Q & A with Our Supporters #2
Meet Scott & Sue Robertson, a PHS powerhouse couple who are vital to our organization’s success! Scott was most recently the Executive Director at the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes (retired) and now sits on our Board of Directors. Sue is one of our amazing volunteers who devotes time to coming in and helping ensure the dogs under our care get a ton of enrichment & exercise. Alex Tindale, Campaign Manager here at PHS, had the opportunity to catch up with Scott & Sue to learn more about their own pets and how they believe PHS’s new Animal Care Centre will be a huge benefit to the community.
What inspired you to volunteer with the Humane Society?
What do you like most about living in Peterborough County?
Scott, how does your professional expertise as the past Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes assist with your volunteer work for PHS?
My work in the not for profit world helps me understand the stresses and key issues faced by the Humane Society. I worked for two very different NFP’s over 40 years. One was in a direct service capacity and the other was much more operational and administrative. I understand what the staff are going through in their work and grasp the need to develop and maintain sound business, operational and planning strategies to ensure the ongoing stability of the organization. I look forward to helping with the development of the new facility as I was responsible for the building maintenance and construction in my last job.
Sue, what do you like most about walking dogs?
Do you have any pets at home?
Do you have any funny stories about your pets?
Why do you think it’s important that we build the new Centre? What will it do for our community?
Why do you support PHS?
PHS is actively working at fundraising for its new facility on Technology Drive, having raised more than $7 million of the $10 million goal. The 24,000-square-foot facility will be home to an adoption and education centre, a high-volume spay and neuter clinic and the Provincial Dog Rehabilitation Centre which will be managed by the Ontario SPCA and Peterborough Humane Society.
Visit www.ourpetproject.ca for more details.