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Our Motto:  Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:30 PM
The Ellery
1870 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON  M4C 1J4
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Toronto East Rotary Club Celebrates Extraordinary Service to the Community

The Toronto East Rotary Club (TERC) is dedicated to serving the community and has contributed to many projects here in Toronto East and internationally. 


TERC would also like to play a role in celebrating those individuals (Rotarians and non-Rotarians) who are also dedicated to serving community – here in Toronto East – through their extraordinary service. We are hoping that you know some of those individuals and would like to ask you to nominate them for a Paul Harris Award – a Rotary award that honours an individual who demonstrates significant support for the work of The Rotary Foundation or extraordinary service to the community. The award includes a pin and a certificate which will identify the recipient as a Paul Harris Fellow.  

The nominee should hold “service above self” as a guiding value.

Do you know someone whom you would like to nominate to receive a Paul Harris Award? 

Send your nomination to Karen Somerville. In your nomination, please include the following:
  • your name and contact information; 
    • the name and contact information of the nominee;
    • does the nominee live or work in the Toronto East community or otherwise contribute to the Toronto East community; 
    • a description of the extraordinary service that the nominee has made to the Toronto East community; and, 
    • your relationship to the person.

Nominations should be submitted by April 30th. You will be advised by no later than May 9th if your nominee has been chosen to receive a Paul Harris Award.  

TERC will be holding an evening event (location to be finalized) on Thursday, May 30th to celebrate those nominated candidates who are chosen to receive a Paul Harris Award. 

We look forward to hearing from you. 
TERC 2019 Clothing Drive On behalf of Interval House

Interval House is Canada’s first centre for women survivors of intimate partner violence and their children.  Founded in 1973, they take a holistic approach to helping women and children leave abuse behind and start new lives, free of violence. This clothing drive will assist women trying to re-enter the workforce. Professional clothing will build confidence and self-esteem, assisting a woman to secure meaningful employment.

Donation Guidelines:  We accept women’s office appropriate, professional attire that is clean, ready-to-wear, new or gently used in all sizes.  For example, Modern Two-piece Suits, Blazers, Dress Pants, Skirts, Dresses, Dress Shirts, Blouses, Cardigans and Sweaters, Professional Coats and Jackets.

Bring your donations to any of our Thursday luncheons.  Your help is greatly appreciated!
Toronto East Rotary News

Last week at Toronto East Rotary Club (TERC), Helen Knelsen of Lakeridge Health Foundation accepted a cheque from TERC members Joe Runza and Jim Anastasiadis. Joe and Jim held a successful skate-a-thon to raise funds to fight cancer for Lakeridge and Michael Garron Hospital.

Friday night saw a record 80+ people attend the latest TERC Euchre Party.  It was a fun evening with drinks and great food provided by The Ellery.  Thank you to all who came!  Proceeds go towards our service work in our community.

Last Thursday, international documentary photographer, Juris Kornets, presented us with some of his latest work.  Juris was commissioned by a child-centred international development organization, to photograph children and document the issues they face living in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Paraguay and Nicaragua.  He told us of his travels and the stories of the people he met.

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Ron Denham
Mar 21, 2019 12:30 PM
Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG)
Jennifer Wilson
Mar 28, 2019 12:30 PM
DAREarts Foundation
Lindsay Kretschmer
May 23, 2019 12:30 PM
Indigenous People In The Context of Toronto
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