Milo VassalloSeptember 10
Kathy VerduynSeptember 23
Russ BaykoSeptember 24
Albert FrankSeptember 28
Kathy VerduynRod VerduynSeptember 30
Rod VerduynKathySeptember 30
Marvin GrafSeptember 1, 199323 years
New website - Out Door Ping Pong Table
Shermeen Beg - Educator - Agha Khan Museum
Scarborough East – Ward 43
Guest speaker: Dr Asmat Naebkhil of Kabul, Afghanistan and Windsor.
Classification Speeches by Tanveer Nasir and Kaven Kafshbarghi
Thursday, August 11
This week Tanveer and Kaven, two of our newest club members, both delivered outstanding classification speeches that were creative, entertaining, and heartfelt. They set a new standard of excellence for introducing themselves to club members.
The theme of Tanveer's speech was "I am not lucky; I am blessed." She focussed on the importance of education as a criterion for success as evidenced by her two sons and daughter who have already achieved so much success in their young lives. Mothers know best! We are fortunate to have Tanveer as a member of our club.
Kaven's theme emphasized the importance of family in his life. He and his father, Abdollah, both belong to the Rotary Club of Toronto-Forest Hill and are the first father and son combination to become members in the history of our club. Who knows! Kaven's one year old son, Kal Alexander Kafshbarghi, may choose to become a Rotaractor one day.
Both Tanveer and Kaven serve on our 2016/17 Board of Directors. Tanveer is our recording secretary in training while Kaven is our social media expert responsible for promoting good public relations in our club and district. They are active and valued members of our club!
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Support Our Kids - Children's visit to Toronto-Canada
Guest Speaker: Thierry Lasserre - Executive Director of Alliance Francaise de Toronto
Congratulations, Team Toronto-Forest Hill and Their Captain, Sonam Choeden!
Classification speech - Ali Nasir Kazmi
Guest speaker - Sheila Rees
Regional Director "Make-A-Wish"
Our club secretary, Kathy Verduyn, presented Sheila Rees, the regional director for the Toronto and Central Ontario Chapter of "Make-A-Wish" with a certificate of appreciation for being our guest speaker on Thursday, May 7th. Sheila was truly passionate about the organization's mission to bring hope, strength, and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions through the granting of magical, life-transforming wishes. Her presentation was informative, inspiring, insightful and laid the groundwork for "a one time only" fundraiser in support of Make-A-Wish and its mission from June to September. More details to follow in the weeks ahead.
In her role with Make-A-Wish, Sheila is driven by the foundation's vision to grant the wish of every eligible child in Canada and advocates that a wish-come-true is not just "a nice to have" but "a must have" for a critically-ill child and their family.25 club members and friends of Rotary who attended this luncheon meeting certainly gained a deeper appreciation of "the power of a wish".
Past District Governor, David Ing Inducts Tanveer Kazmi, Our Newest Member.
Guest speaker: March 31, 2016
Gem Munro Co-Executive Director of Amarok Society, Gem is a bestselling author and visual artist. Most recently, he has directed a documentary film, ‘Heart to Head: How Amarok Society Women are Teaching the World’s Poorest Children’.
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Donation appeal for St. Lucia Project
Join us in a Club project to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to needy children in the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. The cost is $35 per backpack.
Should you need any further information about the project, please contact event chair Millo at his email address. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make your donation by cheque payable to the Rotary Club of Toronto Forest Hill and send it to Jim Moore at 44 St Joseph Street, Suite 712, Toronto M4Y 2W4 by 20th of March, 2016.