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Richmond Hill

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We meet Mondays at 6:30 PM
Sheraton Parkway Hotel
600 HWY-7 E
Richmond Hill, ON  L4B 1B2
Canada
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Monday, Dec 16th 2019
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THE IMPACT OF ROTARY VOLUNTEERING - 47 MILLION HOURS A YEAR AND COUNTING

According to a study released by the Johns Hopkins University with just 563 paid employees globally, Rotary International annually mobilizes volunteer effort equivalent to nearly 27,000 full-time paid workers. What is more, this study reveals that the efforts of Rotary volunteers save communities an estimated US$850 million in service costs per year.
 
We are proud to be the first global membership organization to conduct an empirical analysis of our volunteers’ impact using Johns Hopkins University’s systematic methodology.
 
As a membership organization made up of people of action in virtually every country, who use their professional and leadership skills to identify and address challenges in communities, we know that we’re making a positive impact throughout the world.
 
We’ve helped protect more than 2.5 billion children from polio. Each year, The Rotary Foundation—our charitable arm—provides more than $250 million to end polio and support sustainable projects and scholarships that promote peace, fight diseaseprovide clean water and sanitationsupport educationsave mothers and children, and grow local economies.
Liz Scott came to speak at our Rotary Meeting.  Liz is a small-business marketing guru and truly engaging speaker.  Her presentation was about Marketing Tips for Immediate Results.  She tailored the presentation to some of the issues that our own Rotary Club is facing right now.  She provided us some great ideas.  Let’s get cracking on them!  Thank you Liz. http://www.affinitycoach.com 
 
Below is a photo of Club President Gordon Vandyke with Liz at the meeting.
 
Richmond Hill held their annual Christmas Parade.  Thank you to Rotarians and Rotaractors who marched!
 
At this week's meeting, our speaker was Mr. Leo Nupolu-Johnson.  He provided an inspirational story of being homeless on the streets of Monrovia, Liberia, to immigrating to Canada, studying at McMaster University, and launching an organization Empowerment Squared, https://empowermentsquared.org/ and becoming a Rotarian.  What a Canadian immigrant success story!
 
One of Empowerment Squared mandate's is to help new immigrants to Canada to fit in and adapt as easily as possible.  Of course this is a huge benefit to the immigrants.  But it is also a benefit to Canada to have new immigrants become productive members of society.
 
Currently, one of Empowered Squares key projects is to help create the Liberian Learning Center in Monrovia.  The project includes a library, meeting rooms, and a small business incubator.  It is an ambitious and noble project! 
 
Below is a photo of Leo with our club president, Gord Vandyke at our meeting.
 
 
 
This evening, we were honoured to have a distinguished visitor: Rotary District 7070's District Governor Beth Selby.  Beth gave an uplifting talk about the goals for the upcoming year of RI President Barry Rassin.  She also spoke about her own goals for our District.
 
Beth spoke from the heart about her own experience with four different Rotary exchange students who came to live in her home.  Not only did Beth's family provide a wonderful learning experience to the students, the students made a lifetime impression on Beth and her family.  And now years later, they are still close friends.  The Rotary Exchange is a wonderful program.
 
Thank you for driving all the way from Belleville to come speak to us!
 
Below is a photo of Beth with our club president, Gordon Vandyke.
 
 
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 10660 Yonge St., 
PO Box 30568
Richmond Hill
 ON L4L 3C9 
 
 
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RH Rotary Charitable Foundation, President
 
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Mar 18, 2019
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Dec 24, 2018
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Dec 17, 2018
 
 
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