When it comes to the idea of building community, it would be difficult to find a better example of a diverse gathering of individuals, united in a mission of service, than the Rotary Club of Sarnia.
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To fully understand how an organization like the Sarnia Community Foundation operates, it would be helpful to start with its beginnings and that’s a story that someone like Jane Anema, who has served as executive director since 2008, is best qualified to tell.
Every organization has its origins story and for Sarnia-Lambton Rebound, the date to remember is 1984, when three individuals—Barry Symington, Dee Cox and Terry Fitzgerald—took the initiative to create what was then called a “diversion” program, designed to help keep youth out of the justice system, a second chance if you will that would, the founders believed, would generate dividends for decades to come.
Forget about expensive gadgets, fancy meals in high-priced restaurants, or even trips abroad.
Lisa Isaac has a favourite saying—or at least one she’s quick to use when explaining the value of the services she provides as a human resources consultant.
Christine Yurchuk may tell you that her extended path to entrepreneurship may have been at least partially influenced by stories told by her husband, although to be accurate, perhaps not at the beginning.
While the career of Meghie Smids, daughter of Marie Marcy-Smids and Henry Smids, a security consultant, is obviously still in its early days, it’s not hard at all to see continued success for this young female engineer.
While Shannon Rake has spent “a lot of time in the dealership world,” she’ll also tell you that her first love, at least from a career standpoint, was as a veterinary technician.
It’s been close to three decades since Katherine Walker, who grew up in a family of eight brothers and sisters in the town of Lambeth, just outside London, moved to Corunna with her children and husband, who was transferred here with the Ministry of the Environment.
It’s not everyone who can effectively manage a fundraising program or put together an event designed to raise the profile of an organization, especially one that requires the sustainable funding if it is to provide services intended to raise the quality of life for members of our community.