Toronto Twilight
We Meet Every Other Wednesday at 7 PM
Wallace Gastropub
1954 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON  M4S 1Z4
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+1 647-749-7500   Canada, Toronto (Toll)
Conference ID: 873 056 830#
July 2020
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Club Stories
For our April 1st meeting, we invited Past District Governor Mary Lou Harrison and District Governor Elect Mark Chipman to join us and answer questions we had on the District's ongoing response to the self-isolation procedures taking effect across Ontario. They offered input and suggestions in areas like membership and fundraising. We also went around the room discussing how everyone was coping with their own self-isolation. We were able to throw in happy bucks as well!
We had a wonderful meeting last night. 8 members attended (4 actually turned on their cameras) and each attendee had an opportunity to talk about their current schedules as well as how we can navigate and incorporate self-isolation and social distancing into our club. 
Here are the main takeaways:
  1. We will move to Weekly Meetings - After unanimous decision within the meeting, everyone agreed that talking every week would be welcomed scheduling.
  2. On Membership (A Braindump) - What are the trends, demographic, what are we looking for? Is there a demographic we should be focused on, research is a good starting point, research has to branch out to our membership group age, what inspires people? In addition, from a clubs perspective - hone down on the objectives of this club in particular and the new members, brainstorming work, online work, mission statement, speak to other clubs in similar demographic.
  3. Online - Outside of meetings what else can we do
A big shout out goes to President-elect Andrew Milroy who demonstrated his leadership and organizational skills in the preparation of this event. I the end,, we raised $543 for Shelterbox! What turned out to be a rousing success, our tenth anniversary party was filled with memories of a decade’s worth of achievements mixed with excitement for the future. Just to call out a few – there was talk of a possible quarterly legacy members meetup and a podcast detailing the history of our club with former president
On maybe our last meeting at Wallace Gastro this year (hope that's not the case) we were treated to incoming member Mike Carey's classification talk. Mike did a deep dive into his history growing up in Hamilton (and never traveling more than 100km from home) and his career in Cybersecurity. As always, we had a great Twilight trivia contest and happy bucks. I hope everyone continues to stay safe and healthy!
It was a small gathering, most likely due to members still recovering from our 10-year celebration, but Twilight President Nick and Foundation Chair Tess had an intimate discussion with District Confereence Committee Chair, Terry Caputo, on how to engage a younger crowd to the 202 District Conference held in October at the Pan Pacific Hotel (formerly the Westin Prince) in Toronto near Don Mills and York Mills.
Where we lacked in members, we made up for in opinions as Tess and Nick both provided heavy input into the types of changes needed to make the DC more attainable to a younger crowd. Thanks for coming out Terry! We look forward to continuing to work with you in these areas!
On February 12, Ower from Latinos Positivos joined Twilight to talk about the Latinos Positivos organization who work to strengthen and empower Latinos and Latinas living with HIV / AIDS in the GTA. With the help of PWA, LP focuses on developing actions that contribute to reduce the barriers, contribute to the social integration of immigrants, promote leadership training, create support groups, and educate the community about HIV / AIDS and how it specifically affects the LatinX community.
A long time coming, our President-elect and last years Pokerwalk Twilight team organizer, Andrew Milroy, presented Ower with a cheque donated by the club members. We also had another round of Twilight trivia and promoted the upcoming 10-year anniversary.
During the Rotary Club of Toronto Twilight’s January 29th meeting, discussions took place on board positions and how they are great opportunities to become more involved with the club and Rotary in general, the 10th Anniversary Party as a night of fun which is fast approaching, and services opportunities in the near future. We were fortunate to have as a guest that night Mike Carey who expressed interest in the club and is currently thinking of becoming a member.
President Nick was in charge of presenting the half-year statistics at tonight's meeting. There was a great appreciation for how much we have accomplished as Twilight continues to move forward with traditional service projects and raise money on the grassroots level. There is excitement for the upcoming projects that we are focused on including the Pokerwalk and the Career Day. Neil Walford was the big winner of our Twilight Trivia!
Toronto Twilight partnered with Toronto East Rotary Club and Woodgreen to participate in Meals on Wheels on Christmas Day. President Nick Ryall and guests Arman and Jake delivered 5 meals and gifts in the Danforth and Main area.