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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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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
Our first quarter has been successful. We have logged over 100 hours of service already and raised nearly $2,000. We have also had great speakers that include Mercy Ships, Shelterbox, Stephen Lewis Foundation, Toronto Argos, a classification talk, and our District Governor.
For our first meeting of Q2 of the Rotary Year, the club put their heads together for a candid and honest conversation on what should be done to celebrate our 10 years as a Rotary Club. In the end, Tess and Andrew agreed to step up and co-chair the event. In addition, we discussed our  upcoming plans for the year including our major events like the Rotary Pokerwalk for HIV/AIDS, Carrer Day, and the Toronto Marathon. Finally, Andrew was the first winner of the Credit Card challenge while Nick won our Twilight Trivia which has become to raise money for smaller initiatives. 
On September 25, Crystal joined us to discuss Mercy Ships, an international humanitarian organization committed to providing free quality health care for those who cannot afford it. Since 1978 their hospital ships have sailed to impoverished nations to perform free surgeries and provide training. On board, more than 400 volunteers - doctors, nurses, engineers, photographers, teachers, cooks and more give their time and skills to bring hope and healing to those in need.
 
We also cheered our Terry Fox Run amounts raised and confirmed our sponsorship of one student to attend the Argos Youth Day. 
Twilight continued it's annual tradition by participating in the Terry Fox Run at Forest Hill. Mixing 10 km runs and 5 km strolls, 4 Twilight members and 7 Twilight guests helped raise $215. Thank you to all who participated and all who donated. 
For our last meeting, Twilight visited Toronto Skyline at The Office Pub on John Street. There, Skyline treated us to an assortment of appetizers while we listened to Beth Selby present her goals and ambitions for the Rotary year. A big thank you to Skyline for hosting. 
 
DG Beth also presented Twilight with an award for the 2018/2019 Bulletin. A big thank you to the Twilight members who helped put that together. 
 
Toronto Twilight joined other district 7070 clubs on Sunday morning for the annual Rotary Walk Foundation in support of the Foundation's Annual Programs Fund.
 
A lively mix of sunshine and crisp autumn air greeted walkers at Etobicoke's Humber College, Lakeshore Campus.  Rotarians had the option of a longer waterfront trek through Colonel Samuel Smith park, or a quick 2 km stroll to get a sample of the park's beauty.   
In one of our club's last shifts at FYFB, the training for the Rotaract Club of Toronto Danforth continued with 136 plates of steak stir fry served. Twilight member CJ led a team of 5 rotaractors, who will continue volunteering at FYFB in the coming months
In celebration of Twilight's 10th anniversary, we will be raising funds for ShelterBox, our original gala funds recipient. Our Foundation Chair, Tess Widdifield will take us through the amazing things ShelterBox is doing internationally.
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!