Venezuelan Cultural Dinner Fundraiser

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/01/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
CCVS

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This dinner is to help raise funds to pay for Karla’s education fees. She is currently enrolled at St. Lawrence College in the Social Service Worker program.

The Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise hosted Karla as an exchange student in 2015-16 at which time, her academic ability and command of English allowed her to complete the requirements to graduate from CCVS and meet college admission requirements. She is currently enrolled at St. Lawrence College in the Social Service Worker Program.

When Karla returned to Venezuela in the summer of 2016, conditions in her home country were deteriorating. By early 2018, it became obvious that both her future and safety were in jeopardy. Plans to assist Karla to return to Canada were put in place and she managed to arrive in time to begin college as a foreign student where she is now excelling. As a foreign student, the tuition fees are heavy, hence this dinner to assist in meeting the costs.

The story of Karla and the Rotary Club of Cornwall Sunrise is very similar to that of another exchange student from Venezuela who also became a valued part of her host community and sponsor Rotary Club. https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/aurora-beacon-news/opinion/ct-abn-crosby-victoria-returns-st-0903-20170901-column.html

Tickets can be purchased online https://rotaryfundraisers.com

We hope you will accept our invitation to meet Karla on December 1st.

Bette Miller
Chair, Communications
613-931-2939