Phoebe and I spent Labour Day weekend in Windsor and we went to the Agricultural fair in nearby Harrow.  It was an interesting and enjoyable experience. While there we saw a rotary booth they were selling tickets for the Rotary Club of  Chatham raffle  of a 1968 Mustang GT.


Literacy and Social Justice

From Soo Wong:

I want to thank you for attending last Thurs principal presentation. I know a number of principals have sent me a personal email to thank me for last Thurs event. They also want me to thank all Rotarians for their generous support of the TDSB literacy; I know the principals who attended last Thurs event all thank you for your donation esp when they know your generosity enable them to expand or improve their current literacy program!

Again, thank you….I know I am a very expansive/needy member who always ask for support for our schools!  Oh, did I inform you about the Ward Social Justice project…it is tentative being scheduled for April 29 – 30, Sir John A MacDonald CI; more info will follow; yes, this project will support a number of ward initiatives including the Bob’s Haiti and Kenya water projects.  I hope to have more info after my mtg with the student leaders this Tues.

Minutes July 22, 2010

PRESENT: Gil, Dave, Ajit, Rajiv,Ivan,Robert, Jean, Mary, Grant, Michael
GUESTS: We welcomed Yashwant,Pushpa, and Vipin Kothari from India and our guest speaker Annette Vandenhooven from the ALS Society of Ontario.
The 50/50 draw was won with the 7 of spades but no prize.
Happy bucks: Mary’s brother and sister-in-law celebrated their 25 wedding anniversary, Janet is booked for arthroscopy on a sore knee and we wish her speedy recovery, Andrea Dickson is now a pharmacist, congratulations, Ivan had a goo tennis game, Robert has been coping with 2 elderly deaths, Dave is having a great time with dance participants and lacrosse players, he still needs someone to play golf, Grant needs to know numbers for Stratford, Ajit needs to know numbers for next Thursday when we meet at his home, guests welcome,Rosemary is having difficulty coping with the neuropathy associated with the diabetis.Our guests shared their stories and banners were exchanged with pictures taken.
Annette gave us a great picture of ALS and I was particularly interested in the research at Sunnybrook, McMaster and London, a fatal disease difficult to diagnose and there is no effective treatment.
BUSINESS: Ivan gave us a detailed report of the rib-fest( on file in his hands)
– successful event, unfortunately too few customers
– Event will run June 30- July 3, 2011

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Asgar Ally Bench Dedication

A cedar bench was dedicated Sept. 24 in memory of M.Asgar Ally, FCA, by the Rotary Club of Agincourt, celebrating their 30th Anniversary of “Service above Self”. This took place in a special garden at L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute. We were indeed honourred by the school principals from L’Am and Sir J.A.Macdonald Collegiates, the area superintendent, MP Jim Karyganis, Councillor Mike delGrande and our guest of honour, Sima Ally. Our appreciation is extended to our caterer George who donated the reception and to Soo for co-ordinating all the staff at the Collegiate. We wer privilged to meet the current teacher Aaron Liscom, a geography teacher and he will be looking sfter this new concept of the garden. The Mirror Newspaper accepted

our invitation and hopefully there will be press coverage THANKS
OCT.   follow Robert’s instructions and the October committee takes over now Thanks to the Sept. group.
Oct. 15 The Rotaract club will be our guests.

Bench Dedication

Minutes Sept. 10 and 17 2009

Sept. 10:Present: Grant, Robert, Soo, Mary, Dave, Rajiv, Gil, Bob, Jean, Michael,Randy
Guests We were impressed withour 3 guests from District Membership Committee
Randy Slemin, Bob Wallace, from Coburg,  Michael Bell from Etobicoke and Lars all of these men participated in a membership session. re challenges and the inspiration we receive from new members.All about recruiting and maintaining members.
50/50 draw was won by Gil with the Queen of spades.Good work meeting.Work sheets on file Jean

Sept.17 2009
Present:Grant, Gil, Dave, Rajiv, Jean, Neddra, Robert, Randy
Guests: Ron, Janet, Ron and Sandy Hinchcliff, Swatti, Shabnam, Perry, Al Weedham, David from Pact
Regrets: Rosemary, Ivan, Ajit, Mary,
50/50 draw won by Swatti
Robert was in charge of  our membership info meeting for our guests and members. Excellent presentation and many thanks to Robert. We “unveiled” Ivan’s poster creations which are perfect and stimulated lots of praise for his creations and gifts not only to our club , but his gift to other groups Thank you Ivan.
Dave handed out the TV Auction packages
Sept. 24 NEW we go to L’amoreaux Coll. 6.30 p.m. to unveil a bench in memory of Asgar and we recognize Karen Conway’s contributions in our community WATCH for your INVITATION as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary.

L’Amoreaux CI
2501 Bridletowne Circle
Toronto, ON, M1W 2K1
(416) 396-6745

East of Warden Ave. Between Finch Ave. and McNicoll Ave.

Oct. 1 We visit UofT Scarborough campus
Oct. 15 we have 4 Rotaract students visiting us.
Sept. 19 Basil’s environment day at L’amoreaux Rcreation centr 10-2