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Cornwall Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Glen Stor Dun Lodge
1900 Montreal Rd
Cornwall, ON  K6H 1G2
Canada
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The Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise is one of more than 34,000 clubs worldwide; the 1.2 million members represent a wide range of business, professional and community leaders. Rotary's motto Service above Self, embodies Rotary's objective to provide service - in the community, in the workplace and around the globe. Rotarians come from different cultures, ethnicities, political and religious orientations. While this means that each club is unique, it also means that we set differences aside to focus on the issues such as education, vocational training,clean water and sanitation, food security, health and the global eradication of polio.
 
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Postal address: P.O. Box 562, Cornwall, Ontario
K6H  5T3
 
 
 
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The road to eradicating polio has been a long and difficult one, with Rotary leading the fight. Going from nearly 350,000 cases in 1988 to just 10 so far this year.  It has required time, money, dedication, and innovation from thousands of people.  Health workers and Rotary volunteers have climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and sailed to remote islands, risking their lives to vaccinate children against this disease.  Thanks to the efforts of Rotary and its partners, more than 16 million people who otherwise might have been paralyzed are walking today. In all, more than 2.5 billion children have been vaccinated since 1988.
 
Turning from the global level to our own backyard, local Rotarians have been pushing polio eradication for many years and this past year members of each local Rotary Club travelled to India to take part in a National Immunization Day project.  Sharon Miller and Gilles Renaud from the Cornwall Sunrise Rotary Club and Carolyn and Rick Taylor from the Cornwall Rotary Club, together with two guests, Ghislain Bourbonnais and Suzie Pilon, helped to immunize over 200 children in rural areas near Agra, the site of the Taj Mahal.  In addition, the group visited local schools sponsored by Rotary and an orphanage in Delhi supported by local charity Child Haven.
 
This experience was truly remarkable, powerful and rewarding, so much so that Sharon and Gilles are returning in January of 2019 with one of their children and two grand-children to do it all over again!
 
This kind of project is only possible through the support and generosity of local groups and the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise wishes to underline the great participation of both their Interact Club at CharLan District High School and their Early Act group involving students in the Eagle Wings club at Eamer’s Corners Public School in 2017.  After sharing their story and some photos of their trip each of the clubs were inspired to raise money for the “End Polio Now” campaign by hosting a Purple Pinkie event.  At the event each person who donated a minimum of $1 (the cost of the actual vaccine) got to dip their pinkie finger in purple dye to symbolize their contribution as this is done to each child immunized in order to show that they have received the life-changing vaccine.  Purple Pinkies quickly became the new “fad”!
 
Of note, every dollar raised is matched by the Government of Canada on a 2 for 1 basis, and then again by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  As a result of this leveraging, students who took part in these initiatives raised $4,000 allowing 4,000 children to avoid the potential threat of contracting polio.
 
We want to do more in the coming year and we invite interested elementary or high schools to set up EarlyAct or Interact Clubs with the help and ongoing support of either the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise or the Rotary Club of Cornwall.  As well, membership in either club is open to interested professionals who are looking to contribute locally and globally to help promote world peace and understanding and to embrace Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self”.  For more information please contact us through Facebook or via the web.  Join us and discover the change it can make, starting with you!
 
 
 
Many people think of slavery as a thing of the past; however it shows its ugly face in the form of human trafficking, also referred to as “modern day slavery”. Human trafficking be definition means to recruit or transport someone (the act) by forcing them, using fraud or coercion (the means) for the purpose of sex acts or labor services (the purpose). Often confused with human smuggling which is a business transaction between all parties, human trafficking is alive and well in the City of Cornwall and the three United Counties and is an on-going issue for law enforcement and other community agencies.  
 
Now is the time to learn more what we can do to recognize and help prevent this "Modern Day Slavery".
 
We  are raising funds for the education of a former Rotary exchange student from Venezuela. Karla was our Rotary exchange student in 2015. After a year as a grade 12 student at CCVS High School in Cornwall Ontario she returned to Venezuela to pursue post-secondary education there.   https://www.gof undme.com/karla039s-education-expenses         or 
Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise Foundation, PO Box 565, Cornwall, ON  K6H 5T2

Due to the crisis in Venezuela, Karla has been unable to continue her post-secondary education. She  has applied and been accepted in the 3 year Social Service Worker program at St. Lawrence College in Cornwall Ontario. Funds are being raised to support her 3 years of study as an international student in Canada.

                    $15,300 tuition /year
                    $400-800 / year Average Expenses for Books
                                     = $48,300 + lodging

She is no longer able to pursue her studies at home because Venezuela's economic crisis keeps getting worse. The slow-burning economic collapse is quickly becoming a regional humanitarian crisis as Venezuelans flee in ever larger numbers, looking for refuge in neighboring and nearby countries. More than 600,000 Venezuelans have already fled their country and sought asylum in Colombia.

A large number of students have  been forced to drop out of universities around the country. The economic crisis has forced both university students and professors to either search for jobs elsewhere or simply leave the country. The dramatic fall in the real wages of faculty has caused an estimated 1,600 professors to leave the five main public universities resulting in a desertion rate close to 70 percent. The rectors of UNIMET and UCAB, claim that the Venezuelan State “has deliberately manipulated norms, policies and practices in order to suppress academic freedom and university autonomy". These protests and violence put students at risk. 
This year the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise will once again be hosting Adventures in the Environment from Sunday Sept 16th to Thursday Sept 20th, 2018.
Participants should arrive in Cornwall on Sunday Sept 16th; the adventure starts on Monday morning Sept 17 and ends at 4:00 pm on Thursday Sept 20.  This adventure consists of 4 full days of environmental science and field biology.
Our capacity is 8 participants; the fee this year is $550; and we promise an eye-opening experience which involves fish biology, turtles, bees, eels, water plants, bats and probably more that a few unexpected elements of science.  
Students must be 16 years of age and have completed at least two years of high school science.
Deadline for application is June 30th.
For further details please go to the left hand side of our webpage for forms and details. 
 
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