This fabulous little book is bursting with deals and discounts at a wide variety of restaurants, golf courses, wineries, and more.
President Geoff, along with club members Marianne, Paul, and Gerry spent the day at Camp Trillium, completing may 'must-do' tasks to get the camp up and running for the coming summer months. They happily painted cabins, installed flooring, baseboards, and admired the newly-purchased cook top and deep fryer in the kitchen. These two appliances were purchased by our club for the camp with funds raised with Operation Red Nose in December.
As always, we are a proud supporter of Camp Trillium and proud to work with such a wonderful organization. To view photos of the day, click here.
Well done everyone!
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.
On June 22, President Geoff and Membership Director Gord attended the District 7070 annual awards banquet, held in Oshawa.
It was here that our club received multiple awards and recognition, including one for District Leadership (Gord) and a Foundation Citation for reaching 180% of our target of funds raised to eradicate polio.
Quinte Sunrise also received a Presidential Citation from Rotary International President KR (Ravi) Ravindran. With 53 clubs in District 7070, we were only one of six to achieve this incredible accomplishment. Better yet, we received the Gold standard for exceeding the targets set out by Rotary International.
At our club meeting the next morning, President Geoff presented our Citation to Vice President Alison Ebbs, to thank her for her work behind the scenes and online to ensure we met the goals.
We are small but mighty, and all members should be proud of their contributions and our achievements in this Rotary year. We are extremely proud and thankful for the recognition.
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Coming soon to Beer Stores in Belleville and Trenton: Roaring Rotarian Ale!
QSR, in conjunction with The Publican House Brewery, is proud to present our newest (and thirst-quenching) fundraiser. Looking for a new brew? Be sure to check it out!
This morning, QSR had the opportunity to hear from Rotoractor Tyler Allsop, owner of Doug’s Bicycle Shop Belleville. He has been spearheading an initiate to create the Belleville Riverside Bike Park, al multi-use facility on 50 acres of park space bordering on the Moira River.
Finding riding therapeutic himself, Tyler envisions a 10-15 km bike track and a pump track to be built beside the existing skateboard park. In addition, there are plans for a dirt jump course and trails for mountain biking. This new park will be open to people of all ages and skill levels, and it will provide youth in the area another safe (and exciting) place to hang out.
This massive undertaking has been approved by the City of Belleville, so Tyler is working closely with their Planning and Parks departments, and a $30,000 starting budget. The first stage was scheduled to open June 12. He’ll be working hard to raise the remaining funds from within the community, as the community as a whole will benefit.
An engaging, enthusiastic, and impressive presentation…thanks Tyler!
PS: A Go Fund Me page has been created to help bring this fantastic project to life.
This morning, QSR heard from Rachael Tracy and her recent RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) experience at Loyalist College.
Rachael is no stranger to QSR as she is a member of the Rotaract Club at Loyalist. In addition, she is the Events Coordinator at the Quinte Small Business Centre, a CIC Officer with the RCAF cadets, a budding politician (she ran for a seat in Ameliasburg council in the 2014 municipal elections), and runs her own business Youth Beyond Enterprises.
RYLA launched in Australia in 1971 to provide enhanced leadership experiences for those 19 to 25 years of age. For five days in May, Rachael talked about her experience with RYLA, starting with icebreaking activities, to team building, communication skills, and overall leadership training. Encouraged to ‘thrive on change’, Rachael has made life-long friends through the process and expressed how much the program changed her life.
QSR is extremely proud to have sponsored Rachael for this fantastic opportunity and we’re looking forward to seeing the wonderful things she does in the future.