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The Giovanni Caboto Club
The Giovanni Caboto Club has chosen WRYM to be one of two charities to benefit from the 2019 Italian of the Year Gala, honouring Stefano (Steve) Riolo, on Friday, 25 October, 2019.
The Windsor Feminist Theatre and The Windsor Residence for Young Men will share in the proceeds from the Italian of the Year Gala. The Giovanni Caboto Club advises that it is proud to support our two organizations. Please join WRYM and the Giovanni Caboto Club, the Italian Women’s Club, the Italian Community and the Community of Windsor and Essex County as they honour Stefano (Steve) Riolo, 2019 Italian of the Year.
Please reply to me directly for tickets, $95 each, if you wish to join our President Sue Freeman and Dave, our Program Director Jason Weinberg and Victoria, or Bonnie and me, at the WRYM table(s).
Community Awards Presented at the WRYM Charity Golf Tournament
WRYM depends on community support in our daily operations, and this support often takes the form of in-kind goods and services. In addition to thanking our many good friends and event sponsors, the WRYM Charity Golf Tournament was also a great opportunity to recognize two outstanding supporters with our community awards.
WRYM’s Community Awareness Award is its highest award to individuals or organizations who have demonstrated their awareness of WRYM’s programs and have greatly assisted with the provision of services to help homeless youth rebuild their lives. (Photo - WRYM Board Member Dave Freeman (L) and Executive Director Greg Goulin (R) present Tom Marshall with the award.)
Past recipients have included Roth Mosey CPAs, The Windsor-Essex Criminal Lawyers Association, and Percy Hatfield MPP. Tom Marshall of Colautti Brothers Marble Tile and Carpet (1985) Inc. is this year’s recipient of the award. He had heard that the linoleum tiles on the main floor of Windsor Residence for Young Men were sorely in need of replacement. He did a professional assessment, acquired new flooring specific to WRYM’s needs, and supplied two highly skilled tradespersons to install the new floor over three days at no charge. The cost of replacing the flooring would otherwise have been $8,000 -10,000.
WRYM’s Heart & Soul Award is for exceptional individual volunteer effort above and beyond reasonable expectations. (Photo - WRYM Board Member Dave Freeman (L) and Executive Director Greg Goulin (R) present Joel Thibodeau wih the award.)
Joel Thibodeau is the owner of the local My Green Knight franchise which specializes in home maintenance. Every Saturday, he ran WRYM’s Kids Next Door program, a program in which young men are paid to perform home maintenance jobs for local homeowners. For more than a year, Thibodeau spent many weekday evenings inspecting potential jobs for suitability. He taught young men workplace, tool and ladder safety – and he even rented tools and trailers at his own expense to make the experience meaningful. Often, he referred his own customers to Kids Next Door, and would never take any payment for his efforts or costs incurred.
Gregory D. Goulin, LSM, JD (ret.)
Executive Director, (pro bono),