Facebook
Twitter
Link
Email

Toronto Twilight
We Meet Every Other Wednesday at 7 PM
Wallace Gastropub
1954 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON  M4S 1Z4
Canada
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
Join our Online Meeting
Meeting for August 12th - 7:00 PM start time!
 
+1 647-749-7500   Canada, Toronto (Toll)
Conference ID: 525 539 351#
August 2020
S M T W T F S
26
27
28
29
30
31
01
02
03
04
05
06
07
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
01
02
03
04
05
Welcome to the Toronto Twilight Rotary Club
Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
Club Stories
Please join us on September 20th, 2020 in our annual participation of the Terry Fox Run. You can walk, run, bike, or whatever else you want to do! 
 
Our team page can be found here - http://www.terryfox.ca/rctt
 
If you choose not to run please consider donating. Our goal this year is $500!
 
PLEASE NOTE: Our next meeting will be on August 12 at 7 pm. Please note that there is not a two week gap between meetings as we are rescheduling our times to maximize member participation.
 
I am very happy to share again that our next meeting will have Mark Drager (www.markdrager.com) as speaker. Mark has led an extraordinary life and built a multi-billion dollar marketing agency from nothing.
 
 
Our next meeting will be a special combined meeting with Skyline where Mark Chipman, Rotary 7070 District Governor, will be speaking. It's a great opportunity to hear from the District Governor if you haven't had the chance to meet with him yet.
 
PLEASE NOTE it is a 6:30 pm start time. I hope many of you can make it.
 
WhenWed Aug 5, 2020 6:30pm – 7:30pm (EDT)
Wherehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/7162515886
WhoUnknown Organizer*
For our April 1st meeting, we invited Past District Governor Mary Lou Harrison and District Governor Elect Mark Chipman to join us and answer questions we had on the District's ongoing response to the self-isolation procedures taking effect across Ontario. They offered input and suggestions in areas like membership and fundraising. We also went around the room discussing how everyone was coping with their own self-isolation. We were able to throw in happy bucks as well!
We had a wonderful meeting last night. 8 members attended (4 actually turned on their cameras) and each attendee had an opportunity to talk about their current schedules as well as how we can navigate and incorporate self-isolation and social distancing into our club. 
 
Here are the main takeaways:
  1. We will move to Weekly Meetings - After unanimous decision within the meeting, everyone agreed that talking every week would be welcomed scheduling.
  2. On Membership (A Braindump) - What are the trends, demographic, what are we looking for? Is there a demographic we should be focused on, research is a good starting point, research has to branch out to our membership group age, what inspires people? In addition, from a clubs perspective - hone down on the objectives of this club in particular and the new members, brainstorming work, online work, mission statement, speak to other clubs in similar demographic.
  3. Online - Outside of meetings what else can we do
 
A big shout out goes to President-elect Andrew Milroy who demonstrated his leadership and organizational skills in the preparation of this event. I the end,, we raised $543 for Shelterbox! What turned out to be a rousing success, our tenth anniversary party was filled with memories of a decade’s worth of achievements mixed with excitement for the future. Just to call out a few – there was talk of a possible quarterly legacy members meetup and a podcast detailing the history of our club with former president
On maybe our last meeting at Wallace Gastro this year (hope that's not the case) we were treated to incoming member Mike Carey's classification talk. Mike did a deep dive into his history growing up in Hamilton (and never traveling more than 100km from home) and his career in Cybersecurity. As always, we had a great Twilight trivia contest and happy bucks. I hope everyone continues to stay safe and healthy!
It was a small gathering, most likely due to members still recovering from our 10-year celebration, but Twilight President Nick and Foundation Chair Tess had an intimate discussion with District Confereence Committee Chair, Terry Caputo, on how to engage a younger crowd to the 202 District Conference held in October at the Pan Pacific Hotel (formerly the Westin Prince) in Toronto near Don Mills and York Mills.
Where we lacked in members, we made up for in opinions as Tess and Nick both provided heavy input into the types of changes needed to make the DC more attainable to a younger crowd. Thanks for coming out Terry! We look forward to continuing to work with you in these areas!