Toronto East Rotary News

Left to Right:  Club President Jim Crimedas, Pastor Tim Reimer, Rev. Sarah Miller, Rabbi Mariam Margles, Rev. Jim Parker.
 
At our lunch on May 4th, 2017, we listened intently to the thoughts of four religious leaders in the Toronto East community and were left with a special thought from each.
The broad societal issues that were raised by the religious leaders and where, we as a Club, can continue to contribute, are:
 
Poverty, housing for the marginalized, homelessness, hunger and food security, clean water, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, welcoming spaces for the transgender and LGBTQ community, safe havens for youth, mental health, individual isolation, refugee sponsorship and Indigenous rights.
 
 
On April 27th, Amanda Maragos, one of our newest members, presented her classification talk. Amanda is the Manager of Volunteer Services for the Philip Aziz Centre / Emily’s House. PAC/EH were created in 1995 to provide physical, spiritual and emotional support and respite services to individuals, adults and children, who have life-limiting conditions or chronic illnesses, who are often, though not always, in end-of-life situations.

Ve’ahavta is a Jewish charitable social service organization dedicated to promoting positive change in the lives of people of all faiths who are marginalized by poverty.

Amiel Blajchman, a member of the Board of Directors, and Debbie Estrin, Director of Development, spoke about Ve'ahavta’s programs to alleviate homelessness and urban poverty, educational activities around issues of social justice, and the inclusion of hundreds of members of the community in Ve’ahavta’s transformational work.

On April 13 the TERC had an engaging and stimulating presentation by Angela Simo Brown and Sam Yacob of Children First Canada. The full PowerPoint presentation is available here. They not only addressed the glaring need for more national attention to the poor situation experienced by all too many children in Canada today, they also indicated ways in which we as individuals can assist Children First Canada in addressing these needs.
  
 
Left to Right:  Rotarians Don Bell, Michael Cooksey, and Michele Guy giving us the inside scoop of what will be happening at our 2018 Rotary International Convention being held in Toronto.
 
 
 
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