Charter Date: April 28, 1965

The Toronto East Rotary Club received its Charter on April 25, 1965. Then District Governor Tibor Gregor made the presentation to our Charter President William (Bill) Phelan and Toronto East was welcomed as the fiftieth club in District 707. We were granted rights to the territory lying within the corporate limits of the City of Toronto, from the center of the Don River to Victoria Park Ave, north from Lakeshore Blvd. to the East York border.

 We were sponsored by the Toronto Rotary Club and our initial roster consisted of 26 members. Many clubs were chartered after April 1965, resulting in the formation of a new district and the renaming of our current area as District 7070.

The governing body of our club is our Board of Directors, a group that is elected each year. The club conducts business according to our club bylaws and has always engaged in projects selected by the membership. Our guiding principle is "Service Above Self", assisting the less fortunate in our communities, both local and abroad. 

 The Rotary Foundation

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Our Paul Harris Fellows

Upon the death of Paul Harris in 1947, the R.I. Board of Directors established a Graduate Fellowship plan as a memorial and they issued a call to comply with a mandate of the 1938 Convention to raise $2,000,000 for The Rotary Foundation. The response from individual Rotarians was immediate.

Today, those who carry on this tradition of honouring the memory of our founder by contributing $1,000, or for whom $1,000 is donated in their honour or memory, are designated Paul Harris Fellows. Members of our club make personal contributions to our Rotary Foundation as one of the ways we can assist those in need.  We also honour individuals for outstanding service to the community, by making such contribution on their behalf.  For a complete list of Toronto East Paul Harris Fellows click here.