Stories from our Club

Today at lunch we hear from our German exchange student Frieder one last time before he heads back home
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Date:  Monday May 29th
Pinty's Gland Slam of Curling, Oct 24-29th
Kevin Martin
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Date:  Monday May 15th
Rotary Adventures in Canadian Citizenship Program, Ottawa
Billie Sarcauga
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Border City Rotary Club Invites you to their Irish Pub Night

 
Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day!
Saturday, March 18th/17
Lloydminster Stockade Convention Centre
DOORS OPEN 5:30pm
DINNER 6:30 pm
ENTERTAINMENT 7:30pm (Live music)
Tickets are $50 each
Available from any Border City Rotary Member, 
Tunes or Spiro’s
 
Proceeds to programs supporting Youth in our community
 

Last meeting our club donated $500 to the Beyond Borders Circle of Change group for their work next week with Pink Day and Kindness Wins (formally anti-bullying) campaign and initiatives.  

 
Travis Price founder of Pink Day and special guest Scott McHenry (Roughrider) are coming to Lloydminster to present and educate the following schools: (Holy Rosary, LCHS, College Park and Bishop Lloyd). Travis and Scott are employed by the Red Cross.
 
Watch for more information for #KindnessWins Community Awareness Night Feb 9th at the Exhibition Grounds. Goal is to recruit 400 ppl to this night. 
 
 

 

Loans that change lives

 

 

Our Rotary Club of Lloydminster has donated $1500 per year to KIVA since 2010, totalling $9151.

 

This money has been lent out and repaid in 1649 loans with a total value of $41,725 in loans! 

 

We contribute $25 to a loan along with other KIVA members to fully fund one individual, helping minimize our risk.  An average loan request is about $1500.

 

Click here to learn more about the borrowing process & review some FAQs: https://www.kiva.org/about/how

 

Here is a recent loan we supported!

 
 
Borrower image
 
Name: Pascal
Country: Rwanda
Loan for: Shoe sales inventory
Loan amount: $2450 (94 lenders)
 
Pascal’s Story
 
Pascal is a married father of five. Pascal is the sole income earner in his family. He is a conscientious and determined entrepreneur. Pascal is also a refugee.

After fleeing neighboring Burundi, Pascal brought his family to Rwanda and started a shoe business. Most of his shoes are imported from Uganda and Dubai, and he sells them both at wholesale and retail prices. 

To date, Pascal's business has been operating, but it hasn't been thriving. Because he imports his products, he struggles to maintain consistent inventory levels. Simply, when Pascal has inventory, he has customers, when his stock runs out, his customers find another merchant.

AEC wants to help Pascal smooth out his inventory levels so that he can maintain consistent customers and grow his business, and because Pascal is a refugee, he has few options to access investments.

 

 
Just over TWO months away! 
 
Please consider attending the Rotary District Conference in Westlock.
 
Register by clicking HERE
 
 

Date:  Monday January 16th
2017 Panel Discussion with
Todd Hames, Kim Richer, Don Stephenson
 
 
 
 
 
 

Date:  Monday January 9th
Servus Credit Union CFO
Ian Glassford
 
 
 
 

Date:  Monday December 12th
County of Vermilion River
Reeve Daryl Watt
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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