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Richmond Hill

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Mondays at 6:30 PM
Sheraton Parkway Hotel
600 HWY-7 E
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2
Canada
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The Nomination Deadline for the Richmond Hill’s first annual Women of Inspiration & Leadership Award, or WILA, is this Friday, January 15th
 
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is very happy to launch its first annual Women of Inspiration & Leadership Award, or WILA. The award will recognize a woman who has contributed to the greater good of the Richmond Hill Community through her leadership, achievement, and example of distinction.  She may have done so through her contribution to a corporation, government, not-for-profit, start-up, or service to the community. 
 
If you know someone who is worthy, please nominate them by completing the form at https://rotaryrh.wixsite.com/womensinitiatives/programs
 
Today, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill held our final meeting of the 2020 year.  One of our speakers was Rotary Past District Governor, John Van Laar and his wife Cora.  John and Cora gave an update on the Back to School project in Cebu, the Philippines.  It helps poverty-stricken children to attend school with necessary items such as a school uniform, shoes and school supplies. Donations also help fund the Mobile Eye Clinics, the Mobile Dental Clinics, and a Mobile Library.  They also assist young adults to get the vocational training that they need to get jobs.  John and Cora have now been running this project for 16 years.  The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill has been a proud supporter of this project for 15 of those years.  John’s hard work and dedication at age 92 is an inspiration to us all.  Keep up the good work John and Cora!  Below we see John speaking to our club.
 
 
Long-time Richmond Hill Rotarian, Glen Waugh, was awarded the status of Rotary Major Donor.  This really is an honour!  Particularly now with Covid, so many community groups in are in need, yet many of our club’s regular fundraising efforts are curtailed.  So donations by club members are so very critical.  Glen, you are showing a great example for all of us to follow.  Thank you very much! Below is a photo of Glen accepting his award.
 
 
Another long-time Richmond Hill Rotarian, Bryon Wilfert has been named to the Board of Directors of the NATO Association of Canada, https://natoassociation.ca/.  The role of the association is to “Promote Peace, Prosperity and Security through Knowledge and Understanding of the Role of the importance of NATO”.  I predict an upcoming provocative presentation on NATO to our club.  Congratulations Bryon!
The Richmond Hill Rotary Holiday Party was last night.  In spite of the physical constraints imposed on us, we still got together for some laughs, and many toasts to the Holidays and beyond!    Best Wishes to all our friends in the Richmond Hill community for the upcoming year...we enjoyed a toast to you as well!
 
Richmond Hill Rotary will be holding our 2nd Bottle and Food Drive on Saturday, April 10, 2021.  Please hold onto your refundable wine/beer/liquor bottles from the holiday season for us.  Funds raised will go to support local charities.  Times and drop off locations will be announced as we get closer to the date.  In the event that your storage/shed/garage is overflowing and cannot wait until April, please contact us for a pickup (peter.szoke@rogers.com).
 
Thank you to all of you who supported our 1st ever Bottle and Food Drive last September.  You helped us raise $1200 for local charities, and about 750 lbs of food for the Richmond Hill Community Food bank.  The money was very much appreciated and put to good use.
 
From all of us at Richmond Hill Rotary, we wish you the very best for the holiday season and beyond!
 
Tonight, we had Kathy Mochnacki and Jonathan Nadler speak to us about Richmond Hill’s Home on the Hill.
 
Home on the Hill is a Charitable Organization founded by the families of people with serious mental illness.  Home on the Hill supports their families, too, who are still not considered part of the “circle of care” by the formal system.  These individuals often do not access service from mainstream mental health agencies.  Many have the symptoms of anosognosia and lack insight that they have an illness, so believe that they do not need service.   Home on the Hill supports their families, too, who are still not considered part of the “circle of care” by the formal system.
 
Home on the Hill provides an invaluable service to our community.  We never know when one of our own family members may need to use one of their services.  Thank you Kathy and Jonathan for speaking with us this evening…but thank you every more for your contribution to our community!  Below a photo of Kathy speaking to our club.
 
Last week, our guest speaker was Mike Petersen, via Zoom, all the way from Panama (the country).  He gave an incredibly fascinating presentation on "Could there be life on Venus?"  A recent discovery of Phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus has scientists very excited.  Interestingly, we can find the fingerprints of life, Oxygen, Phosphine, Methane and Water on other planets/moons in our solar system too.  Thank you Mike for a thought provoking presentation.
 
Thank you to Sheila Wang, Richmond Hill Reporter for YorkRegion.com and the Richmond Hill Liberal newspaper for a great article on the new Women of Inspiration & Leadership Award.  The article includes an interview with Richmond Hill Rotary Club President, Noeline Paul.
 
 
Photo below of Noeline Paul at the Richmond Hill Rotary Park.  Thank you to Steve Somerville of YorkRegion.com for the photo.
 
 
#WILA
The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is very happy to launch its first annual Women of Inspiration & Leadership Award, or WILA. The award will recognize a woman who has contributed to the greater good of the Richmond Hill Community through her leadership, achievement, and example of distinction.  She may have done so through her contribution to a corporation, government, not-for-profit, start-up, or service to the community. 
 
In addition to the prestige of receiving an award that recognizes the winner as a woman of inspiration and leadership, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill will donate $1,000 to a charity of the winner’s choice.
 
Noeline Paul, President of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill said, “I am thrilled to have our club launch an award that recognizes women and their many achievements. As a club, we knew it was important to acknowledge that women play a significant role in the betterment of society. We all know women who are leaders in so many different ways, some beyond traditional notions of leadership, and this award gives us the opportunity to showcase and appreciate women who lead and inspire us in our local community.
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