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September 2017
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About Rotary and Being Involved in Your Community
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary's main objective is service - in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

Are you interested in being involved and volunteering in Markham? The Markham-Unionville Rotary Club welcomes you to visit one our friendly dinner meetings and consider becoming a part of the Rotary Club. We are a group of 20+ professional men and women who meet on a regular basis to see what we can do to make a difference in our community, and beyond.


Our Club assists many local charities, events, and organizations like The Markham-Stouffville Hospital, Unionville Home Society, Markham Museum. Markham Fall Fair, Evergreen Hospice, Markham-Stouffville Family Life Center, Milne Park Forest Restoration, Student Awards for the local High Schools, Walk For Life, Markham Santa Claus Parade, Markhaven Seniors Home, Markham Farmers' Market, The Unionville Jazz Festival and Student Exchange Programs. We are also involved in helping to eradicate Polio and numerous other charitable causes around the world.  We even have our very own Choir!

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At Rotary Meeting tonight , Ms.Sumi Piraba & Mr.Naushad Hirji @Social Services Network (SSN) talked about senior services and offerings for isolated and underprivileged seniors for the past 12 years
Donation towards one of The Giving Tree Unionville's chosen causes for this year - supporting the Indigenous youth. We have chosen to put this donation towards the amazing wok of Tracee Smith at Outside Looking In.

Meet and greet social event between Markham-Unionville Rotary club and Markham Sumrise Rotary club.

@Marca on Main

At High Notes Avante Productions Inc ,they believe music and words have the power to create social change, inspire, empower and give hope to those touched by mental illness
Geetha Moorthy ,the Founder of SACCC :South Asian Autism Awareness Centre. SAAAC  – offering only one on one tutoring, periodical ASD workshops for parents and caregivers, and weekly sports/play sessions at neighborhood parks.

Great to have David Cubitt, CEO and Co-Founder of Wasaga Beach Brewing Company ,sharing his success story at our club.

www.wasaga.beer For Details

Joint Chinese New Year Celebration Dinner is organized by Rotary Club of Markham Unionville and York.
A fun fellowship dinner for the Year of the Rooster will be held at the Golden Palace Banquet Hall, First Markham Place on Friday February 3, 2017 at 6:PM. Exciting program includes wine tasting, photos with God of Fortune, lion dance performance, karaoke plus door prices, gifts giving and 50/50 raffle draw.
Save your date!. Join us for a remarkable cultural event!     Last date for securing dinner ticket is January 27, 2017  Limited seating available! 
Love, Joy and Peace are the ingredients for a Wonderful Christmas. We hope you find them all in this festive season. 
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Let us join together at The School to celebrate and enjoy the Christmas party. Its time to jingle jingle and mix and mingle! 
So Christmas is here,to share with cheer !Assure your presence to join in Christmas dinner dear.
HO, HO, HO it’s almost the Christmas season once again and on Saturday, November 26th, 2016 at 11:00a.m. we invite you to attend 2016 Markham Santa Claus Parade. The parade begins at Hwy 7 and Main St Markham  (Hwy 48). It travels north along Main St Markham to Markham Museum.  
The 44rd Markham Santa Claus Parade is a City of Markham event presented by the Rotary Club of Markham Sunrise Inc. and Markham-Unionville Rotary Club (not-for-profit organizations serving the residents and community of Markham, Ontario).
The Markham-Unionville Rotary Club invites you enjoy a dinner and watch the comedy "Confessions Of A Dirty Blonde" to raise funds for the Markham-Unionville Rotary Club's literacy, youth and other community outreach projects.  Get your tickets for only $65 from one of our club members today.

 Rotary has come a long way in ending Polio, currently prevalent in only two remaining countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  We invite you to come out to our awareness and proclamation session as Markham celebrates the 2016 World Polio Day.  The "End Polio Now" flag will be hoisted at the Markham Civic Centre.

Welcome to the 2016 Markham Fair! We are now open to serve you treats from around the world for the next four days. Markham Fairgrounds @10801 McCowan Rd, Markham, ON L3P 3J3
Each year, the Markham-Unionville Rotary Club recognizes and supports student graduating from local high schools, for their leadership and excellence and community involvement.  Five amazing individuals from Markham were recognized by the Club for 2016.  The evening also include an incredible presentation by our youth exchange student following her return from Belgium!
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
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