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Last Thursday, our speaker was Marc Hull-Jacquin.  Mark is Founder and Executive Director of The Shelter Movers of Toronto. 

While on paternity leave with his daughter, Marc came up a unique concept.  He created Shelter Movers.  It's a volunteer-based organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. The Shelter Movers of Toronto collaborates with community partners to help families transition to a life free of abuse.  Mark shared with us the great work his organization does. 
 
Join us  Thursday (October 26, 2017) when our guest speaker will be Jennifer Boyd. 
 
Jennifer has been the District Chair for World Polio Day since 2012. Since then, she along with fellow Rotarians have been able to raise awareness to the public through many media outlets and by lightening up both the CN Tower and Toronto Sign at Toronto City Hall Red, Yellow and White on World Polio Day. Jennifer will be speaking about the push for the next 3 years and the efforts to eradication this disease from the world completely.  She will explain why it is so important to continue to contribute and where the funds go. She will share her experience of participating in National Immunization Day and how important these days are to eradicating this disease.  Along with highlighting the successes of World Polio Day 2017, she'll outline the goals for 2018.  
 
We meet at Whistlers Restaurant located at 995 Broadview Ave, East York, ON M4K 2S1.  Our luncheon starts at 12:30pm and we hope you can attend to hear Jennifer on Thursday, October 26, 2017.
Victor LalVictor Lal, a student at Western University, came and talked to us today (2017-1012) about his Ride for Syrian Refugees – see canadiansforsyria.org. He spent part of his summer raising $30,000 for a Syrian family which is presently residing in Jordan and expected to arrive in Canada later this year. Victor rode his bike from Toronto to St. John’s, Newfoundland, over 2,500 kilometres. He had some interesting stories to tell about his ride, including the generosity of people he met along the way.  Last year, Toronto East Rotary Club supported a number of initiatives related to the Syrian refugee crisis and was pleased to support Victor in his fundraising efforts with a cheque for $1,000. Thanks to Victor for his demonstration of “Service above Self”.
Our speaker today (October 5) is Alex Spence.  Alex is a videographer and has worked in his field for the last 10 years, travelling and taping programs as diverse as the 2016 Rio Olympics to the Amazing Race Canada.  He will give us an overview of his career, the places he has been, the people he has met, what he has witnessed and what he has learned.  We'll also find out, how he got into the profession, the importance of work/life balance, the importance of creating and maintaining networks and the changing economies of television. He also has a wealth of interesting anecdotes to share.
The 18th annual Toronto East Rotary Club golf tournament was held on September 14th at Sleepy Hollow Golf & Country Club. This year’s tournament was very successful raising over $25,000!  A big thank you goes out to all members who volunteered their time on golf day, all those that brought in sponsors or golfers and our great golf committee that did such great work to ensure a successful tournament.   
 
 
 
 
 
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Polio Anywhere is a Risk to Children Everywhere

Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn't over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don't finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years.
 
Since the global initiative began more than 30 years ago, Rotary and its partners have reduced polio cases by more than 99 percent worldwide. There are only two countries where the wild polio virus has never been stopped: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

It’s Achievable: 

There is no cure for polio, but the polio vaccine successfully prevents cases.

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