Event Types
Jul 20, 2017
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Jul 27, 2017
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Aug 03, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Tanveer represented Toronto East at the 2017 RYLA program.  He is a student at University of Toronto, studying public policy and city studies.  The RYLA program, “Leadership Begins With Me”, provides an opportunity for participants to get to know themselves better and to cultivate respect and trust of others.  Participants are able to identify their own leadership skills and determine ways to make more effective use of their resources.  Their enthusiasm and technique is brought back to the community from which the participants were sponsored, and thus impacts on the young people being influenced by these youthful leaders.  

Tanveer Shahnawaz
Aug 24, 2017

Malcolm Lamont has always been intrigued by wine, and after taking his first course in oenology fell in love with the wide world of wine study. That led him to complete a Sommelier Certification at Algonquin College, as well as the Certified Specialist of Wine credential with the Society of Wine Educators. He is currently working on completing the WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine and Spirits.
Malcolm also holds a Bachelor of Education and loves to combine his passion for teaching with his passion for wine. When he is not studying or planning lessons for wine classes, Malcolm enjoys spending time in the great outdoors whether it be hiking, camping or whitewater canoeing.

Malcolm Lamont
Sep 07, 2017
Sep 07, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sep 10, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Sep 14, 2017
10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Oct 05, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Victor Hal
Oct 12, 2017
Marc Hull-Jacquin
Oct 19, 2017
Oct 19, 2017
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Oct 21, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Oct 24, 2017
Join us  Thursday (October 26, 2017) when our guest speaker will be Jennifer Boyd. 
Jennifer has been the District Chair for World Polio Day since 2012. Since then, she along with fellow Rotarians have been able to raise awareness to the public through many media outlets and by lightening up both the CN Tower and Toronto Sign at Toronto City Hall Red, Yellow and White on World Polio Day. Jennifer will be speaking about the push for the next 3 years and the efforts to eradication this disease from the world completely.  She will explain why it is so important to continue to contribute and where the funds go. She will share her experience of participating in National Immunization Day and how important these days are to eradicating this disease.  Along with highlighting the successes of World Polio Day 2017, she'll outline the goals for 2018.  
We meet at Whistlers Restaurant located at 995 Broadview Ave, East York, ON M4K 2S1.  Our luncheon starts at 12:30pm and we hope you can attend to hear Jennifer on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Jennifer Boyd
Oct 26, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Nov 03, 2017 – Nov 04, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Nov 18, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Joanne Hutchinson is active volunteer in her east Toronto neighbourhood and in Zambia. Joanne has a long term commitment to sustainability and when on a visit to Africa in 2011 she saw the poverty and need in very poor western Zambia and started, Socio-Economic and Environmental Development Solutions (SEEDS). SEEDS is a registered Canadian charity which provides non GMO fruit and vegetable seeds to Zambia which supports a local tree and fruit tree nursery for agricultural training and rehabilitation. The fundraising and seed collecting program here in Canada provides an interesting model for sustaining a self help project in Africa.

Join us for lunch to find out more about the Toronto East Rotary Club. Every Thursday 12:30pm at Whistler's Grille & The McNeil Room 995 Broadview Avenue.

Joanne Hutchinson
Nov 23, 2017 12:30 PM

Todd Minerson, Director of Communication and Brand for UNICEF Canada will speak on the work of UNICEF. UNICEF is a partner with Rotary International in the delivery of the Polio vaccine in countries around the world. Todd has previously spoken at TERC in his former positions as Executive Director of the White Ribbon Campaign and as the Executive Director of Touchstone Youth Shelter.

Join us for lunch to find out more about the Toronto East Rotary Club. Every Thursday 12:30pm at Whistler's Grille & The McNeil Room 995 Broadview Avenue.

Todd Minerson
Nov 30, 2017 12:30 PM
Dec 07, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Founding Chair, Highway of Heroes Living Tribute to plant 117,000 trees on the Highway of Heroes, 401 CFB Trenton to Keele St., Toronto, to honour Canada’s fallen in war since WWI).

President, Mark’s Choice Ltd. – Horticultural Communications and Marketing.

July 1, 2016 Mark was awarded Member, Order of Canada ‘For his contributions to promoting and developing horticulture education in Canada and for his ability to explain how Canadians can protect the environment.’

Mark is spokesperson for SHARE Agricultural Foundation

Spokesperson for Canada Blooms Flower and Garden Festival

Volunteer Judge – United Way of Toronto, Social Enterprise Fund and member of the United Way Speakers Circle 

Mark Cullen
Dec 07, 2017 12:30 PM

Joe Runza has successfully spent his working life in the automotive collision repair business.  He is currently a senior adjuster with Desjardins Insurance.

Helmer Gonzales is the owner of Fix Auto Toronto Centre and is an expert in car body repair and collision repair for all types of vehicles

Joe Runza / Helmer Gonzales
Dec 14, 2017 12:30 PM
Dec 21, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Stephanie Christensen is Executive Director of ShelterBox.  ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and vital supplies to support communities around the world overwhelmed by disaster and humanitarian crisis.  Stephanie will update us on what her organization is currently doing.

Please join is at Whistler's Restaurant, 995 Broadview Ave, East York, ON M4K 2S1.  

This will be our final meeting at Whistler's Restaurant.  Effective Thursday January 4, 2018, our meetings will be held at Megas Restaurant 402 Danforth Avenue (around the corner from Chester subway station).

Stephanie Christensen
Dec 21, 2017 12:30 PM
Dec 21, 2017 12:30 PM

No meeting today.  Effective next week, Thursday January 4, 2018, our meetings will be held at Megas Restaurant 402 Danforth Avenue (around the corner from Chester subway station).

No Club Meeting
Dec 28, 2017

No speaker at today's meeting. This is our first meeting in our new venue so it's an in-house meeting.  Please, check back next week.

No Speaker / New Venue
Jan 04, 2018 12:30 PM
Jan 04, 2018
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Dr. Khaled Almilaji is a trained medical doctor who has been providing emergency medical services treating Syrian refugees and wounded rebel soldiers in the most difficult circumstances in Syria and Turkey since 2012.   In 2013, the first case of Polio was detected in Syria, and Dr Almilaji was able to assemble 8500 volunteers to vaccinate 1.2 million children under the age of five in eigth days.  The success of the first campaign led to working with the Gates Foundation to help fund a continued effort of polio vaccinations.  In 2014, Dr. Almilaji along with a couple of Canadian doctors, formed the Canadian International Medical Relief Organization.  This past June, in recognition of his work with this organization he was granted the Canadian Meritorious Medal for humanitarian work, presented by the Canadian Governor General, David Johnston.   Dr. Almilaji is currently living in Toronto with his wife and new-born baby daughter studying at the University of Toronto for his masters in public health.  He and his wife’s long term plan is to “learn everything we can before returning to rebuild the healthcare system in Syria”.
Dr. Khaled Almilaji
Jan 11, 2018 12:30 PM
Jan 11, 2018
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM