Peace Chain Award
This award was created by Dr. Noel Jackson, District Governor of Rotary District 6400. With this award we recognize those individuals working within our communities to make them stronger, safer, and more stable. Or, as Noel likes to describe it, this is an award for “Rotarians” who are not yet Rotarians. By reaching out to these people we hope to discover likenesses, reach toward diversity, and make friends for Rotary.
The first recipient of the RCLC Peace Chain award is Joe Ciaravino, President of Antonino’s Original Pizza. Antonino’s is a founding partner in our annual Pizza for Polio campaign. His total giving to support Pizza for Polio has been $5000.00. He is a busy community supporter. He has sponsored minor hockey and children’s soccer. He has raised funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association, Family Respite Services and Windsor Regional Hospital local heart care program just to name a few.
The second recipient of the RCLC Peace Chain award is Christina Guido, a recent graduate from the University of Windsor, graduating with a double Major in Psychology and Biology. She is an alumni of the Interact Club of LaSalle and serves as a Liaison to the Interact Club. Christina attends all meetings, helps to organize, and check in with the Interactors, provides support to all their projects and programs and is always making sure they feel encouraged and motivated. Christina also works at the Peer Support Center through the University of Windsor where she provides peer counselling and emotional support/crisis services to students who drop into the center.
Christina serves as a role model to our Interactors and community members. She is kind, compassionate, dedicated, and empathetic. Christina truly embodies how important it is to cultivate peace and positivity amongst all.
The third recipient of the Peace Chain Award is Lynn Chalut. Lynn has been a registered nurse for 41 years and has worked full time in Clinical Research for the past 20 years. When she is not busy with her family of six grown children and nine grandchildren, Lynn volunteers at Habitat for Humanity. When the COVID shutdown began to negatively impact sales at Habitat Restore, Lynn looked for a way to help.
Beginning in July of 2020, Lynn began collecting empty alcohol containers and donating all the money collected from their return to Habitat for Humanity. Thanks to Lynn’s ingenuity and the generosity of the LaSalle community, $1315.75 was collected and donated to Habitat for Humanity Windsor Essex from July through December 2020. These funds will help to build a home for a deserving family.
In December, Lynn decided that all money she collected that month would go to Sparky’s toy drive to help families that were impacted financially during COVID. In December, $612.40 was donated to the toy drive.
Lynn truly has the spirit of Service Above Self and is deserving of this Peace Chain award.