.
  5. Electrifying the System – electrical heating and transportation is far more efficient and economical than it has been.   In Ontario, our electrical generation system is very low in greenhouse gas emissions.   Both our home heating systems and our transportation systems need to be electrified.
  6. Massive Switch to Renewables.   Renewable energy is more decentralized, creates more local jobs, and more local investment.   $500 Million leaves Guelph every year in energy expenditures.  We could keep that closer to home and spur our local economy.
What can each of us do?
  • Access eMerge Guelph’s Home Tune Up Program
  • Commit to 100RE Guelph
  • Work towards the commitment
For more information - have a look at eMerge Guelph’s website
Norm L. thanked Evan for his presentation, noting that Evan’s focus on strengthening our local community is well aligned with the goals of our club.  
Meeting Notes for September 26, 2018 Clarence Haverson 2018-09-26 04:00:00Z 0
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
Request Details
Action Read Community Literacy Ctre.
Membership for credentialing clients basic digital literacy skills
Beginnings Family Services
Support for prenatal classes for those in need (Note split in funding request)
Big Brothers - Big Sisters of Guelph
Continuing support of the Play On program for pre-teen girls
Chalmers Community Service Centre
Provision of coffee/snacks for patrons utilizing the food pantry
Child Witness Centre
Support of the Guelph Youth Symposium for 1,500 grade 8 students
Children's Foundation
Support of the Food & Friends program providing breakfast for students
Diabetes Canada
Funding to send a child with Diabetes to summer camp
Focus on Nature
Funding of 3 full day workshops at low income neighbourhood schools
Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival
Funding for 6 underserved youth to attend March Break camp
Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis
Funds to purchase a new washing machine for Marianne's Place shelter
Hopewell Homes
Funds to repair siding on home and replace 2 windows
Hospice Wellington
Funds to deliver their 8-week Adult Grief Group
Lakeside Hope House
Help to develop a social enterprise café operated by members
Michael House
Funding to complete maintenance & repairs at housing & office locations
Power of Hope
Support the "Basket of Hope" hygiene project for 75 homeless people
Sanguen Health Centre
Fund the purchase of supplies for "the van" in support of homeless people
St. James the Apostle Anglican Church
Support the "Living Better on Less" 8 week program
St. Joseph's Health Centre Foundation
Funding of 5 "comfort carts" in support of palliative patients for 1 year
The Guelph Enabling Garden
Funds to support the ongoing replacement of wooden garden bed structures
The Julien Project
Funds to be used to support local marginalized adult & youth cooking skills
YMCA-YWCA of Guelph
Support of the SHARKS swim program for 3200+ grade 3&5 students
2017-8 Community Funding Allocations Kenneth Boyd 2018-03-10 05:00:00Z 0
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.
Suzanne Bone receives a Paul Harris Fellowship Kenneth Boyd 2018-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
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
Paul Harris Fellowships Kenneth Boyd 2017-12-15 05:00:00Z 0
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).

I extend my personal thank you to all of you!


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.




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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