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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. 
October 9th Meeting - 10 Year Anniversary Plan Nicholas Ryall 2019-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
Shelter Box Update Tess Widdifield 2019-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
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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.
First Quarter Stats Nick Ryall 2019-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nick Ryall on Sep 25, 2019
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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. 
September 25 Meeting - Mercy Ships Nick Ryall 2019-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nicholas Ryall on Sep 15, 2019
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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. 
Terry Fox Run Nicholas Ryall 2019-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nicholas Ryall on Sep 10, 2019
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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. 
September 10 Meeting - District Governor Visit Nicholas Ryall 2019-09-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Neil Walford on Sep 08, 2019
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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.   
Foundation Walk - September 8 Neil Walford 2019-09-08 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by CJ Woodford on Sep 07, 2019
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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
FYFB - September 7 CJ Woodford 2019-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tess Widdifield on Sep 01, 2019
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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.
A ShelterBox Update Tess Widdifield 2019-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
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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!
August 14 Meeting - Shelterbox Nick Ryall 2019-08-14 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nicholas Ryall on Aug 13, 2019
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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!
2019 Preview Nicholas Ryall 2019-08-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 06, 2019
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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. 
July 31 Meeting - Joanne Kayle Classification Talk Nick Ryall 2019-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andrew Milroy on Aug 03, 2019
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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.
FYFB - August 3 Andrew Milroy 2019-08-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nicholas Ryall on Jul 18, 2019
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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.
Jul 17 Meeting - Stephen Lewis Foundation Nicholas Ryall 2019-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nick Ryall on Jul 06, 2019
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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.
 
 
FYFB - The Beginning of the End Nick Ryall 2019-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nicholas Ryall on Jul 03, 2019
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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.
July 03 Meeting - Toronto Argos Youth Day Nicholas Ryall 2019-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by CJ Woodford on Jul 03, 2019
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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.
Toronto Twilight at the Toronto Ribfest CJ Woodford 2019-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mary Wetzel on Jul 03, 2019
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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 2018/2019 President's Closing Address Mary Wetzel 2019-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 20, 2018
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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.
New Member Induction: Tess Widdifield 2018-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 11, 2018
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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.
New Member Induction: Guillermo Nafarrate 2018-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
New Member Inductions: Diana Vasilescu & Giri Chittur 2018-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 07, 2018
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On December 20th, TTRC welcomed its newest member with the induction of Zahra Nathoo. Zahra is originally from Waterloo, ON and works in criminal law.
New Member Induction: Zahra Nathoo 2018-01-07 05:00:00Z 0
2018 Toronto Twilight Gala Justin Piersanti 2017-11-22 05:00:00Z 0
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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.
New Member Induction: Michael Ash 2017-10-25 04:00:00Z 0
Support TTRC at the Terry Fox Run! 2017-09-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 10, 2017
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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.  
Supporting victims of Hurricane Irma & other recent climate disasters 2017-09-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 19, 2017
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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.
New Member Induction: Neil Walford 2017-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Join TTRC at The 2017 Code Read Africa Ball! 2017-02-08 05:00:00Z 0
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Fort York Food Bank (FYFB) Community Revival Project Andrea Ramsay 2016-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
TTRC at Terry Fox Run 2016 Andrea Ramsay 2016-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
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."
 
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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.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-15 00:00:00Z 0