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Upcoming Events
Earth Day
Apr 22, 2018
 
Earth Day Tree planting
Apr 22, 2018
 
*FINAL* 2018 Mudfest Planning Meeting
Furtney Crysler
Apr 24, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
 
Mudfest Course Set up
Bissell's Hideaway
Apr 29, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
 
Register RYLA candidates
May 01, 2018
 
8th Running of the Niagara Mudfest Challenge
Bissell's Hideaway
May 05, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
 
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
ClubRunner
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
President Paul introduced today’s speaker Leah Feor, visiting Rotaract vice president Ryan Huckla and visiting Rotarian Lorne White from the Fort Erie club.
 
President’s Updates and other business:
 
April 18th breakfast meeting is cancelled due to joint lunch meeting with St. Catharines. The lunch will take place at Club Roma and will cost $35.
Please let President Paul know if you will be attending as the Club will have to prepare a single cheque to pay for all the lunches of those attending and collect your payment from you.
 
Fathers Day Roses Lorne invited our club to take part in this fundraising event. These roses are a specially selected species that are grown locally in Dunnville and will be provided freshly cut for us to deliver on Saturday June 16th, the day before Fathers Day. Fort Erie has negotiated a special price of $20 per dozen DELIVERED. This is a fundraiser for our club as we will realize $7 for every dozen we sell.
 
Paul Harris Awards Send suggestions for awardees to Andrew Larmand.
 
Cluster grant Ideas for an International project can be sent to Barb Bartholomew .
 
April 22nd is Earth Day and the Club will be planting trees, one for every Rotarian. The exact location is to be determined and it was suggested the town should be consulted if we are to plant on public land. One special tree will be planted by the Interact Club at E.L. Crossley in memory of Sharon Keller.
 
The friendship visit by Rotarians from South Africa will take place from June 27-29. There are 10 in the group, two couples and six individuals. The Rotarians plan to visit our famous falls along with other tourist sites in our region but they will need a bed for three nights. Your responsibility will be to provide a room and breakfast then transport them to a central spot each day where they will convene for a day of site seeing.
 
The joint membership social on May 16th with the Welland Club is still in the planning stages. Southbrook Vineyards will be providing the wine and cheese. Forms were handed out to be used to identify possible invitees. Please return to president Paul so that invitations can be sent out. We need 75 names and hope to get 100 to attend. Deadline for names is the April 4th meeting.
 
Speaker
 
Paul Allen introduced today’s speaker Leah Feor. Leah runs Simply Sustainable and is on Social Enterprise Niagara's program committee.
 
Leah told us how she started out by making jewelry to raise funds but could not make enough that way so she started buying and selling from other craftspeople in Latin America.
 
In 2010 she put her non-profit operation on hold and opened a business selling products from Honduras and Guatemala. She used fair trade as her business model.
She closed shop in 2013 and started consulting on fair trade. She aims to solve and prevent social problems through Social Enterprise.
 
A social enterprise is an organization that is directly involved in the sale of goods and services to a market, but that also has specific social objectives that serve as its primary purpose. Social enterprises are not volunteer organizations in that they operate as an enterprise by selling in a market, and can be registered as for-profit or non-profit. Profits are principally used to fund social programs.
 
Adaptability is crucial in today’s fast moving global economy. Leah encourages clients to align their core values with the world around them; empowering entrepreneurs to master their company’s own internal sustainability. She develops and improves systems by integrating positive impact and responsible business practices. Leah educates clients throughout the process by actively engaging with them; allowing for the development of self-sufficiency, reducing long-term reliance on initial services.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Fonthill
Lookout Point Golf and Country Club
Fonthill, Ontario
Meeting Weekly Wednesday 7:15 am