Speaker Date Topic
NICOLE GRECO Manager, Membership Services Mar 28, 2019
Guelph Nighthawks Professional Basketball Club
Guelph Nighthawks Professional Basketball Club

Nicole is the Manager of Membership Services for the new Guelph team in the Canadian Elite Basketball League.  Nicole joined us at our December meeting where we assembled gift bags for Chalmers Community Services and shoeboxes for the Guelph Shoebox Project.

The following is the message from the President of the new club, from their website (www.thenighthawks.ca):

“Basketball is the second-fastest growing sport in Canada, and in Guelph the Nighthawks have a unique opportunity to support the growth of the game at a community level. The Guelph Nighthawks Professional Basketball Club are firm believers that the only way to find success is through the development of the game at a grassroots capacity throughout the community. You will find the entire Nighthawk family will be active members within the city, sharing our resources, building our community and coming together as one around the game of basketball.

Game nights will be an experience like no other in Guelph. We’ll invite you to come downtown early, wear your Nighthawk colours, enjoy one of the many restaurant patios, peruse some of the shops and partake in the vibrancy of downtown Guelph. Once inside the Sleeman Centre these athletes will not only put on an incredible show, but your night will be built around an evening’s worth of memorable entertainment for both the ardent basketball fan and those looking for an entertaining and affordable night out with their family.

We look forward to building and growing Guelph Nighthawks basketball together, with you, as we lead to tip-off in May, 2019.

Cameron Kusch, President
Guelph Nighthawks Professional Basketball Club”


Carborca Mexico Literacy Project
Carborca Mexico Literacy Project
Frank will update the club on the recent trip taken in February 2019 by District 7080 Rotarians (including himself and Club President Linda Main) to Mexico to join Rotarians from other clubs to do polio immunizations plus other projects:
Caborca Mexico District 7080 Field Work
Reading Centres for Caborca Elementary Schools
It has been determined that 42% of children are below minimum reading and comprehension proficiency. This project proposes to place a reading “bunko” in each elementary school in Caborca in a multi-year project. A bunko contains book shelves, 200 books, rug and cushions as a reading place. 80% of the funds are for the books themselves. It is proposed to install 5 bunkos per year at $12,500 USD for 5 years. This totals a little over $60K USD and would reach a student population of over 7,000.
SUE WILSON Apr 11, 2019
ElderDog Canada
ElderDog Canada

Sue is the "Pawd Leader" of the Guelph "Pawd" (clever!!) of the ElderDog Canada organization.   ElderDog is one of the10 organizations being recognized at our 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Brunch. 

ElderDog Canada Inc. is a national, registered Charitable Organization dedicated to ageing people, ageing dogs, and the important connection they enjoy. Our purposes are to:

  • Assist and support older adults in the care and well-being of their canine companions;
  • Promote the welfare of older dogs whose lives have been disrupted due to illness, relocation or death of a human companion;
  • Educate about the human-animal bond in general and the significant role of companion animals in the health and well-being of seniors;
  • Support and conduct research into the human-animal bond with a focus on seniors and canine companionship.

More information is available on their website  www.elderdog.ca 

The Village of Arbour Trails
The Village of Arbour Trails

Nick will update us on the retirement living options available at the Village of Arbour Trails.

TBA Apr 25, 2019

The Guild was nominated, and selected to be one of the 10 organizations honoured at the 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Brunch.  The Guild is being honoured for their volunteers' work on the Memory and Comfort quilts that they so lovingly create and donate to the Guelph General Hospital for victims of sexual/domestic violence and parents who have suffered the loss of a child.

Our Rotary Club was honoured to partner with the Guild in 2018 with a sponsorship towards the creation of 200 of these special quilts!

MY KITTY CAFE May 09, 2019
The first Kitty Cafe in Ontario!
The first Kitty Cafe in Ontario!

"My Kitty Cafe" was nominated and subsequently selected as one of the organizations to be honoured at the 2019 Volunteer Appreciation Brunch.

2019 Camp Enterprise Experience
2019 Camp Enterprise Experience

Every year our Rotary Club sponsors at least 3 senior students from Bishop Macdonell high school to attend the 3 day residential program in Waterloo.

Camp Enterprise Golden Triangle is a cooperative effort between multiple Rotary Clubs in the ‘Golden Triangle’ region surrounding Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph, Waterloo and Fergus. Selected students have the opportunity, at no cost, to attend a 3 day immersive camp at the University of Waterloo about business and entrepreneurship. Students will get to attend keynote speaker lectures and participate in collaborative activities culminating in a business plan presentation at the end of camp.

We always look forward to hearing about the students' experiences and how the program will impact them going forward.

For more information go to the website  www.rotarycampenterprise.com 

TBA May 23, 2019
TBA May 30, 2019
Peter Clark Jun 06, 2019
2019-2020 Budget Presentation
TBA Jun 13, 2019
Tour de Guelph
President Linda's Final Meeting Jun 27, 2019
President Deb's First Meeting Jul 04, 2019