I am humbled to begin my term as President of the Rotary Club of Scarborough for the year 2023-2024. This is both an honor and privilege, and I am committed to leading with the utmost dedication to our mission, values, and the 4 Way Test.
As I embark on this exciting journey, I envision an awe-inspiring year ahead, working alongside the board and an exceptional group of Rotarians. Together, we are poised to accomplish remarkable feats and leave an incredible mark on the world. I would like to encourage each member to actively contribute, holding the “steering wheel” alongside the Board in events, projects, and community support.
For the year ahead, our objectives and scorecard include achieving the Presidential Citation, increasing membership, raising $50,000, ensuring 100% participation with each member contributing $100 to the Rotary Foundation, encouraging being a member of the Rotary Foundation Bequest of $1000,00 and enhancing our social media presence, collaborating with local schools publicizing The Paul Harris Scholarship Award for scholarships, connecting with other Rotary clubs, interfacing more with members of the Districts and securing back up for board members and leadership positions. In addition, encouraging businesses in our Club to tag us and promote Rotary through their business. In essence, I am asking all of you to do something for the club this year either greeting others or writing a grant. You choose what type of Rotarian you would like to be. The feeling of accomplishment is fantastic.
I would like to remind all members that being a Rotarian means “creating hope in the world.” The theme for the 2023-2024 Rotary year, “Create Hope in the World.” As announced by the new Rotary International President Gordon McInally, resonates with the core of our mission.
I am eager to collaborate with you all to create a profound impact in our community and beyond. Although our Rotary club is governed by a Board of Directors and guided by the opinion of the members. Now for the next 12 months, I would like you to hold the steering wheel in conjunction with this board and give it your best. Thank you for everything that you have done and about to do.
On a personal note, I would like to share my Rotary journey.  My Rotary journey started way back as a dedicated Rotaractor, where I translated the constitution from English to Egyptian. This translated version was widely distributed in Cairo, and this enabled a broader audience to embrace The Rotaract and in general the Rotary’s guiding principles.
With a passion for community service spanning from both local and international realms, my engagement with Rotary International Service broadened my horizons, fostering connections with Rotarians worldwide. Through these interactions, I eagerly delved into diverse cultures, proudly sharing my own experiences.
I have contributed to various international projects and community initiatives, from supporting marginalized communities, to aiding those in need, my steadfast dedication consistently made a positive difference.
With boundless enthusiasm, I eagerly anticipate collaborating with fellow Rotarians to create a profound impact in the community. I encourage everyone to seize the opportunity to instigate positive change in their localities and the broader world.