November 9 – 10 am to Noon
The second of our fall programs invites you to bring your family along to learn more about how items can be recycled in to new items. This will give you a look into the step-by-step process of taking recyclable materials and creating something new with them. After this short presentation, you will get the chance to upcycle some common items into new purposes which you can then take home to use as gifts, or to keep yourself. These crafts are great for both children and adults, so bring your family along! The event will be on Saturday, November 9 from 10a.m.-Noon at the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center.
The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, a mission of the Sisters of St. Francis Community in Tiffin, is seeking applicants for four vacant positions on our Board of Trustees. We are looking for energetic and dedicated individuals who wish to use their passion and skills to advance the mission of FELC, which is:
In the spirit of St. Francis, the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center recognizes our oneness with all creation. We promote active learning and healthy relationships with our natural environment to achieve sustainable living.
Board terms last for three years and will begin in December 2013. The primary role of the board is to provide fiscal oversight and operational support to our staff and programs. We have a new, enthusiastic administrator and a fresh strategic plan for a revitalized FELC which is focused on teaching environmental science and modeling sustainable living practices. As a nonprofit organization with an annual budget of $125,000, we are a “working board” with six committees on which you are encouraged to serve, sharing your talents and interests. Our major fund raiser is the annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala which is held each August. You can expect to attend a board meeting each month and have meetings or conference calls as needed for committee work. Currently our board of trustees meets at 7:00 PM on the second Thursday of every month. For more information about FELC please visit our website at www.felctiffin.org.
To apply please complete the application on the following link: http://felctiffin.org/get-involved/board-of-trustees/ by October 25, 2013. We then cordially invite you to attend a “Meet and Greet” with our current board members on November 14, 2013 at 6:30 PM, prior to our regular board meeting. You are welcome to stay for the meeting. If this date or time does not fit your schedule, we can arrange for another informal interview.
A board member will answer questions you may have about the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, if you contact email@example.com. It is an exciting time at FELC as we forge new partnerships, develop programs in alternative energy to showcase “Little Portion Green”, our energy neutral straw bale house, and explore other uses for the land adjoining our Center. As we welcome Jacob Clolinger to our staff, we also look forward to adding your spirit and energy to our organization.
I hope that you will thoughtfully consider joining us to learn more while serving in this vibrant St. Francis community.
To apply please fill out the application on the link below and you will get a confirmation response: http://felctiffin.org/get-involved/board-of-trustees/
Each month for the rest of the year, we will be putting on an adult program on a Saturday morning. The first of our programs will take place on Saturday, October 26th at 10 am and the theme is “Fracking“. The program will feature guest speaker Dr. Andrew Kear, an Assistant Professor at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Kear featured in the film “Triple Divide”, which looked at the issue of hydraulic fracturing, and is an expert on the topic. The session will help give you a better understanding of the facts surrounding the controversial issue and let you know how it could impact you. The program will look at both sides of the issue to give you a better understanding. All are welcome to come out to the St. Francis Spirituality Center, 200 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin, for the event! Free will donation.
Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala
The Franciscan Earth Literacy Center’s Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala has been scheduled for the evening of Friday, August 9th from 6 to 9 p.m. Located on the beautiful grounds of the St. Francis campus in Tiffin, Ohio this annual fundraiser will be an event you won’t want to miss. Attendees will be delighted with the changes that have been made to this year’s event as they are wined, dined and entertained under the large tent. The evening will begin with gourmet hors d’oeuvres and the serving of local wines and micro brew beers. There will be an opportunity to participate in the auction-raffle, with many of the items having been created by the Sisters on the St. Francis Campus. While enjoying the musical entertainment, guests will be served a gourmet meal prepared by Executive Chef Billy Reese of KemoSabes in Fostoria, Ohio followed by an array of delicious desserts to choose from. What a delightful way to spend an evening as the summer sun fades away and you are surrounded by friends, family, delicious foods and music.
Our featured chef at this year’s Gala is Executive Chef Billy Reese. Billy attended Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio. While at Hocking College, Billy was involved in various areas of cooking from cooking in hotels, university kitchens to catering for famous musicians and corporate companies. Billy completed the Culinary Arts program receiving the rank of “Certified Culinarian” by the American Culinary Federation. Since May 2011 when KemoSabes opened their doors at the site of the historic Black Cat restaurant in Fostoria, Billy has been their Executive Chef. KemoSabes has been featured in the book, “Eating Your Way Across Ohio – 101 Must Places to Eat” by author Karen A. Patterson.
Corporate sponsors for this year’s fundraiser include Old Fort Banking Company, Fred & Louise Zoeller, Clouse Electric, Ltd., Dundore Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Tiffin Deluxe Services, Inc., Clouse Construction – Lenny & Lynn Clouse, Sacksteder Worland Insurance Agency, Inc., The Advertiser-Tribune and Medical Mutual.
Funds raised at the Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala directly support the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center. Tickets are $80 per guest or $520 for a table of eight. To receive an invitation or make a reservation, please contact the Mission Advancement Office at 419.447.0435 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Check our website at felctiffin.org for more information.
We would like to thank all our 2013 Corporate Sponsors. We hope that you will support them as well.