Rotary Club of Niagara Falls Sunrise

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Welcome to our Club!

Niagara Falls Sunrise

Local Friends - Global Reach

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Betty's Restaurant (Chippawa)
8921 Sodom Rd.
Niagara Falls, ON  L2G 7W5
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P.O. Box 142; Niagara Falls ON; L2E 6S8
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Club No. 27545
Home Page Stories
We were all please to present a cheque to the Pathstone Foundation to be used for Rotary House here in Niagara Falls
As a result of this last Catch the Ace lottery done by the Niagara Falls Club and the Niagara Falls Sunrise club, we presented to Kim Rossi, the Director of Philanthropy for Pathstone, a cheque for $3,721.
Above Harry Walker, Kim Rossi, David Berry Ron Lyons, and John Corfield
Nancy, Donna Christe and Carrie
At our Sept 6th meeting, we were honoured to have Donna Christe of the Niagara Regional Sexual Assault Centre enlighten us about the Centre's accomplishments.  The NRSAC provides counselling though out the region for Women and men that have experienced sexual assault at any time in their lives. There is such a demand for these services that Donna has to sometimes tell desperate inquiries that there will be a 6 month wait.  Her many volunteers assist in such programs as a 24 hour Crisis Support phone line and a Hospital Response Program.  The Niagara organization was the first Canadian group to initiate CAPP.  This is a Child Assault Prevention Program designed for giving school children 'Lifetime strategies" in dealing with assault. 
Our own Brian Kon presented a fascinating talk this morning on his proud Metis Heritage. Did you know that there are only 400,000 Metis in Canada?  The aboriginal Nations of Canada consist of the First Nation, Inuit and Metis nations. These three groups are enshrined in the Canadian Constitution (1982).  It's too bad we only had 20 minutes.  There was so much more that Brian could have explained, to us all.  Thank you Brian for helping us understand our "Canadian Heritage Moment".
The 2018 Rotary medalist Emily Hilborn, Braden Sargeson, Silvana Nguyen and Hunter Murdoch.  All surrounded by the people that shaped their lives and their future......  their parents!
It was a beautiful Day to Plant 40 trees in Fernwood Park.   Our club not only contributed $1,000 to wards the 40 trees but also put in Sweat Equity. 
The Ace Is Caught:
Rotarian Jennifer Schoenhals presents the cheque to the Catch the Ace winner Leonard Belanger of Niagara Falls.  Leonard selected lucky envelope number 7 when his ticket was drawn.  It contained the Ace of Spades, so Leonard now has a $1,634.  Based on the number of tickets and the 50 cards left, the odds of this happening was 1 out of 15,800. 
Congratulations to Leonard. 
The committee has agreed that the entire proceeds or $1,234 will be donated to the Rotary House for youth.   Thank you all for helping.  Next Catch the Ace will hopefully go beyond 3 weeds!
Under the watchful eye of President Harry Walker, Dennis Gilmore and Jim Sissons (Center) present a cheque for over $23,000 from the 2017 Mega TV Auction to Treasurer Bob Smith.  This was the first year that the auction used the internet based auction and Dennis was pleased to report that our 'yield' was up this year, even though the total bid Value was down slightly.  Next year, because we are using the internet that is accessible to all households,  the effort will be to increase both values.
An Art project by our very talented Exchange student Anna.
One of her many talents. 
email to Don Cruikshank  Chair International Committee
Please find attached photos of the 7 field wells that your Rotary Club’s donation has made possible.  These families will now be able to generate an income year round, having water for irrigation..  An income they never thought possible.    On behalf of Tabitha Foundation Canada I would like to thank your club for your very generous donation, one that will continue to go on giving.  
Kind regards,
Yolanda Henry
The Presence and Power of youth was again demonstrated this morning though our speaker Jasmine Yaromich.  In 17 years, this young lady has accomplished so much to demonstrate the leader she will be in the future.  Her speech started by explaining the  drive she had even as a four year old to help others and do what was right.  If that was not enough to convince us of her powers, she completed her speech by giving us the TED Talk she presented at her school.  For those not present it is a 'must see' on Youtube...   Jasmine is a victim of sexual abuse.  Her speech explained how through therapy, friends, faith and family she was able to recognize that this was not her fault; that she was a victim, that could become a victor.  
We were all impressed with this young lady.  She has demonstrated her leadership in the community, her church, and her school.  She has received a differed admission to the University of Waterloo, for a Bachelor of Social Work, because next year she will be in Australia doing leadership training and then hopefully will travel to Thailand for missionary work. 
What a great candidate for a membership in a Rotaract Club when she returns.
Jasmine Yaromich, flanked by her proud mother Tracy (left) and aunt Rotarian Linda Booth
Michael Brown reported that he discovered a new fundraiser while traveling through the Guelph area.  No members at the meeting believed that he would buy just one and bring it to the club unopened. 
Proud Rotary Member Dave Sebel, had a dream to get back to flying.  As a teen and a member of the Air Cadets, Dave got his gliding and VFR licenses.  It was a passion that gave him hundreds of hours in the air and pleasure.  Now a few decades later, he has requalified and is back in the air. Thank you Dave for sharing your excitment.

Welcome Anna!

Welcome to our Family.....   Anna Antalfalvi, our exchange student is from Kecskemet, Hungary. She is a self proclaimed extrovert, happy and sometimes loud person. She loves the outdoors. Her mother is a University professor and father is an Environmental expert. She has a half brother and two half sisters. Anna is looking forward to being a new member of our Rotary family.
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