Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We have an exciting new format for our Rotary meetings!
Each month has:
  • One Traditional meeting with Speaker
  • One Business meeting
  • One Social/Fellowship Event
  • One Hands-on Activity
See Speakers and Events schedule for details.
For 2 meetings a month, Traditional and Business meetings, we meet Tuesday mornings at 7:15 am at:
Shopsy's Deli / Quinn's Steakhouse 
Sheraton Centre Hotel Toronto
96 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON  M5H 2A3
Congratulations to Nicole Jachyra, the newest member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise and of Rotary District 7070!
We are delighted to have Nicole join us in #ServiceAboveSelf as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise. She is an aspiring entrepreneur with the classification of "Aviarist".
Nicole has a diploma in Accounting and Finance as well as Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. She operates a small business online selling various arts and crafts. Her future plans are to open an aviary (bird zoo) in Toronto. Welcome to the Rotary International family Nicole!
Photo: President Michael with Nicole and
DGE Mary Lou, Nicole's sponsor 
The Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise was pleased to have Georgina Patko, visiting Rotarian from Richmond Sunrise, as our guest speaker.  Georgina provided in introduction to Progress Place.  For over 30 years, Progress Place has been a recognized leader in psychosocial rehabilitation throughout Canada and the international Clubhouse community.  
There is no definitive path to recovery for people living with a mental illness. At the heart of Progress Place’s recovery model is the facilitation of an inclusive, respectful and engaging community. Members and staff work side by side to create an environment conducive to the health and wellness of people living with a mental illness. This model helps individuals find their own unique path to recovery, and work through that path at their own pace.
Progress Place has an extraordinary record of success helping people get back to work after their lives have been interrupted with a mental illness.  If you’d like to see for yourself how this unique model of support works, please contact Georgina for a tour at 416-323-0223 or gpatko@progressplace.org .
Sandie thanked Georgina (right) for her enlightening presentation.
The Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise gathered for an evening of fellowship at The Porch.  Rotaract eClub members, visiting Rotarians, potential new members, and extended family joined club members for a relaxing evening on this beautiful sunny evening.
The Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise was pleased to have club member and DC16 Planning Committee Chair, Sandie Butterill, as our guest speaker.  Sandie provided club members with an overview of the conference preparations, and identified areas where volunteering assistance was required.  The team is preparing for a significant marketing push to clubs across District 7070 between now and the conference.  
There continue to be excellent Sponsorship opportunities available.  Please contact Clark or Sandie for further information.
Jim thanked Sandie for her presentation and leadership of the Committee.
The Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise was pleased to have club member Vlad Litvinov as our guest speaker.  Vlad delivered an overview of the proposed Transforming Faces project including District and Global Grant applications which he is preparing on behalf of the project team.
Bob thanked Vlad (right) for his thorough work summarizing the project and preparing the applications.
Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise member Farid Siddiqui joined our club and expressed a vision, to establish a club in the Danforth area of Toronto.  Farid has held a variety of Rotary leadership positions in Bangladesh, and as he arrived in Toronto he found that there were a number of experienced Rotarians in his community who had not found a suitable club in their community.
Sunday July 17, Farid chaired a club organizing meeting which was attended by over a dozen experienced Rotarians and over two dozen new member prospects.  District Governor Jim Louttit and Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise Club President Clark Ferguson were honoured to attend the meeting and share their Rotary experience and support for the proposed club.
On Tuesday July 19, Toronto Sunrise was pleased to welcome Moyeen Choughury (Past President/Past Asst District Governor Rotary Bangladesh), and Suhel Ahmed (Past President Rotary Bangladesh) as guests of Farid to our club meeting.  (Photo:  Clark, Suhel, Moyeen, Jameel, and Farid)
The Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise was pleased to have club member Chris Chen as our guest speaker.  Chris delivered his Classification Talk, introducing the club to his passion for community through his martial arts training and teaching.  Chris works in the managed security services field providing a range of client focused business communications and service management at The Herjavec Group.
Seun thanked Chris (right) for his inspiring presentation.
The Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise dedicated our club meeting to sharing ideas and extending our club strategic plan, facilitated by Lars Henriksson.  Wayne thanked Lars (left) for guiding the members through the session.
The club was pleased to welcome Rotarian Kanchana Silva (Rotary Club of Colombo Down Town, Sri Lanka) as our guest.  Clark and Kanchana (right) exchanged club banners.


The Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise was pleased to welcome Michael Bell (Past District Governor, District 7070) as our guest.  Michael officially "pinned" Jim Louttit (District Governor - 2016-2017, District 7070) and passed on the official "Home Club of the Governor" banner.


The Rotary Club of Toronto Sunrise welcomed Fanta Ongoiba, Executive Director, APAA, as our guest speaker to speak about Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA).  APAA is a volunteer driven, charitable AIDS Service Organization serving the African communities in Toronto.  
Fanta shared her experience of receiving a phone call requesting assistance communicating with a patient in hospital some years ago.  From this experience she identified a gap in the community providing support in a linguistically and culturally appropriate manner to African people living with HIV/AIDS, their partners, family and friends.
Pedro presented Fanta with a cheque in the amount of $1,600 which was raised through our involvement in the Rotary Poker Walk for HIV/AIDS held in April.
Mary Lou Harrison thanked Fanta for her presentation.
As a first in recent memory, the club meeting was conducted in english and french, making the information more accessible for a visiting Rotarian from Morocco, Maria Bensouda.  Members with varying experience speaking french took the opportunity to do a little practice.  In the end, Jameel Rahman expressed the sentiment of many members, "I proud that we conducted a club meeting in both official languages of Canada."
Clark Ferguson exchanged the club banner with Maria Bensouda, a visiting Rotarian from the Club Rotary Spartel Tanger,  Morocco.  
Les membres et les invités du Club Rotary de Toronto Sunrise ont apprécié la réalisation d'une réunion bilingue ce matin. Merci à Fanta et Maria pour nous rejoindre et faire de cette journée spéciale.
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Courtney Mollenhauer, Program Manager
Oct 30, 2018
Transforming Faces Report out
Michael Bell
Nov 13, 2018
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