We're short? How can that be? We were way ahead of schedule for this year!
With the recent cold snap, the need for firewood is relentless. The Rotary of Walworth-Ontario needed an additional eight facecords and the Canandaigua Rotary needed two more, all to help Camp Onseyawa. But.... we only had six stacked and ready to go. So, a Flash Mob was called for High Noon on January 10 to make more heat! Fortunately, thanks to Wagner Hardwoods, we have material that is ready…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on January 12, 2018 at 5:28pm — No Comments
A Perfect Day! Sunshine, good friends, the aroma of two-cycle oil and the dulcet tones of a growling chainsaw. It just doesn't get any better than that! That's Jim on the saw, piling up the rounds and chips.
We just received word from Jonathan Wordingham of the Ontario-Walworth…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on December 13, 2017 at 7:37pm — No Comments
Added by Dean Faklis on November 6, 2017 at 11:31am — No Comments
Two teams of Rotarians showed up for work today to transport and deliver 24 face cords of the finest C4C firewood. This firewood was pre-sold earlier in the year by The Rotary, with all of the purchase price going to support Camp Onseyawa, a camp for children with special needs. So far, C4C and The Rotary have donated approximately $2,500 to Camp Onseyawa (https://www.onseyawa.org/). In addition, please recall that C4C has already…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on October 10, 2017 at 6:01pm — No Comments
Wow, the email list has really expanded. I think that there are some…Continue
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Added by Dean Faklis on May 1, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
Another perfect day in Western NY and the C4C Team completed the first log load on NOV 6. Thanks again to Tom Gerow and Wagner Hardwoods for their kind donation of logs; they are really a great company. Check out the Team below after the day was done...they look well fed and well exercised!
That's Tony Ross sitting on the skid and Dale Schaefer way up on the pile. Chris Howard is on the left, then Greg and Kathy Lessord, Dana Allison and David…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on November 11, 2016 at 11:42am — No Comments
The big log load donated by Wagner Hardwoods continues to decrease in size while the firewood stacks grow and grow. After one more cutting session, all of the logs will have transmigrated completely into about 35 face cords of well-seasoned firewood. Here's a picture of the NYFOA C4C Team from yesterday; we had ten participants:…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on October 24, 2016 at 8:36am — No Comments
As the old sage goes, "the way to a firewood cutter's heart is through their stomach!" An even dozen NYFOA volunteers came out on Sunday October 9 to help Habitat for Humanity, Rotary Club's Camp Onseyawa for Children and the VFW's Veteran Outreach...and eat! They enjoyed great food, drink and camaraderie! Here's what they looked like beforehand at David and Celia's...…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on October 10, 2016 at 10:53am — No Comments
The NYFOA Membership Committee seeks a few energetic and enthusiastic member-volunteers to help grow NYFOA Rewards, our member discount program (see www.nyfoa.org), and the NYFOA Auction, which will raise significant funds for forestry-related youth programs in NY. If you have time and interest, please email Dean Faklis (dfaklis at frontiernet.net) for more information. It's all easy stuff and many hands make lite work. Thanks!
Added by Dean Faklis on September 28, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments
Added by Dean Faklis on September 18, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Just a quick post about a new NYFOA initiative.....Chainsaws for Charity. NYFOA members generate firewood and the cash proceeds benefit various charities like Habitat for Humanity of Ontario County, Rotary Camp Onseyawa for Children, and the VFW, which helps our veterans. The goal is $10,000 in the first year! It's a stretch, but we'll see. Want to learn more? See below for contact info...we'd love your input.…Continue
Added by Dean Faklis on September 1, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
I just saved $15 using the NYFOA member benefit program "NYFOA Rewards." www.NYFOA.org. Only $25 more in savings pays for my annual NYFOA membership dues. Thanks NYFOA!