Welcome to the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunset

Are you someone who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Rotary Cambridge Sunset members share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.  Join us at our meetings to learn more.
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Chris Prosser, Executive Director of The Literacy Group shared the mission of the The Literacy Group -- to guide and empower people in Waterloo Region by building skills and unlocking potential and change their lives one word, one number, and one click at a time.
(L to R) - Co-President Anne Tinker, Dr. Milton Wybenga, Chris Prosser (The Literacy Group Executive Director) and Co-President Prakash Venkataraman present a certificate of appreciation and gift.
Two groups of Rotarians helped roll up their sleeves and prepare dinners for individuals attending The Cambridge Shelter Corporation (which operates The Bridges) in Galt.  The agency's mission is to provide safe shelter, and to offer programs and services in support of the hopes and needs of people dealing with life issues. 
Economic and Community Development is one of Rotary's seven areas of focus -- recognizing that around the globe, nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day.  Reducing poverty and food insecurity is part of this goal. 
Rotary Youth Exchange students Yasmine Frischnecht (from Switzerland) and Jonas Senez-Lajeune (from France) shared stories of their lives at home and their experiences as Rotary Youth Exchange students.
Rotary Exchange students spend one year living in another country, usually with three or four host families. They learn a new way of living, experience different foods, study different subjects, enjoy a new culture and maybe even learn a new language. In addition learn a great deal about themselves and gain confidence and self sufficiency.  
They are ambassadors of their country, and have the opportunity to teach people they meet about their home, culture, and ideas.

It could happen to any one of us . . . food insecurity . . .   "the condition of not having access to sufficient food or food of adequate quality to meet one's basic needs.  It sounds like it shouldn't happen in a G7 country like Canada,  but with higher interest rates impacting mortgages and car loans, and the cost of food rising, it's hard for many people to make ends meet. 

As a local service club, Rotary Cambridge Sunset wanted to hear firsthand from Cambridge Food Bank Executive Director Dianne McLeod and invited her to join us at our meeting.

She shared that a recent 2022 Hunger Report showed that even people who are employed full time, as the primary income in a household, make up 8.5 per cent of food bank users.  A further 10.8 per cent are employed part time.


Thanks to Darcy Edwards and David Cooke of Langs (Community. Health and Wellness.) for visiting with members of the Rotary Club of Cambridge Sunset.
Your presentation to our members covered a lot of details about what you do across the Region of Waterloo and your achievements over the last four decades are absolutely phenomenal.
Thank you for taking genuine care of our community with compassion.
(L to R) - Elaine Habicher, Prakash Venkataraman, David Cooke and Darcy Edwards.
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