Despite the wintery weather, 8 of 12 members made it out this morning!  Image

And here are some notes from this morning's meeting:

1. Reminder: Night of a Thousand Dinners in support of Canadian Landmines Foundation and Toronto Sunrise Rotary Projects:

Date: Saturday, March 15, 2014

Place: 7 Seymour Ave

Time: 7:30 to ???

Phone: (416) 469-0426

Make your cheque payable to Toronto Sunrise Rotary - tax receipts will be given for 80% of donations of $25 or more.

2. We will be doing only 3 Blood Donor Clinics going forward and the next one will be a Saturday in May.

3. We welcomed Fernando Neubern into the Club, classification "Coffee Farmer"! Sponsored by Scott Bartle, Fernando is a transfer from his Club in
Brazil, the ROTARY CLUB OF GARÇA REAL, which he chartered 29 years ago. He is a past President of his club and a Paul Harris Fellow. 


Pictured above: Suzanne, Fernando and Scott

4. Phoebe Leung gave her classification talk today. Phoebe came to Canada with her parents in 2001 from Hong Kong. She graduated from U of T with degrees in Economics and Political Science. She then went on to get her CMA and has worked for Sears. Lever Bros. and most recently, Starbucks, in her Classification role as Financial Analyst. Phoebe was attracted to Rotary as a vehicle to give back to the Community and wants to focus her efforts to International Projects. She thanked Alex from the RC of Earlscourt for introducing her to our Club and to Robin for being her Sponsor. Phoebe has already made contributions to the Club and has met with Jim Louttit from the Toronto Sunrise Club to gather more information Rotary's involvement with Micro Financing. Phoebe enjoys reading and jogging when the weather is nice. Image

5. Scott talked today about Nominees for a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) and our $100 contribution annually to Every Rotarian Every Year. Our $100 annual contribution/assessment goes to the Rotary Foundation and is credited towards individuals towards a PHF, credits the club with points towards a
PHF and we receive a tax receipt from RI. Our District 7070 also receives recognition for our contribution and this allows us many opportunities to apply for Matching Grants. Our Club has benefitted from the Matching Grants program on a number of occasions. For more information about EREY click here.

Please follow the Criteria for your PHF nominees and send your submissions to Scott by March 27th. Our plan is to hold an event in May to recognize 2 or 3 of the nominees submitted. In simple terms we are looking for nominees who demonstrate a contribution to the Community, locally or Internationally.

Consider the following: 

  • Impact on our Club and/or the Community
  • Duration of effort
  • Consistent with Rotary Goals
  • Contribution or Relationship to our Club
  • Volunteer activity beyond the Club or extension of profession
  • Building a sustainable program or contributing to a program’s growth

6. The New Prospect's Committee met after the regular meeting and we look forward to hearing about their progress.

7. Danielle gave a Happy Buck because Suzanne lent her a Snow Bunny outfit for the Slopes of Tremblant and Scott gave a one because he leaves for Florida on Saturday.Image

8. John Humphreys had the winning 50/50 ticket but the pots lives.Image