Mrs Gina Di Lorenzo of Qulits of Valour stopped by today ...
Posted by Jayne Watson on Aug 18, 2016
The Positive Impact of Club Meetings and Guest Speakers
What started out in May as a great human interest presentation by guest speaker Mrs. Gina Di Lorenzo of the Quilts of Valour- Niagara Canada Chapter (QOV) quickly offered an opportunity for the Rotary Club of Fonthill to get involved !
QOV is a registered charity, non profit, volunteer based national program that started in 2006. Since then, in honour of their service and dedication to our country, QOV has provided comfort to Canada’s veterans in their time of need by having donated over 5000 quilts!
Club member, President Elect Paul Snack was present during Gina’s club presentation and immediately identified a disabled veteran now living in a Long Term care facility who would be a worthy recipient of QOV’s generosity.
Wheels were put in motion by the club, to coordinate between the Niagara and Eastern Ontario QOV chapters. On Canada Day 2016, Major (Army) Jeff WILLIS was the surprise recipient of a gifted QOV quilt.
Jeff and his family were very touched and deeply grateful of the organization’s generosity and to Rotary for making this event happen! He wrapped himself in the quilt clearly feeling the love honouring a very dedicated man. His family also feels comfort that although Jeff is living in silence he isn’t living alone.
For more information about QOV please go to www.quiltsofvalour.ca
Just another example of Rotary Serving Humanity!
Photo taken during presentation left to right -
Mrs. Vicky WILLIS, Major Jeff WILLIS, Mrs. Jan EASTON, VP Quilts of Valour – Eastern Ontario, Zachary SNACK & President Elect Paul SNACK