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Rotary Club of Toronto-Forest Hill

Toronto-Forest Hill

Service Above Self

We meet“1st and 3rd Thursdays” 12pm - 1:30pm
Living Life On The Avenue Road
1066 Avenue Road
Toronto, ON  M5N 0A3
Canada
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Annual Holiday Party

Venue: Courtyard Marriott
Date:     December 15, 2016
Our Annual Forest Hill Rotary Club Holiday Lunch was well attended. 
Rotarians and their families as well as representatives of the 13 Charities we support were present to enjoy our Turkey Dinner. 
Highlight of the event was a special presentation made by District Governor Jim Loutitt and our own Past Governor David In
 
Rotarian Jim Moore was recognized for Distinguished Service to the Rotary Club of Toronto Forest Hill. We are all so proud of you Jim !
 
Kudos to the following members of our club who are celebrating Club anniversaries in December !
 
        
David                   Minerva           Chako
29 years                 8 years             14 Years                                            
 
Michael          Russ Bayko
41 years         21 Years

Holiday Toy Drive - December 15, 2016

 
Please bring an unwrapped toy or game suitable for a child in the 5 – 12 age range to our Holiday Party on December 15th.
The gifts will be distributed through the Delta Bingo St. Clair Sponsors Association to children in a neighbourhood school.

 

Club President Sonam: helping members to stitch blanket cover for the homeless youth in Toronto area.

 

 Gauthier Clausse, president of the Rotary Club of Arras in the heart of Artois, participated in the inauguration of the concrete outdoor ping pong table donated by the members and friends of the Rotary Club of Toronto- Forest Hill and installed in the park in Givenchy-en-Gohelle as a memorial to the soldiers who died at Vimy Ridge in World War I. Even though the weather was cold and windy, with rain and sleet, the kind of weather endured by the soldiers during the battle of Vimy Ridge, there was warmth in the hearts of all present. The rugged table saw some vigorous rounds of ping pong played despite the weather!Pierre Senechal, the mayor of Givenchy, presided and the presidents of the Rotary Club of Noeux les Mines, Jerome Thomas, and of Lens-Lievin, Jean-Claude Vanoverberghe also participated as did Hughes Polveche, member of the Lens-Lievin Club and a resident of Givenchy.

Christmas cakes now available for sale.

We sell our Christmas cakes for $9.50 per cake or $114.00 per case (12 cakes per case). It is 600 grams of fruit and maraschino cherries made by Weston Bakery. It is an excellent, high-quality Christmas Cake. I have never seen a comparable cake like ours at Metro, Loblaws, No Frills etc...
 
The Christmas Cake drive has been taking place in our club since the 1960's so obviously it has been a long tradition in our club. It's probably one of the last long-time projects left since our club was chartered in 1952.
 
The funds that we raise every year from this project are donated to international causes. 
Guest Speaker Capt. Cheng Xu with former Rotary District Governor-David Ing on Remembrance day
 
 
Brief Bio - Guest speaker
I chose the Canadian Infantry Corps because I believed that the best way to repay the debt that I owe to this country is through the most physical forms of labour possible. That value is achieved when it is exchanged through sweat, tears, and blood. In my eyes, there is little fate nobler than placing one’s and only mortal body between the beloved home and war’s desolation.
 
Capt. Cheng Xu
Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
 
Veterans' Luncheon - 2016

Club Birthday Party

Our Rotary club's 64th Birthday Party, held at a local condo party room on October 20th, was a fun event filled with fellowship and great food.  President Sonam Choeden gave a very gracious and welcoming speech to the club that set the tone for the evening. She also recalled the club's long history and highlighted the simple start 64 years ago. The first official meeting of the Club was held on Thursday, November 6, 1952 at Benny's Restaurant. Past Presidents Rod and Kathy Verduyn reflected on how the club's founding members probably had no idea that many years later that we would be meeting to celebrate their initiative and the valuable work of the club during the intervening years. ("Who would have thought ...")
 
There was an abundance of delicious food, thanks to the culinary skills of Tanveer, the generous donation of James and the contributions of Chako, Dianne and Sonam. Rod was our official photographer for the group photo. Maybe we should "Photoshop him into the picture".
 
There was ample time for fellowship with lots of space to mingle and see what everyone has been up to. This also turned out to be an "all ages" event since we got to meet Kaven and Christina's son who enjoyed the kid-friendly food. 
 
The only thing missing was a concrete ping pong table.
 
~Paul Ferri
 
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Forest Hill Rotary outdoor ping pong tables at Cross Lake First Nation
 
Kids and adults playing Ping Pong in the First Nations Community of Cross Lake in Northern Manitoba. The tables, plus ping pong bats, balls and T-shirts were given to the youth of Cross Lake as a concrete expression of our Club’s friendship and support for them.

Out Door Ping Pong Table - Donation

 
#Rotarian Dianne and Jim Moore donated the new two ton concrete table in in #KiwanisPark #Windsor
 
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New website - Out Door Ping Pong Table

Please join me to congratulate Kaven for doing an excellent job to develop a website for our  out door pin pong table project.
 
http://www.outdoorpingpong.com/
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The outdoor ping pong table was donated to the City of Toronto by the Rotary Club of Toronto-Forest Hill with special contributions by longtime Club members Chako Setoyama and James Matsumoto
 
 
 
Rotary team with Councillor Paul Ainslies - Scarbrough East-Ward 43

Shermeen Beg - Educator - Agha Khan Museum

Guest Speaker Shermeen Beg of the Agha Khan museum gave an enthusiastic presentation on her experience as an Immigrant to Toronto. Shermeen illustrated her talk with fascinating images of Toronto and the many places she has lived, studied and worked in her peripatetic life. Born in a small village in Pakistan, Shermeen had a strong desire in her early years to learn about the world around her, especially houses and other buildings. After earning a degree in architecture in Pakistan, she travelled to Savannah, Georgia where she completed a master’s degree in architecture. She then moved to Washington DC and practised architecture in a suburban capital region firm. Shermeen still had strong family roots in Pakistan which she maintains to this day, with Karachi being a focal point. She returned to Pakistan and opened her own architectural office as well as teaching. A few years ago, she emigrated from Karachi, Pakistan to Toronto. Shermeen showed us a series of photos illustrating the similarities and the differences between Karachi and Toronto. She also gave a brief description of her present life as an architect working and teaching at the strikingly beautiful Aga Khan Museum here in Toronto. Shermeen concluded her visit to our club with an invitation to club members participate in any of the on-going programs at the museum. Shermeen was thanked by our Treasurer, Ali Kazmi, a fellow immigrant from Karachi to Toronto. 
 
 
 
 
In a happy coincidence, we were visited today by a former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Paul Bosveld, who is also interested in architecture and design. Paul spoke briefly about how being an Ambassadorial Scholar changed the course of his life and career. Paul had graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Windsor and worked for a few years as an engineer in the automotive industry. When he was awarded the Ambassadorial Scholarship, he went to Italy to pursue graduate studies in  industrial design at a top school in Milan. This led to a challenging design career at Pininfarina, an Italian firm renowned for designing car bodies for clients like Ferrari as well as designing a myriad of other products. Paul then moved to Pininfarina USA and subsequently worked for other major US companies as a designer. He is now leader of a design team for Microsoft dealing with Virtual Reality products. Paul expressed his appreciation for the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship which was the key to him broadening his horizons and pursuing his career in industrial design.
 
 
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Councillor Paul Ainslie
Scarborough East – Ward 43
 
TORONTO - City Councillor Paul Ainslie will be welcoming The Rotary Club of Toronto-Forest Hill in a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled to be held on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 11 am in Morningside Park, 390 Morningside Ave. to commemorate the donation of a concrete outdoor ping pong table. The ceremony will be held at the table location in Morningside Park beside the splash pad and play ground near the first parking lot.
 
The outdoor ping pong table was donated to the City of Toronto by the Rotary Club of Toronto-Forest Hill with special contributions by longtime Club members Chako Setoyama and James Matsumoto.
 
“Outdoor Ping Pong Tables for Parks” is an initiative being spearheaded by Dianne Moore of The Rotary Club of Toronto-Forest Hill. The intent is to provide an additional positive outlet for the energy of youth and opportunities for physical exercise for persons of all ages.
 
 
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