Our Foundation would welcome an extra pair of hands in our office from time to time, and also individuals who are interested in helping with our Special Events. We have a great time and the work is rewarding.
As well, if you have special skills you are willing to share in the areas of Relationship Development, Leadership, Fundraising and Organization, Strategic Vision, Financial & Business Management getting involved in the management of the Foundation might interest you.
Students who need volunteer hours are also welcomed.
If you would like more information about how you can get involved, please contact Bev or Tiffany at 519-534-5856.
Submissions for Christmas Card cover art due September 25, 2017
Ralph and his wife, Gail, moved to South Bruce Peninsula in 2006. Since moving to the area, Ralph has served as a member of the Wiarton Hospital’s Community Advisory Committee and continues to be a longstanding member of Rotary International. He has held many executive positions both at the local Wiarton Rotary Club and the District level and presently holds the position of District Assistant Governor. In January 2017, Ralph was presented with the Paul Harris Award for outstanding contributions to the community.
Through Ralph’s involvement with the CAC and his position as a Rotary appointed member of the “Dream Draw” Committee, a major fundraising initiative of BPHS Foundation and Wiarton Rotary, Ralph became familiar with the workings of the Foundation. In 2012 Ralph was nominated as a Director to the Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation Board. He served for two years as a Director and in 2014 was appointed Chair of the Foundation. In his position as Chair, Ralph ensures the integrity and effectiveness of the Board in their governance responsibilities, provides leadership and supervision of the Executive Director and is a strong advocate of the Foundation with donors, health care stakeholders and our community. Ralph can also be seen chauffeuring Leo, the Royal Bank Lion, along the Walk to Create Possibilities route or hitting a mean golf ball in the Troy Schmidt Memorial Golf Tournament!
Ralph is an incredible asset to our Board. He is an outstanding citizen and an exceptional volunteer for the Town of South Bruce Peninsula and Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation feels that he should be recognized for his contributions to our organization and our community.
Kris is no stranger to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula for her outstanding volunteerism, as in 2011, Kris was nominated by the Bruce Peninsula Minor Hockey Association for the numerous hours she had extended for minor hockey.
Kris nominated for and appointed to the Board of Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation in 2010. BPHS Foundation ‘assists in meeting the health care needs of the people of the Bruce Peninsula area by raising funds for priority hospital projects to keep our hospitals current.’ and Kris is a strong advocate, volunteering on behalf of our Foundation. During her tenure of two, three-year terms on our Board, Kris has continued to use her expertise as a Chartered Professional Accountant with Chartered Account, Bachelor of Business Administration, and Trust and Estate Practitioner designation by stepping into the position of Finance Chair of the Foundation. In this volunteer position Kris provides leadership in the preparation of monthly financial statements, year-end audited statements and budgets ensuring that commitments are met and cash flow is adequate. Although Kris has a quiet demeanor, her knowledge speaks volumes around a board table and staff and fellow board members will truly miss her presence! Unfortunately, as a requirement of our by-laws, Kris will be leaving our Board in June 2016. Thank you Kris.
Lisa was nominated and appointed to the Board of Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation in 2014. At the time, her conscience was telling her to get involved in a good cause in order to “give back to her community”. BPHS Foundation ‘assists in meeting the health care needs of the people of the Bruce Peninsula area by raising funds for priority hospital projects to keep our hospitals current.’ and Lisa felt this was the good cause she wanted to support. She has proven to be a strong advocate, volunteering on behalf of our Foundation. Lisa uses her financial expertise – having worked for RBC Royal Bank for 28 years as a professional financial planner and more recently advancing her career by moving to RBC Dominion Securities – to provide leadership and offer advice in financial matters of the Foundation.
Barely getting her “feet wet” as a board member, Lisa jumped “head first” into assisting with the “2015 Walk to Create Possibilities” by Chairing the Food Services Committee. Little did she realize the magnitude of the job of ensuring that the walkers, volunteers and community members were provided with coffee and Timbits at Opening Ceremonies, nutritious snacks and drinks throughout the 30 km walk from Lion’s Head Hospital to Wiarton Hospital, a scrumptious lunch and the community BBQ at the Closing Ceremonies held on the Wiarton Hospital lawn. The tiniest of details were taken care of – a fantastic job done by Lisa and her delegates! Lisa enjoyed this event so much that she has, once again, taken on the role for the 2016 Walk – August 27th.
Lisa is a tremendous asset to our Board. She is an outstanding citizen and an exceptional volunteer for the Town of South Bruce Peninsula and Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation feels that she should be recognized for her contributions to our organization and our community.”
Mabel Skeates joined the Foundation, even before incorporation, as a volunteer working with Peter Longmore, the original Executive Director of BPHSF. It is understood that she volunteered her secretarial services two or three days a week (however, the amount of time has not been confirmed).
Shortly after incorporation, the Board decided to create the Mabel Skeates award in recognition of the first, and at that time, the longest standing volunteer of the Foundation to thank people for their hard work and dedication to a worthy cause. And thus it is with great pleasure that we get to display names such as Val's on the award in our office.
Bruce Peninsula Health Services Foundation has an amazing group of volunteers who dedicate their time and efforts, to further the equipment and program needs of the BPHS Foundation. This year we would like to recognize Valerie Mitchell for her contribution to health care in community. Not only does she contribute her time to BPHSF, she is well known in our community for her volunteer efforts with the Lion's Club, Breakfast Program, Community Living and more!
BPHS Foundation was extremely pleased to have Ashley as a part-time employee for a period of time but because of a growing and demanding career with her other employer, Ashley resigned as our Special Events Coordinator. Ashley’s commitment to healthcare in the Bruce Peninsula area would not let her walk away. In June of 2012, she became a member of the Board of Directors of BPHS Foundation. Can you imagine, she gave up a paid position to volunteer her time!
Since becoming a member of the board, Ashley accepted the responsibility of Chair of the Donor/Volunteer Recognition Portfolio. In this role she has overall responsibility for setting policies and establishing direction for all donor and volunteer relations affecting the Foundation. Ashley enjoys the interaction with our volunteers and takes great pleasure in recognizing them at the Foundation annual Volunteer Recognition Reception which is obvious by the mutual admiration between Ashley and the other volunteers. Ashley fosters good relationships on behalf of the Foundation.
Ashley also wears the hat of Co-Chair of the Peninsula Hospital Campaign…an 11.4 million dollar capital campaign for local and regional cardiac and cancer care improvements. Ashley was heavily involved in the “quiet phase” of this 5-year campaign preparing for the public launch which took place in May 2014 and has been extremely busy with the campaign to date. Although Ashley will be leaving the Board of Directors of BPHS Foundation she will continue in her role as Co-Chair of the Peninsula Hospital Campaign until its completion.
As well as serving on the Board, Ashley actively supports our special events. She is known as the “charming personality” that assists our auctioneers on stage each April. Her positive attitude, organizational skills, energy, dedication and commitment has endeared her as a valued leader and team member and she is truly an asset to BPHS Foundation. She is an inspiration to many.
Ashley Miller is an outstanding citizen and an exceptional volunteer and we feel that she should be recognized for all that she does for our organization and our community.”