Thank you to the speakers (shown above) and the audience who attended last night's TERC Forum On Mental Health. As one audience member said, "This was extremely informative."

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Mark Atanasoff is Executive Director of the Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy (Oahas) Central Office.  Last week, he spoke to us about Indigenous Canadians living with HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS education and training to Indigenous organizations.


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Thanks to the many golfer and sponsors, TERC held another successful tournament this year. We raised over $12,000 for charities local and worldwide! A special shout out to Jim Cremidas and team who organized the event. A great time was had by all.  For more pictures, view the photo album here.

Golf Tournament Raises Over $12,000 2019-10-01 04:00:00Z 0

An excellent day last Saturday at Kick the Stigma. Thanks to Al Munn, Joe Runza, Virginia O'Reilly, Hugh Stuart and Karen Somerville for participating at our table, underneath our beautiful TERC tent. We engaged lots of families and children - passed out lots of information about TERC. The children were encouraged to do a drawing in return for a treat and you can see from the attached collage of some of the drawings that there were lots of young artists in attendance. We also sold some draw tickets for the Leafs' tickets kindly donated by Joe. The winner was an L. Smith from the community.

TERC And Kick The Stigma 2019-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

Last week at Rotary, TERC member Leslie Savlov presented an engaging and informative classification talk entitled, Life, Love and Graphic Design.  Thank you Leslie!

Classification Talk 2019-09-18 04:00:00Z 0

Last week, Gina Iuliano Marrello spoke to us about Financial Literacy in the Ontario Classrooms.  Gina is Superintendent of Student Success at the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

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Congratulations to Sam Paglialunga! Sam is our newest Toronto East Rotary member.

Sam (left) receives his Rotary pin from Club President Marion Chan.


Sam (left) being inducted by Membership Chair Virginia O'Reilly and, his sponsor, Joe Runza.


Our Newest TERC Member 2019-09-03 04:00:00Z 0

Joe Runza (far left) and Jim Anastasiadis (far right) of TERC present a cheque for over $4,000 to the Michael Garron Hospital Foundation.  Joe and Jim raised funds for the hospital by organizing and participating in a skate-a-thon.  Kudos to Joe and Jim! 

Michael Garron Donation 2019-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

TERC member Shaheynoor Talukdera (right) presents a cheque to Joanne Green (left) of Opportunities for Advancement for the purchase of boxing equipment.

Opportunities for Advancement 2019-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Thanks to TERC members and friends for participating in the Daily Bread Food Bank food sorting. In the photo attached, everyone is taking a break from sorting bushels of zucchinis, cucumbers, leeks and green beans, all donated courtesy of some of our generous farmers. A very productive afternoon!

TERC At The Daily Bread Food Bank 2019-09-01 04:00:00Z 0

Amy Schindler told us about her organization, Scientists in School.  They are determined to make a difference for the next generation by engaging them in real-world experiences that spark curiosity and nurture their inquisitive young minds.  Not only do they help them to discover the fascinating and fun side of science, technology, engineering, math (STEM), and the environment, but they help students to develop the 21st century global competencies that they will need to succeed not only in the careers of tomorrow, but in the world of tomorrow.  Thank you, Amy.
Scientists in School! 2019-08-19 04:00:00Z 0

Marshall Otto (above) talks to TERC members about the Second Harvest Food Rescue.

Jennifer Wilson, from Dare Arts, receives a cheque from TERC Board Member, Mike Lawler (right).
Last Week At Rotary ... 2019-08-15 04:00:00Z 0

Toronto East Rotary would like to thank the thousands of people who attended our Blues Festival on Saturday!  All proceeds from the event will be donated to charities in our community.  To see some pictures from the event, please click here.
Thank You! 2019-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

District 7070 Rotarians, including several from Toronto East Rotary Club, prepare to march in 2019 Toronto Pride Parade.
Rotary Pride 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
There's a whole lot going on at Toronto East Rotary Club.  
TERC member Debbie Owen (left) thanks speaker Jason Balgopal (right).
Joe Runza (left) of TERC presents a cheque to Darcy Higgins (right) of Building Roots.
Fiona Devine (left) of the Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre received a cheque from TERC member Virginia O'Reilly (right).
Nora Dunn spoke to Toronto East Rotary Club about her adventures as The Professional Hobo.
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Last Thursday, Toronto East Rotary Club presented Paul Harris Fellow awards to seven worthy recipients.  Each has shown an outstanding level of community service and, in the spirit of Rotary, "Service Above Self".  Pictured below are Tiffany Boxx accepting for Rod Cohen (Blake Boultbee Outreach Youth Services), Kerry Bowser (Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre), Susan Baker (Riverdale Share Community Association), Clarisse Tatro (Glen Rhodes Food Bank), Alicia Dellagrazie (Bethany Baptist Food Bank), Gloria McPherson (Eastminster Out of the Cold Program), Joanne Green (Opportunity for Advancement).  More pictures from the event can be found here.

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Last week our speaker was Lindsay Oughtred, Executive Director of Kids Up Front.  Kids Up Front provides youth services/experiences for social service organizations and healthcare organizations throughout Toronto. They distribute tickets to arts, culture and sporting events to deserving kids and their families through its many programs such as “Can’t Use Your Ticket”, “Give A Kid A Game”, “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” as well as Access/Pass Programs at the AGO, ROM and Ontario Science Centre.  Thank you Lindsay for telling us about your group!
Kids Up Front! 2019-05-22 04:00:00Z 0
Recently, Marvin Prashad told us his inspiring story. As a teen he fled the United States in search of a way out of poverty with criminal elements trying to pull him down. Marvin told us of his journey from abuse and poverty to successful business owner and through strength, determination and iron will, he built a life for himself in Toronto against all odds. Today Marvin is husband, father and the owner, operator and head instructor at Dragonz Martial Arts Studio and an active member of the East Toronto Community. Thank you for sharing!
From Abuse And Poverty To Successful Business Owner 2019-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
TERC member Steve Mastoras (right) presents a cheque to Chantal Desloges (right) of Homes First.  The Homes First Foundation contributes to the development and provision of affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options. 
TERC Supports Homes First 2019-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
2019 Rotary AIDS Walk 2019-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
Recently At Toronto East Rotary Club ... 2019-05-15 04:00:00Z 0
Dave McLennan, President and CEO of Boots On The Ground (right) receives a cheque from Toronto East Rotary Club member Mike Lawlor.  The mission of Boots On The Ground is to provide confidential, caring and compassionate Peer Support to First Responders across the Province of Ontario. Toronto East Rotary Club is proud to provide support to this great group.
In Support Of Boots On The Ground 2019-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Toronto East Rotary Club member John Ryall (centre) thanks Mark Fellion (left) and Jenny Foster (right) from Egale Canada Human Rights Trust. Egale’s vision is a Canada, and ultimately a world, without homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and all other forms of oppression so that every person can achieve their full potential, free from hatred and bias. Egale’s mission is to work to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people in Canada and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issues. Egale will achieve this by informing public policy, inspiring cultural change, and promoting human rights and inclusion through research, education and community engagement. It was an honour to have them speak to us today and tell us about the work they do.
Learning About Egale 2019-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Toronto East Rotary Club member, Jim Cremidas (left) presents a cheque to Katie Mosher (right), Partnership & Sustainability Advisor at Interval House. Interval House Interval is Canada’s first shelter for abused women.  Toronto East Rotary Club is happy to lend assistance this great organization doing work in our community.
Supporting Interval House 2019-04-22 04:00:00Z 0
Help make a difference.  Please join us today as we continue to help the people affected by HIV/AIDS.  Proceeds will fund international and local initiatives by participating Rotary Clubs and NGO's to win the war on HIV/AIDS through education, prevention, treatment, support for orphans, surviving guardians and people living with AIDS. In addition, communities stricken by HIV/AIDS will be assisted in overcoming shortages of drinking water, food, or shelter – essential for recovery and a sustainable future.  Click here for more information.


The War On AIDS Can Be Won! 2019-04-17 04:00:00Z 0
Kirsten Cooney of the Red Door came to visit us last Thursday and give us an update on what happening at the shelter.  Below, TERC President Karen Somerville (left) is shown presenting a gift of infant wear to Kirsten.
An Red Door Shelter Update 2019-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Toronto East Rotary Club members and friends make casseroles to aid the Good Sheppard shelter.
Helping Our Community 2019-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

TERC is proud to announce three new members have joined our club. Congratulations to new member Josh standing with President Karen Somerville and new members Leslie and Benito.  Welcome!

TERC Is Growing ... 2019-04-12 04:00:00Z 0


Jennifer Wilson, Executive Director of DAREarts Foundation, talks about her organization and how they ignite young leaders through arts-based education programs. They support children and youth ages 9-16 in under served communities to overcome barriers associated with poverty, bullying, mental health issues, and violence.  Thank you for coming to TERC, Jennifer!


DAREarts At Toronto East Rotary 2019-04-02 04:00:00Z 0
Out of the Cold's Gloria McPherson [left] accepts a cheque from TERC President Karen Somerville [right]. Based out of Eastminster United Church, the Out of the Cold program offers shelter, a nourishing meal, access to a nurse, hot showers and toiletries to those in need.
Helping Out Of The Cold 2019-04-02 04:00:00Z 0

Ron Denham talked to our club today about the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG).  He was the founding chair of the WASRAG, A group of over 1800 Rotarians helping people in the developing world improve life and livelihood through the provision of safe water and sanitation. In that capacity he has fostered many water and sanitation projects in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Ghana, and in many states in India.  Ron [on the right] is bring thanked by TERC member Tom Andrews.  Ron, thank you for taking time to speak to TERC!

Ron Denham Talks About WASRAG 2019-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

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.

Helping Lakeridge Health 2019-03-08 05:00:00Z 0

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.

Euchre Fun! 2019-02-25 05:00:00Z 0

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.

Juris Kornets' Travel & Photography 2019-02-25 05:00:00Z 0
TERC At The Daily Bread Food Food 2019-02-20 05:00:00Z 0

TERC member Aaron Harnett [right] thanks Lindsay Kretschmer who came to our club last week to talk about aboriginal community well being. Thank you Lindsay!

Aboriginal Community Well Being 2019-02-20 05:00:00Z 0

TERC member Shaheynoor Talukdera [right] presents Joanne Green [left] with workout clothes for the women of the Shape Your Life (SYL) boxing program.  SYL is a unique and free non-contact boxing program for self-identified women who have experienced violence. The program uses trauma and violence-informed approach to provide a safe space for participants to foster respect and empowerment through boxing lessons.  For more information, please check out the SYL’s website.

Workout Clothes For Shape Your Life 2019-02-20 05:00:00Z 0

Last month, dozens of Rotarians and friends had a fun filled evening at TERC's Robbie Burns Supper in support of the Rotary Foundation and the End Polio Now campaign. Thank you to all those who supported our cause!  To see more photos, go here.

Robbie Burns Supper 2019 2019-02-05 05:00:00Z 0

Our thanks to Dave McLennan, a retired police officer and founder of Boots On The Ground, a non-profit, volunteer organization providing safe and confidential peer support to First Responders – Police Officers, Firefighters, EMS and Corrections Officers - impacted by the exposure to trauma in their positions. 

Last Thursday, Dave spoke about the development and implementation of the Boots On The Ground program. He outlined the services presently being offered and their vision for the future of this organization.  This dedicated team will soon be providing confidential Peer Support 24/7 to First Responders across the Province.  Full details of the organization can be found on their website --

Boots On The Ground 2019-02-05 05:00:00Z 0

Last Thursday saw the induction of our newest Rotarian.  Congratulations and welcome to Robert (Bob) Kitchen!

Our Newest Rotarian 2019-02-05 05:00:00Z 0

Last week, Joanne Green spoke to our club about the Shape Your Life (SYL) Boxing program.  SYL is a unique and free non-contact boxing program for self-identified women who have experienced violence. The program uses trauma and violence-informed approach to provide a safe space for participants to foster respect and empowerment through boxing lessons.  Thank you Joanne.  For more information, please check out the SYL’s website.

Joanne Green Talks Respect And Empowerment 2019-01-22 05:00:00Z 0
This Week's TERC Cheque Presentation 2018-12-14 05:00:00Z 0
Past Presidents Jim Anastasiadis and Joe Runza celebrate the completion of their recent Skate-A-Thon. Jim and Joe raised almost $10,000 for Michael Garron Hospital and Lakeridge Health in the second annual event to "ice cancer".  Thank you Jim and Joe! [See all the photos here.]
Skate-A-Thon Results 2018-12-13 05:00:00Z 0
Past President Jim Anastasiadis presents Woodgreen's Steve Vanderherberg with a cheque in support of their Meal On Wheels program. TERC has supported Woodgreen for almost 20 years!
Support For Woodgreen 2018-12-13 05:00:00Z 0

Rod Cohen (right) of Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Service (BBYOS) accepts a cheque from TERC Past President Joe Runza. (BBYOS) was established in 1989 to work with high-risk youth and their families in Blake-Boultbee, a Toronto Community Housing neighbourhood.

TERC Supports Blake Boultbee Youth Outreach Service 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

TERC member Joe Runza presents a cheque to Rauni Salminen, Founding Member and CEO of Emily's House.  Emily's House is Toronto's only hospice for children and families facing life-threatening illnesses.  Toronto East Rotary Club is proud to be a supporter.

Donation To Emily House 2018-12-04 05:00:00Z 0
Service Work At The Food Bank 2018-12-04 05:00:00Z 0

On December 6th, TERC members Joe Runza and Jim Anastasiadis will skate 100 continuous laps around East York Memorial Area to "Ice Cancer"!  Donations made to this event support Michael Garron Hospital and Lakeridge Health.  Download the form to make a donation or use the Donate button on our website. [If using the PayPal Donate button please specify "Skate-A-Thon" in "Special Instructions".]  The skate starts at 9:00am and you're welcome to come out and cheer them on!

Skate-A-Thon 2018-11-23 05:00:00Z 0
On Saturday November 17, 2018 we had a raffle at our annual TERC Arts And Crafts Show.  Congratulations to the following people who won:

#1 Chrissy White
#2 Deborah Mallory
#3 Sue Diaz
#4 Gail Shaw
#5 Lucie Richards
#6 Brigid McQuaid
#7 Rebecca Heersink
#8 Joanne Sinkins
#9 Sue Diaz
#10 Debbie Owens
#11 Isobel Wilton
#12 Silke
#13 Judith Carter
Please contact to collect your prize.
Arts And Crafts Show Raffle Winners 2018-11-19 05:00:00Z 0

On November 15th, Toronto East Rotary Club held it's own Remembrance Day luncheon.  Past President Jim Anastasiadis thanks our speaker Lt Col Paul Brunberg.  In the second photo, Richard Radcliffe, President, Sunnybrook Veterans Council (second from the right) and Katharine Baldwin, Manager, Sunnybrook Veterans Centre (second from the left) received a donation from our club.


Remembrance Day Luncheon 2018-11-17 05:00:00Z 0
TERC At Remembrance Day Services 2018-11-14 05:00:00Z 0


Last week, we had the pleasure of  having Elizabeth Witmer as our guest speaker.  A former member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament, Elizabeth now heads the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board.  TERC President Karen Somerville (left) is shown thanking Elizabeth. 

Elizabeth Witmer At TERC 2018-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
Cheque Presentations 2018-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
TERC Members - October 2018 2018-11-07 05:00:00Z 0



Jim Anastasiadis thanks Ray Scheepstra of Mercy Ships for his presentation last Thursday at TERC. Mercy Ships operates the world's largest charity hospital ship-providing free life-changing surgeries and training in Africa. Staffed by a volunteer crew, every dollar received is leveraged by gifts-in-kind from corporations and volunteers so that it provides $3 of health for every$1 raised. To date, in 40 years, Mercy Ships has directly touched the lives of more than 2.6 million people providing $1.3 billion in free health care.Our speaker is from their Alumni, who share stories of life on-board and of the courage of the patients and the families served.Ray Scheepstra from Mercy Ships
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Christopher Walker of Loft Community Services recently spoke to TERC at one of our luncheons. Seen here, he is being thanked by TERC member Marion Chan.
Loft Community Services 2018-10-29 04:00:00Z 0


District Governor Mary Lou Harrison (second left) attends World Polio with TERC members Karen Somerville, Virginia O'Reilly and John Ryall

World Polio Day 2018-10-29 04:00:00Z 0

The Toronto East Rotary Club’s 9th Annual Arts and Crafts Sale has a wonderful group of Artisans. Some of the items to delight you include jewellery for men and women, quilts, pottery, hand painted glassware, wooden bowls, preserves, paintings, stained glass, paper and textile goods, coasters and cutting boards, craft blend teas, hand crafted bath bombs, photography, handbags and pouches, holiday decorations, shawls and capes, natural shaving oil, face and body products, beeswax candles and infused honeys. There will also be live music, delicious baked goodies and yummy chili, draws and free face painting. Join us on Nov. 17, 10 -5 @EUChurch (one block west of Chester subway). The Sale supports Out of the Cold as well as other community programs. Everyone is welcome. Free.


TERC Arts & Craft Sale 2018-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome Shaheynoor Talukder! 2018-10-18 04:00:00Z 0

Recently we had the pleasure of a visit from Mary Lou Harrison.  Mary Lou is the governor of Rotary District 7070 of which TERC is a part.  She gave an inspiring and interesting speech about our area and what we can expect and hope to do this year.  Thanks for the visit Mary Lou!

A Visit From The Governor 2018-10-18 04:00:00Z 0


Thanks to the many golfer and sponsors, TERC held another successful tournament this year.  We raised over $15,000 for charities local and worldwide!  A special shout out to Jim Cremidas and team who organized the event.  A great time was had by all.




Golf Tournament Raises Over $15,000 2018-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
TERC At Michael Garron Hospital 2018-10-18 04:00:00Z 0
At last week's TERC luncheon, we had the pleasure of having Phylicia Davis as our speaker. Phylicia is Instructor Coordinator, Frontier College – Literacy and Basic Skills, Scarborough. In the second photo, Phylicia is thanked by TERC member Guru Bablad.
Community Literacy of Ontario 2018-09-25 04:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Nick Pappas!  Nick was the winner of 2 Toronto Maple Leaf tickets which were raffled off on September 22nd at Michael Garron Hospital's 
Kick The Stigma event.  Thank you to everyone that participated.  It was a resounding success.
Draw Winner 2018-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Victor LalVictor Lal, a student at Western University, came and talked to us today (2017-1012) about his Ride for Syrian Refugees – see He spent part of his summer raising $30,000 for a Syrian family which is presently residing in Jordan and expected to arrive in Canada later this year. Victor rode his bike from Toronto to St. John’s, Newfoundland, over 2,500 kilometres. He had some interesting stories to tell about his ride, including the generosity of people he met along the way.  Last year, Toronto East Rotary Club supported a number of initiatives related to the Syrian refugee crisis and was pleased to support Victor in his fundraising efforts with a cheque for $1,000. Thanks to Victor for his demonstration of “Service above Self”.
Victor Lal: Ride For Syrian Refugees 2017-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
The 18th annual Toronto East Rotary Club golf tournament was held on September 14th at Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country Club. This year’s tournament was very successful raising over $25,000!  A big thank you goes out to all members who volunteered their time on golf day, all those that brought in sponsors or golfers and our great golf committee that did such great work to ensure a successful tournament.   
A Big Thank You! 2017-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
On Sunday September 10th, hundreds of District 7070 Rotarians participated in the annual Rotary Foundation Walk including TERC rotarians Mike Phelan and Bill Dunk-Green.  This year was special as it was the 100th since the creation of the Rotary Foundation.  Over $100,000 was raised including $1,000+ from our local club.  Congratulations to all who participated and helped out!
District Rotary Walk Raises Thousands! 2017-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
Malcolm Lamont [here being thanked by Rotarian Robert Payne] was our guest speaker at last week's luncheon.  Malcolm 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.  Malcolm entertained and informed us about the world of wine.  To find out more about his company visit
Malcolm Lamont On Wine 2017-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
TERC member Steve Mastoras thanks Pete Bombaci for his talk on the Generator Project.  The goal of the project is "to make the world a happier and healthier place by reminding people about the importance of face to face social connection and inspiring them to take action".  Get more information at the
Pete Bombaci of The Generator Project 2017-09-07 04:00:00Z 0

Tomorrow (August 31st) we are thrilled to have Pete Bombaci of The Generator Project as our guest speaker.

Pete is a passionate, grassroots brand builder who both develops business strategy and then translates that strategy into 360° multi-channel activation. He has a passion for building great culture and leading cohesive teams focused on a well laid out vision. His background includes senior level leadership roles across a broad experience base which has taken him from sales to marketing to CEO type roles, from for-profit to not-for-profit and from working for major corporations to having launched his own independent consulting business and a passion initiative, The Generator Project. 

Pete Bombaci To Speak At TERC 2017-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
East York Strategy Cheque Presentation 2017-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
TERC BBQ Luncheon 2017 2017-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
Ever wonder what Rotary is all about?  The members of Toronto East Rotary club are an enthusiastic group of people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back. Want to know more?  

Join us this Thursday August 10th for a casual BBQ on the patio of Whistlers Restaurant.  Friendly Toronto East Rotarians will welcome you and tell you more about our service club.  
Where:  Whistlers Restaurant, 995 Broadview Ave (@ Mortimer), East York, ON M4K 2S1
When: Thursday August 10th @ 12:30pm
Cost:  FREE!
Join Us On The Patio! 2017-08-08 04:00:00Z 0
The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation recently confirmed the award of two District 7070 Global Grant Scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year.

One of the recipients is Spencer McMurray, sponsored by the Toronto East Rotary Club and a graduate of University of Toronto where he received his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Peace, Conflict, and Justice, minor in Political Science. Spencer will pursue a Masters of International Security, with a concentration in conflict resolution and a regional concentration on the Middle East, and the study of Arabic at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po, in Paris, France. His scholarship was awarded under Rotary Area of Focus Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution.
Spencer plans to continue his career in conflict negotiation, building on his experience as a writer and research assistant with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in East Jerusalem. He selected the PSIA program to prepare him to write holistic peace agreements to create sustainable solutions and policies, particularly in post-conflict societies, so that migrants can thrive and live to their full potential.
District 7070 Global Grant Scholarships Spencer Murray
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District 7070 Global Grant Scholarships 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0 District 7070,Global Grant Scholarships,Spencer Murray
At a special dinner held at Whistler’s Grille on Thursday July 13, the Toronto East Rotary Club honoured two area students for their extensive volunteer work during their high school years. The $2000.00 TERC Community Service Scholarship Award was presented to Sal Sabila of Monarch Park CI (shown on the left) and Cathy Nabukalu of St. Patrick Catholic SS.
Sal pioneered efforts at her school for Gender Equality and Mental Wellness and founded the Youth Gravity team in Regent Park. She will be attending the University of Toronto to study Physical Science and Mathematics. Cathy, in addition to a long list of community service activities both in and out of school, was selected to take a leadership role in the Toronto Police Youth Community Program deployed to the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club. She is enrolled at the University of Windsor to study Forensic Psychology and Criminology. Both students delivered inspiring speeches detailing their contributions and confirming their on-going commitment to volunteer community service.
Scholarship Dinner 2017 2017-07-26 04:00:00Z 0

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 0
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 0

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 0
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 0

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 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
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 0
Rev Jim Parker receives a cheque to support the East York Strategy basketball program
East York Strategy 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Assisting Youth in Crisis 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Aiding Syrian Refugees 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Feeding Local School Children 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Clothing Those in Need 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Supporting the Navy League 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
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
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Justin Van Dette - New Rotary Member 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0

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 0
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
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Posted by Mike Phelan
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.
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 0
Posted by Virginia O'Reilly on Sep 15, 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 -

·         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 0
Mardi Gras 2013 Michelle Lydon 2013-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Somerville on Mar 14, 2013


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 0
Posted by Rotary Toronto East on Jan 27, 2011
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.
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Posted by Rotary Toronto East on Jan 27, 2011



 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

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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An East Toronto Tradition. A successful RibFest where great food was served and some money was raised for our local community
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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.

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