Close to $120,000!  That’s how much the Civitan Club of Almonte has contributed to the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation since the Foundation began keeping computerized records in 2003.

So, it’s no surprise that Civitan would have chosen to “put themselves in the picture” this past year in support of the AGH’s diagnostic imaging campaign.  The club’s 2017 support totalled close to $10,000. This came by way of sponsorships, participation in events, In Memorial donations, and, of course the wonderful tribute evening they coordinated for long-time member Eric Pottle, with proceeds benefitting the DI campaign.

According to Civitan President Marsha Guthrie, “As a service organization, Civitan, seeks to meet as many needs as possible.  Almonte General Hospital has proven itself to provide the quality care so necessary to all us and the new diagnostic imaging equipment will only make it better!

Over the years, the Almonte Civitan club has provided generous support to the Hospital and Manor, as have many of their members.  The club made a major commitment to the Quality Care for Life campaign in 2004, making the club one of the campaign’s earliest supporters. They’ve also funded various pieces of equipment over the years like a special electric bed in 2007.

“I’ve worked in the charitable sector for over 20 years and this Almonte club is a community treasure,” said Foundation Managing Director, Al Roberts.  “Having been a guest at several of their meetings, I’ve seen firsthand how their comradery, enthusiasm and sense of fun are always on display.  Our patients and residents are really fortunate to benefit from their ongoing support.”

Service clubs, church groups, community organizations and neighbourhood s are invited to “put themselves in the picture” in support of new diagnostic imaging equipment at our Hospital.

If you want to join the Almonte Civitan and “put yourself in the picture”, please contact Al Roberts, Managing Director, AGH-FVM Foundation, at 613-256-2500 or