- Jairo, Ecuador (http://ow.ly/saX0307unfF). His loan helps him purchase more calves, vitamins, and carrots for his farm;
- Miriam, Kenya (http://ow.ly/SD4n307unh8). Her loan is for farm inputs and hired labour; and
- Hamidah, Indonesia (http://ow.ly/R7Ck307unk7). Her loan will help build a bathroom in her home, so she and her family no longer have to use the nearby river for their needs.
This week, QSR was thrilled to meet representatives from the three successful grant applications submitted to our club this past year. While 10 requests for funding were received, it was felt by our Grants committee that these three best reflected our club's objectives.
Opportunity International was represented by its director of marketing, Andrew MacDonald, who briefly outlined the organization's goal to provide low cost loans to (mostly women) of Honduras. This grant will be tripled by the Rotary Foundation and the Canadian government.
Will Manos represented PACT, an organization which provides life-altering programs for at-risk youth in the Quinte area.
The third recipient was the Amarok Society, represented by Angela Macri. This grant assists the efforts of the Munro family as it has spent years teaching the mothers in the slums of Dacca, Bangladesh, to become teachers. In turn, these new teachers teach other mothers to become teachers themselves
QSR opens our annual grants process each summer, for selection in the fall. All information is posted on our website and any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great thanks is extended to the Club's Grants Committee (Catherine, Janet, Maribeth, Geoff, and Alison) as it evaluated the 10 original requests.
(l - r) AGD Ken, Will Manos (PACT), President Stewart, Angela (Amarok Society), Andrew (Opportunity International) and Grants Committee Chair Catherine
QSR was thrilled to welcome back long-time friend 'Fletch' Fletcher from Quinte SailAbility to talk about their newest purchase.
The Rotary Clubs of Quinte Sunrise, Trenton, Picton, Wellington, and Belleville, partnered on a Rotary grant through District 7070 and purchased a Coach Safety boat, which is for those with physical or developmental disabilities. The boat will be used by local students who want to get on the water.
Quinte SailAbility works to improve self esteem, confidence, and accessibility to the water for local youngsters. The clubs held a naming contest for the new boat, which was won by QSR Membership Director Gord Leverton with his submission of 'Rotary Compass'.
A big thank you to QSR Past President Janet Mathany for spearheading this project and working with both the district and surrounding clubs.
Cocktails at 6:00 pm with supper served at 7:00. At 8:30, Big Black Smoke featuring Ed's Garage will take to the stage to dance us until midnight.
- Couples Tickets: $70/couple (or twosome)
- Single Ticket: $40
- Don't fancy supper? Join us for the dance at 8:30 for only $15
All funds raised will be re-directed for numerous local and international projects.
Questions? Contact Alison at quintesunriserotary@gmail.
Thanks for your support!
Like QSR, Abbotsford-Sumas is a breakfast club, and they are small but mighty, just like us. According to Alison:
With our initial investment of $600US in February, 2015, QSR has helped 32 borrowers in 15 countries achieve their dreams and financial independence. Yuliza from Ecuador is no different.
At age 22 and with a five-year-old daughter, Yuliza is working to create a better future for herself and her family by using her loan proceeds to buy inputs and livestock for her farm.
By partnering with @Kiva, we are humbled to be able to help, in a small way, to make things a little bit better for people around the world.
Questions about Kiva, or Rotary in general? Contact email@example.com.