Recently, the Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club used one of its morning meetings to honour several people in the club and the community for their contributions to make the world a better place for all.

Suzanne Crago and Cam Whiffey, both non-members of the club, have contributed to the development of “The Stars of Dundas” a mid-winter event featuring local talent.  Members Wayne Massey, Ralph Montesanto, Randy Abel and Shirley Molloy were presented with awards for continued contributions to the development of the club and to Rotary in general.

The recipients in order of presentation, are:
 
CAM WIFFING: Cam was born in Hamilton , is Married and has 2 children.
He is an athlete and an avid motorcyclist  and has taken part in a 6 Day Endure Ride.
Cam owns Eagle Press Printing Company and for  the past 5 years he has worked with our club to design the program for the "Stars of Dundas" fundraiser
Through his work Cam has helped raise awareness about Rotary and helped us with sponsorship through advertising.
 
SUSANNE CRAGO: Suzanne grew up in  Flamboro and went to Parkside High school 
She was a former Figure Skater and went on to perform  with the Ice Capades from 1970-1973.
Susanne taught Figure Skating in British Columbia and Edmonton, Alberta.
Her company "Community Graphics" has been the "Go To" company for  advertising and  Show programs for all the local Skating Clubs!
Susanne  and Cam worked together on the "Stars of Dundas" programs which have helped our Club raise over $50,000 over the past 5 years!
 
WAYNE MASSEY: As a young man Wayne was an avid athlete, playing Football and running in Track.
Wayne is a great Entrepreneur , he has operated several successful business in our community and has recently retired from his Accounting Firm!
He has been a longtime member of our club, he was  President in 2006 and is our current Club Treasurer .
Wayne is always there to help out at Club events,  he is always giving back to our community and  he is Always making a difference!
 
RALPH MONTESANTO: Ralph  IS ROTARY!!! He  never stops! He was District Governor in 2008-2009.  He is the advocate for the" Continuum of Rotary", he is always attending the Rotary Leadership conferences where he is the Training Director for the Leadership Initiative.
Ralph is always  helping out at all Rotary events and has ben key in making the "shredding day "fundraiser a great success! 
Ralph wild be taking on a new role as Vice Governor.
Marlee awarded Ralph with the Paul Harris Ruby Pin!
 
CHRIS GRABIEC and JOHN JANISSE
 
 "A HOUSE IS A HOME WHEN IT GIVES BACK TO THE COMMUNITY"
 
Which is exactly what these to  great people do!
For many years they have opened their doors and offered their home  as the venue for countless community fundraising events.
They have helped to bring awareness and raise funds for AIDS and The Bob Kemp Hospice to name a few!
Their home is also part St. James House tour and the Carnegie Gallery Garden Tour!
These two are all about giving back and have opened their doors to hundreds of people to better the community!
 
RANDY ABLE: Randy lives in Rockton , is an Electrician and is currently teaching an  Electrical course at College!
Randy is a long time member of our club and is always there to help at all events and give back to the community!
 He is the Hardworking , behind the scene Guy who gets things done!
He has a great sense of humor and is our resident Bar tender!
 
SHIRLY MALOY: Shirley was born in New Foundland where she worked at a community Newspaper as well as the Salvation Army.
She came to Ontario in 1990 to work with the Salvation Army in Family Services and is the manager of the local Food Bank.
Shirley is long time member of our club, she's always involved in our Rotary events and is our past Club President!
She works tirelessly to make a difference and give back to the people of our community!

Volunteerism is important to local communities; these individuals were honoured (although none expected such) as a way of saying “thank-you” for the giving of their time and talents to benefit others.

Club President Ross Bannatyne and Foundation Chair Shirley Molloy presented a cheque to District Governor Marlee Diehl for nearly $6000 in support of the works done by the Rotary Foundation.  This was in addition to the amount presented ($5000) when DG Marlee came to visit the club last fall.
 
Club President Ross Bannatyne and Foundation Chair Shirley Molloy presented a cheque to District Governor Marlee Diehl for nearly $6000 in support of the works done by the Rotary Foundation.  This was in addition to the amount presented ($5000) when DG Marlee came to visit the club last fall.
 
 
All of our Paul Harris recipients - Wayne Massey, Cam Whiffey, Randy Abel, John Janisse, Ralph Montesanto, Shirley Molloy and Suzanne Crago.
 
Shirley Molloy organized and chaired the meeting….she did it all…except for the part about her getting a Paul Harris Award…that was a secret.
 
Wayne Massey, Suzanne Crago and Vice-Governor, Ralph Montesanto
 
Wayne Massey, Ralph Montesanto and District Governor Marlee Diehl
 
Wayne Massey, Cam Whiffey and District Governor-Elect Reg Madison
 
Club President Ross Bannatyne, Shirley Molloy and Randy Abel
 
District Governor Marlee Diehl, Club President Ross Bannatyne and a very surprised Shirley Molloy
 
Shirley Molloy, Randy Abel and Assistant Governor Allyson Wenzowski
 
District Governor Marlee Diehl, Ralph Montesanto and Robert Morrow
 
Wayne Massey, Bruce Eccles and Cam Whiffey
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