The Office Pub, 117 John Street (2nd floor) in downtown Toronto.
Monday, May 27th, 2013
Speaker: Lorna Pitcher, founder of Children of Hope Uganda
Lorna will speak about the activities her organization is doing to help child victims of Joseph Kony.
Monday, October 17
Guest Speaker: Anne Vaughan from Rotary Club of Parkdale-High Park and a representative from the Redwood Shelter.
Please join us at 7:30 for a social after our general meeting. We will leave the Duke together and head on over to a nearby lounge.
Monday, November 14
Guest Speaker: Joe Eigo, Founder of Multi Level Moves. Website: www.multilevelmoves.com.
Monday, November 28
Guest Speaker: Lisa Salapatek, Executive Director of Shelterbox Canada. Website: www.shelterbox.org.
Monday, December 12
Guest Speaker: Joanne Hodges, Founder/President of Good Evidence. Website: www.goodevidence.com.
Monday, January 16
Guest Speaker: Ben Gagneux, Ambassadorial Scholar from France.
Monday, January 30
Guest Speaker: Carla Blackmore, FCIP, CRM.
Monday, February 13
Guest Speaker: Russell Mark, Development Officer, Easter Seals Ontario. Website: www.easterseals.org.
Monday, February 27
Guest Speaker: Jonah Brotman, Shelterbox Ambassador from Shelterbox Canada. Website: www.shelterboxcanada.org.
Monday, March 12
Guest Speaker: Antonia Kalmacoff (Toni), Manager of Philanthropic Giving at the Covenant House.
For this meeting, we will be touring the Covenant House @ 20 Gerrard Street East (Yonge and Gerrard).
Monday, March 26
Guest Speaker: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto. Website: www.bbbst.com.
Monday, April 9
Guest Speaker: Aaron and Julie from Canadian World Education Fund (CWEF) – Tanzanian Chapter. See their FB page here.
Wednesday, May 23
Guest Speaker: Steve Dao, Entrepreneur, Coach & Business Owner (Daze Management, Spark Boutik, Totem Strategic Investments).
Monday, June 4
Guest Speaker: Lynne Ternosky, Program Coordinator for the Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International development (CRCID) for The Pathways to Literacy Program in El Salvador and President of Lynmar Consulting Canada.
Monday, June 18
Guest Speaker: Vlad Kagramanov, Senior IT Manager at MW Software Solutions.
Monday, July 9
Guest Speaker: Lloyd Barbara, Vice Chairman, Burgundy Asset Management
Monday, July 23
Guest Speaker: Ellen Weir
In 1987, Ellen was amongst a group of Rotaractors who helped re-establish the Rotaract Club of Toronto. As a member in good standing, Ellen held several club positions including Secretary, VP and President! She was also the District Rotaract Representative and for 2 years served as the Canadian International Rep on the original Rotaract Task force. In 1993, Ellen transitioned from Rotaract to the Rotary Club of Toronto. We welcome Ellen who will tell us a little bit about our history and will show us what it truly means to be a part of the greater Rotary Family.
Wednesday, August 8th
Guest Speakers: Nadia Fazal and Ashleigh Campbell, ‘East End Art Collective’ (EEAC)
Monday, August 20th
Guest Speakers: Kurt Henry and Mickey Hutchinson, Life Experiences
Kurt is a Certified General Accountant (CGA) and a Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Saint Mary’s university. Since graduating in 2000, he has been working in the financial industry for several years. Kurt was an athlete
throughout his life and has played basketball and soccer at very competitive levels. His ability to succeed in sports, school, investing, business and his career has a provided him unique experiences and skills to be shared
with the community. Kurt’s goal is to find creative ways to motivate the youth in our community to establish a blueprint for success in all aspects of life, including financially.
Wednesday, September 5th
Guest Speaker: Faiyyad Hosein, Member
Topic: “Effective PowerPoint Presentation”
Faiyyad spoke to our club on how to give an effective PowerPoint Presentation. Despite having some technical difficulties, Faiyyad successfully showed the group the ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ of presentation making, using humour and savvy to prove his points! A big ‘THANKS’ to Faiyyad who, for the second year in a row, stepped in to enlighten our club on a great professional development topic!
Monday, September 17th
Guest Speaker: Felix Loosman, Rotaractor from Germany
Topic: Rotaract in Germany, Experience living in Thailand and his Master’s thesis.
Felix began his presentation by explaining how Rotaract is organized in Germany; there is definitely a lot to learn from our friends in Europe when it comes to District and Multidistrict activities. Felix then told us about his travels to Thailand and around South East Asia, before coming to Canada to work on his Master’s thesis.
Monday, October 1st
Guest Speaker: Dr. Bob Scott, Chair of Rotary International’s PolioPlus Committee
Topic: End Polio Now
Dr. Scott spoke to our club about the End Polio Now Campaign and accepted a cheque on behalf of End Polio Now. The funds raised came out of our Purple Pinkies for Polio event in early 2012.
Monday, November 12th
Guest Speaker: Ashley Jane, Image Consultant and Coach
Ashley Jane offers image consultation and coaching in the Toronto area focusing on professionalism, styling and personal branding. The goal and outcome is that individuals achieve a more competitive advantage in their careers while building an impressionable reputation.
Monday, November 26th
Guest Speaker: Doruk Karabulut, Rotaractor
Doruk was born October 27, 1984 in Toronto, but grew up in Turkey. He graduated with a degree in Information Technology at Isik University in Turkey. Now he is studying Enterprise Database Management at Sheridan College. Since 2007, I have been a member of Rotaract Club of Kadikoy. Doruk has been involved with Rotaract in Turkey for many years, sitting on the International and Community Services committees and was elected Community Services Director.
Monday, December 10th
Guest Speaker: Faridah Saadat, Rotaractor
Faridah is a business manager who is able to transform innovative ideas into immediate action. She has proven experience managing national and international projects in the public, private and non-profit sectors of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries with successful outcomes. She has a passion for international development and global health complimented by a strong science and business acumen. She is currently involved with the Initiative for Drug Equity and Access (IDEA) at the University of Toronto and is managing a CIHR grant on Brazil, organizing various global health seminars and conducting research that promote equitable access of medicines to the world’s poor. During her spare time, Faridah is involved with the Rotaract Club of Toronto and is a volunteer representative of the Kabul Medical University Cardiac Research Centre. She received her Masters in Biotechnology from the University of Toronto (Mississauga) and her BMSc. Honors in Biochemistry from the University of Western Ontario.
Monday, January 21st, 2013
Guest Speaker: D’Arcy McNaughton will speak to us about his recent trip to Africa where he took part in a conservation project.
D’Arcy’s presentation will be on the 3 and a half months he spent in Southern Africa (Namibia and South Africa) volunteering with a number of animal conservation projects. It will go over the importance of them and what sort of work volunteers can be expected to do.
D’Arcy has been involved in Rotary since he was young as his father played a vital role in the Youth Exchange program for district 6380, chairing the committee for that and the multidistrict. His family has hosted over 15 exchange students over the years and he first got into traveling when he embarked on his youth exchange to Iceland in 2004. From there he became addicted. Over the next several years D’Arcy has embarked on several trips across Europe, with 3 months living as an Aupair in Germany. His most recent adventure brought him to Africa, which was his way of reconnecting with himself after completing his degree, and a way to experience the animal kingdom in a way that few are able to while giving back at the same time.
Monday, May 13th, 2013
Meeting Topic: Annual Trivia Night and Silent Auction
Come out and test your trivia skills while supporting a great cause! Every year, Rotaract Club of Toronto members attend the Rotaract Preconvention and Rotary International Convention; in an effort to give back to the host city, we take part in an annual service project. Sometimes that means we give back in terms of funds raised, hands-on contributions, or a combination of both.
This year, we will be supporting Elo Social, an organization that helps and shelters young handicapped adults, by providing work, training and psychological counselling.
The price is $10 admission per person. Teams size is 4 – come with your team pre-set or be paired up when you arrive!
We promise you’ll have quite a few laughs in the process! See you all there!
PS- We’ll also have a Silent Auction to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. Bidding starts at 5:45pm and will go until 7pm.