Sarah Hui, President
Sarah enjoys giving back to her community so she was overjoyed when she first learned about the Rotaract Club of Toronto in 2012. She not only found a group of bright, enthusiastic young professionals who were passionate about giving back but she learned that Rotaract Clubs in partnership with Rotary Clubs had members all around the world who wanted to do the same thing!
After serving as Secretary of the club for two years, then Vice President for one, she is looking forward to serving as the President of this amazing club.
Our Rotary International President chose “Be a Gift to the World” as his theme for 2015-16. Ultimately Sarah hopes through sharing her time, talent and knowledge that she can make a genuine difference in the lives of others and contribute to the Rotaract Club of Toronto.
Dennis Lam, Vice-President
Dennis first found out about Rotaract while studying at the University of Guelph. Since then he’s been intrigued by the level of commitment to communities, locally and internationally. Having completed his studies, Dennis continues to live the spirit of “Service Above Self” as a board member of the Rotaract Club of Toronto for 2015/2016.
Vasko Pendev, Treasurer
Vasko joined Rotaract Toronto in 2014 and is currently serving as the club treasurer. He moved to Toronto after completing his BA from the University of British Columbia, and found Rotaract/Rotary to be great place to make friends with like-minded people and give back to the community. Vasko is currently completing his master’s degree at the Rotman School of Management/University of Toronto and is excited to work in capital markets after graduation. In his free time, Vasko enjoys playing squash and dabbling into entrepreneurial projects.
Katherine Kirkpatrick-Wahl, Professional Development Director
|Katherine was very excited to discovered Rotaract; their mission of service, develop leadership and professional skills, and (of course) having fun was exactly what she was looking for. She officially joined the Rotaract club in 2015 and is excited to jump in with ‘both feet’ by joining the Executive Team as the Professional Development Director. She looks forward to her term in the position by working with club members to foster leadership and professional development within the club.
Kallan Lyons , International Service Director
Kallan first joined Rotaract in 2007. In her first year as a Queen’s University club member she attended the Bi District Rotaract Conference in Honduras, bringing together Rotaractors from across Central America to share ideas and recognize excellence in community service- an experience that demonstrated just how prevalent and powerful Rotaract is on a global scale. Kallan was happy to learn about the Rotaract Club of Toronto, and is excited to continue her involvement as the International Services Director.
Catherine Woodford, Community Service Director
Catherine has been a volunteer and executive member for various volunteer-based charities for several years, and first joined Rotaract during her undergrad at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She found the relationships within the club, with the community, and with the global community to be a fantastic environment for learning and contributing back. Catherine moved to Toronto in August 2015 to pursue a PhD in Physics at the University of Toronto, and was overjoyed to be able to become a member of the Rotaract Club of Toronto where she could continue being a part of the Rotary family.
Jennifer Vicencio, Club Service Director
Jennifer joined the Rotaract Club of Toronto in 2014. In the summer of 2014, Jennifer travelled to the Philippines, where she conducted research for her Masters thesis. Her research focused on alternative forms of Education that provided basic education for underprivileged children. Jennifer who is an educator, believes that Education is an entitlement, and that it is everyones responsibility to advocate for the right to an education, so that ignorance is alleviated, and populations can become empowered through education. Jennifer believes that her philosophy of education, her beliefs, and her morals align perfectly with that of Rotaract and Rotary’s initiatives, especially its initiatives on education worldwide. Jennifer believes that in order for there to be positive change, like-minded individuals need to come together in fellowship. The Rotaract Club of Toronto continues to bring together individuals who have the enthusiasm to serve, a chance to come together with their own individual gifts, to help serve their local and their global communities.
Jana Yee, Communications Director
Jana joined the Rotaract Club of Toronto in 2012. She’s had many opportunities to exercise volunteerism through the club and meet other awesome, like-minded people along the way!
The Rotaract Club of Toronto is an intriguing, fun and experiential place to get involved with the community in a professional and open manner.
Neisely Eugene, Past President
|Neisely joined the Rotaract Club of Toronto in 2011. Rotaract provides an opportunity to work in our community and internationally through an extensive network with other organizations. Given the focus of this organization it was only fitting that she became a part of something so great as she has always believe that we should help those that are unable to do so themselves.
Neisely is excited about the coming year as we continue to work on our current projects, explore new ventures and meet new people.
Dina Rashid, Rotary Club of Toronto Liaison
|Dina Rashid joined the Rotary Club of Toronto in 2010. Dina has been an active member and has been involved with many of the clubs committees.
– In 2011 Dina chaired the fellowship committee for a year
– In 2012 Dina was a member of the Healthy Beginnings committee
– In 2013 Dina was a member of the Voice committee which entailed editing the weekly newsletter.
– In 2013 Dina joined the communications/ media committee where she set up and administered the Facebook page.
– In 2014 Dina sat on the Executive Committee.
– In 2014 Dina was asked to sit on the board for the Rotary Club of Toronto for a three year term.
In 2014, the first year term Dina was the liaison director to the Women’s Initiative committee. In 2015 she will be the Liaison Director to the Rotaractors, Dina has added a lot of value and energy to each committee she has sat on. She looks forward to working directly with the Rotaractors as a liaison director for upcoming year 2015/2016.