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1 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The Rotary Club Of Toronto West Amalgamated and derived from: Etobicoke Sunrise Club – 1998 - 2004 Rexdale Club – 1986 - 1997 Islington Club – 1955-1997 Helping Youth at Risk since 1955 A Proud 50 Year History in West Toronto Our Beginnings …

2 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Rotary Club of Toronto West Where we meet … –Strate's Banquet Hall in Etobicoke –365 Evans Avenue (QEW/Kipling). –Thursday Mornings 7:30 - 8:30 AM –28 Members

3 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Our Major Annual Event… Gala Awards Night at The Old Mill Inn The Rotary Youth Impact Awards A Toronto West initiative Formal Dinner and Dance Live Entertainment Shows Several Awards given 200+ attendees

4 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The R otary Y outh I mpact A wards A Toronto West initiative Awards given to those demonstrating.. –A record of meritorious service to youth –Practical experience in youth development activities –Leadership in promoting the importance of helping youth

5 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The R otary Y outh I mpact A wards A Toronto West initiative  Individuals  Students under 18  Young Adults under 25  Community Organizations  Businesses Separate Awards given for each category:

6 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The R otary Y outh I mpact A wards A Toronto West initiative  Lifetime Achievement –Vicki Keith - for youth in sports  Individuals –Pat Cater – Sleeping Children around the World  Community Organizations –The War Amps  Young Adults under 25 –Adam Gesicki – Over 1000 volunteer hours  Junior Youth under 18 –Viviana Astudillo-Clavijo Artist & active in Empowered Student Partnership  Businesses –Tom’s Place (Tom Mihalik) – for helping children In 2007, Awards were given to:

7 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The R otary Y outh I mpact A wards A Toronto West initiative since 1999 This annual event has raised over $200,000 from … –Ticket Sale Proceeds –Corporate Sponsorships –Private Donations –Silent Auction –Raffles

8 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The R otary Y outh I mpact A wards A Toronto West initiative since 1999 This past year’s 2007 Recipient of the L ifetime Achievement Award was … Vicki Keith Rotary Youth Impact Awards: To recognize and honour those who have made a significant positive impact on youth. Vickie Keith Marathon Swimmer

9 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca 2007 Lifetime Achievement Award Vicki Keith Marathon Swimmer Toronto West is proud to have given a $25,000 cheque to the Mississauga YMCA Y-Knot Abilities Program in recognition and appreciation of Vicki’s life long efforts to helping youth strive for excellence in sports. Order of Canada RecipientTerry Fox Hall of Famer Founder of the “Penguins CAN Fly” Program Lifetime fund raising efforts exceeding $1 million Paul Harris Fellow

10 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The R otary Y outh I mpact A wards A Toronto West initiative You are invited… to the 2008 Gala Night The Old Mill Inn January 25 th, 2008 Tickets now available! Ask here!

11 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The R otary Y outh I mpact A wards A Toronto West initiative 2008 Gala Night This year the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to … The Honourable James Karl Bartleman, who served as the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario from 2002 - 2007. Enquire at booth for Gala tickets Honourable James Karl Bartleman

12 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The R otary Y outh I mpact A wards A Toronto West initiative 2008 Gala Night The Honourable James Bartleman has made enormous efforts towards … encouraging aboriginal communities, especially young people;encouraging aboriginal communities, especially young people; supporting initiatives that fight racism and discrimination;supporting initiatives that fight racism and discrimination; speaking out to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness.speaking out to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. Enquire at booth for Gala tickets Honourable James Karl Bartleman

13 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The R otary Y outh I mpact A wards A Toronto West initiative Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients Enquire at booth for Gala tickets2006 Ted Woloshyn – CFRB Charitable work with children. 2005 Molly Johnson - Jazz Vocalist Support for AIDS and HIV 2004 Silken Laumann - Olympian Role Model for youth 2003 Michael Clemons - CFL star/coach Horizons for Youth 2002 George Chuvalo - Boxer Fight against Drugs 2001 Diane Dupuy - Famous People Players Author - Inspires Children 2000 Murray Dryden Sleeping Children Around the World

14 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca R otary C lub of T oronto W est Key Projects and Programs supported by us…

15 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Who is “Nobody” - A Toronto West initiative Nobody is a doll which gains character as it goes from NOBODY to SOMEBODY. Children add creative attachments to the doll with each project they complete. Children take pride in the accomplishment of helping others. www.WhoIsNobody.ca Kelly Clark Founder of the Who is Nobody program.

16 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Who is “Nobody” - A Toronto West initiative Teacher’s aid program: www.WhoIsNobody.ca Kelly Clark created the Who is Nobody program five years ago to help young people realize their potential and become good citizens as well as good students. Instills character enhancement and self- esteem in children. Positive achievements; over 250 organizations have benefited by the children’s efforts since 2001. Kits have been sent out to 19 School Boards. Funding was provided by Toronto West to spearhead this highly successful program

17 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca New Basketball Court – Rathburn/East Mall A Toronto West initiative A new basketball court was designed and built to provide a healthy sports venue for less advantaged youth. Funding was provided by Toronto West for this community benefit project completed in 2006

18 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Other Community Projects recently funded by Toronto West  Mississauga YMCA – Y Knot  Toronto Community Housing – Basketball Court  “Who Is Nobody” Program  Canada Landmines Foundation – Music Night  Toronto Police - “Ski Hill Blues”  Gift of Life  Sleeping Children Around the World  The Gatehouse

19 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Key Fundraising Projects  Annual Gala Dinner  Christmas Cake Sales  Foundation Walk  Wine Bottle Recycling Program

20 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Special Events  Incoming President’s “Roast” Dinner  Golf Day  Fall Fair – Centennial Park (1993- 2003)  Christmas Dinner  Evening of Music  Habitat for Humanity

21 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Projects Funded by Toronto West… Adventure in Citizenship for Youth Albion Boys and Girls Club Alfa Literacy Project Arts Etobicoke Youth Theatre Project B-427 Camp Huronda for Diabetic Children Canadian Land Mine Foundation Consuelo Project Dorothy Ley Hospice Etobicoke Brighter Futures Coalition Etobicoke Centennial Choir Etobicoke General Hospital Etobicoke Girls Residence Etobicoke Public Library Evergreen Project of Yonge Street Mission Famous People Players Fight Against Drugs Friends of Fuller Parkette Gatehouse Gift of Life Habitat for Humanity, Rotary Drive Healthy Beginnings Hoops Unlimited Hope Air Horizons for Youth Humber Memorial Hospital Hustle Up the Humber Khartoum Limb Camp Lakeshore Swim Club LAMP Street Level Youth

22 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Sheldon Kennedy Foundation Sleeping Children Around the World Toronto Board of Education Youth at Risk Toronto Police - 23 Division - Community Policing Liaison Committee - Ski Hill Blues Program Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund Urban Peace Initiative Welcome Baby Support Program Youth Assisting Youth Youth Action Network Youth Environmental Initiative in Costa Rica Youth Unlimited Youth Volunteers in Jamaica Letters to a Street Child Mosport Ride for a Child Morelia Children’s Hospital, Mexico Ontario Science Centre, Living Earth Project Operation Eyesight Universal Parent-Child Mother Goose Program Playgrounds for Dominican Republic Polio Plus Provide a Life Pueblito Canada Queensway General Hospital Rotary Group Study Exchange Rotary Police Awards Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Salvation Army Families of Youth at Risk.... and countless others! Projects Funded by Toronto West…

23 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Websites to visit … RotaryTorontoWest www. RotaryTorontoWest.ca YouthImpact www. YouthImpact.ca

24 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Toronto West – “Scenes and Being Seen”

25 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Toronto West– “Scenes and Being Seen”

26 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Toronto West– “Scenes and Being Seen”

27 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Toronto West – “Scenes and being Seen” Ah! The sweet smell of Success!

28 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca Please enquire or pick up a form for Tickets for our Gala Dinner-Dance and Rotary Youth Impact Awards Ceremony Rotary Youth Impact Awards Ceremony 25 th January 2008 Gala Dinner tickets … The Honourable James Karl Bartleman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award The Old Mill, Etobicoke

29 Rotary Club of West Toronto TheRotaryClubofTorontoWest RotaryTorontoWest.ca The End Thank you Thank you PS … Don’t forget to ask about the GALA Dinner tickets!!


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