"Tom Bailey is a special individual who has taken it upon himself to make his community a better place. Through his volunteer work for the United Way, his Church, and elsewhere, he is someone who truly makes a difference. "

- Frances Hallworth, ED, United Way of St. Catharines & District

 

Tom Bailey is a great example of Rotary's motto "Service Above Self". From a very early age, when he served as a poster child for Easter Seals campaign in Woodstock, he has offered his time and talents in the service of others.

For the past seven years, Tom has volunteered with the United Way of St. Catharines and District an average of 15 hours per week. In 2006, he received the United Way's Volunteer of the Year Award. Part of his citation read:

"Tom has volunteered more hours than any other volunteer in the United Way office. What never goes unnoticed is Tom's cheery mood and his enthusiasm to help. His gift of time and genuine interest in helping his community sets a very impressive example for all of us."

Tom also volunteers several hours per week for the SOUL Program at Christ Lutheran Church. To assist participants attending the program, Tom operates the elevator for people with special needs. As well, he volunteers with the Niagara Centre for Independent Living, and, in the past, was a tutor for computer programs.

Tom is the father of an adult son, Aaron, and he is the brother of Kevin and Susan Bailey of St. Catharines, and Janet Brett of England. He is the son of the late Jack Bailey, a former member and President and Paul Harris Fellow of our Club and the late Gwen Bailey.

For his service to United Way and to the community, the Rotary Club of St. Catharines South is proud to recognize Tom Bailey as a Paul Harris Fellow.