“Impact Venture Capitalists!”

Hello Team…

T-minus 3 days, and Impact Club Yuma is officially on the Leaderboard, for funds donated to impact local charities. Couldn’t be more proud of their efforts, everyone in Yuma, including Travis Crow.

Those two images above, though, signify what Impact Club is about. It’s demonstrating to all that wish to see, the good that comes from people coming together, and actually believing they can make a difference.

I love that.

#ImpactClub #MyReasons

In fact, I want to share several stories with you today, from Impact Club members who have expressed just that. #MyReasons.


#MyReasons: Charlie Chandler

From Charlie, posted to FB, March 22nd:

(Member: Impact Club Northern VA)


T Minus 8 days until we Make an IMPACT! – (Northern VA’s 2nd Event)

I am still looking for people we can count on.

I wanted to share one of my other motivations that have pushed me in my life to live hard and make a difference.

Aurora Corral Chandler was my best friend growing up. She was my older sister and was far from being an ill-child that was stricken with Leukemia. She lost the battle but instilled in me the importance of persevering and battling hard in all you do.

I continue to help build our Northern VA Impact Club because I know the good it can do for families! Its a WIN WIN situation! I know my donation will go directly to the local charities!


As an organization I gain nothing, but as a community we gain happiness!


Folks, I promise you.

You’ll never find a more stand-up guy than Charlie.

#MyReasons: Sammy Serrano

From Sammy, posted to FB, March 21st:

(Member: Impact Club Northern VA)


Pay It Forward…

Such a simple thought process, but an extremely overwhelming mission in life.

If you know me, you know that I have been blessed beyond belief. I’ve lived the dream that every little boy that was given a glove and a bat at birth has, to play professional baseball, I have two healthy boys that are respectful, strong, and caring, and a beautiful, supportive wife that I call my best friend. I tell you this to give you some context. What do I need? I mean, seriously, what do I need? At the end of the day, I could go home, be with my family, and shut it down. Really simple right? Wrong!

Why are we here? What is our true purpose? For all of you that truly know me, you also know that I can’t stand posting stuff like this on the Book of Faces as my good friend David calls it. I like to stay low key, do random acts of kindness, and pay it forward on my terms. Don’t need the fanfare, don’t care about the accolades, and don’t care if I’m liked. That’s served me well in life, but I have changed. You see, I realize that whether I know it or not, I have the innate ability to IMPACT people and IMPACT change. Being outgoing, putting a smile on my face to make someone else smile, or just saying hello on a daily basis, I’m IMPACTing change, I’m IMPACTing people.

So, Pay It Forward…. Why did I bring it up……

Well, a lot of people gave up their time to help me attain my goals. My Mother and Father, who provided me the encouragement, guidance, discipline, strength, and means to chase my dream for a long as I did. My sister, for being the best big sister I could have asked for. My late brother-in-law, Kevin Jersey, for giving me the “brother” experience that I never had and teaching me how to work. And for Mac Covington, “Jerry” Janet Williams, Pete Dunn, Tom Riginos, and Kevin O’Sullivan, for giving me the tools to compete at the highest level. And last but not least, my wife Cheryl, for your everlasting support and for eating peanuts at those bad ballparks, for timing my sprints, and for learning how to soft toss in a really cold garage. I am grateful for your time and you all have shaped me to what I am today, March 21, 2017. Pay It Forward is not just a movie, it’s a way of life. By definition, it’s responding to a person’s kindness to oneself by being kind to someone else. Why should we live that way? Why does this matter? Because that is how you make an IMPACT!

Random acts of kindness, giving when you have nothing to give, and being genuine about it, is what INSPIRES people to make an IMPACT. I have been INSPIRED by the new friendships, by the vision of the IMPACT CLUB, and by the truly giving nature of the members. I have now taken it upon myself to PAY IT FORWARD through “OUR” vehicle, the IMPACT CLUB.

Can I count on you? This is a simple process. If you are interested in giving, interested in inspiring others, and interested in IMPACTing change in Northern Virginia, please feel free to message me or simply reply “You Can Count On Me!”


I want to point out…

That 3 of the people who read Sammy’s story said, “You Can Count On Me!” Which means while Sammy will only be donating $100 on March 29th, Northern VA’s 2nd event, his voice has multiplied that donation by 300%.

Hence our mantra, “Your voice is more powerful than your money.”

#MyReasons: Denise Ordonio

From Denise, sent to me in response to last week’s “5 Impact Friday.”

(Member: Impact Club Frederick)


Hello Ryan, My name is Denise Ordonio.

Grandmother to five, Mother to three, Wife, Sister, Daughter and Co-Founder of Holistic Health Associates in Frederick Md. I am a Massage Therapist and Wellness Coach. To me there is no better thing in the world to do than to help others. I have always been a get-r-done kind of person and have always been involved in helping people.

I look at being a part of Impact Club as a way to expand what I believe in. Passion to empower, mentor, support and encourage change in and this ever changing world we live in. Just a simple way to join forces with “like minded” people to do Great things. Buying a box of girl scout cookies for 4 bucks does about 40 cents worth of good and that takes a lot of cookies.

I have done major fundraising for a local charity and I spent 9 months working like a crazy lady. The outcome was great for one organization, but it isn’t sustainable or practical to think I can give that much effort and time, year after year.

[Whereas] donating as an Impact Venture Capitalist, I can do an amazing amount of good with hardly any effort at all. I Love this concept and thankfully it has the snowball effect. It will just keep getting bigger and bigger.

Blessed beyond belief to be a part of something so amazing!


Just never forget.



By the end of 2017, we will have raised millions to fund local charities.

-Ryan Fletcher

Co-Founder, Impact Club – forever Grateful.

PS: Encourage everyone you know to learn the Language of Story. If they do, life, business, fundraising, relationships, the attraction of opportunity, clients, money, love, etc. will be much easier for them.

About IC

Impact Club® is Crossfit® for those who want to make a difference. We are Impact Venture Capitalists. There are local and national leaderboards. We compete. We use our intelligence, connections, propensity to solve problems, committed hearts, and unrelenting conviction to turn small donations into huge impact.