Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Willowdale

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:30 PM
Grand Luxe Event Boutique, 3125 Bayview Ave, North York, ON M2K 1G2
We meet in-person 1st Thursdays of the month at 12:30PM, and 3rd Thursdays at 6:30PM.
We meet once a month on Zoom at 12:30PM, and a hands-on project once a month. (check calendar)
Willowdale, ON M2K 1G2
Canada
Please contact Bill for meeting and guests questions at: Telephone +1- 416-223-4646 or email lyonrex@rogers.com
Speakers
Richard Carleton (@ Grand Luxe)
Dec 01, 2022 12:30 PM
Canada’s Public Equities Markets: Challenges and Opportunities (click Richard's name for details)
Zoom meeting
Dec 08, 2022 12:30 PM
Online Meeting
Bill King (contact person)
Dec 15, 2022 12:30 PM
Holiday season lunch in support of the Salvation Army (click on Bill's name for details)
No meeting
Dec 22, 2022
No meeting
Dec 29, 2022
In person meeting at Grand Luxe
Jan 05, 2023 12:30 PM
First Lunch Meeting year 2023
Andrea Tirone & Mark Brown (via ZOOM)
Jan 12, 2023 12:30 PM
Food security in Zambia
Dinner meeting at Grand Luxe
Jan 19, 2023
First Dinner Meeting Year 2023
Upcoming Events
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Community Service
International Service
Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Club Administration
Assistant Treasurer
Assistant Secretary
Public Relations
Rotary Club of Willowdale Calendar
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Peter Vanek
    November 7
  • Stephen Phillips
    November 11
  • Shawn Tahririha
    November 12
Join Date:
  • Alice Bonavia
    November 29, 2016
    6 years
And we are off!
It's the new Rotary Year 2022-2023, Imagine!
 
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Our International Projects
 J. K. Nyerere Primary School, Arusha, Tanzania
 
Two teachers at  J. K. Nyerere Primary School in Arusha, received an award for their accomplishments at the school. Their hard work and dedication to the students is recognized by their country!
 
Click on this link to make donations to this project.
https://willowdalerotary.org/page/donate/
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KERALA, India
Computer project for flood affected schools
 
 
 
 
 
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Service Above Self as the principal motto of Rotary because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service.
 
Help us out on November 8th and 12th, 2022, by packing food at the North York Harvest Food Bank
116 Industry Street, Toronto, ON, M6M 4L8. The Rotary Club of Willowdale is trying to get a group together to assist, with a maximum of 8 participants per session.
Date: Tuesday Nov 8th evening 5pm to 8pm and or Saturday Nov 12th  9:30am to noon.
Please reply to Jobson Easow at, easowjob@rogers.com with your availability and if you require a ride, by Thursday, Nov 3rd, 2022.
A Note From Our President: 
 
We are very excited about the 2022-2023 Rotary year! Our club has annual projects that make a significant difference in the lives of people in Canada and abroad.
 
We also have new projects in store, and we hope you will join us virtually or in person to serve our community.
 
Heather Graeme
 
Happy to be in-person again with our Partners Bayview Village Loblaws!
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The Food was awesome!!!!
Bayview Village Loblaws BBQ Fundraising Event
July 15, 2022
 
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Rotarians at the social night, enjoying Kerala dinner at Mr. John's Kerala Kitchen in Scarborough. A big thank you to Mr. John's staff for the excellent hospitality, service and exemplary delicious food.  Our Rotarians enjoyed it all and had a great time in a wonderful ambience.
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It's That Time Of The Year Again!
Reserve your ham and cheese now!
Email John at jsimpson002@sympatico.ca
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We were happy to meet in person again on March 31, 2022.
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Our first in-person meeting in fall of 2021.
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Our May, 2022
In-Person Meeting
 
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Thank you IPP CS
for your kind gifts at our 2022 President's Night!
 
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Entertainer Simon Zenker at our successful event Jack - O' - Lantern Jubilee benefiting the Phillips House and Maddie's Healing Garden. Photo by Eric Azeez.
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Willowdale is a proud supporter of the J. K. Nyerere Primary School, Arusha, in Tanzania, and also their “Feed The Children” program. JOIN us in this Cause.
 
Click on this link to view the video and information about the Feed The Children program.
 
You can also donate by clicking on this link, and choosing the J. K. Nyerere Primary School.
 
SERVICE ABOVE SELF!
 
Thank you to fellow Rotarians Jobson, Howard, Laurie, Azza, Azibola and Eric for taking the time and initiative to volunteer packing food at the North York Harvest Food Bank this week of November7, 2022.
We have booked for the same volunteering opportunity on Tuesday Dec 13th, from 5pm to 8pm. For those who like to join, please contact Jobson or President Heather.
 
 
Committee Jack O' Lantern Jubilee Event.  Photo by Eric Azeez.

The Jack-O’-Lantern Jubilee event in benefit of the Phillips House and Maddie's Healing Garden at the Grand Luxe on Saturday, October 29th was a great success. It was a night to remember, filled with elegance, great music, emotional speeches, great food, fun decoration, happy shopping, and all for a good cause!

Thank you to all who worked on the planning committee, collected items for the silent auction, donated financially and attended the evening.
Particular thanks to Uka, Margaret, Jobson and Eric from our club and Courtney and Elisabeth Linton from the Rotary Club of North York.
In the third year of supporting this project for Phillips House and Maddie’s Healing Garden, the Rotary Clubs of Willowdale, North York and York along with District 7070 and many other Clubs can feel happy that we are very close to achieving the goal of $100,000. We are hopeful that we may even exceed this goal! Thank you all for supporting such a worthy cause, which is to care for the mental health of our children and youths in Ontario.

 
Emcee - Jason Chapman, Executive Producer of 640 Toronto. Photo by Eric Azeez.
Nicole German, Maddie's Mom & Chair, North York General Foundation Board of Governors.  Photo by Eric Azeez.
Silent Auction held at the event and coordinated by Courtney Doldron and the Rotaract Club of Willowdale. Photo by Eric Azeez 
Henri Audet, Musician - Singer - Executive Director Camp Kirk.  Photo by Eric Azeez.
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