Chair: Basil Dias
Anthem: Gordon Brown
Grace: David Seemungal       
Attendance: 15.     Guests:  Raffi Charjian, Jennifer Boyd, Michael Conway
Basil Dias
  • This year’s TV Auction was a great success with a large number of high value items, great sponsorships, more members’ participation in soliciting items and volunteering with their families and friends at the auction. A heart-felt “Thank You” to everyone.
  • Next Board meeting at Doug Strype’s office on Mon. Nov. 28th at 6:30 pm.
  • Remember that the Club Christmas party is on Fri. Dec. 9th. Please respond whether you are attending or not. Cost is $60 per person. Gordon Brown already sent out another reminder.
  • There will be a club election on Dec 7th for the incoming president and other key positions of next year’s board. Basil will be away basking in sun.
  • The Rotary clubs of Scarborough will be sponsoring the city New Year’s party on Sunday, Jan. 8th at the Albert Campbell Square from 2-4 pm. Our club cost is $50 and we need a few club members to serve cookies and promote Rotary.
  • Our club is still looking for this Rotary year RYLA candidate. Please contact Jacqueline Smith if you have a suitable candidate.
  • The Scarborough Community Renewal Organization is holding a workshop titled “Building the Workforce of Tomorrow in Scarborough” on Thurs, Dec 1 at 6:30 pm at the Centennial College. Keynote speakers are: Dave Hardy, Sean Conway and Dr. Wendy Cukier.  Admission is free and light refreshments.
  • We have received a cheque in the amount of $750 from the District for our Adopt a School grant application. Thanks David Seemungal for your help.
  • At the District Foundation dinner, our club was recognized for being a “100% Foundation Giving Club”
Marbelous Draw: Mike Mushet
Gordon Brown won the consolation prize of $5.
SAA – Gerd Wengler, started with his usual joke.
  • Today fine was imposed on those who did not know the meaning of the Rotary wheel.
  • Doug Strype paid a fine of $10 for not able to attend the TV Auction last weekend
Happy Bucks from:
  • Jim Boyko gave thanks to Kevin Manuel, Basil and everyone who spent their countless hours to make the TV Auction a success.
  • Gordon relinquished  his $5 on  Football - Chelsea making it in the top league and Montreal beat TFC 3-2.
Basil introduced the speakers Jennifer Boyd and Raffy Chouljian from the Toronto Don Mills club. They conquered Mount Kilimanjaro and raised over $½M for Polio Plus.
Jennifer was inspired 5 years ago when she was at the District conference in Blue Mountain and for the first time witnessed in real life a person who suffered from Polio. She decided that she must make a difference in this area so she started educating the public through awareness of polio. In February 2015, she participated in the National Polio Immunization in India.
Please listen to this very inspiring talk from Jennifer and Raffi on the 6-day journey conquering Mount Kilimanjaro.
Jim Boyko thanked the speakers and presented them with Operation Eyesight certificates.