January 8, 2021 
The Rotaract Club of Guelph is excited to be hosting its 7th annual fundraising gala in an alternative format on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 7pm with a virtual event, optional dinner take-out, silent auction online, plus traditional entertainment that participants have come to expect and enjoy. 
This year's beneficiary will be the Integrated Youth Services Network of Wellington County and Guelph. 
More details to come. 
The Rotaract Club of Guelph is based out of the University of Guelph, bringing community-minded young professionals together to give back to the city that has provided them with numerous volunteer and professional development opportunities throughout their undergraduate and early professional careers.
The Rotaract Club of Guelph is sponsored by The Rotary Club of Guelph and the Rotary Club of Guelph-Trillium. Throughout the academic year, Rotaract also works very closely with the other two Guelph-based Rotary clubs, the Rotary Club of Guelph-South and the Rotary Club of Guelph-Wellington. Rotaractors often give their time and effort to various organizations in Guelph, making a positive difference in our community through their own initiatives or by volunteering with other Rotary Clubs.
All of the proceeds from this year's Rotaract Gala will be donated to the Integrated Youth Service Network (IYSN), a Rotary-inspired and community-based initiative to establish a network of mental health hubs that will provide accessible, transforming spaces and vital services to the struggling youth of our community. One of the seven planned locations will be on the University of Guelph campus.
The IYSN will utilize an interconnected system to keep each youth’s information, support needs, and goals in one space, making sure each youth only needs to tell their story once. 
Rotaract is asking local businesses to consider donating a raffle prize or silent auction item, or to become an event sponsorSupporting the gala means more youth will have access to safe spaces where they can access peer-to-peer programs, counselling, education and career support, and other mental health support services!
Alec Cook 
President, Rotaract Club of Guelph 2020-2021
Alec: 519-803-9213