CLUB MEETING - October 21

Hi Toronto Twilight members and friends,
 
Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas is fast approaching. I hope everyone is managing to find ways to stay connected with loved ones as we adjust our lives and overcome the second wave of this virus. For this coming week's meeting, Kelsey Horning (Secretary) will be hosting. This is the first of the board members to host a meeting with each of them having been asked to do so at some time this year. Kelsey has the following planned for the meeting:
 
Announcements
Holiday Helpers - Sponsor a family this year?
Discussion about Rotary's newest area of focus on the environment, the district committee, and ESRAG (Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group)
Happy Buck's
 
I hope to see as many of you at the meeting that can make it.
 
Please use the following Google Meet link to join our meeting: https://meet.google.com/xke-fmrj-pgj
CLUB MEETING - October 21 Andrew Milroy 2020-10-21 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - October 7

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Hi Toronto Twilight members and friends,
 
I hope everyone is doing well and managing to stay safe and healthy as we get close to the Thanksgiving holiday.
 
For this week's meeting I'm happy to share that Aby, our newly appointed President-Elect, will be presenting her Classification Talk. It will be a good opportunity for those in attendance to learn about who will be club President next year.
 
This coming meeting has all sorts of interesting Rotary and Twilight news to share including:
 
Good Shepherd (CANCELLED) - Quick Discussion on Online events we can do
Aby Bueno Classification Talk
Upcoming 7070 Events
Happy Bucks!
 
I hope to see as many of you at the meeting that can make it.
 
Please use the following Google Meet link to join our meeting: https://meet.google.com/tdq-anro-zff
CLUB MEETING - October 7 Andrew Milroy 2020-10-07 04:00:00Z 0
Terry Fox Run - Our Stories Nick Ryall 2020-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - September 23

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I hope everyone is doing well and starting to bundle up for the approaching Fall season. Unfortunately due to the rise in COVID19 case numbers, we will be returning to holding our meetings online.
 
Even though we are shifting back online, I am happy to announce our board continues to grow. Aby Bueno is has joined the board as our President-Elect, and Neil Walford our Service Director. 
 
This coming meeting is full of interesting news to share including:
I hope to see as many of you at the meeting that can make it.
 
Please the following Google Meet link to join our meeting: https://meet.google.com/sqi-gght-bnt
CLUB MEETING - September 23 Andrew Milroy 2020-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - September 9

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Our next meeting will be back at the Wallace pub. They have been contacted and know we will be back to our regular spot in the Huntsman room at the back. We will try to make an online feature available to those who feel more comfortable attending from home. 
 
Next week's meeting should be very interesting as with have our first Discussion Night. The topic is "Should people always obey the rules?". Please have a few points prepared to make the conversation lively. 
CLUB MEETING - September 9 Andrew Milroy 2020-09-09 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - August 26

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Hi Toronto Twilight members and friends,
 
I'm excited to share with you that at our next meeting is crammed full of news to share. On August 26 one of our new members, Aby Bueno, will be presenting her Classification Talk and there will be a number of updates on our activities. 
 
The agenda for our next meeting is the following:
CLUB MEETING - August 26 Andrew Milroy 2020-08-26 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB EVENT - Terry Fox Run

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Please join us on September 20th, 2020 in our annual participation of the Terry Fox Run. You can walk, run, bike, or whatever else you want to do! 
 
Our team page can be found here - http://www.terryfox.ca/rctt
 
If you choose not to run please consider donating. Our goal this year is $500!
 
CLUB EVENT - Terry Fox Run Nick Ryall 2020-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - August 12

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PLEASE NOTE: Our next meeting will be on August 12 at 7 pm. Please note that there is not a two week gap between meetings as we are rescheduling our times to maximize member participation.
 
I am very happy to share again that our next meeting will have Mark Drager (www.markdrager.com) as speaker. Mark has led an extraordinary life and built a multi-billion dollar marketing agency from nothing.
 
 
CLUB MEETING - August 12 Andrew Milroy 2020-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - August 5 

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Our next meeting will be a special combined meeting with Skyline where Mark Chipman, Rotary 7070 District Governor, will be speaking. It's a great opportunity to hear from the District Governor if you haven't had the chance to meet with him yet.
 
PLEASE NOTE it is a 6:30 pm start time. I hope many of you can make it.
 
WhenWed Aug 5, 2020 6:30pm – 7:30pm (EDT)
Wherehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/7162515886
WhoUnknown Organizer*
CLUB MEETING - August 5 Nick Ryall 2020-08-05 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - July 22

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The second meeting of the year will be this Wednesday July 22 @ 7 pm. I hope to see as many of you in attendance as possible. The first meeting had a great turn out so lets keep it up.
CLUB MEETING - July 22 Andrew Milroy 2020-07-22 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - July 08, 2020

Posted by Andrew Milroy
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On July 8 at 7 pm we will be having our first meeting of the new Rotary year with Andrew as President. This year will be filled with Fellowship opportunities along with the Service events we've become used to having in our calendars.
CLUB MEETING - July 08, 2020 Andrew Milroy 2020-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - April 1

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!
CLUB MEETING - April 1 Nick Ryall 2020-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - March 11

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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!
CLUB MEETING - March 11 Nick Ryall 2020-03-11 04:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - February 26

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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!
CLUB MEETING - February 26 Nick Ryall 2020-02-26 05:00:00Z 0

Twilight 10th Anniversary Party
 

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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
Twilight 10th Anniversary Party  Nick Ryall 2020-02-22 05:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - February 12

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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.
CLUB MEETING - February 12 Nick Ryall 2020-02-12 05:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - January 29

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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.
CLUB MEETING - January 29 Andrew Milroy 2020-01-29 05:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - January 15

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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!
CLUB MEETING - January 15 Nick Ryall 2020-01-15 05:00:00Z 0

Meals on Wheels

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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. 
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Club Meeting - December 18

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We had a great member turnout for our last meeting of 2019 along with 4 guest. Our speaker was Dr. Christopher Rutty who took us through the history of Polio, specifically in Canada. That means we somehow focused on AIDS and Polio in December, Rotary's Disease Prevention Month! After the great discussion, happy bucks, and Twilight Trivia, the club sponsored apps for everyone to stick around and enjoy some much needed fellowship before the holidays. Happy Holidays from all of us here at Toronto Twilight! Reminder, their will be no meeting on January 1!
 

You can access Chris' PowerPoint presentation file via - http://healthheritageresearch.com/clients/docs/PolioHistory-TorontoTwilightRotary/

Club Meeting - December 18 Nick Ryall 2019-12-18 05:00:00Z 0

Holiday Helpers

Posted by Nick Ryall on Dec 15, 2019
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It was a great day at the annual Holidays Helpers event, a service event Toronto Twilight has participated for the past 10 years. With 12 representatives of Toronto Twilight, our group of all ages wrapped gifts for four separate families. Whether it was toys, clothes, kitchen items or toiletries, Twilight found ways to wrap all sorts of interesting shapes. Thank you to all who turned out and thank you to past-president Holly for setting this up for our club once again!
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CLUB MEETING - DECEMBER 4

Posted by Nick Ryall on Dec 04, 2019
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It was a light turnout at our December 4th meeting but the five that turned out stayed late enjoying great conversation and one or two drinks. President Nick, also Chair of RADAR in District 7070, took the opportunity to discuss the recent World AIDS Day event that occurred on December 1. The club also enjoyed another round of Twilight Trivia and took the opportunity to discuss the upcoming 10-year anniversary party celebrating Toronto Twilight's 10th birthday. Keep February 22, 2020 on your calendars open! 
CLUB MEETING - DECEMBER 4 Nick Ryall 2019-12-04 05:00:00Z 0

CLUB MEETING - November 20

Posted by Andrew Milroy on Nov 20, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Toronto Twilight discussed plans for the 10th Anniversary Party and Andrew Milroy’s (President-Elect) plans for club activity and direction for the next Rotary year during its meeting on November 20. At the meeting, which was hosted by Andrew, he discussed how he would like to have a BBQ fundraiser in the summer along with a small fundraiser involving a headshot photoshoot. Ideas for the 10th Anniversary were shared and it was agreed that the event itself would be similar to the format of a fellowship event night with Past-Presidents as speakers. It will be a chance for fellowship with old and new members and a chance to talk about previous club involvement and activities along with the opportunity for members to become reacquainted.
CLUB MEETING - November 20 Andrew Milroy 2019-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

Good Shepherd

Posted on Nov 17, 2019
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Though it was a low turnout at our annual Good Shepherd event, our longest term members once again supported this great event by helping sort clothing and food donated over the Thanksgiving holidays and helped prepare a meal. 
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CLUB MEETING - November 6

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On November 6th, we were lucky enough to host Jill Andrew, MPP of the Toronto-St. Paul - the riding in which our club resides. Outside of her amazing talk we were happy to host a number of different guests who helped us raise money for the club through Twilight Trivia to which our Sgt. @ Arms Diane was the big winner. A big thank you has to go to President-elect Andrew for finding us the Uptown Pub in the last minute!
 
Jill Andrew is an award-winning equity advocate, inclusive fashion educator, writer, speaker and columnist. As the co-founder of Body Confidence Canada, Jill advocates to end size and appearance-based discrimination, harassment and bullying. Jill is a community co-owner of Glad Day Bookshop - the world's oldest LGBT bookstore. She has been an avid volunteer and donor to organizations across the GTA, supporting racialized communities, youth, women, chronic health and queer advocacy through community engagement, education, employment, healthcare and the arts.  Jill has a Master’s Degree in Women & Gender Studies from the University of Toronto, and is a PhD candidate at York University.
CLUB MEETING - November 6 Nick Ryall 2019-11-06 05:00:00Z 0

FYFB - November 2

Posted by Nick Ryall
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Nick was lucky enough to volunteer with the Rotaract Club of Toronto Danforth on Saturday at the Fort York Food Bank. It's amazing to see how this vibrant club has taken the bull by the horns on this initiative creating a delicious meal for the clientele and bringing a good amount of volunteers. A big shout-out to President Fabiha who was our head chef (although praise went out to our member CJ for teaching the club a few tricks) and her team for working hard but bringing a sense of enjoyment to the service event. This month we cooked chili served with rice or pasta, roasted potatoes, and salad. 
FYFB - November 2 Nick Ryall 2019-11-02 04:00:00Z 0

DC 2019: Rotary Muskoka Style

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Toronto Twilight saw an unbelievable turnout at this years District Conference in Muskoka. Kelsey, Diane, Tess, Nick, Joanne, Mary, and Andrew reconnected, reflected, and relaxed as they took in the sights and sounds of 7070's biggest event of the year. Tess and Nick even had booths in the House of Friendship as they promoted their missions and work with ShelterBox and Radar, respectively. Speakers included Amanda Lindhout and Erin Davis and when not sitting through sessions, club members enjoyed Okotoberfest, a few games of pool, nature walks, spa pools, Games Night, Home Hospitality Rooms, a sing-a-long and dance-off, and great conversation about our favorite subject: Rotary.
DC 2019: Rotary Muskoka Style Nick Ryall 2019-10-29 04:00:00Z 0

October 23rd Meeting - Living Abroad

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The October 23 meeting had are speaker, Daniel Kinrys, take us through living, teaching and travelling abroad as he did for a decade in South Korea, Indonesia, and India. Daniel received a well deserved round of applause as he gave all attendees a bit of a travel bug. Before Daniel spoke, we had another great discussion about pursuing/supporting initiatives within our club which could address political differences within the club. We highlighted our upcoming schedule with the District Conference, World polio Day, Good Shepherd, and our next meeting - MPP of Toronto-St.Paul: Jill Andrew on November 6. We also played Twilight Trivia which has become a fun staple in our meetings raising another $25 for club initiatives. Thank you to everyone (including our guests) who attended!
October 23rd Meeting - Living Abroad Nick Ryall 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day!

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President Nick was able to take in the flag raising ceremony at City Hall for the EndPolioNow campaign, led by our esteemed Polio District Chair Jennifer Boyd. If you have time  and are downtown on Queen West, check out the CN Tower and the Toronto Sign as they will be lit up in the EndPolioNow campaign colours of Red, White, and Yellow!
World Polio Day! Nicholas Ryall 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

October 9th Meeting - 10 Year Anniversary Plan

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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
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First Quarter Stats 

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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.
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September 25 Meeting - Mercy Ships

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

Terry Fox Run

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. 
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September 10 Meeting - District Governor Visit

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

Foundation Walk - September 8

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

FYFB - September 7

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
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A ShelterBox Update

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.
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August 14 Meeting - Shelterbox

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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

2019 Preview

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

July 31 Meeting - Joanne Kayle Classification Talk

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

FYFB - August 3

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.
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Jul 17 Meeting - Stephen Lewis Foundation

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

FYFB - The Beginning of the End

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

July 03 Meeting - Toronto Argos Youth Day

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

Toronto Twilight at the Toronto Ribfest

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

Our 2018/2019 President's Closing Address 

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

New Member Induction: Tess Widdifield

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.
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New Member Induction: Guillermo Nafarrate

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.
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New Member Induction: Michael Ash

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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.
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Supporting victims of Hurricane Irma & other recent climate disasters

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.  
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New Member Induction: Neil Walford

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.
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India celebrates three years without polio

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."
 
India celebrates three years without polio 2015-05-15 00:00:00Z 0

Saving lives in Ghana

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