Barbara Greenwood is one of the high-profile individuals in her community who has contributed a great deal to serving her community at work as a nurse, as a volunteer and as Regional Councillor (2006-14) in Niagara Falls.
 
Her Community  work includes: Boys and Girls Cub of Niagara, Past President of the Foundation and presently is Fun Development Director. She was a volunteer of the year for the years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. She was awarded the outstanding Foundation Trustee for the year 2008, 2009, into 2010. Champions for children award 2011.
 
The boys and girls club has a beautiful new building, thanks to the great campaigning of many people. Barbara was the co-chair of the capital campaign. The new building on McLeod Road was opened in 2011. 
 
LPGA Tournament Chair Security 2004. Misty Award for Hospitality 1998. Chair for the Ontario Scott Tournament of Hearts 1998. In addition, Barbara has been a volunteer with the 126 area Air Cadet Squadron, Niagara Falls, Canadian Red Cross, Kidney Foundation and the Cancer is 90, for over 20 years.
 
Barber initiated the '12 Women In A Tent' for the years 2001 and 2012.  Through the generosity of the people of Niagara Falls they were able to raise almost $300,000 which was donated to Project Share.
 
Barbara is past president of the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls 2014-15, celebrating her 10th anniversary this year, and presently on the committee to help organize Trivia Night and Chair for Lobster Fest 2016.
 
Barbara has several hobbies and when she has time she enjoys doing stained glass. She loves the game of golf and looks forward to the nice weather when she can get out on the course. She and her husband Bill (also Past President of  the Rotary Club of Niagara Falls, 2008-09) together have five children and seven grandchildren. 
 
She generous lady spoke passionately to us, with slide show, about the work of the Boys & Girls Club of Niagara in Fort Erie and their ongoing need for both donations and volunteers to help serve our youth with various breakfast and after-school programmes across Fort Erie. Barbara informed us that the Boys and Girls Club:
 
1) Serves over 10,349 child & youth programme members throughout the Niagara region.
2) Operates from 14 locations in 8 municipalities including a 16 bed facility for homeless youth.
3) Is accredited through Parks and Recreation Ontario and High Five quality assurance.
4) Is a member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada serving more than 200,000 youth annually.
5) Offers Kids and Teens Zone Programs, which were visited 20,990 times.
6) Serves 2,015 meals/snacks and provides 1,214 rides weekly during the school year.
7) Provides 4,743 bed nights to at-risk youth annually.
8) Provides over 3,701 aquatic and sports and recreation opportunities annually.
9) The club's sole mandate is to serve children and youth – their only priority in programming and fund allocation.
10) That ability to participate is guaranteed - No child is ever denied access.
11) 98% of former members surveyed by Ipsos-Reid for Boys and Girls Club of Canada credited a particular staff member for developing, helping and supporting them.
12) Programmes are designed to create a continuum of opportunities that build leadership and character in every child throughout every stage of their life.
 
We encourage your support! Past President Flo Odding, Guest Speaker Barbara Greenwood & President Raye Brown.