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Toronto Twilight
We Meet Every Other Wednesday at 7 PM
Wallace Gastropub
1954 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON  M4S 1Z4
Canada
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Upcoming Events
 
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 December 14, 2019 our club will officially turn ten years old. I want to thank all those who have helped the club live so long and thank all those in advance who will ensure it will continue for years to come. Let’s continue to grow this decade long tradition together in ways that make sense for our club dynamics in the constant pursuit of Service above Self!
In our Bi-Weekly Meeting, our Foundation Director, Tess Widdifield, took us through the type of necessary decision making ShelterBox trainees utilize when onsite in Disaster zones. There was great discussion among attendees as to how they would process and react in different situations and how they would learn form the experience. 
 
On top of that, we discussed projects for the year, talked about the bulletin and credit card program, Tess raised money for the Argos Youth Day by taking some members through a Kahoot Quiz, and we shared our updates through Happy Bucks!
On August 3rd, Twilight helped out the Rotaract Club of Toronto Danforth learn the ropes at the Fort York Food Bank as they have taken over our commitment there each first Saturday of the month. The meal preparations and serving went well and the Rotaract members, although still learning, are gaining more confidence around the kitchen and at the food bank with Margaret.

Thank you TTRC members and guests for joining us this evening. Tonight, we are celebrating a year of great efforts, perseverance, change and most importantly, you!

We are only able to achieve everything above because we work together and make our individual contributions to the club, which ripples to the district, and to RI to then reach all ends of the earth.

Thank you!

Our August 3rd meeting featured Joanne Kayle taking  through her classification as a Project Manager at Arrowsmith Program, a roundtable discussion on membership, and the launching of President Nick's credit card program. 
Toronto Twilight welcomed, from Stephen Lewis Foundation, Healy Thompson, Manager of Community Campaigns and Strategic Initiatives and Maureen Bird, Rotarian Extraordinaire . We announced our clubs pledge of $139 to the RADAR initiative, discussed our plan for the Argo's Youth Day, passed out our new look Monthly Newsletter, and had a great round table discussion on Women in Rotary.
After six years of dedicated service, Toronto Twilight will spend the 2019/2020 Rotary year slowly transitioning from their commitment to the Fort York Food Bank. But transition does not mean abandonment, and Toronto Twilight will continue to attend FYFB over the next few months in order to ensure that the transitioning club receives full support. And our club couldn't be happier with who we are transitioning to.
 
The Rotaract Club of Toronto Danforth brings a youthful energy wherever they go and their enthusiasm was on full display this morning as they led the serving of 116 plates of food for the clientele. Together with Twilight and guests from Travelers Insurance, Maliha, Faizah, and Fariha, chopped, fried, boiled, roasted, and baked, veggies, rice, pasta, hot-dogs, breakfast burritos, and potatoes. We couldn't be more excited to hand over the reigns of this necessary service to a club that displays such a passion for community work.
 
 
Our first meeting of the Rotary Year was fun and engaging. Melissa Robinson and Chris Hawke (featured) talked to us about the upcoming Argos Youth Day which I hope to see you all participate in. On another note, members present voted to use $139 of the funds generated to support RADAR139.
 
Our next meeting we will have a number of AIDS organizations come in to discuss their work and next year’s Pokerwalk. Andrew will be presenting a check to Ower from Latinos Positivos for $502.50 for funds that we raised at the 2019 Pokerwalk.
Members of the Rotary Club of Toronto Twilight and Toronto Beaches came together on Canada Day Weekend to volunteer at the Toronto Ribfest to help raise money for their clubs charitable causes and for Rotary initiatives across District 7070. Spending hours at a time in the sun, they asked the public for donations to Rotary and finished off their last shift with beer and ribs - the only suitable finish to Ribfest.
At our final meeting of the 2017/2018 Rotary year, TTRC had the pleasure of inducting our newest member into the club - Tess Widdifield.
 
Tess is the Rotary and Community Fundraising Manager at ShelterBox Canada, working to promote the Project Partnership and community fundraising campaigns in Canada. She started her journey into the non-profit world at Brescia University College at Western University, earning a degree in international community development. When she isn’t working to promote the mission of ShelterBox she can be found snuggling her three legged cat, doing something creative or cheering for the Raptors.