Guest Speaker Susan Stanfield

Fran Miller introduced Susan Stanfield, this night’s guest speaker. Susan has spent a lot of time living in South Africa, but after visiting the Coast again, in the summer of 2015, she decided she wanted to return to the Coast, and bring her family with her.
Sue said that living off the Coast for such a long time, gave her “new eyes” with which to see the Coast. She was impressed with locally-based businesses and how everyone supports local entrepreneurs.
In Sue’s early years, her first introduction to Rotary, was when she had an opportunity to attend a Rotary Camp in Ontario; the focus of the camp was ‘entrepreneurship’. However, after graduating from school, Sue’s interest was to expand her knowledge and grow. So, she travelled extensively, eventually going to live in Africa. There she settled down, married and started raising a family. While in Nairobi, Sue taught “entrepreneurship”, and became involved, once again, with Rotary Clubs. Now, back on the Coast, she is very interested in joining the Gibsons Rotary Club.
Sue and her husband Rob, decided to open their own business in Gibsons. It will open in Sunnycrest Mall, with a projected opening date in April. Their new business will be called GOJIGO, and will provide home-style take-out food, for those on-the-go. The food will all be made at the location, with a focus on locally grown produce, and nutrition.