Diane Luke is a lady of action and commitment to her community. Recently nominated for a Paul Harris Fellow Award for her many projects in the community.  Diane is a charter member of the Twilight Quilters Guild and a member of the Norfolk Quilters Guild.   Early in the Covid pandemic, Diane became aware that the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit was in need of personal protective equipment and the skills of the Guilds were quickly put to good use.  

Through Diane's hard work and contact in the community, she was able to secure $10,000 in funding to source the cloth and supplies required for the masks.  A prototype mask was developed and following the design approval from the Health Unit, it was established that 5,000 masks were needed.  A system was developed by Diane and others for the distribution of masks.  No small feat!

Diane and her team led 200 plus volunteers, for sewing, driving and making kits.  Diane was tireless in securing the number of masks needed, often with a very quick turnaround time.  She let the volunteers with passion and cheerfulness.  Her commitment to this project shows a deep love for her community.  The work she inspired helped all front liners, such as paramedics, police officers and other agencies in the area.
Those who have worked with Diane in various projects describe her as an "idea" person, a good delegator and an even better "doer".  Some of Diane's community projects include, repair of the Robinson and Burt bridges, Board member of the Alzheimer Society of Brant, Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton, and founder of the Music and Memory Program for people living with dementia.  The Lynn Valley Trail Association is yet another organization benefiting from Diane's many talents, such as modifying the website, on-line donation and membership processes.  Diane's input and opinion is sought after and valued by many in the community. 

Presenting the PHF award to Diane were Gail Catherwood and Melanie Douglas on behalf of the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise.  The presentation was made via Zoom during the Trail Board meeting on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Congratulations Diane!