Posted by Gordon Brown on Sep 25, 2018
Attendance: 12 members. 4 guests  
 
Chair Barry opened the meeting.
 
Anthem: Gordon
 
Grace: Peter
 
Toast to the Queen, Canada and Rotary – Chair Barry
 
Guests:
Barry introduced his guests Adam Niman, Jonathan Gibson, and Avrum Liederman. Jim Boyko introduced Harry Hakomaki from Scarborough Twilight Club.
 
Announcements: 
* Barry gave a reminder of the Foundation Walk on September 30th. Donations to Maddy as per her email.  
* Rocco gave out folders with the ‘Official Invitation’ to the Auction and also the Auction Item Form
* Basil requested that members be prepared to tell when (not if) they will be volunteering to help with the Auction.
* David Seemungal read a note from Operation Eyesight thanking us for our support.
* Dhanni told members of International Group that they would be doing the POD in October and if they are not able to fulfill any duties to contact another member to switch with them. Dhanni also announced that the Group would meeting after the lunch on October 11th.     
 
Marbelous Draw:
Alan conducted the draw and our guest speaker Nadia, drew the ticket which was claimed by Alan! He was not able find the mutant marble, but got $5 as a consolation. 
 
Sergeant-At-Arms:
Basil was SAA today. He fined any member who did not know how many times the RI Convention had been held in Toronto. Nobody seemed to know, Basil advised that the one held earlier this year was the 5th one.
 
Happy Bucks:
 
Dave Hardy donated as he had been away in Fort Meyers and had a good time.
 
Barry donated as was happy to be chairing the meeting (to get in practice for when he is President next year). He was also happy that his three guests were able to attend. Barry was happy as well that a web series he produced will be airing October 1st on YouTube entitled “Rebecca Gold Web Series”.
 
Alan donated back his $5 as he was happy to be in attendance. Alan also advised that he has a friend who will sell Leaf tickets to members at face value on the condition that they be donated to the Auction.
 
Barry’s three
guests told us a bit more about themselves. Adam Niman is an Insurance Broker, Jonathan Gibson is a Mortgage Broker and Avrum Liederman is a Financial Consultant.
 
Speaker: Our speaker today was Nadia Heyed who is the Donor Relations Coordinator for East Scarborough Storefront.
 
Nadia is originally from Uxbridge and has lived in East Scarborough since 2001. After various other positions in 2015 she joined East Scarborough Storefront to help everyone become more aware of the Storefronts work in helping people living in very challenging circumstances. The Storefront opened in 2001 at Morningside Mall then in 2007 (after Morningside Mall closed) moved to its current location being a repurposed police station at 4040 Lawrence Ave East. The main area served is the Kingston Road / Galloway / Orton Park area. They see themselves as being a ‘Hub’ to 25 partners. They help new immigrants and people with disabilities (epilepsy in particular was mentioned). One of their main services is to help people work with their partners to assist in finding employment. The unemployment in the area they serve is 12% compared to the Toronto average of about 8%. Other services facilitated: computer help, an eco hub kitchen and a community garden with 30 plots. They also have a multi-sports court. For more information their website is: www.thestorefront.org. 
 
Dave Hardy thanked Nadia for her presentation.    
 
There being no further business Chair Barry closed the meeting
 
Sept. 20th in History
1867 - Federal Election - First general election completed; won by John A. Macdonald and the Conservatives; since July 1, Macdonald had governed under a coalition cabinet almost equally split between Liberal and Conservative ministers and representing different regions, religions and cultures. Canada
1870 Capture of Rome by Italian army, Pope Pius IX surrenders to King Victor Emmanuel which unifies Italy and ends 1,116 year reign of Papal States
1917 - Taxation - Parliament passes the Income War Tax; the rate for individuals is 4%, with an additional 2% on incomes between $6,000 and $10,000; the rate for corporations 4% on incomes over $3,000; a "temporary measure" to help pay for the war effort and post World War I recovery. Ottawa, Ontario
1932 Gandhi begins hunger strike against treatment of untouchables
1973 Billie Jean King beats Bobby Riggs in battle-of-sexes tennis match.