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Anita Lemke's own new brand is called ‘Anita Mortgage’, but she hears: ‘I need a Mortgage!’ Something she considers as a pleasure in helping people achieve their dream of home ownership.

As a mortgage professional, licensed through RECA and a member of AMBA, Anita is personable, knowledgeable, and adept at managing tricky situations that can sometimes occur on a mortgage file. She has partnerships with dozens of lenders to offer the best rates and options for her clients....

Anita spoke to the Rotary Club of Airdrie this week, and confesses that she was a little nervous, but no-one noticed. Once she started her confidence as an almost decade old mortgage professional, and building a business around referrals, repeat business and top notch service came through very strongly. She is a Rotarian and very involved in her community in particular Airdrie and truly cares about each and everyone of her fellow Rotarians and clients!

Anita started the first half of her career off as a computer programmer and analyst. Working long hours, it prompted her to re-evaluate her priorities. As a busy mother of two, Anita understands the importance of being available for her children and having a clear financial goal. She opted for a new career in mortgage broking which affords her more flexibility and control. She is probably more busy now, but on her own terms. In her free time, Anita focuses on family, fitness, and her community.

Anita believes that work is not just about the business but fancies herself as a financial educator, talking her clients through the financing and refinancing or mortgage renewal processes. She especially likes serving first time home owners, because it is like starting with a clean slate.

Anita’s advice when shopping around for a mortgage is to not go to institutions that will offer only one product line or may have less training than members of a mortgage brokers association. There are many products out there to design a mortgage that is right for any client. Upon determining long term goals; she uses her knowledge of the mortgage products currently offered by multiple lenders, to give clients the best choice.

When it comes to lenders, the differences are becoming less, and decisions are no longer made just on rates, but focuses on total cost to customer. Irrespective of credit history, there could be a product and conditions that fit, and Anita is determined to work with the client and guide them through the process of establishing the best position to borrow, or to prepare to borrow in the future.

We wish Anita all the success with her own new brand!

Rotarian Wendy Bates-Wiebe addressed the Rotary Club of Airdrie today and told us about her business and work in the Airdrie community. Wendy is a Rotarian since 2009 and past-president of the Rotary Club of Airdrie, she is a business owner in Airdrie for going onto 10 years this year, a member of the Airdrie Business Club, a board member of the Airdrie Food Bank from 2013 – 2015, and she is loved by all who know her.
Wendy started in the oil & gas industry, but took up her calling at the age of 32 and went back to school to learn hairdressing, and after a short stint of working for someone else, opened ‘The Hair Lounge’ in Airdrie. It is located mid-town in its own premises, and is an award-winning salon that has fifteen experienced stylists who remain up-to-date with current trends and techniques. Yearly they are updated by artists on the latest styles and techniques and offers services ranging from a change in color or style to overall condition, to best suit  anyone’s lifestyle and changing needs. Wendy and her stylist’s goal is to provide treatments and products that are helpful to every client specifically, in a total relaxed atmosphere.
This mother of two likes camping and reality TV, and Franck is the one that brings music to her.
New Member! Rotarian Eric Peterson welcomed to the Rotary Club of Airdrie by President Cory Tretiak.

The Rotary Club of Airdrie family welcomed Eric Peterson as a new member today. Eric has been a Rotarian for 20 years, and relocated with his wife Sue to Airdrie to be closer to his two sons and brand new grand-daughter.

Eric is a pilot in his spare time when he is not playing trumpet in a jazz band. He is passionate about the Rotary Youth Exchange Program and would like to see this program re-ignited in Airdrie.

We’re lucky to have Eric, and looking forward to many hours of fellowship!
Brand new equipment!
The Rotary Club of Airdrie provided a grant of $10,000 this year to the Airdrie Rotary Festival of Performing Arts and the Festival purchased equipment and banners for the Festival. This grant is in addition to the yearly sponsorship for the festival.
Rotary visited the festival on Spring Day to go and see and ‘try-out’ some of the equipment. The Festival culminates in the highlight of the two weeks with the the last concert as the festival showcase benefit concert, with Rotarians as the 'guests of honor'.
April Stallings from the Children’s Wish Foundation spoke to the Rotary Club of Airdrie today about their mission, operations and achievements. The Foundation has granted over 25,000 wishes since inception in 1983, of which 44 were in Airdrie over the past three years.
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada is a registered national Canadian charitable organization whose mission is to fulfill the wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
The Foundation works with communities across the country to provide these special children the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. By creating unique, meaningful experiences, Children’s Wish enhances quality of life for these courageous children and their families. It provides hope through focus, distracting relieve during trying times, and immediate purpose. It also unites the community around the families. It is estimated that every wish positively impacts about a 100 people.
Children can benefit from nominations and help in the planning or executing of a wish. The Foundation can be supported by attending fundraisers, donations or volunteering!
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