Quota International of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Our club has chosen Pat Chalmers as Volunteer of the Year.
Pat is a very special lady. She always has a smile and positive things to say.
Pat was Vice-President of the Collingwood Quota Club for three years. Presently she is a very active member of the Collingwood Club.
She has been Vice-President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Collingwood for three years. As of this April she will be the President.
Pat assists in the operating of a local Food Bank two days a week as well as operating a Help Line seven days a week, all year round.
Pat acted as a volunteer lecturer in Africa last September 2011 for a conference given for Social workers from Zaire, Tanzania and Kenya. The conference was held in Tanzania as part of a mission trip, including visits to schools, hospitals and orphanages. She paid all of her expenses to travel to Africa to be part of this mission trip.
I could not think of any one more deserving of this honour than Pat Chalmers.