The annual meeting of the Charitable Welfare Trust was conducted by John Saman. Statements presented showed the balances as of December 2016:
Scholarship Funds $23,542.91
Welfare funds $1,416.78
Bingo funds $1,565.21
Over the year 2016, $33,766 was donated to various charities: Stratford Hospital Foundation, Kiwanis Arts & Music Festival, Stratford Youth Soccer, the Arthritis Society, St. Joseph’s Church, Immaculate Conception Church, Ostomy Association, Kiwanis Club of Stratford/CJCS Basket Fund, Stratford House of Blessing, L’Arche Stratford, Salvation Army Stratford, Simple Dreams, St. Michael C.S.S., Optimism Place, St. Aloysius School, St. Joseph Church
Restoration Fund, Stratford & Area Right to Life, Alzheimers’s Society, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Special Olympics Ontario.
John Saman was re-elected to chair this fund for another year.