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47 Discovery Dr
Hamilton, ON  L8L 8K4
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We were honoured to have a wonderful presentation from Susan Barberstock, Executive Director of the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre. Susan Barberstock is an Aboriginal woman from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Susan has worked with the urban Aboriginal population for the last 20 years; her experience combined with her education, which is a Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University has assisted her in her career path starting with the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres where she held various management positions with the Healing and Wellness program and the Justice Initiatives program. To learn more about the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre and the wonderful services it provides for the Aboriginal Community, please click on the link below.
Rotary Hamilton AM club members once again signed up to support the Salvation Army during the holiday season. In total 19 club members contributed 38 volunteer hours to this year's Kettle Campaign.
We received this message recently:
Thank you to all of the Rotary Hamilton AM club members who supported this year's Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. Below is information regarding 2016's Kettle Campaign.
The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that is raised over $425,000 in Hamilton through its Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $410,000 goal.
As demand for services continues to grow across Hamilton Wentwotth and the country, The Salvation Army will use the additional money to fund much needed services that help vulnerable people with basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter. Donations also make it possible for The Salvation Army to continue to provide a wide range of life changing programs such as housing supports, job and skills training, budgeting assistance, computer literacy, and substance abuse recovery, which help to improve lives and break the cycle of poverty.
Hosted at more than 30 locations across Hamilton Wentworth, the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign is the organization's largest fundraising drive and would not be possible without the many bell ringer's who volunteer their time. We are blessed with incredible volunteer's. Thank you for helping The Salvation Army and words cannot express how much we appreciate your kindness and generosity.
The Salvation Army's success during its Christmas Kettle Campaign also comes from the support of its corporate partners that include Walmart Canada, Loblaw Companies Limited, Costco, LCBO, Canadian Tire, Cadillac Fairview, Metro, Sobeys, and many more, who allow Christmas kettles to be placed at their stores each year.
Ricky Piedrahita
Public Relations Representative
The Salvation Army
Each year our club looks forward to hosting the Hess Street School Pancake Breakfast. We were fortunate to have received a heartwarming thank you letter from one of the students this year.
On Wednesday, December 14th, members of the Rotary Club of Hamilton A.M. served a pancake breakfast and delivered presents to over 350 children at Hess Street Public School. The Rotary Club has played Santa and cooked pancakes for the kids at Hess for more than ten years. The students received a visit from Santa, Timbit the Magician, and the Hamilton Bulldogs mascot Bruiser. Each child received a book, socks, calculators, treats and mittens.
Since 2006, AM Club Rotarians has created and also partnered in the “Reading Buddies” Literacy program at Hess Street School, a school with over 35 languages and mostly New Canadian families, which involves members working one-on-one with school children to help them enhance their reading skills. In the past, the Club has also helped Hess Street School through the very much needed donation of a dishwasher. In addition, for many years now, lucky graduates from Hess Street are presented with a laptop to help them with their school work. The Hamilton AM Club works with Greenbyte to provide the refurbished computers.
Pictured in the attached photograph from left to right are Hamilton Rotary AM President Al Lutchin, Hess Street School Principal Estelle Jones, Hamilton Rotary AM member Irene Stayshyn, MPP Hamilton Central and NDP Ontario Leader Andrea Horwath.
Russell King is a certified Advance Care Paramedic in Ontario. His passion for helping people and his knowledge in medical services inspired Russell to create BERRN Consulting Ltd. Russell has always been an entrepreneur. Before BERRN Russell had his own Travel Agency as well his own T-shirt and Graphic design Company for medical scrubs and EMS apparel. His extensive business background and his passion for helping people is how BERRN Consulting Ltd became as successful as it is today.
BERRN Consulting Ltd was originally a small company providing 2 brands of AEDs to local locations, Russell was determined to expand his business and today he owns the largest defibrillator company in all of Canada providing all 6 major brands of AEDs, 2 online websites, and First Aid training all across Canada.  Russell is always looking for new ways to expand and improve BERRN Consulting Ltd in any way that he can.
Current President Al Lutchin and Sergeant at Arms Judy Dolbec attended the District Conference this past weekend in New York and were able to bring back 333 pre-packaged meals that each have 6 servings which will be donated to Hamilton Food Share. 
This year’s proud recipients of the Paul Harris Award was presented at the annual 2016 Hamilton AM BB Auction to Sasha and Thomas Weisz.
Left to right: Marlee Diehl, Rotary 7090 District Governor, Sasha and Thomas Weisz, Al Lutchin, President Hamilton AM Rotary Club
The internet is a powerful tool but it can also be a dangerous place. John Janisse, Vice President at the Dunham Group Inc. provided an insightful presentation about cyber safety and how to defend yourself against online fraud and viruses. For more information about the Dunham Group Inc, please visit their website 
Great presentation from representatives from Salvation Army - Lawson Ministries today. One of the programs that was highlighted is the Paparella Innovative Art Program which provides art programming for adults with special needs. To learn more about this program, please visit their website
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May 2017