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Proud to also serve Puslinch Township

Guelph South

Come together as strangers
Work together as friends

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Springfield Golf & Country Club
2054 Gordon Street
Guelph, ON  N1L1G6
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The Remembrance Day Ceremony has played a major role in Remembrance since 1931. Every year, at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we gather in memorial parks, community halls, workplaces, schools and homes to stand in honour of all who have fallen. Together, we observe a moment of silence to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve. 
VOLUNTEERS - A GIFT TO OUR COMMUNITY  The Volunteer Appreciation Brunch is an annual event to recognize 100 of the tireless volunteers within 10 organizations throughout Guelph and Wellington County who give so much of themselves and expect so very little in return.  In addition, Rotary Club of Guelph South will be making donations to each of the selected organizations as a thank you for everything that they give to those in need. 
On 2017 World Polio Day (Tuesday October 24th 2017) we were honoured to accept the offer of local entrepreneur Mike Shirazi, owner of LEVELZ Hair Connect, that he would provide haircuts all day in his shop with all proceeds to the campaign to eradicate polio.  These donations will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation....
On Tuesday October 24th 2017 - the 5th Annual "World Polio Day" - a group of Rotarians joined Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie for the raising of the "End Polio Now" flag at Guelph City Hall.
We are thisclose to ending polio!
On August 15th 2017 the Rotary Club of Guelph and Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre jointly hosted 45 children through "Better Beginnings, Better Futures" (Guelph) to visit the farm, enjoy the swimming pool and playground, play some soccer, visit the horses and enjoy a barbecue.  For many of these city children, this was their first visit to a farm!
...and how sweet it is!!
The Rotary Club of Guelph South celebrates its sixteenth charter year anniversary today (July 31st 2017). We are proud of the impact the club has made in the community and beyond in such a short time. It's all because of great ROTARIANS and FRIENDS! Happy Sweet 16 Rotary Club of Guelph South!
Rotary Club of Guelph South
Coming together as strangers.....working together as friends.
Hazel has been a Rotarian for a number of years, and was previously a member of Rotary Club of Guelph.  We were pleased to welcome her as she transferred her membership to our Club on July 20th 2017.
    Hazel was welcomed by (l-r) Membership Chair Frank Oudesluys,
    sponsor Celia Clark and President Bruno Marziano.
2016-2017 President Richard Van Dyke was thanked for his service by new 2017-2018 President Bruno Marziano.  Bruno presented Rich with a special memento of his year as President and his "Past President" pin.
     (Past President Richard Van Dyke pins President Bruno Marziano) 
The 2017-2018 Rotary International theme for this Rotary year, from July 1st 2017 through June 30th 2018, is "Rotary: Making A Difference".
We are embarking on a new era in Rotary.  We are the change makers!  Change energizes us and helps us to grow. Change can be exciting and fun.  It also has its challenges. We are part of an incredible organization.  We are transforming lives throughout the world.
It's true!!   It's what we do!!   Come join us....
Another successful event!  The $80,000 target was not only met but exceeded - almost $100,000 raised, thanks everyone for your support!
A photo album has already been created and is available on the club website home page (look for the "Photo Albums" frame on the right hand side of the home page) and will be added to as we get more photos.
***   SAVE THE DATE FOR 2018:   SUNDAY JUNE 24th  ***
The Rotary Club of Guelph South was proud to welcome DAVID TURVEY as its newest member.  Dave comes to us very familiar with Rotary, both his parents having been members in Hamilton. Dave was formally inducted on Thursday May 25th 2017 and will be a wonderful addition to our club!
     (L-R:  Rotarians Brian Cowan, Margaret Nixon, David Turvey, Richard Van Dyke)
See the May 2017 Issue of Guelph SNAPd news publication - and watch for the photo gallery that will be available on this website very soon!
On February 24th over two hundred local diners crowded into the Puslinch Community Centre for the Rotary Club of Guelph South’s 15th Annual Pasta Dinner.   With live accordion music, yummy, all-you-can-eat pasta and wonderful silent auction items a great time was had by all. Everyone was moved by Andy Spencer’s impassioned speech about how much Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre has helped his daughter Cora.
The Rotary Club of Guelph South is proud to welcome RUSS POWELL as its newest member.  Russ was formally inducted on Thursday February 2nd during our first meeting back at Springfield Golf & Country Club since before Christmas.

This morning's weekly meeting included presentations by 3 club members of family members that bravely served their country during either World War 1 or World War 2.  Thomas Newby brought a photograph of his grandfather, and Geoff and Deb Allen brought audio/video recollections of both of their fathers.  Deb followed up with some information on her own service, for 8 years, with Guelph's own 11th Field Regiment.  

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November 2017
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...