Richmond Sunrise Rotary Club Bulletin January 28, 2016
The Interactors presented the club with a cheque for $201 which was gratefully received by President Chris.
Special Guests
Jeff Willis
Interactors Monica, Juanita, Christy and Kristen
Guest Speaker Summary
Jeff spoke to us about the importance of camp for kids. Introduced by Paul.
Jeff is the founder of Fireside Adventures as well as Director of Camp Fircom. He has led expeditions to the Arctic, Germany and elsewhere. He recently paddles 420 kms down the Yukon River with a group including his 5 year old daughter, a life shaping event she should remember forever.
Jeff was able to accept 180 kids at Fircom as a result of our donations.
Jeff spoke passionately about the effect of camp on kids. He teaches that winning/losing do not matter. Participation, tolerance, experience, connecting with nature, learning leadership skills, inspiring to be explorers, and learning to give and not take are all life skills to be discovered.
Jeff is hopeful of providing 25 spots for refugee kids this summer.
Jeff has been a force behind creating Camp Suzuki on Howe Sound and creating a reserve.
Jeff is looking to Rotary to create a “Rotary Campership Fund” to help kids realize their potential.
Thanked by Caroline.
Larry and Pat are back both looking well.
Danny is off to the Philippines for volunteer work.
Thirsty Thursday was again a success and fun fun fun.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Chris M has her 1 year club anniversary.
Bill celebrates his 22nd club anniversary.
Committee Updates
A youth committee meeting followed.