Community Service


Director:  Mary Visser Kerr

This committee is responsible for carrying out the various activities of the club that develop and build on community relationships.

The subcommittees in this area include:

Community Funding Allocations - Determines how the available funds are distributed to local community groups through a formal application process. Grants are awarded annually, generally on an inch-deep/mile-wide basis.
Day of Giving - Organizes one or more of one-day “hands-on” projects of painting/cleaning/tree planting/event assistance etc. to aid local charities or community residents in need of assistance.
Examples: Trees for Tots fundraiser for the Children’s Foundation, cleaning yards and painting projects for senior citizens. Projects may be initiated from our Community Funding Allocations partners as well as club members aware of those in need.
Bingo - Coordinates and operates the monthly bingos at the designated Seniors’ complexes.  Coordinates volunteers for the events, and ensures the distribution of the prizes and snacks at each event, and the Christmas “goody bags” at the December bingos.
Vocational Services Development - Devises and implements programs to guide and assist the members in living the Four-Way Test in their vocational relationships and improving the general standard of practice in business. Encourages career information and mentorship with Guelph youth. Is a resource with respect to International Fellowships and Rotary Action Groups. Oversees the applications and awarding of the Annual Peter Moore Vocational Services Award.