Somewhere over the rainbow, there’s
our 2009-2010 annual report
MerryMount helps children by supporting Mission
their faMilies in crisis and transition. Merrymount is a caring organization committed to providing support and crisis
our round-the-clock prograMs provide care for children and families. we deliver responsive and innovative programs
to strengthen children and their families in times of transition.
a place for children to stay when there
is a crisis. our education and prevention vision
prograMs support More than our goal is to be a leader in the field of crisis support and transition services
for children and their families.
7,000 faMilies each year.
we help iMprove the lives of children. we help keep faMilies together.
what could be More iMportant?
Imagine experiencing life-threatening illness
within days of arriving in a new community...
...imagine wondering who would care had the sense that this was the right
for your child while you cope with place for Junayd. It was a whole new
regular four-hour dialysis sessions. world, with doors opening for us.”
This was the experience of Riz Junayd has diabetes and Riz felt
Ramzanali. “I went into kidney confident that he would be well cared
failure,” she remembers. “It was very for at Merrymount. It was soon clear
stressful. We didn’t have time to that he loved being there, too. Riz could
adapt to anything – everything just focus on regaining her health, knowing
came at us head on.” Because her that Junayd was happy and well.
husband was often away from home It doesn’t take much for a family to
on business, Riz had to find care for experience crisis. A sudden illness.
her son Junayd while she attended A habit that slips into addiction.
evening dialysis appointments. Abuse. Divorce. Mental health issues.
Someone at the hospital suggested Each situation is different but every
that she contact Merrymount. family needs somewhere to turn.
From the moment she entered the For the Ramzanalis and many other
building, Riz felt as if a burden families, that place is Merrymount’s
had been lifted. “Everyone was so Family Support and Crisis Centre.
welcoming and so accommodating, For 135 years, we’ve been there
it was just amazing. We immediately for families in crisis.
This year’s annual report incorporates
an original print by artist Heidi Dange,
generously donated to Merrymount from
the Ramzanali family ~ thank you!
One family’s story of
caring and support
Kari and Tim McAteer were at the end of their rope. They had three daughters
at home, twin four-year-olds and a two-year-old. Kari was pregnant. In the fifth
month, her water broke and she had to be hospitalized. There was no family
nearby and Tim’s employer couldn’t extend his leave any further.
Fortunately a social worker in the hospital told Recently the McAteers were looking forward to the birth
Kari about Merrymount. It wasn’t easy to send the of their fifth daughter. The girls visited Merrymount often
girls the first time, Kari admits. “As a parent, you during the pregnancy, so that Kari could get the rest she
think that nobody can care for your children as well needed. Fortunately, the pregnancy was uneventful.
as you. And it’s always hard to ask for help. But we
didn’t have any choice.”
Soon all hesitation vanished. Merrymount became “I don’t know what we would
a second home to the little girls and a pillar of
strength for their parents. “When I saw how happy
have done wIthout MerryMount”
the girls were, I knew this was a place I wanted
them to be,” says Kari. “I don’t know what we The McAteers had arranged for the girls to stay at the
would have done without Merrymount. They were Centre during the planned birth. But the baby decided
like family to us.” to arrive a week early, so Tim made an urgent call to
Merrymount. “Once again, they were very accommodating
Kari was in hospital for two months awaiting the in fitting us in,” Kari says.
birth of baby Aleeyah. The three girls went to
Merrymount daily and thrived on the experience. “I have only the highest regard for Merrymount,” says Kari.
Once the baby arrived and Kari was home, the “When I walk in people stop and talk to me – there’s a real
older girls continued to come to Merrymount sense of personal connection, which is so important when
regularly. Aleeyah had lung problems, a result your children are there.”
of spending two months without amniotic fluid.
“The first year was really hard,” Kari says. “We
were at children’s emerg at least once a month,
with pneumonia and other respiratory problems.
Merrymount took the other girls while I stayed
in hospital with the baby.”
Eventually the girls started school and daycare,
but Merrymount continued to be a source of
support and practical help. The girls would spend
time at the Centre, when needed, to give their
parents a respite break from the stresses of raising
a busy young family. Kari says they asked eagerly
every week if they were going to Merrymount.
letter froM the executIve
dIrector and PresIdent,
Board of dIrectors
It was a good year, a productive year, a “They take so much of my stress and worry delivery to families and children in crisis.
soul-searching year, but also a financially away. They give 100% support. I have Merrymount is a committed community
frustrating year. In the end, 2009 was another somebody to depend on. Before I had partner and believes that the combined
year we were able to support over 7,000 no one and I was lost.” strengths of the community will continue to
families so that they too could look forward to grow solutions for the families that we help.
These are the voices we listen to. These are
a tomorrow. In our message this year we would
the voices that direct our work. These are The Strategic Planning Process reaffirms the
like to take this opportunity to thank our staff,
the voices asking for our doors to be open essential services we offer our community
our volunteers, members of our Boards, our
round the clock. and our goal will be to continue to provide
community partners, and our funders. The
the services families in crisis and transition
work that we do would not happen if your Merrymount has always been a community
are desperately seeking.
support wasn’t behind us. Throughout this partner and a friend to the people in need in
report are quotes from the voices of children the community. Reduced financial resources Thank you again to our community partners
sharing their experiences at Merrymount. have caused Merrymount and its Boards to for your trust and support. We could not do
Their comments reaffirm that what we are re-focus on what Merrymount offers best for our work if you were not there working with
doing here is working and meaningful to real the community. us. It was a good year, a productive year, a
people’s lives. We also heard from parents financially frustrating year, and yet another
For our Board, it has been a year of education
and caregivers about Merrymount: year spent supporting over 7,000 families.
and analysis. In challenging financial times,
It was a year that forced us to take a look at
“Merrymount is there the minute you need the role of the Board changes. The Board
ourselves. We know that together we can see
them, to support you, to talk to you. They has an expanded function of ambassador for
a better tomorrow.
do know what’s out there and give you Merrymount and a commitment to raise the
information about everything possible awareness of Merrymount’s mission and
to help you.” need to its friends.
“Thanks to Merrymount, my kids are healthy This year, our staff, management and Board
and growing and I feel that life is worth members have truly learned that we are
living. I have someone to call for support.” stronger by working together and having Joanne Beasley
support. Like the families in crisis and President, Board of Directors
“Every staff member goes above and
transition that we service, Merrymount has
beyond. Kids love it here, and the staff
shown that we can change and build from
members are like family. Merrymount helps
our strengths in challenging times. Difficult
make life easier. It’s the little things they do
choices have faced Merrymount this year
that make the difference.” Ailene Wittstein
and the process of decision-making has
strengthened our commitment to service Executive Director
MERRyMOunT & ROThOLME
As one of five branches of Mission Services of London, Rotholme Women’s and Family
Shelter operates a 41 bed emergency shelter providing a safe haven for between
15 to 20 families who are homeless and at different points personal crisis. Over the
last 12 years, while I have been the Director at Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter,
Merrymount Children’s Centre has been one of our key stakeholders.
One of the first things when a new family needs shelter we do is to try and understand
some of the complex reasons that contributed to the family living in poverty and
what has lead them to lose their housing. When our caseworkers look for resources
to support families in crisis one of the first referrals they make is to Merrymount
Children’s Centre. Many of our children have already been a part of their wonderful
array of groups and services. however, for others it is a chance to link them with an
agency that prioritizes doing everything it can from a client centered, strengths based
approach supporting vulnerable parents and their children by building coping skills
and resiliency so they can survive and thrive as viable families.
Families report to us that the parent relief they receive from Merrymount Children’s
Centre both from day programs and overnight stays is a real “life saver”. In the midst of
everything falling apart, they tell us that this time helps them to sort out their situation
so they can move forward again. They also rave about the practical help they get from
the nurse Practitioner at Merrymount. They have told us that they feel safe leaving
their children at Merrymount Children’s Centre. Those who have accessed groups and
parental supports and even the supervised access services have told us they do not feel
judged but are treated respectfully and helped to become better parents.
Merrymount Children’s Centre has a proven track record for excellent service and
community partnership. Thus we look forward to them continuing to provide a full
range of their services to make London safer for our high-risk families and their children.
Director, Rotholme Women’s and Family Shelter
Mission Services of London
highlights of the year
During the past fiscal year, the Overnight Care program
served 1901 children from 900 families. The Family Support
& Crisis Care Program served 533 children from 365 families.
“Merrymount ParentIng educatIon
and chIldren’s PrograMs
The top agency referral sources for the year were: Children’s is lots of fun By supporting both the parent and the child,
Aid Society; the Middlesex-London Health Unit; and local and we learn we are strengthening the family as a whole and
shelters. During the last quarter we had an increasing
number of referrals from hospital social workers to provide
how to be safe” showing parentsjob of they are not alone in the
most important their lives!
care for children who had critically ill family members. The teddy age 9
top presenting concerns for families were: isolation, mental The Parenting programs continue to be well
illness of caregiver, financial, housing and chronic stress. attended and sought by parents of children 0-12
years and community professionals who make referrals. The eighteen programs
faMIly suPPort and crIsIs care that have become our core curriculum, offer support and education through
Family Support and Crisis Care continues to provide support discussion groups, interactive programs and concurrent parent/child programs.
to families experiencing acute and chronic crisis. Each of A TeenChat program for young parents and Secure Connections partnerships with
our classrooms has been designed to meet the emotional, the Children’s Aid Society, Salvation Army’s Bethesda Centre, and Middlesex-
cognitive and physical needs of each child in a safe and London Health Unit’s Smart Start continue to support families who use our
predictable environment. More than 530 children from birth services. Some programs address specific needs (separation/divorce, families
up to 13 years of age, have been welcomed into our program. with addiction, starting kindergarten, attachment, grandparenting) and some
The flexibility of the program to accommodate the children up address general parenting concerns, but all are designed to promote parenting
to 23 hours per day, seven days a week has afforded parents competencies and to strengthen families to produce better outcomes for children
the time to cope with their challenges and to provide and their parents.
for their family’s needs.
Our Art and Play Therapists continue to facilitate group programs for children
overnIght care here and in the schools, offering children an opportunity to work though issues
The creative and talented staff continued to offer quality of self-esteem, divorce, and violence in the family.
programming for the 1901 preschool and school age children,
who stayed in Overnight Care last year. The staff worked suPervIsed access
diligently to address the individual needs and interests of the Due to the increased number of families in the London/Middlesex Court District,
children in our care by providing diverse programming in a we have expanded hours for visits and exchanges. Our staff is now in the office
safe, positive and nurturing environment. seven days a week in order to serve the families and have been involved in
training and have also attended many workshops. To better understand transition,
To enhance school age children programs, the staff created the three Coordinators and the Supervisor attended an International Conference in
a number of new areas for the children including an May and came back with many new ideas to enhance the Program. Our Elgin and
“Imagination Station”, “Kids Corner” and “Interactive To Go”. Oxford programs are in the process of expanding to outlying areas.
These areas exposed the children to many new activities and
experiences including drama, music, crafts, group games, all kIds Belong
cooking, science experiments, gardening and more. All Kids Belong has served 472 children in
London/Middlesex and 96 children in St.Thomas/
Elgin during 2009. The staff team presented 35
workshops with 748 participants in St.Thomas/
“Merrymount is cool – play bowling,
play on computers, eat good food”
Elgin and 70 workshops in London/Middlesex with
739 participants. These workshops were presented
tIMothy age 8 to child care staff, parents and other community and fun..play
professionals on various topics such as Inclusion,
Power Struggles, School Transitions, Learning basketball,
The school age children were also able to take part in
structured groups that focused on building self-confidence,
Language and Loving It, Fostering Peer Interactions
and Triple P - Positive Parenting to name a few.
identifying and dealing with their stress, building social After completing an intensive Program Evaluation in outside, go
skills, making friends, and learning strategies to deal with
bullying. The preschool children were able to experience many
2009, the staff reviewed our service delivery, forms,
protocols and ways of working to respond to the to groups..”
new activities such as crafts, songs, stories, puppet plays, suggestions and feedback from the evaluation. All savannah age 9
music and co-operative games to build and enhance their Kids Belong staff continues to work closely with the
numeracy, literacy and social skills. families and elementary schools to assist with the
transition to “big school”.
“Love it! It makes me so
happy when I am here.
I love outings, playing
outside and in the gym
and I like bedtime.”
sIlvIo age 6
ontarIo early years centre –
It has been a busy year for London Fanshawe
Centre. There were 10,054 visits by children
and 6,422 visits by parents/caregivers to
our main centre and eight weekly community
playgroup locations. There were 1145 people
ReConnect Merrymount is a Thames Valley join this program as students continue to share
that attended our parent learning workshops.
District School Board partnership with their learning experience with friends, partners
These opportunities also included many
Merrymount. The program started in 2009 to and acquaintances. The student parents are
parent/child interactive sessions such as
assist secondary school aged students, who are happy they have the opportunity to learn in a
Family Math and Letter Fun. Workshop
either pregnant or new parents, to continue their way that suits their lifestyle and appear more
requests from community groups to
educations while learning to cope with their new confident individuals. The sense of community,
provide opportunities for parents as well as
responsibilities. The goal is to reduce drop-out an invaluable support to these young people, can
professional groups have increased this year.
rates and re-engage students who have left be felt when you walk in the door. The TVDSB and
We would like to thank our wonderful school without graduating. The popularity of Merrymount are very proud of this partnership!
community partners. Together, London ReConnect Merrymount has grown exponentially
Fanshawe Centre continues to provide a since September. There is currently a wait list to
place for families to visit, play and learn.
In the 2009-10 year, we spent $6,849,277 on programming and services for our families. Merrymount is a not-for-profit,
registered charitable organization. Programs and operations receive support through individual donors, corporations,
local businesses, foundations, associations and government. We depend on the generosity of the community to help
maintain our unique, around-the-clock, seven day a week programming and parent education and children’s groups,
each critical to our mission. The response of community members over the years has enabled Merrymount to continually
help improve the lives of children and build a brighter future for families.
MerryMount chIldren’s centre
fInancIal data year ended March 31, 2010 COnTRACTED
governMent $4,904,659 72%
MerryMount foundatIon $1,258,551 18% FOUnDATIOn 18%
contracted servIces $339,215 5%
other $346,853 5%
total: $6,849,277 100%
SPECIALIZED SERVICES 1%
PROFESSIOnAL SERVICES 2%
OFFICE ADMIn 2% salarIes and BenefIts* $5,936,230 87%
FOOD & PROGRAM 3% ProPerty $317,848 5%
food and PrograM $208,670 3%
offIce adMInIstratIon $177,055 2%
SALARy AnD BEnEFITS 87% ProfessIonal servIces $134,474 2%
sPecIalIZed servIces $75,000 1%
total: $6,849,277 100%
*In keeping with most social service agencies, personnel
costs for professional, experienced staff, account for
more than 85% of all expenditures.
volunteers & staff
MerryMount centre Kristine Geddes executIve dIrector Amanda Colborne Paul Miszczyk
Board of dIrectors Mary Gillick Ailene Wittstein Dina Collard Jonathon Mota
Joanne Beasley (President) Betsy Gorniak Sherri Daley Kathryn Mrkoci
Cathie Auger (Vice President, Terri Goss Dora Dawkins Bob Mullins
Secretary/Treasurer) adMInIstratIve assIstant Tina neeb
Jazmine Greystone Lori Dean
Tom Allen Kym Loos Theresa nicholson
Kendra Haggith Maria Del Vasto
Shelley Baker Tsakani Hantchi Geri Dibsdale Lori nigh
Joe Belecky Audryanna Harback senIor ManageMent Todd Dickey Kathleen nutt
Lyn Campbell Stephanie Harkin Richard Macgregor, Darlene Donaldson Beth O’Hagen
Dawne Dopp Julie Hermson Manager of Business Services Lynn Donaldson Cheryle O’Hara
Fabian Gorodzinsky Fran Hardy Tom Patterson, Tiphanie Doxtator Melissa Oliver
Robert Kayser Manager of Human Resources Maria Park
Shay Indian Glen Everett
Sigmar Martin Christine Walker, Violet Pilarski
Chantell Kelly Director of Development Tracy Faulkner
Greg McCarvell Haley Kivell Katie Foote Meredith Pirrie
Shawn McConville Cynthia Leavitt Harold Fox Marisela Ponce
suPervIsors Melissa Riehl
Susan Rodger Steve Lethaby Dara Francois
Suzanne Vandervoort Lynne Booker-Collins Denise Riopelle
Jennifer MacRae Judy Gasparik
JoAnn Dunn Julie Ritchie
Cathy Mamo Louis Gasparik
Deborah Gillis Adela Rivera
MerryMount foundatIon Melanie Matthews Linda Gates
Board of dIrectors Della Morton Tanya Ross
Heidi Mettler Andrea Gilkes
Mike Blewett (President) Rosemary nasswetter Paulina Rybka
Mary McGuinness Jennifer Graham
Cathie Auger Helen Sleaford Rebecca Salton
Kasey Moore Leslie Green
Joanne Beasley Lisa Sortun Annette Scholier
Lindsay O’Connell Angela Grigg
Joe Belecky Jena Pilon Darlene Gwodz Karen Scott
Al Edwards Cathy Pintus coordInators Brooke Hannah Tiffany Scott
Michael Flanagan Stacey Pipicelli Amanda Bruyns Joanna Hicks Krishna Sengupta
Robert Kayser Jamie Pszeniczny Audrey Burnett Mary Jane Hodsman Patricia Serrato
norm Thompson Angela Ryan Stacey Leighfield Lisa Jackson-Lumley Jackie Sharzer
Mark Wendling Lisa Schwartz Susan McKane yasika Jarquin Jennifer Smale
Clint Wilson Lori Serratore Wendy Tapp-Moore Jenise Jarvis Karen Smith
Judith Smith Elisa Jones Jerry Smithers
volunteers Deb Tobin staff Gloria Jean King Heather Soares
Donna Travis Alice Kolendowski Amanda Spoelstra
Joanna Alexis yvette Aconito
Ashley Whalen Brenda Lampman Lisa St. Marie
Kim Anderson Faduma Amin
Alyssa Van Cliet Kimberley Lamport Brenda Stevenson
Penny Brennan Becky Wilfong-Armstrong
Tracy Vickers Danielle Lewis Sandra Stewart
Robyn Buckler Kathleen Ashton
Amelia Whiltshire nancy Liabotis Julie Sylva
Anna Currado Angela Balcom
Krista Xettler Carolyn Little Barbara Szczukowski
Claire Cyr Angelica Baldinelli
Teresa Liwosz Kevin Thompson
Dianne Loft Janice Topping
Michelle Loos Rosemary Van Wieren
Erin Lovell Maria Warren
Mario Lucci Sarah Wells
Lori Masterson Angelica Wilde
Patricia Mazariegos Patricia Wistow
Sandi McAlpine-McCullough Marlena Wojciechowska
yolanta Chajder Teri McCullagh
Colette Chapman Heather McDowall
Rosemary Ciccone Kate McKeon
Kelly Clark Patricia Meek
thanks to each and every one of you
Thank you to the donors who so generously supported Merrymount in
2009-2010. your gifts helped change the lives of children and families.
Aboutown Dr. yehoshua Brownstone Thelma Edwards Mary Hall
Advanced Landscaping Co. Ltd. Dorothy Bullock Elleyr Investments Ltd. Rhonda Hallberg and Gene Sorin
Al Anon Program Bev A. Burns EllisDon Corporation Terrence Harnett
Dr. John Albert David R. Campbell Wouter and Maria Eshuis June Harris
Patricia and Dr. Larry Allen Linda Campbell Dr. H. Brian and Janey Evans Harrison Pensa LLP
Thomas and Patty Allen CIBC Peter Feeney Shona and Robert Hart
The Arcangelo Rea CIBC Children’s Foundation, Catherine Finlayson Pat Hayes
Family Foundation The McGorman Investment Team and James Macneil Anne and Robert Hayman
Employees of Arthur Labatt Family Lynne Booker-Collins Vito and Sharon Finucci James Hendry
School of nursing Mary Jane Collins Myrna and James Fisk Highstreet Asset Management Inc.
Margaret Atchison Dan Cullen Derek Floyd Margaret Hoff
Cathie and Lowell Auger Jacqueline Cullen Krystyna Fraser Investors Group Financial Services
Carol I. and Edward Aziz Raymond Cullen Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta Inc.
Dr. David Bach Michael and Susan Davies Gary and Etta Galvin IODE - Bishop Hellmuth
Richard and Shelley Baker Family noreen De Shane Linda and Randy Gates Marion and William Jamieson
Maria Del Vasto Edna Gee Robert Johnston
Bill Dixon Patricia Gergich Junior Achievement
Joseph and Jacquie Belecky
Karen and Todd Dixon Deborah Gillis Kappa Alpha Theta
Beverly and Dr. David Bell
Tim Dixon Manuella and Dominic Giuliano Dr. Sheila Kappler
Ronald and Lois Doane Dr. Ben and Dr. Judy Goldberg Lila Kari
Margaret and Murray Blackie
Lynn Donaldson Mr. & Mrs. J. F. Goose Kayser Family Foundation
Malcolm Douglas Carolyne Gorlick Frieda and Emil Kellenberger
Deb Bloomfield and Alan Pomfret
Frances Down Kellogg Canada Inc.
Dr. Andrew Bodkin Fred Goth
Diane Dunn Frances Kilbourne
David Bolichowski Doreen Graham
Jo Ann Dunn Kiwanis Club - Forest City
Dr. Bessie and David Borwein Leslie Green
Sandra and William Dunn Dr. David and Lynda Kligman
Thomas and Lorraine Boutette Ruth Green
B. Irene and Brian Durnin Anita Kluke
Margaret Bowie Angela Grigg
Eastside Bar & Grill Mary Margaret Koreen
Laurie Bratcher Paul Guenette
Allan and Susan Edwards Michael and Penny Lander
Brown Beattie O’Donovan LLP Ronald Hair Kathryn and Robert Lannigan
RBC Foundation London Community Foundation
Thank you to RBC Foundation for its generous donation Thank you to the London Community Foundation for its generous
to Merrymount’s Secure Connections program. Urgent need Grant in support of the Merrymount Family Fund.
Lerners LLP M. Catherine nichols Mrs. Helene Sellery Patricia and Dr. Josef Vladars
nancy Liabotis and Bill Hill norquay Mary and Darwin Semotiuk Pegi M. Walden
Sheilanne Lindsay Kathleen nutt Most Reverend John Sherlock Christine and Scott Walker
Lioness Club - Central London Optimist Club of London north Shelly and Robert Siskind Susan Wark
Ms Shawna Lockie Optimist Club of Helen and Gerry Sleaford Cynthia Warner
London Community Foundation Oakridge Acres Inc. Jerry Smithers Tim Watson
London Community Hebrew Day Optimist Club of Snow White Produce Ltd. Cindy and Scott Webster
School Stoney Ridge - London
Gene Sorin and Rhonda Hallberg Elizabeth Webster
London Devilettes, Atom B Dr. Grace Parraga
South Caradoc United Church Lorna and Mark Wendling
London Life Tom Patterson
Spriet Investments Ruth Werezak
London Police Association P.C. Consulting
St. George’s Public School Ms. Lois Wey
London Shrine Club Pop Can Linda Pearse
Mark Steeper nelly Wideman
Kym and John Loos Mary and Maurice Pellarin
Diane y. Stewart Wilf and Jean Bell Foundation
Richard and Sheila Macgregor Lesley and Paul Pergau
Melvyn Swain Mrs. Shirley Willoughby
Ann MacKenzie Barbara E. Perryman
Sysco Food Services of Central Clint Wilson
Mackenzie Financial Services Inc. Juan Pinzon Ontario Dr. Helen Wilson
Gerald Marcus Joanne and Barry Playford Julie Sylva and Dr. Paul Francis
Sigmar and Deborah Martin Donna and Dr. Howard Plotkin Wendy Tapp-Moore Ailene Wittstein
Dorothy McClelland Judith M. Potter TD Bank Financial Group Wolverine Tube (Canada) Inc.
Bill McConnell Rizwana and Asgar Ramzanali Temple Israel of London Bill Wood
Peter McConville Ray Cullen Chevrolet Ltd. Temple Sinai Congregation Hazel Wright
Shawn and Bev McConville RBC Foundation of Toronto Dr. Gerald Z. Wright
Peggy and Michael McCormick Red Rhino Inc. The Employees of 3M Canada and nancy A. Wright
Helen Riordon Company Gary Zimmerman
Juan Riordon The London Heritage Council
Dr. John W. and Susan McDonald and the City of London
Judie McDonald Jim Robinson And three donors who wish
The Sisters of St. Joseph to remain anonymous
Sylvia McGeein Stan and Jean Robinson
Beverly and James Thompson
Susan and David McKane Linda and Dr. Cecil Rorabeck
David S. Thompson whIle every atteMPt has Been Made
Lawrence J. McKenzie Thelma and Dr. David Rosner to ensure accuracy, we aPologIZe
Bill and nancy McKeough Rotary Club of London West for any errors or oMIssIons. Please
Margaret Mcnulty Virginia Rutledge let us know of any changes.
Michael and Susan Tremblay
Catherine McRoberts Paulina Rybka
Jane and Paul Trudell
Paul Miszczyk yashwant and Vaishali Sankpal
Lillian and Jerry Ugar
S. Elizabeth Moore Debbie and Bob Schram
Della Morton Peggy Schucht and Cindy Wright
Rose nasswetter Scotiabank Suzanne Vandervoort
Rotary Club Investors Group Financial Services Inc.
of London West Thank you to Investors Group Financial Services Inc. for its leadership support
Thank you to the Rotary Club of London West of Merrymount’s Comedy night that has raised more than $100,000 and
for its ongoing support of Merrymount’s Family provided more than 500 days of 24-hour care for children.
Support and Crisis Centre.
1064 Colborne St. T 519.434.6848 Charitable Registration #
London, ON N6A 4B3 f 519.434.6851 107692303RR0001
Merrymount Children’s Centre is an accredited Children’s Mental Health Centre
and is a member of London’s Child and Youth Network.
A special thank you to photograph contributors Richard Bain, Bob Kayser,
Paul Miszczyk. Artist, Heidi Dange. Design by RedRhino.