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Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Italian Canadian Club
135 Ferguson Street
Guelph, ON N1E 1L4
Canada

Phone:
(519) 821-3863
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Rotary and the communities we serve

Celebrate 100 years of Service above Self by wearing the new Centennial Anniversary Pin.
Lapel pins will be available to purchase ($10 per pin) at the club meeting January 3 and subsequent meetings. 
Wear the Centennial Pin and show the community you are a proud member of Rotary in Guelph.

Five local families will wake up Christmas morning and know for a fact that the spirit of Santa Claus is alive and well, thanks to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Guelph members. Our club members donated $3,000 and with a corporate donation from Walmart of $1,000, 8 adults and 11 children will have presents under the tree for Christmas morning. These families are referred to the Adopt-A-Family program by social workers and community agencies who will also deliver the presents to the families.

The gifts we purchased for these families were largely items they NEED such as food gift cards, winter clothing, diapers, car seats, boots, bedding, etc.  However we were able to    also buy gifts on their WANT list, like lego, chromebooks, wagons, LOL dolls, electronic games, learning toys, jewellery kits, markers and art supplies. 

A sincere Thanks and WAY TO GO from the Children and Youth Committee

Pictured above are Courtney McGillivray, Store Manager, Walmart, Guelph Stone Road store and on right is Rotarian Dianne Dance.

 

 

No one is going to win a prize for identifying the licence plates on a vehicle that is parked near 135 Ferguson Street in Guelph most Fridays.  These special plates read DOC DOC and belong to non-other than Rotarian Dr. C. Harold “Hal” Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Guelph who holds two PhD degrees (Doc Doc) from the University of Western Ontario, now corporately branded as Western University since 2012.
 
 
Rotary Club of Guelph offsite meeting at KidsAbility
 
On Friday, May 24, 2019, our Rotary Club held its weekly meeting offsite at the new KidsAbility Guelph hub on Imperial Road. The purpose was to provide our members with an update on KidsAbility, and the opportunity to tour their new hub which was opened in 2018, allowing KidsAbility to bring their various services under one roof, in a space designed for their specific needs.  It was a fabulous visit for us!  Read more about their Guelph hub here
 
After brief welcomes by Linda Kenny, CEO of KidsAbility, and Lisa Talbot, Executive Director of the KidsAbility Foundation, the key presentation was by Erin, mother of six year old Walter, this year's KidsAbility Ambassador.
 
Erin explained how KidsAbility had come into her family's life around the time Walter turned one and was failing to reach normal milestones in his development.  She gives credit to KidsAbility for helping Walter to reach his sixth birthday. He has Leigh's Syndrome, a severe and fatal neurological disorder. Walter stood by patiently while his mum spoke, sporting a fancy hairstyle for Crazy Hair Day at school!
 
Read more about Walter's story here.
 
President Paul Dredge presented our Rotary Club's cheque for $4,000 to KidsAbility. Young Walter seems a bit unsure about the big guy standing alongside his mum! Also in the picture are Lisa Talbot, Linda Kenny, and Walter's sisters.
 
Rotary has supported KidsAbility from its very start back in 1957, and continues to be a major supporter throughout Waterloo Region and Wellington County. KidsAbility extends their huge thanks to Rotary in this short video which can be viewed here. Please watch it!
 
We are very grateful to KidsAbility for their remarkable help given to children and families needing specialized support in our communities. We also thank them for hosting our club's offsite meeting.  It was great! 
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