Rotary Annual Garage Sale
Saturday July 7 at Woodbridge Fairgrounds
100 Porter Ave. Woodbridge L4L 2A2
Starting at 8:00 am
Message for Easter Monday April 2/2018 : The Club Monday Meeting has been cancelled.  Meeting will resume on Monday April 9/2018 at 7:00 pm at Monte Carlo Inn
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March 2018
Rotary International Theme for March: Water & Sanitation
Most of us are fortunate to have clean, drinkable water right from our home. Imagine if you didn't have this. Imagine if you had to walk miles each day to access water. Imagine again if there wasn't any clean water and your family was becoming ill from drinking dirty water.
This month, Disaster Aid Canada is focusing on providing Water Filtration Systems to 2 countries; Nigeria and Yemen. Both countries are experiencing many problems; one problem is people are getting sick from drinking contaminated water. With your help, we can make a difference by sending as many Water Filtration Systems as possible to provide millions of gallons of clean, drinkable water.
A $100 donation will provide 1 Million gallons of clean, drinkable water. Your donation will promote good health and well-being. Before you go turn on the tap and enjoy a glass of water, please consider making a donation. These shipments will be sent in March.
Disaster Aid Canada (778) 265-8821
426 William Street Victoria BC V9A 3Y9
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Guest speaker will be Rotarian Jim Louttit PDG talking about an interesting Rotary water project in Nicaragua.
With the generous  donation of our President Miguel the Rotary Club of Woodbridge has already contributed to the project,
it will be interesting to hear again its history and its developments.
After Jim's presentation we will talk about our projects:
- Rotary New Rib Fest
- Rotary Summer Camp
- Rotary Supreme Garage Sale
Our Guest of this evening Mrs. Marni Blumfald, Registered Physiotherapist
Marni Blumfald H.B.Sc., B.Sc.PT, Med Ac. 647-273-2673
Marni Blumfald had been a Registered Physiotherapist and Acupuncturist for over 14 years. She has been a conditioning specialist for over 20 years, training high performance athletes and the regular “weekend warrior”. She has been an equestrian in the horse industry for over 30 years. Marni is on the board of directors for The Animal Rehab Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. She teaches the Canine and Equine Physiotherapy courses and assists with the Canine and Equine Cranial Sacral Therapy courses throughout Canada and the USA. She has a full-time human practice with a part-time animal practice.
Marni offers an integrative approach to the treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of pain and dysfunction of muscles, joints, fascia and nerves. She has been using various rehabilitation strategies to optimize performance for almost 2 decades. Infrared laser, Kinesiology taping, Active Release Technique, joint mobilization/manipulation, Myofascial Release, Medical Neuromuscular Acupuncture, Electrical Muscular Stimulation and TENS, Cranial Sacral and Visceral Techniques (Osteopathic techniques).
Biomechanics is her passion, as only though understanding the ideal movement patterns of the human athlete can one achieve Optimal Performance and normal movement. The Prevention of injuries and dysfunction, and understanding the root cause of an issue is Marni's goal with any treatment. Proactive vs Reactive Therapy is KEY to maintaining Optimal Health and Performance of your human athlete.Marni Blumfald H.B.Sc., B.Sc.PT, Med Ac. 647-273-2673
The City of Vaughan has a rich history and strong civic pride. To pay tribute to its heritage, the Canadian Heraldic Authority is granting Vaughan a Coat of Arms. This honour is bestowed by the Canadian Crown under the powers exercised by the Governor General of Canada to recognize contributions made to the community.

Residents and businesses have the opportunity to participate in the creation of this legacy piece by submitting an idea for the motto that will adorn the Coat of Arms.


Guidelines for Submission

The motto is a short phrase or several words, like a proverb, that expresses the accomplishments and the  philosophy of the owner of a coat of arms. The following is a list of guidelines for composing your motto  submission:
  • Maximum of 30 letters in length (numbers, symbols or other characters are not permitted)
  • Should consist of two or three nouns or adjectives
  • Preferably use phrases or proverbs which may be literary or historical in nature, or an entirely original submission
  • The language of the motto must be written in English only 


Some examples of mottos used by Canadian coats of arms include:

Canada - "From sea to sea"

Ontario - "Loyal she began, loyal she remains"


Who may submit an idea for consideration?

To be eligible to submit a proposal for the motto, you must be:

  • A resident of the City of Vaughan; or
  • An employee or owner of a business in Vaughan.


How do I submit an idea for consideration?

To submit your idea for the City's new motto, email your proposal to or submit your idea in person or by fax to the Office of the City Clerk.


What is the deadline for submissions?

The deadline for motto submissions is Monday, November 13, 2017.


How will the motto be chosen?

Submitted mottos will be considered by Council at a future meeting, to select the motto which is incorporated into the City's new Coat of Arms.


In addition to making the first personal contribution to The Rotary Foundation, Rotary founder Paul Harris also established a trust that would generate income for him and his wife, Jean, until their deaths, when the remaining balance would be given to the Foundation to educate underprivileged children.

In 2016-17, The Rotary Foundation turns 100. That's a century of helping Rotary members change lives and improve communities all over the world.

Throughout the year we're posting excerpts from "Doing Good in the World: The Inspiring Story of The Rotary Foundation's First 100 Years." You can purchase the book at

To learn more about the Foundation's centennial and find tips and resources for celebrating, visit

From Chapter 11, "It's Not Just About the Money":

In 1944, Paul Harris created a charitable trust, which stipulated that the income would accrue to him during his lifetime and to his wife, Jean, after he died. Upon her death, the balance of the trust would go to The Rotary Foundation. Jean died in 1964, and the Trustees accepted the bequest and honored Harris' request that the money be used to educate underprivileged children.

Others have designated that their gift be used to support a favorite Rotary Foundation program in the name of a loved one. Sir Angus Mitchell, the first Australian to become president of Rotary (1948-49), helped launch this tradition in 1949, when he established a scholarship for an Australian student in honor of his wife, to be known as the Teenie Robertson Mitchell Memorial Fellowship. Thus began a long tradition that continues to this day.

Bruno Ghigi wanted to honor his father, who had been a member of the Rotary Club of Rimini, Italy. Throughout his childhood, Bruno listened to his father regale the family with wonderful stories of Rotary's work. After leaving school, Bruno joined his father in the family business and he later branched out to form a software company that became one of the most successful in Italy. Bruno joined Rotary and became club president and a Rotary Foundation Major Donor. In 1988, on the 20th anniversary of his father's death, Ghigi donated $350,000 to The Rotary Foundation to establish an endowed fund to benefit refugees, the sick, and street children in Africa and Brazil.

Some recipients of the Foundation's benevolence have later felt inspired to pay back so others could enjoy that same experience. For example, Sadako Ogata, one of the first Rotary Foundation scholars, later donated $10,000 to the Foundation in appreciation for the scholarship it had bestowed on her as a university student. "Rotary set me on a course that I am still continuing. If I had not gone to the United States as an Ambassadorial Scholar," she said, "I don't think I would have pursued the study of international relations."

Richard Illgen, an Ambassadorial Scholar from Mainz, Germany, studied business and economics at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA. After graduating, he joined Kraft Foods, where he enjoyed a very successful career. Wanting to provide a similar scholarship opportunity for others, Illgen and his wife, Irene, made a gift — matched by Kraft Foods — that provided $23,000 for a scholar from his home district in Germany to study at Northwestern.

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January 2019
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