Toronto Twilight
We Meet Every Other Wednesday at 7 PM
Wallace Gastro Pub
1954 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON  M4S 1Z4
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April 2018
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Welcome to the Toronto Twilight Rotary Club
Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
Club Stories
On April 11th, TTRC had the pleasure of welcoming our newest member into the club - Guillermo Nafarrate.
Guillermo Nafarrate graduated from UPF Barcelona school of management with a masters in finance and investments. He holds a professional financial planner designation attained through the Canadian securities institute. A self employed professional, Guillermo is the owner of Titan Capital, a wealth management advisory, investment firm and insurance brokerage.
Guillermo plays ice hockey and is a die hard maple leaf fan. He plays the guitar and is a music fanatic. Guillermo loves to travel, his next destination is Egypt to visit the pyramids and experience the culture. An adrenaline junkie, Guillermo skydives, has run with the bulls and piloted aircrafts.
On October 25th, TTRC inducted its newest member Michael Ash with the help of Rotary District 7070 Governor Neil Phillips.
Michael Ash is a Digital Strategist at Red Lion Canada, a boutique ad firm recently shortlisted for Digital Agency of the Year award, and with clients ranging from auto to medical. Michael graduated from OCAD with distinction and was fortunate to receive the Queen Elizabeth II Aiming for the Top scholarship during his stay.
With Texas and the Southern USA not even remotely yet recovered from Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma is currently barreling through the Florida with sustained record-breaking wind speeds of 210 km/h.  Recently, floods in Thailand’s northern and eastern regions have affected over 700,000 people with damages in excess of $300 million. And on the West coast of Mexico, they experienced the strongest earthquake in their history this past week.
All to say, many are affected by major environmental disasters and need help.  Rotary is not, traditionally, an organisation of first responders.  However many have been asking, "How can I help as a Rotarian?"
One way is to support ShelterBox.  
On August 16th, 2017 TTRC inducted Neil Walford into the club.
Neil was born in Montreal to a French-Canadian mother and an English-Canadian father.  He moved to the Toronto area as a baby and has lived here ever since. After high school, Neil attended McMaster University and studied liberal arts, eventually earning an honours degree in Comparative Literature and Philosophy.  While at McMaster, he was active in the University Quiz Bowl circuit, winning a Canadian undergraduate championship and going on to place 8th in the North American Inter-Collegiate championship.

Please join us April 29. 2017 for the Rotary Poker Walk for HIV/AIDS

75% of the funds raised by your team go to a registered charity of your choice.  This year the residual funds raised will support the People With AIDS Foundation - Toronto.

We have raised over $350,000 in our previous seven walks and want to continue these great results.  Check with your team leader from last year or volunteer to lead this year.  Click on the banner above to get started! We look forward to seeing you there.

ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.  They are the leader in humanitarian shelter provisions and their tents are customized for all types of climate, terrain and diverse family sizes and dynamics.  

ShelterBox's aim is to provide what the people need, not what they think they require.  To achieve this, they work with local Rotary clubs and local aid organizations to determine the needed items for the people, in the climate and terrain that they would find the most benefit from.

As the ShelterBox team works to find the most needed items, light is one of them and the newest addition to their boxes is the LuminAid light.  These lights are weightless and solar powered where one charge can last up to 16 hours in a low setting and 8 hours in it's highest setting.  

Thank you Stephanie for spreading the word and we'll be sure to do the same.  
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.