Rotarians Making a Difference...
Second Annual Food Drive - was completed on Sunday the 6th of October – 141 food bags were collected with a value of approximately $2900 plus three cheques 1)50,2)40,3)$40 , the money will be sent to the Salvation Army Food Bank. The Food collected was distributed to the North and South Salvation Army Locations.
About a 35% return an increase from last year of 23%. DUCA was our sponsor and provided us with 400 bags.
Thank you for all who participated, this year we had Toronto Police Service, CPLC Community Police Liaison Committee, YIPI Youth In Policing Initiative, the Auxiliary Police (Samantha created the video, Thank You).
 
After the successful packing of the Backpacks for kids in need, Rotarians distributed the Backpacks to the community organizations.
Gill, Andre, Lincoln and Samantha went around to drop off the backpacks, while there Samantha video taped their reactions.
Please see video below:
 
 
For the second year our Community Service Committee provided a cheque for $1,000 to cover the transportation costs.
The Salvation Army Kipling Temple's rented bus leaving to take the youngsters to ET Blaze Camp in August.    
Many children were Happy to take part in the Camp!
On Thursday, August 15th, Rotary Etobicoke members,  family and friends packed 130 backpacks and 10 binders to support students returning to school.    The bags and binders will be delivered to community partners for distribution to families across Etobicoke.
 
 
 
 
Rotarian Kester Trim is presenting a cheque for $1,700 to Michelle White and Peter Miller at Father Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School. The money will be used to provide transportation and accommodation support for the more than forty athletes going to the Ontario Federation of Schools Athletic Associations track and field meet scheduled for June 6 - 8 this year.
 
Michelle is a Child and Guidance Counselor and is one of the coaches for the track program. Peter is teaches at the school and is head coach for a very active track and field program.
 
The Rotary Club of Etobicoke wishes them every success for the upcoming meet in Guelph this June!
Rotary Etobicoke provided a cheque for $1,000 to Marie Truelove, Director of the St. James Food Basket, to support their many programs that provide for a large number of  community families in need.      In 2018 St. James' Food Basket provided food to an average of 202 families or 700 people weekly.  
The Salvation Army is sending eighteen children to summer camp this year and will give them a week of fun and learning.  In this picture Rotarian Kester Trim is presenting a cheque for one thousand dollars to Community Services Coordinator Rosemarie Bryan to fund transportation for the children to and from camp in Jackson's Point on lake Simcoe.
On Saturday, May 11, Gillian, on behalf of Rotary Etobicoke,  presented a $1,000 bursary to a young Etobicoke musician in the Ontario POPs Orchestra.   Carlos Bastidas, Director and Principal Conductor of the Ontario POPs Orchestra is seen holding up the cheque for all to see.    The presentation took place at a performance of A Present for Mom - The Best of Ontario Pops Concert.    This was the second Rotary Etobicoke bursary for a young musician in the Orchestra.     To gain concert experience Keimo, Apprentice Conductor, took over to lead the orchestra for one performance much to the delight of the audience and her family.  
On Sunday, May 5th, for the fifth year,  The Rotary Club of Etobicoke provided a team of club members to support the annual Dorothy Ley Hike for Hospice Fundraiser.  
Club members conducted the 50/50 lottery and raised a record amount of almost $1,700.     Other club members set up a refreshment table at the route's mid point location and served walkers with water, juice, fruit and energy bars and didn't forget water for the many dogs that joined in the hike.  
 
The Dorothy Ley Hike was almost at its fundraising target of $160,000 by the end of this very successful and always popular event.  
On Tuesday, May 7, Gillian, on behalf of Rotary Etobicoke, presented $1,500 to Mike Fanning, Director of the Michael Power Drum Line, for the acquisition of a Quad Drum Set.  The mission of the Michael Power St. Joseph Drum Line is to develop young people into outstanding adults through the performing arts.     Its seeks to create young people who are engaged and contribute in their community in a positive way.    The Michael Power St. Joseph Catholic High School Drum Line performs for upward of 100,000 annually.     They will be performing at Rotary Etobicoke's Ribfest, Music and Food Festival on Canada Day.
 
On the Windy Sunday, 28th of April  Rotary Etobicoke and Rotary Toronto West members joined with students from Etobicoke Collegiate Institute Interact Club and Richview Collegiate Institute Interact Club spent the morning collecting and dividing trash from the grounds of James Garden.   
Gill and Andre were joined by their daughter Samantha and grandson Lincoln and friends also supported this important project.
Many James Garden walkers, bikers and joggers greeted and thanked us for our commitment to clean up our community garden.
On Thursday, April 16 the Rotary Clubs of Toronto West and Etobicoke (Greg, Andre, Gord, Tom, Iosif and Gillian) joined with students from RCI to pack 50 boxes of food destined to be shared with churches and orphanages in Haiti and Etobicoke  community food banks and shelters.      68 students with RCI advisor Andrea Brozyna and RCI teachers made a formidable team to bring about a very successful project.     .     Rotarians from both clubs worked alongside the students and later transported the food boxes to 5 locations around Etobicoke.      Two representatives from the Toronto Argonauts were also packing with our group.  Special thanks to RCTW Patti Wright and photographer extraordinaire John Stevenson.   
On Friday, April 12, Gill delivered, on behalf of Rotary Etobicoke,  6 attractive bags filled with hand towels, face towels, packets of new underwear and socks, soaps, toiletries, wipes and hundreds of tampons, pads and liners along with chocolates to The Period Purse for their April blitz to provide free menstrual products to marginalized women in Toronto.      All donated products are packed with a TPP comforting, motivational note and given to shelters and centers in Etobicoke and the GTA.      
Anyone wishing to donate items may let Gill know as she will be doing up more bags for delivery before April 26. 
      
 
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