Award Recipients at the Presidents' Dinner 2022

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At the President's dinner, standing with President Marcy Thomassini, five Rotarians were recognized
for their service above self.
 
Rotarian of the Year Award - Was awarded to members who served in a major activity in club service,
in multiple activities, or are serving on several committees.
 
Julie Gircys and Chris Musselman

 
Paul Harris Fellow - Was awarded to members who went above and beyond in serving our community
through promoting change and understanding.

 
Nevine Yassa, Flavia Naluyima and Jenny Foster in absencia.
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Guests at the Presidents' Dinner 2022-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

The Presidents' Dinner - Celebrating achievements of 3 Past Presidents

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On June 24th, 2022, we held the Presidents’ dinner – to celebrate the work of our three past presidents:
Gerard Baribeau/John Barrett/Marcy Thomassini.
 
The event took place at Centennial College’s events centre. The event was graced by Rotarians and guests.
 
In the picture, the incoming President Michael Murton with outgoing President Marcy Thomassini. 
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Planting Pollinators on the Meadoway

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An amazing event with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority on June 4. We planted over 200 pollinator plants on the Meadoway and enjoyed
a nature walk where we learned about local invasive species, and restoration efforts, and identified many birds and plants.
 
Our work as a group will help to support vital pollinator species in Scarborough, as well as mitigate the risk of floods and provide critical habitat to local fauna. 
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Guildwood Day Parade to promote Rotary and this year's Ribfest 2022-06-07 04:00:00Z 0

RCoS donates Laptops to Toronto Catholic District School Board

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Through our Community Services Committee, we have donated laptops to several schools under
Toronto Catholic District School Board.
 
These schools are St. Columba Catholic School, St. Joachim Catholic School, St. Jean de Brebeuf,
Holy Spirit Catholic School, Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, and The Divine Infant.
 
Thank you to all for making a difference in the lives of many in need.
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Clean up at Colonel Danforth Park

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On Saturday, April 23rd, 20+ Rotarians, Interactors, Rotaractors and lots of guests joined together under the Great Lakes watershed to clean up
Colonel Danforth Park.
 
#cleantoronto #greatlakeswatershedcleanup
 
 
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Rotarians getting ready for the Clean up 2022-04-23 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Julie receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship 2022-04-23 04:00:00Z 0

Easter Treat Bags by our Interact Club to Birkdale Residence

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The Interact Club put together Easter treat bags for approximately 80 children at Birkdale Residence this past weekend.
Besides a few chocolate treats, each bag contained a small age-appropriate toy, toothbrush, and toothpaste.
A thank you and shout out to Raffi and Sonya for the toothpaste and brushes. 
 
The Easter treat bags were delivered to Sunita at Birkdale in time for the long weekend. 
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RCos Delivering Books to Schools

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The Rotary Club of Scarborough donating books to read for grades 4/5 at our local schools.  As one of the seven focal points of focus for Rotary International is Basic Education and Literacy, we are making an impact on the youth by providing opportunities for literacy is
Rotary's goal.  
 
Education opens a wealth of knowledge to the world around us and that is what we thrive for in essence, alleviating education.
 
Above is Nevine Yassa a member of RC Scarborough delivering literacy books to two local schools in Scarborough, East View Public School, and W.J. Miller Public School.
 
 
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Great Lakes Watershed Cleanup 

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The Rotary Club of Scarborough will be hosting a community clean-up on
April 23 at 10:30 am in Colonel Danforth Park. In partnership with the
City of Toronto's annual Spring Clean Up, we aim to tidy up a priceless
local park, reduce the amount of plastic and litter in and around our
waterways and protect the wildlife that calls the area home.
Basic equipment will be provided.
 
The Rotary Club of Scarborough: Great Lakes Watershed Clean-up
is part of a larger The Great Lakes Watershed initiative, spanning
2 Provinces and 8 States.
 
With various events held around the great lakes for Earth Day,
there will be involvement from 18 Rotary Districts in Canada
and the USA, approximately 900 Rotary clubs and 27,000 Rotarians
and Rotaractors!
 
 
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The Team at Christ Church Food Bank receiving the Cheque 2022-03-04 05:00:00Z 0

Donation to Christ Church Food Bank Markham

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Rtn. T P Sheehan delivering a cheque of $500 on behalf of the Rotary Club of Scarborough CVS committee, to Christ Church Food Bank, Markham Rd this morning. This is one of the 4 food banks we are currently supporting
with donations.
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Ribbons of Remembrance
 

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The Rotary Tree of Remembrance, a fundraiser began last year, expanded to two trees this year. All funds raised go to support our ongoing projects.
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Supplying a local foodbank with turkeys from FreshCo
 

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This year we supplied a local foodbank with 60 turkeys, stuffing and foil roasting pans to help their clients with a special holiday meal. A big thank you to FreshCo who helped us with the gathering of 60 turkeys!
Supplying a local foodbank with turkeys from FreshCo  2022-01-30 05:00:00Z 0

Holiday Elf Project
 

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The Holiday Elf Project has been a favourite of all for a number of years. This year we made the holidays special for 11 local families. Each year our Rotarians donate a toy or two in support of our Elf Project. Any remaining toys are given to the Police Toy Drive.
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Family Support by our Interact Club
 

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One of these families was totally funded by our Interact Club! They went shopping and then had a wonderful afternoon wrapping the gifts and getting everything ready for delivery.
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RCoS Partnering to support a global Voice for Autism  2022-01-30 05:00:00Z 0
Guildwood Village Tree of Remembrance in the news  2022-01-30 05:00:00Z 0
All about our Rotary Tree of Remembrance  2022-01-30 05:00:00Z 0

Sale of Christmas Cakes and Hams

 
We had another great year for the sale of Christmas Cakes and Hams!
A popular fundraiser for the past 25/30 years. Our members outdid
themselves in getting out there despite COVID and getting those sales.
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Holiday Auction Fundraiser

Once again, we had our Holiday Auction Fundraiser! Of course, it was
a Zoom event for the second year. This year the funds raised were to
support YouthLink and the Police Toy Drive representing Divisions 41,
42 and 43. Lots of fun for ALL!!
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SUJ singing carols for Yellow Ribbon Fundraiser 2021-12-21 05:00:00Z 0
Tree of Remembrance at Yonge Sheppard Centre 2021-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Day one of the Tree of Remembrance at Guildwood 2021-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
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Support our Community - Trees of Remembrance

This holiday season, Rotary has organized two Trees of Remembrance”,
one in Guildwood and the other in the Yonge Sheppard plaza. Rotary is
raising funds to support local charities.  
 
Each yellow ribbon has a space where you can add a message or name of
a loved one that you wish to remember.  Ribbons can be purchased on-site
by cash or credit card, or on-line at http://rotary-club-of-scarborough.square.site/  
 
Or
 
Your support is most appreciated.
 
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Tree of Remembrance - Church of Holy Trinity, Guildwood 2021-12-11 05:00:00Z 0

Donating to Community Angels by our Charitable Foundation

 
Eugene Burns, representing the Rotary Club of Scarborough's 
Charitable Foundation, has made a donation to Community Angels.
 
The purpose of this non-profit group, founded by Cindy Fuller 3 years
ago is "to support people in times of need." Clients are referred from
sources such as Churches, Salvation Army, and "Angel" volunteers.
 
Their current priority for assistance is people with disabilities, seniors,
and single mothers. The group email is "communityangelstoronto@outlook.com." 
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Induction of Interact Club Office Bearers 2021 / 2022 2021-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Celebrating ROOTA's nomination to the World Literacy Awards 2021

The Rotary Club of Scarborough is proud to be associated with Rising Out Of
Ashes (ROOTA). ROOTA is a Canadian Registered Charity with the mandate
of helping the poor and for the onset it is helping the Zabaleen (Egyptian
slang for Garbage Collectors).
 
As a club, we are celebrating with ROOTA for being shortlisted for the World
Literacy Awards 2021 out of 450 participants worldwide. The awards 
celebrate various literacy projects from around the world. Listen to the
attached video link at minute 18:56 as ROOTA is being mentioned. 
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Induction of New Members

 
A warm welcome to Antonio Purdy and Sivage Sivagumaran to the
Rotary Club of Scarborough. The two were inducted on Sunday
October 24th 2021 at an event hosted by Cathy Carson, Co-Chair
Membership Committee at her home in Scarborough by the bluffs.
 
The club President was ably represented by Richard Turzanski, the
Co-Chair of the membership Committee, while Joan Barrett, the
Director of Membership and Public Relations officiated at the function.
Immediate Past President John Barrett graced the occasion.
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Induction of New Members

 
Welcoming our newest members Dave Muir and Flavia Kibuuka
Naluyima to the Rotary Club of Scarborough. Their induction took
place on Sunday, October 17th, 2021, and was hosted by Cathy Carson,
Co-Chair Membership Committee, at her home in Scarborough Guild
by the Bluffs. Dave has been a friend of the Rotary for the past 17 years,
while Flavia, who recently moved to Canada, joined us in May 2021.
 
Richard Turzanski, the Co-Chair of the Membership Committee, gave
the President’s speech and Joan Barrett, the Director of Membership
and Public Relations officiated at the function. Immediate Past
President John Barrett graced the occasion.
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         Thank You to Our Golf Sponsors 2021-11-27 05:00:00Z 0

First Annual Golf Tournament held at Remington Golf Club

 
Our First Annual Golf Tournament held at Remington Golf Club was a
great success, thanks to the generous contributions from our sponsors,
and prize donors. The hard work of our many volunteers and the 68 golfers
who came out to support a good cause. A great day for all participants,
especially the winners. 
 
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2021 Drive-Thru Ribfest

 
The 2021 Drive-Thru Ribfest fundraising event by The Rotary Club of
Scarborough was held at Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus.
Thousands of cars lined up for yummy ribs and chicken served by 4 award
winning ribbers. The 3 day long weekend was graced by Rotarians and the
Scarborough Community. Thank you to our sponsors.
 
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Our Mailing Address

The Rotary Club of Scarborough Charitable Foundation can be contacted by mail. 
Cheques can be deposited in this foundation and receive a taxable donation by mailing a cheque to:
 
       Rotary Club of Scarborough Charitable Foundation
          1427-10 Guildwood Parkway
               Scarborough Ontario M1E 5B5
                 Canada
 
 
The Rotary Club of Scarborough can be contacted by mail:
 
Rotary Club of Scarborough,
    P.O. BOX 386,
       STATION ‘A’
          TORONTO, ON  M1K 5C3
Or by email to John Barrett at jgbarrett67@gmail.com
 
 
Be Reading Canada
       100 Winter Gardens Trail
           Scarborough, ON
               M1C 3N7
or by email to jdbarrett67@gmail.com
Our Mailing Address John Barrett 2021-09-22 04:00:00Z 0
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Guildwood Extendicare Garden Project JSL 2021-07-03 04:00:00Z 0

Food Banks

The Rotary Club of Scarborough is happy to support any of the food banks that we possibly can. Three of the banks are “ St. Stephens led by Karen McCarrol – Trinity United led by Donna Worden and Centennial College led by Gerard Baribeau.
We'll pick up bread at a local bakery like Port Union Bakery.  We often shop local groceries to get good deals. 
There is a great need to provide for.
We are proud to provide whatever we can, be it food or other product. If you know of a great deal going on, contact our Rotary Club or any of the other five clubs in Scarborough, and arrangements will be made for pickup.
Contact info:
Karen McCarrol: 416 592 0194
Donna Worden: daworden@aol.com
Marcy Tomassini: 416 567 2318
 
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Our 70th Anniversary Zoom Celebration 

70th Anniversary Celebration of Past Rotary wonderful moments.

Congratulations go out to the members in the 70th anniversary committee.
Led by Audrey (the great organizer), the 70th Anniversary Committee were responsible for a very successful day. Smiling faces all around. Quite a large number of past presidents and/or stand-ins showed up via zoom. Each of the past-presidents spoke for a few minutes about what made their time as president of The Rotary Club of Scarborough memorable to them. It truly shows what Rotary is all about, Service above Self.

It was wonderful to listen to folks reminisce about their time as the president, and hearing about some of the projects that had taken place over the many years.

Gerard (club photographer) and Gary (club historian) did some great work in setting up “The Rotary Club of Scarborough’s 70th Anniversay Bluffer”. Distribution to all members was key to the success of this day. We were able to see some of the Rotarians that got us to where we are today. This is so important in the continuity of the club, especially for newer members.

Thank you to Mark Chipman (District Governor) for his appearance and Gerd Wengler for their support in attending this occasion.

The proceedings were recorded for posterity purposes, so if you would like to view it again, just contact Gerard or John.
 
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We Love Valentines

Spreading some love and kindness the Membership Committee along with the Holy Trinity Church reached out to the Guildwood Extendicare.  Cookies, cards and plants were delivered by Cathy, Joan and Richard. Some small things to bring such great happiness to loved ones.
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Interact Club of Scarborough
 

 Here we see a member of the Interact Club of Scarborough delivering gifts to Birkdale Residence. The Club with the help of Debbie Nevils raised sufficient funds for 2 PS 4 consoles, 2 games and 2 extra controllers.
Well done, goes a long way to help with the inactivity of the pandemic.
Thanks to all. 
Thank you for your service to Rotary. 
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KGO Adult Literacy

 
Literacy is a great deal in Rotary Club of Scarborough (RCoS) both young and old. A few months ago the CVS group led by T P Sheehan decided to support this organization with a much needed donation. In fact the KGO group is so well run that funds go a long way in helping adult literacy in this community.
Phylicia, who is responsible for this organization expresses her thanks to the club for all support and donations.
Thanks CVS and RCoS
Above we see Philicia in the process of doing some work.
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New Rink at Simcoe PS

The Pandemic has forced many individuals in our community to think outside the box. With the restrictions imposed on all of us of distancing and staying within our personal groups, the Parent Council of the Elizabeth Simcoe School decided they had had enough of their children not being able to exercise and have some activities, so they built the iconic Canadian backyard rink.
 
The project was conceived and run by the Parent Council volunteers.
Our CVS committee was approached, and it was decided to approve a $500 contribution as our part in reducing some COVID stress in our area.
 
In these cold days of January and February this rink will be put to good use.
Yours in Rotary – well done.
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$500 Donated to Food Bank

We, at the Rotary Club of Scarborough, have been serving the community since 1951. One of the alliances that was formed during the years is with the Church of the Holy Trinity in Guildwood.
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Ribbons Blessed by Church of Holy Trinity 

  
The Rotary Club of Scarborough closed its very first “Tree of Remembrance” project with a ribbon Blessing by the Church of Holy Trinity Guildwood on January 10th.
 
This year, for the first time in Canada, we established “The Rotary Tree of Remembrance” project.  An idea initiated by one of our newer members, from Ireland, which is where the idea originated.  The Tree of Remembrance allowed people the opportunity to remember loved ones and front-line workers, while also raising funds that the Rotary Club of Scarborough will use to support our many and varied local community projects.
 
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We are proud to share an innovative and ingenious Rotary supported project: The Ongutoi Health Centre Water Collection for Sustainability Project.

Posted by Jenny Foster on Dec 11, 2020
 
The Ongutoi Health Centre provides free healthcare to villages and communities in North Eastern and Central Uganda. The is a highly professional centre, treating  750-1,000 patients a month, including approximately 1 birth every day, with a mortality rate of only 1% versus a 10% rate in other areas.  Ongutoi is the only regional facility where a patient can be assessed, receive a prescription and have the prescription filled at no cost to the patient.  The Ongutoi Health Centre has treated over 170,000 patients since 2007. 
We are proud to share an innovative and ingenious Rotary supported project: The Ongutoi Health Centre Water Collection for Sustainability Project. Jenny Foster 2020-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Tree of Remembrance Gerard Baribeau 2020-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
Cakes and Hams - 2020 Gerard Baribeau 2020-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
Drive-Thru Ribfest Gerard 2020-09-21 04:00:00Z 0

Backpacks to Birkdale

The Rotary Club of Scarborough Supports Birkdale Residence

 

As members of the Rotary Club of Scarborough we are honoured to support the much-needed work done at Birkdale Residence, now and going forward.

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Rotary Club of Scarborough and Covid-19

Media Release -June 2020 – Part Three:
 
The Rotary Club of Scarborough and the Rotary Club of Scarborough Charitable Foundation continue to be busy doing our part in this Covid-19 Pandemic.  This is Part Three.
 
Scarborough’s YouthLink Emergency Shelter and Transition Home has, like many of us, had to cancel several of their fundraising programs, leaving them in need of funds to support their unplanned COVID-19 expenses.  The Rotary Club of Scarborough Charitable Foundation has provided $1500.00 to assist them in this unprecedented time.
Rotary Club of Scarborough and Covid-19 John Barrett 2020-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Sarborough and COVID-19

The Rotary Club of Scarborough has been very, very, busy during this Covid-19 Pandemic.  Over the next few days we will be posting many of our projects.  This is Part Two.
 
Vulnerable Families Project – TDSB and TCDSB:
Through local Rotarian members and their local school board connections, it was brought to our attention that many families (known by principals in their respective schools) have no money for food and are struggling to pay rent.  With the support of Superintendents within the TCDSB and the TDSB, our Club purchased $4000 worth of $50 Food / Gift Cards which were delivered to Principals for distribution.   
This project was a special request from the TDSB.  Here is one letter we recently received.
 
“I am writing to you to thank you for your most generous donation of food gift cards to ten families from our school. As I am sure you are aware, our school services students and families from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and economic realities. We are situated in a designated area of economic need and we also welcome families who have made the journey to Canada to escape war and persecution in other countries.
 
Your donation will ensure ten of our families will enjoy the peace of mind that comes from having a solid base of food items they can draw from when things get challenging. It will also ensure that in the midst of this global crisis, they understand their needs are important and that there are individuals and larger organizations who are actively trying to help them. I therefore thank you on behalf of myself, the families who have been touched by your generosity, our School Board and the wider community which they serve.”
Rotary Club of Sarborough and COVID-19 John Barrett 2020-06-11 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Scarborough and Covid-19

The Rotary Club of Scarborough has been very, very, busy during this Covid-19 Pandemic.  Over the next few days we will be posting many of our projects.  This is Part One.
During the Month of April, we assisted the newly formed House of Neighbours (founder Mohammed Mohyedin), working with Centennial College on Progress Avenue, in the packing and delivery of groceries to 60 families in our area.
 
This project was repeated in May for another 60 families, and is again in process, for another 60 families as this article is being posted.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Scarborough and Covid-19 John Barrett 2020-06-11 04:00:00Z 0

Food for Front Line Workers 3 of 8

On Wednesday April 29th, The Rotary Club of Scarborough, picked up and delivered 50 meals for the Frontline Workers at the xxxxx(formally Grace Hospital).  These folks restrict themselves to the one floor for their entire day's shift so we send the meals to them.  This Rotarian Eugene Burns and Helen. 
Food for Front Line Workers 3 of 8 John Barrett 2020-04-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary in Partnership with TDSB

No Frills Gift Cards
 
Through local Rotarian members and their local school board connections, it was brought to our attention that many families (known by principals in their respective schools) have no money for food and are struggling to pay rent.  With the support of a Superintendent within the  TDSB, our Club purchased $2000 worth of $50 No Frills Gift Cards which were delivered to TDSB Principals for distribution.    This project was a special request from the TDSB.
 
The stories are heartbreaking.  The folks are so appreciative.
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RCoS COVID-19 Contribitions Gerard 2020-04-23 04:00:00Z 0

Donate

The Rotary Club of Scarborough Charitable Foundation accepts donations by credit card through Canada Helps, or by cheque.
 
Donations of $20 or more will be sent a Taxable Receipt.
 
Select either "By Credit Card" or "By Cheque".
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To Donate ...

The Rotary Club of Scarborough Charitable Foundation accepts donations by credit card through Canada Helps, or by cheque. If you would prefer to donate by cheque, please make out the cheque to the "Rotary Club of Scarborough Charitable Foundation" and mail it to:
    Rotary Club of Scarborough Charitable Foundation,
      P.O. Box 386, Station ‘A’
        Toronto, ON  M1K 5C3. 
 
Thank you for your support.
 
 
To Donate ... JGB 2020-03-24 04:00:00Z 0

RCoS meetings suspended until May 12

Doing our part to reduce personal interaction, we have cancelled all RCoS meetings until May 12 2020.
Many committee meetings will be held electronically.
 
Check back for updates.
 
Gerard
Updated - April 1, 2020
RCoS meetings suspended until May 12 gpb 2020-03-18 04:00:00Z 0

Milk Bag Mattress Event

The Interact Club of Scarborough presents their Milk Bag Mattress Event.  Consider dropping around and giving them a hand.  Interactors are Rotarians ages 12 - 18, and they are always on the look-out for more members.  If you are interested, drop around.
 
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              Knotty Knitters

The Knotty Knitters are a wonderful, dedicated group of Guildwood women who put  their heart, soul and love of knitting into action. 
They provide hundreds of hand knit hats and mitts to young students in two of our local Scarborough schools through the Rotary Club of Scarborough program.       
 
Thank you Knotty Knitters, you are very much appreciated by all.
 
 
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Rotary Club of Scarborough Proudly Supports The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP)

 
The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) is one of the largest grassroots, multi-club, multi-district projects in Rotary. More than 600 clubs and 80 districts have been working together since 1997 to improve education for underserved students in Guatemala.  The Rotary Club of Scarborough is a proud contributor to the GLP.
Rotary Club of Scarborough Proudly Supports The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) Abhi 2020-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Archie Allison receives Paul Harris Fellow Award for continued contribution to Variety Village Abhi Shah 2019-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to the Rotary Learning Institute (RLI) - Level 3 Graduating Class Abhi Shah 2019-12-11 05:00:00Z 0
Textbooks and Chairs to a school for the children of the Zabaleen 2019-10-22 04:00:00Z 0
Cakes and Hams Gerard Baribeau 2019-10-16 04:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Conference 2019

Posted by Abhi Shah on May 23, 2019
On May 4th we were able to attend the Rotaract Conference held at York University. It was a great day meeting fellow Rotarians, young and old, including this year's Rotary Youth Leadership Award(RYLA) participants.
 
 
Here is fellow Rotarian, Debbie Nevils, standing with Interactor, Ayman Siddiqui and RYLA participant Michael Jimenez. The Rotary Club of Scarborough sponsored Michael for the award.
 
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The Interact Club of Scarborough is working on yet another project ... 2019-04-03 04:00:00Z 0

Interact's Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt

 
The Interact Club of Scarborough is holding its fourth annual Easter Egg Hunt.
 
The hunt takes place in the Scarborough Village Recreation Centre at 3600 Kingston Road on the corner of Markham Road and Kingston Road, from 1:00 pm  - 3:00 pm, on April 20, 2019, and includes face painting, food, games, crafts, candy, music, and is designed for children from 3 - 10 years of age.
 

Interact Club of Scarborough is a youth group aged 12 - 18, and is a component of the Rotary Club of Scarborough.

If you have any children or grandchildren that would like to participate, come along.

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Park Clean-up - June 2, 2018


The Interact Club, a member of the Rotary Club of Scarborough, organized a trash pick-up day at Thompson Memorial Park. They concentrated their efforts to the Hydro field that is not cleaned as often. It was a fun day!"
 
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   Rotary Club of Scarborough - Annual Ribfest

 
The Rotary Club of Scarborough had its 17th annual Ribfest this past week-end, and for the first time, conducted a 50-50 draw.  Sale of the tickets went on for the four days of the ribfest, and one ticket was drawn when ticket sales stopped on Monday evening.  The winning ticket will take home $10,395.00 – 50% of the total tickets sold.
 
The winning ticket number for this year’s Scarborough Ribfest 50-50 draw was ticket number 26513405008.
Please play responsibly www.problemgamblinghelpline.ca or 1-888-230-3505.
 
   Rotary Club of Scarborough - Annual Ribfest John Barrett 2018-08-12 04:00:00Z 0

Vimy

 

 

The Rotary Club of Scarborough, along with other clubs in the area, provided a contribution to the Vimy Ridge Wreaths for this past November 11th.

 

Antoine Hirsch of the Rotary Club of Bay-Bloor was present in Vimy and laid the wreaths on behalf of several Toronto / Scarborough Clubs.

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Club Committees / Groups

The Club meets every Tuesday at the Scarboro Golf and Country Club, 321 Scarborough Golf Club Road, at 12:15 p.m.  The Club's project activities are managed in monthly committees, each with its own mandate:
 
Club Committees / Groups John Barrett 2017-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

ROOTA (Rising Out of the Ashes)

Roota is a non-profit organization founded in Canada by Nevine Yassa and friends.   Their mission is to raise the social, educational, economical and health standards of marginalized groups in Egypt.  Their present focus is on the Zabaleen of the Mokattam Mountain in Cairo.
 
They are volunteers working with an Egyptian NGO called APE (Association of the Protection of Environment) who know the needy on site, disperse the looms as they deem fit, and use Roota monies for schools.  APE is looking at the increase in population and hence, are in dire need of new schools for tutoring, and pre-school. 
ROOTA (Rising Out of the Ashes) Nevine Yassa 2017-10-12 04:00:00Z 0

Hands On Lunch Project

Birkdale Residence Back Packs

On August 15, 2017, we had our first of many "Hands-On" luncheons in which we will get all attending members, and any "Friends of Rotary" that may be on hand, to work for our lunch.  In this case, we  were packing backpacks with everything required for back to school. Included were pens, mathematic instrument sets, paper, water bottles ... everything needed to start school.  These backpacks were presented to the staff for distribution to the students in the Birkdale Residence.
 
Hands On Lunch Project Joan Barrett 2017-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Rotary Club of Scarborough - Drop In and join us for Lunch Gerard Baribeau 2017-02-16 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Scarborough Supports FACE

Posted by Nevine Yassa on Dec 03, 2016
 
 
The Rotary Club of Scarborough has been helping to support FACE.  FACE's mission is to assist and protect orphans, street children, their families and communities in Egypt regardless of race, culture or religion. 

 

Our Rotary Club contributes by helping with the needs of orphans and street children.  In return we receive quarterly reports to follow up on how our monies were dispersed, and how it touched the lives of these children.

 

Have a look at FACE's third quarter report: 

   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdozx0X1B_I

Have a look at their website:   ola@facechildren.org    

 


 
Rotary Club of Scarborough Supports FACE Nevine Yassa 2016-12-03 05:00:00Z 0

Centennial College Acknowledgement

Posted by Michael Cooksey
In September, Past President Gene Burns received Centennial College's acknowledgement of the Rotary Club's donation of $50,000 to the College's Impact Campaign Scholarship Fund. 

 
Centennial College Acknowledgement Michael Cooksey 2016-10-11 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Foundation Walk

 

On Sunday September 11th, 2016, District 7070 had its Foundation Walk in Brighton Ontario.  This is the Rotary Club of Scarborough team ... including Harley (the black hairy fellow with President Gerard.).   Harley, by the way, may have been the largest contributor .... Harley walks for those who cannot.
District 7070 Foundation Walk Chris Musselman 2016-09-11 04:00:00Z 0

Scarborough Interact Club -- BBQ

Their year-end picnic was held this past Saturday at Colonel Danforth Park, including a BBQ, socializing, with fun times had by all. The highlight would be the scavenger hunt during which most of them ended up in the local creek.
 
Congratulations to their new president for the 2016/2017 season ... Malaravan Balachandran.
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Interact’ers are 12 – 18 years of age and come from the local high schools.
 
Anyone interested in joining this group could go to their Facebook page (Scarborough Interact Club) .
 
Scarborough Interact Club -- BBQ John Barrett 2016-07-18 04:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Club of Scarborough joins in the local Canada Day Parade

This year's Canada Day parade started at Brimley just above Progress and went down Brimley to end at Lawrence.  The Rotary Club contingent was well attended and included Shirley's unique automobile, and President Gerard on the club's only vehicle.  Outgoing President Eugene Burns is seen in the car in the passenger's seat.

 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Scarborough joins in the local Canada Day Parade John Barrett 2016-07-11 04:00:00Z 0
On February 23, 2016 Rotary International celebrates 111 years of "Service above Self". 2016-02-17 05:00:00Z 0

The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care

 
Press Release June 3, 2015
The Rotary Club of Scarborough is pleased to announce that it has provided funding of $100,000 for equipment and fixtures to The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care (The Centre) to establish its new home at 4158 Sheppard Avenue East. The Centre provides health care to those new Canadians who are not yet covered by our medical care system, and those recently insured without a physician and dental care to Canada’s many who go without. In their 15 year history, the Centre has been in borrowed premises; it is a real improvement to be able to lease their own facilities.
The Canadian Centre for Refugee and Immigrant Health Care Gerard Baribeau 2015-06-17 04:00:00Z 0

Welcome To The Rotary Club of Scarborough

The Rotary Club of Scarborough was chartered Wednesday February 21st, 1951, with the blessing of Rotary International, an organization that represents more than 1,400,000 Rotarians in more than 34,000 clubs in 200 countries around the world.
 
The Club currently has 59 members, representing some of the businesses and professions in the Scarborough area, and a great team of individuals dedicated to giving back. We meet at 12:15 p.m. most Tuesdays, and at 7:00 in the evening on the last Tuesday of each month.  We are currently Zooming so if you wish to join in please contact Joan Barrett as noted below.)
Welcome To The Rotary Club of Scarborough John Barrett 2015-04-27 04:00:00Z 0