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Needs in the Toronto East Community

Left to Right:  Club President Jim Crimedas, Pastor Tim Reimer, Rev. Sarah Miller, Rabbi Mariam Margles, Rev. Jim Parker.
At our lunch on May 4th, 2017, we listened intently to the thoughts of four religious leaders in the Toronto East community and were left with a special thought from each.
The broad societal issues that were raised by the religious leaders and where, we as a Club, can continue to contribute, are:
Poverty, housing for the marginalized, homelessness, hunger and food security, clean water, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, welcoming spaces for the transgender and LGBTQ community, safe havens for youth, mental health, individual isolation, refugee sponsorship and Indigenous rights.
Needs in the Toronto East Community 2017-05-07 04:00:00Z
Amanda Maragos - Classification Talk
On April 27th, Amanda Maragos, one of our newest members, presented her classification talk. Amanda is the Manager of Volunteer Services for the Philip Aziz Centre / Emily’s House. PAC/EH were created in 1995 to provide physical, spiritual and emotional support and respite services to individuals, adults and children, who have life-limiting conditions or chronic illnesses, who are often, though not always, in end-of-life situations.
Amanda Maragos - Classification Talk 2017-05-06 04:00:00Z
Ve'ahavta - Promoting Change in Lives Marginalized by Poverty

Ve’ahavta is a Jewish charitable social service organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths who are marginalized by poverty.

Amiel Blajchman, a member of the Board of Directors, and Debbie Estrin, Director of Development, spoke about Ve'ahavta’s programs to alleviate homelessness and urban poverty, educational activities around issues of social justice, and the inclusion of hundreds of members of the community in Ve’ahavta’s transformational work.

Ve'ahavta - Promoting Change in Lives Marginalized by Poverty 2017-05-06 04:00:00Z
January 2017 Rotary Induction Ceremony
The Toronto East Rotary is proud to induct the newest members to our club.  Dedicated Rotarian John Ryall presents our new members Zia Choudhary, Amanda Maragos, and Bill Dunk-Green with their plaques.
January 2017 Rotary Induction Ceremony 2017-03-22 04:00:00Z
Bugiri WASH in Schools Project

Joe Clarke of from the Toronto Eglinton Club presented the WASH program for Schools in Bugiri Uganda.  The objectives are: to provide practical facilities and education for the supply of clean water for drinking, latrine maintenance, hand washing, and menstrual hygiene management. 

Bugiri WASH in Schools Project 2017-03-22 04:00:00Z
Justin Van Dette - East York Hall of Fame
Justin Van Dette gave a presentation on the East York Hall of Fame starting with some history of East York as a borough. East York has one of the highest rates of volunteerism per capita. The East York Hall of Fame was formed after Justin attended the Leaside Sports Hall of Fame and started thinking about the number of former East Yorkers who are deserving of recognition.
Justin Van Dette - East York Hall of Fame 2017-01-14 05:00:00Z
Jeff Rayman Speaks on Human Rights
Toronto East Rotary Club's Jeff Rayman speaks to our club about some of the atrocities in Guatemala by a Canadian mining company and how court proceedings have developed.  This case has set a human rights precedent in being the first time a Canadian company has been tried in their domestic jurisdiction for corporate liability internationally.  Jeff hopes to provide assistance for witnesses as they attempt to travel into Canada to provide their deposition. 
Jeff Rayman Speaks on Human Rights 2016-12-16 05:00:00Z
Conquer Kilimanjaro, Conquer Polio 2016
The Toronto East Rotary Club was fortunate to hear Dr. Raffy Chouljian & Jennifer Boyd speak about their trek up Kilimanjaro and how they were able to raise over $500,000 to help conquer Polio.  We thank and appreciate all the work they have done as Rotarians to help further our efforts to end polio.
Conquer Kilimanjaro, Conquer Polio 2016 2016-12-10 00:00:00Z
Blackball Music - Inspiring Youth through Sound
Since July of 2015, this unusual music education project has given young people in mixed-income Toronto communities hands-on access to synthesis, beat programming and sampling. In February of 2016, in cooperation with the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs, young Blackball participants performed live and un-automated before their peers and family members. To date, some 70 youth and children have taken part in the Blackball project. And there are more sites, more clients and more awe-inspiring electronic sounds yet to come.
John Copping
Blackball Music - Inspiring Youth through Sound 2016-12-02 00:00:00Z
Support for Interval House
As the first centre for abused women and children in Canada, they are leaders in the campaign for women’s empowerment, providing innovative, specialized services that help abused women and their children transform their lives and break the cycle of violence.
President Jim Cremidas (Toronto East Rotary), Katie Mosher (Interval House), Jim Anastasiadis (Toronto East Rotary)
Support for Interval House 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
East York Strategy
Rev Jim Parker receives a cheque to support the East York Strategy basketball program
East York Strategy 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Assisting Youth in Crisis
Assisting Youth in Crisis 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Aiding Syrian Refugees
Aiding Syrian Refugees 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Feeding Local School Children
Fr. Ted Smith receives a cheque on behalf of St. Paul's breakfast program.
Feeding Local School Children 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Clothing Those in Need
Clothing Those in Need 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Supporting the Navy League
President Jim Cremidas presenting a cheque for Navy League uniforms
Supporting the Navy League 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Supporting Our Veterans
Sunnybrook is the largest veterans' care facility in Canada. Working in close partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, they offer long term to 475 veterans from the Second World War and Korean War.  The funds will be used by the veteran's council as the deem appropriate.
Back row: Lt. Col Paul Brunberg, Todd Ross,
Front Row: Eric Mullaney, Jack Embrey, Jim Cremidas
Supporting Our Veterans 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Justin Van Dette - New Rotary Member
We welcome our newest member Justin Van Dette
Justin Van Dette - New Rotary Member 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
Assistance for Thorncliffe Park

Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office is a multicultural, multi-service agency providing a wide range of community services.  Toronto East Rotary Club is assisting with their baby program, providing diapers and formula for families in need.

President Jim Cremidas (Toronto East Rotary), William Pashby (Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office), Steve Mastoras (Toronto East Rotary)
Assistance for Thorncliffe Park 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z
TERC Golf Tournament 2015
Sponsors for 2015
Apex Realty Inc. - Real Estate Consulting - Elmar Moser, Broker
Embrey Family Holdings 
Qualite Solutions
Harrison & Harrison Chartered Accountants
Canadian Maintenance & Safety 
Magic White Inc. Canada/ U.S.A. - 2 holes
Burak Jacobson Research Partners
Ernst & Young LLP
Trend Spotter Consulting – Strategy and innovation for the future
Aaron B. Harnett, Criminal Defence Lawyer
Jim Cremidas - Royal LePage Connect Realty
FBI Freight - John Elisio
Rosar Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel
Gibbs Wire & Steel
Woodhay Consulting - Brian Smith
Raffy's Dental Practice
Impact Insurance Brokers
ReSolveAsset Management - Driving range + hole
JCM Capital Management - Registration desk + hole
OneUp Sports - 2 holes
Proper Auto Glass
3M Canada
James Hawtin Successful Investor Wealth Management Inc.
Morton Karrass LLP - Civil and Criminal Litigation
TERC Golf Tournament 2015 Art Belanger 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z
Golf Tournament 2014
Embrey Family Holdings
Qualite Solutions
Coldwell Banker Case Realty
Diamond Towing
Jeff Rayman
Randal Johnston
Aaron B. Harnett, Criminal Defence Lawyer
Rosar Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel
Alex D. Munroe Services Ltd.
Melrose Paving
Sysco - Bob Wasson
Woodhey Consulting
Apex Realty Inc.  (see requested text)
Fix Auto Ontario
Westowne Mazda
LKQ Corp.
Proper Auto Glass
Harrison & Harrison Chartered Accountants
Gibbs Wire & Steel
Magic White Inc.
Sprakita Products
FBI Freight
Trend Spotter Consulting
Symbiosis Designs Inc.  www.symdes.com
Alterna Savings & Credit Union
Canadian Maintenance & Safety
Burak Jacobson Research Partners
Renovations O'Robert
Ernst & Young LLP
Dr Raffy Chouljian
Golf Tournament 2014 Mike Phelan 2014-10-12 00:00:00Z
Golf Tournament - 2013


·         Embrey Family Holdings

·         Paragon Travel Agency



·         3M Canada

·         Teachman & Associates, CA

·         Apex Realty Inc. – Elmar Moser, Broker of Record

·         Robert A. Barkin, Creative Planning Financial Group

·         Burak Jacobson Research Partners

·         Canadian Maintenance & Safety Ltd

·         Delaney Capital Management

·         Downtown Toyota

·         Ernst & Young LLP 

·         FixAuto Ontario

·         Aaron B. Harnett, Criminal Defence Lawyer

·         Harrison & Harrison Chartered Accountants

·         Lipton, Altbaum and Wiseman Chartered Accountants

·         McKay & Associates Financial Services Inc.

·         Moser's Patio & Grill, Burlington, Rob & Liz Moser - www.mosers.ca

·         Magic White Inc.

·         TAG Financial Services

·         Radke Films Ltd.

·         Dr. R. Rathee & Dr. H. Tanzer, North York Eye Associates

·         Renovations O’Robert

·         Rosar Morrison Funeral Home & Chapel, James Munroe - Managing Director

·         Trend Spotter Consulting – Strategy and innovation for the future

·         Bob Wasson, Sysco Food Services


Thank you also to…

Gardiner Productions

Golf Tournament - 2013 Virginia O'Reilly 2013-09-16 00:00:00Z
Mardi Gras 2013
Mardi Gras 2013 Michelle Lydon 2013-03-17 00:00:00Z
Arts & Crafts 2012


Zeidler Partnership Architects



Friends and Supporters:

Michelle Lydon, Symbiosis Designs Inc.

Higgins Event Rentals

Norm Bacal, Heenan Blaikie

Dina Belaia

Michael Bellman

Sonia Dolar, FundEX Investments Inc.

Kerry Gordon

Aaron Harnett

Andrew James

Bob Kirk, Your Wealth Management

Jeff Rayman

Steve Vaccaro
Arts & Crafts 2012 Karen Somerville 2013-03-15 00:00:00Z
Remembrance Day Lunch 2010
On November 11 we have the opportunity to remember the efforts of the many Canadians who fought for our great country. In remembering, we pay homage to those who responded to their country's needs, those who came back, and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
Remembrance Day Lunch 2010 Rotary Toronto East 2011-01-27 16:34:00Z
Local Coverage of the Arts and Craft Sale



 Snap community newspaper covered the Toronto East Rotary Club's 1st Annual Arts and Craft Sale. It was a huge success, follow the link to Snap's coverage of the event

Local Coverage of the Arts and Craft Sale Rotary Toronto East 2011-01-27 16:33:47Z
How to Join Rotary
How to Join Rotary Rotary Toronto East
Speaker Information
Are you coming to speak to the Toronto East Rotary Club members and guests? Follow the link to get some background information to get the most out of your presentation.
Speaker Information
TERC Community Service Projects Awards - 2011
TERC has provided a big boost to local community service projects with year end funding of over $33,000.
TERC Community Service Projects Awards - 2011
Members of the Toronto East Rotary Club

The dedicated members of the Toronto East Rotary Club are representative of our diverse community, and everyone is committed to helping out in our community. Join our team of entrepreneurs and local business leaders linked by a common goal of wanting to make a difference in our community - and having fun along the way.

Members of the Toronto East Rotary Club Rotary Toronto East
Christmas Gift Sale

We are pleased to announce our Christmas fundraiser. We will be selling smoked hams, 100% pure maple syrup and Baumkuchen cake which you can give to your friends and colleagues. For you as a business person, they make great gifts for clients, associates and employees.

Christmas Gift Sale Rotary Toronto East
Top 10 Myths about Rotary
What is Rotary all about? What are the major misunderstandings about Rotary. The10 Top myths revealed
Top 10 Myths about Rotary
Arts and Craft Show
Toronto East Rotary Club holding its 1st Arts and Crafts Show on November 6th, 2010, 10:00 – 5:00, at Eastminster United Church, at the corner of Jackman and Danforth Avenues in Toronto
Arts and Craft Show
Shelter Boxes
Starting as the brainchild of one Rotarian with the support of his Rotary club in year 2000 – ShelterBox has grown to become the largest Rotary Club project in the 100 year history of the organisation
Shelter Boxes
RibFest 2010
An East Toronto Tradition. A successful RibFest where great food was served and some money was raised for our local community
RibFest 2010
Microfinance - What is it?

Microfinance is the provision of financial services to low-income clients, including consumers and the self-employed, who traditionally lack access to banking and related services.

Microfinance - What is it?