Tom and his golden retriever, Stanley, visited the club and Tom spoke of the positive effects that Stanley's presence has on people who are suffering or lonely. Tom is a volunteer at the St. John's Ambulance. He is Stanley's trainer and master for the past 8 years or so. They often visit, senior residences, the hospital as well as Hospice Niagara where he met member, Jim Cunningham. Mary Howard introduced Tom. Her father was also very involved with St. John's ambulance. Tracey, a St. Catharines veterinarian, thanked the speaker.