When James learned about the Guelph Wish Fund for Children he immediately wanted to volunteer because of his long-standing involvement with children's needs and participation in Rotary Club services and fundraising activities. He joined the Board in 2018. James is a member of the Finance/Fundraising Committee. He is an architect and owns James Fryett Architect Inc. in Elora where he lives with his wife, Marney. Jim has been a member of the Rotary Club of Fergus/Elora and is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Guelph having served for a number of years on the Board and president in 2008-09. Jim has a passion for gliding and is currently president of York Soaring Association.