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Charter Date: April 28, 1965

The Toronto East Rotary Club received its Charter on April 25, 1965. Then District Governor Tibor Gregor made the presentation to our Charter President William (Bill) Phelan and Toronto East was welcomed as the fiftieth club in District 707. We were granted rights to the territory lying within the corporate limits of the City of Toronto, from the center of the Don River to Victoria Park Ave, north from Lakeshore Blvd. to the East York border.

 We were sponsored by the Toronto Rotary Club and our initial roster consisted of 26 members. Many clubs were chartered after April 1965, resulting in the formation of a new district and the renaming of our current area as District 7070.

The governing body of our club is our Board of Directors, a group that is elected each year. The club conducts business according to our club bylaws and has always engaged in projects selected by the membership. Our guiding principle is "Service Above Self", assisting the less fortunate in our communities, both local and abroad. 

 The Rotary Foundation

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Our Paul Harris Fellows

Upon the death of Paul Harris in 1947, the R.I. Board of Directors established a Graduate Fellowship plan as a memorial and they issued a call to comply with a mandate of the 1938 Convention to raise $2,000,000 for The Rotary Foundation. The response from individual Rotarians was immediate.

Today, those who carry on this tradition of honouring the memory of our founder by contributing $1,000, or for whom $1,000 is donated in their honour or memory, are designated Paul Harris Fellows. Members of our club make personal contributions to our Rotary Foundation as one of the ways we can assist those in need.  We also honour individuals for outstanding service to the community, by making such contribution on their behalf.

Toronto East, Paul Harris Fellows
  • William (Bill) Phelan 1975  PHF+2
  • Chuck Noguchi 1986
  • Lloyd Grose 1977
  • Lachlin Lewis 1986
  • Frank Bennett 1990
  • Sam Campbell 1990
  • Hank Elson 1991
  • Jack Embrey 1991
  • Ken Windeler 1991
  • Mike Mead 1995
  • Jeff Harrison 1995  PHF+4
  • Art Belanger 1997
  • Bruce Knight 1997
  • Sr. Roberta Freeman 1997
  • William Hollett 1997
  • Dr. William Pashby 1997
  • Harold Boyd 1997
  • Alexander Munroe 2001
  • Virginia O'Reilly 2002  PHF+8
  • Dr. Peter Cranston 2004
  • Nancy Ballantyne 2005
  • Beverley Phelan 2007
  • Matt Matthews 2009
  • Rev. Roberto 2009
  • Jeff Rayman 2010
  • Elmar Moser 2012 PHF+1
  • Jack Aldred 2012
  • Patrick McKeough 2012 PHF+8
  • Steven Mastoras 2013
  • Helmer Gonzales 2014
  • Aaron Harnett 2014
  • Ed Hearn 1981
  • Alex Findlay 1985
  • Dave Heuhn 1986
  • Laddie Crawford 1986
  • John Huntington 1991
  • Ed Lauzon 1990
  • Murray Smith 1990
  • John Carrie 1991
  • Fr. Tom Day 1991
  • Dr. Hugh Frazer 1995
  • Mike Phelan 1995  PHF+8
  • Harold Boyd 1997
  • Alan Seymour 1997 PHF+1
  • Joseph Millage 1997
  • Luigi Russo 1997
  • Rev Douglas Lobb 1997
  • Douglas Budden 2001
  • Brian Smith 2001  PHF+1
  • Patricia Phelan 2004
  • Maureen Barrey 2005
  • James Hawtin 2005
  • Olga Kachur 2007
  • Tony Matthews 2007
  • John Ryall 2009
  • Christine Phelan 2011
  • Hugh Clemence 2011
  • Rod Roblin 2012
  • Tom Andrews 2012
  • Karen Somerville 2012 PHF+1
  • Joseph Runza 2013