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April 23, 2024
 
Marcy Tomassini - Director, Rotary Foundation
 
Marcy gave update on the Rotary Club of Scarborough Charitable Foundation. The foundation is working on making the third instalment of $10,000 to Centennial, $80,000 of the $100,000 total has been donated to date. The Foundation gives Paul Harris high school scholarship for students to continue in school. He shared some lovely words of thanks from Jennifer, a Centennial Fine Arts student who was a recipient of a scholarship. The club foundation is soliciting funds, E-transfer is the easiest way to donate through rsoscf2018@gmail.com. You will get an annual tax receipt for your donation.
 
April 16, 2024
 
Bruce Pettit - Director, Fundraising
 
Bruce gave an update of the fundraising group. Ribfest is August scheduled for 2-5 August at Tomson Park. The team will be looking for volunteers. Revenue has been shrinking so the club is looking for sponsorship. The team is also working on the Golf Tournament for September 10 at 4 seasons Golf Club. Looking for hole sponsors and golf teams. 
 
April 9, 2024
 
Flavia Naluyima - Director, Public Image
 
John, on behalf of Flavia shared that the PR Committee will during the May 7 meeting walk members through our Club Website and Club runner as well as some of our other social media platforms. This is to help in refreshing and increasing our member understanding and usage of the sites so as to remain better engaged, informed and effective in serving our community.
 
The club website contains our club upcoming events and projects as well as wonderful history and terrific photos. Club runner helps manage membership and committee information as well as communication with members directly.
 
April 2, 2024
 
Audrey McCaskill - Director, Club Service Social
 
Regarding Club Service, Audrey expressed thanks to all who purchased cakes and hams before Christmas; and our proceeds were $1,000 to assist community members in need. Audrey also reminded about the several upcoming Social and Learning events; and, for members to RSVP whether they can or cannot attend. See The Bluffer for details on each event and to whom to reply.
  • Centennial College A Building (LEED certified) tour immediately following our Tuesday, April 30 weekly lunch,
  • GECO Facility (Scarborough’s Bomb Girls) tour, possible mid morning dates (May 6, 9 or 10) to be advised based on interested members’ replies,
  • Dinner (Remezzo Italian Bistro) 6pm and / or Fairview Library Theatre (Mark Twain comedy – Is He Dead?) 8pm, Friday, May 24,
  • Woodbine Racetrack dinner and watch / cheer / bet on races - potential dates will be after track opens late April.
 
March 26, 2024
 
Skip Sears - Director, Environment
 
Skip updated us on the Environmental plans coming up for the Club.
  • Great Lakes Watershed Clean Up, April 27 will be in Southwest Marine Park, starting at 10AM. We will bring our own tools for this exercise.
  • A Clean Up event is planned for the Rouge National Urban Park, with details to follow.
  • We have been asked to Adopt-a-Road in our area and will receive details later.
  • A project is being considered with the Malvern Resource Centre, combining Environment and Community Service. Details to follow.
Nevine thanked Skip for doing such good work.
 
 
March 19, 2024
 
Bette Ross - Director, International Service
 
Bette updated the members on the status of our Global Grant for the Koch Koo School in Uganda.

We are committed to $15,000 US from our Club. We would also appreciate help from those with knowledge of creating presentations, both by email attachment and in person, as well as fund raising experience.
 
 
March 12, 2024
 
Cathy Carson - Director Community Services
 
In Cathy’s absence, Audrey advised that CVS reported as follows:
 
  • Food bank deliveries are made to three or four families every Wednesday ( Dave and Suzanne)
  • CNOY Walk was successful we raised over $1000 and had over 100 participants, including family, Rotarians. Special thanks to Toni for registering our team and John for setting up the donation system. 
  • We are sponsoring the Polar Plunge coming up this month for 43 Division Police in partnership with the zoo. 
  • Two candidates have been approved to attend RYLA in April, including Rahim’s son and Therese from our Rotaract Club.
 
February 20, 2024
 
Bruce Pettit - Director, Fundraising 
 
Michael Murton on behalf of Committee Director Bruce noted that plans are well underway to establish that our major fundraiser Ribfest (Friday, August 2 thru to Monday, August 5) can again be held successfully. The Ribfest Committee and colleague Rotarians are aggressively and creatively pursuing measures to maintain or reduce costs as well as increase revenues.
 
The support and participation of each and every club member will be expected in this event including:
  • Promotional and advertising support such as distributing posters and mentioning Ribfest at other clubs and groups that members participate in
  • Bringing along family, friends, and neighbours to attend Ribfest.
  • Attending the Ribfest each day to volunteer hands-on in the many ways needed.
 
February 13, 2024
 
Flavia Kibuuka Naluyima - Director, Public Image
 
Flavia unveiled the team’s ambitious 2024 initiatives to overhaul our website. She went on to say that; we have created dedicated sections and highlighted: President Nevine’s new rotary year plan and her Rotary journey, the impact minutes from our Directors and the core essence behind these and a selection of our local projects, underlining our commitment to community engagement and the tangible impact. In regard to social media, we have established, rebranded, and revamped a new X or Twitter account, “The Rotary Club of Scarborough, ON Canada”. 
 
We encourage you to continue visiting our club website and social media platforms for updates. Additionally, we invite you to share our work with your networks to inspire them to join our mission of positive impact.

January 09, 2024

Cathy Carson - Director, Community Services 

Cathy expressed gratitude to Dave Muir for his unwavering commitment to delivering food from the Boots to the Ground Food bank every Wednesday to families unable to reach St. Stephen's or 4100 Lawrence.
 
Donna, providing an update, celebrated the Christmas Elves' support for seven Christmas families and five seniors. The project's success was attributed to their dedicated efforts. In total, the initiative brought holiday cheer to five mothers, one grandmother, one grandfather, six fathers, 24 children, five senior women, and one senior man, all identified by 43 Division. The Elves, including Karen H, Skip, Kim, Debbie, Malaravan, and Interactors, along with Spencer Worden, Nathan Johnson, Bruce, Suzanne, Donna, Joan, and Sydney, played crucial roles.
 
January 23 , 2024
 
Joan Barrett - Director, Membership
 
Joan advised that our District membership is growing, and so is our Club membership. We have new members Eugenie Henry and Prince Ogochukwu to be inducted shortly, and other prospects as well.
 
Joan reminded us that new members need to be engaged in our Rotary projects as soon as possible, and that projects can be suggested by Club members at any time.