Chair:  President Barry 
 
(Anthem: Will be considered for the future;Grace: May be in the future)
 
Toast to Queen, Canada and Rotary: President Barry 
 
Attendance:  17 members and 5 guests for a total of 22.
 
Guests: Dorothy (Basil’s wife), Harry (Twilight Club), Ralph (Past Governor), Jacqueline (former member), Judy (Dave’s wife).
 
Announcements:
 
 
  1. President Barry said tha a virtual auction was a distinct possibility
 
      2.Next Wednesday there will be joint meeting and details will be sent.
 
 
 
 
  
 
Speaker: Emma Chaikowsky
 
 
In concert with several of the Rotary Clubs in Scarborough we have been awarding Paul Harris Scholarships to high school graduates who have excelled in scholastics, community service, school activities and needed financial assistance to enter Universities. One such brilliant recipient in 2016, Emma Chaikowsky, is our guest speaker and she is going to tell us of her accomplishments and future plans. Peter Masson introduced her as one of the outstanding recipients and is a testament to our scholarship program.
Emma graduated from Sir Wilfred Laurier High School in Guildwood after having served as the Student Council President. She pursued her interest in helping the physically and mentally challenged individuals and entered the Applied Sciences Program specializing in Social Justice that includes autism and other disabilities at McMaster University. While at Mac she was the Representative of Matthew’s Hall, ran a Cooke Group which was an incubator for new ideas, policy adviser for wellness and also ran the Mac Dance program for kids. She was involved in the “Best Buddies Program” helping mentally challenged people. After gaining her Bachelor’s degree she has now been admitted into a Master’s Program at Brock University on Applied Disabilities.
Emma has focused on pursuing a career in helping people with disabilities. Her delightful personality combined her ambition to help people with disabilities not only makes her a credit to her program but also makes us in the Rotary Club proud.
 
 
 
 
 
Mike Mushet thanked her for her excellent presentation.
 
 
David Seemungal
 
David conducted the Happy Thoughts (In lieu of Happy Bucks) and wanted the views of club members on the use of technology.  
 
Dave Hardy is a heavy user of technology in his work
 
Jacqueline talked about employment opportunities.
 
Dhanni described live streaming of a funeral in Trinidad.
 
David mentioned how eulogy for a funeral was video transmitted.  
 
Danny thanked those who had contributed to his cancer ride on "giving Tuesday" resulting in a matched donation of 200% to be donated to COVID-19 research and PPE from Board Chair of The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, Janice Fukakusa. 
The $750.00 donated by members resulted in $750.00 going to Cancer Research and $1500.00 going to COVID-19 support and research. (Special thanks to Champ Engineering for a very generous $500.00 donation ). Danny promised to fulfill his part by riding the 220 km alone locally on June 13 weekend as at the moment the ride is on hold.
 
 
 
 
President Barry ended the meeting wishing everyone a pleasant week.