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Welcome to Our Club! celebrating 69th anniversary

Richmond Hill

SERVICE ABOVE SELF

We meet In Person
Mondays at 6:30 PM
Sheraton Parkway Hotel
600 HWY-7 E
Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2
Canada
Upcoming Event
Due to Coronavirus COVID 19
Our meetings are done through Zoom/online
contact us if you would like to join
 
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Thank you very much to Acting Mayor Joe DiPaola who gave an update at our Rotary meeting concerning all things Richmond Hill.  Residents of Richmond Hill are supplying very active participation in the current update to the Official Plan.  The new plan will provide a guide land use and development to 2041.  More information on the update is at https://www.richmondhill.ca/en/find-or-learn-about/official-plan-update.aspx
 
Acting Mayor DiPaola also gave an update on a new subway stop for Yonge and Hwy7.  Yes, it is really going to happen!  Tentative completion is 2029/2030.
 
Thank you for the presentation Acting Mayor DiPaola!
 
Last Friday, Megan Siemens from Konzelmann Wines joined us for a virtual wine tasting event.  We savoured four great wines with food.  Funds raised went to the Richmond Hill Rotary's Womens' Initiatives, #WILA.
 
Thank you to our Womens' Committee for organizing such a fun event!
 
See more on Rotary's Women's initiatives at https://rotaryrh.wixsite.com/womensinitiatives/programs
 
The Yukon Quest is a grueling 1,000 miles/1,600 km dog sled race through the wilderness between Whitehorse, Yukon and Fairbanks, Alaska.   Join the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill’s Zoom meeting to hear Hank DeBruin and Tanya McCready from Winterdance Dogsled Tours tell their story.

Hank and their huskies have had many adventures from Maine to Alaska including competing in six 1000-mile races in Alaska and the Yukon. Out of the many lessons and countless stories from these races, a corporate presentation was born that focuses on building and leading
great teams through challenging times.
 
Steven Dengler came to our club meeting today to tell us about his 2017 helicopter round the world circumnavigation of the planet.  Joining him on the journey was his father, Bob Dengler, and Dugal McDuff.  Their odyssey was part of 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation.  His presentation was part adventure, part history presentation, part showcase of world class Canadian technology.  And what a storyteller!
 
 
This evening, the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill held the first ever Women of Inspiration and Leadership Award Ceremony.  The recipient of the first award is Sajida Habib.
 
From a young age in Pakistan to being a newcomer in the 1980s to Richmond Hill, Sajida has been a volunteer leader. She has served as a parent volunteer on local school board, associations, worked as a facilitator at a York Region kindergarten, as a principal at the local Sunday school, led civic engagement in local marginalized communities for the 2015 and 2019 federal election, sponsored and supported Syrian Refugees, started the Homework club in Jaffari Housing, and founded a non-profit Muslim Women for York Region that provides food and essential needs like PPE to foodbanks and shelters throughout the GTA. During COVID-19, the organization helped over 13 shelters and food banks, donating in excess of $170,000 with support from 140 Richmond Hill volunteers.
 
Richmond Hill’s First Annual Women of Inspiration and Leadership Award (WILA) ceremony will be held on Monday, April 26 at 6:30pm.
 
The event is to honour our 2021 winner, Sajida Habib, founder of the Salaam Foundation.  Noeline Paul, President of the Richmond Hill Rotary Club will be presenting the award. Richmond Hill MPP Daisy Wai will provide a congratulatory message to Sajida.  Also participating will be representatives from the Sandgate Women’s Shelter of York Region.
 
Sajida will be honoured at an award ceremony on Monday, April 26, 2021 over Zoom.  Anyone wishing to join the festivities, please register in advance for this meeting. 
 
Sajida has contributed to the Richmond Hill community since arriving as a newcomer from Pakistan to Richmond Hill in the 1980s. As a volunteer leader, she has served as a parent volunteer on local school board associations, worked as a facilitator at a York Region kindergarten, as a principal at the local Sunday school, led civic engagement in local marginalized communities for the 2015 and 2019 federal elections, sponsored and supported Syrian Refugees, started the Homework club in Jaffari Housing, and founded a non-profit Muslim Women for York Region that provides food and essential needs like PPE to foodbanks and shelters throughout the GTA. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has helped over 13 shelters food banks, donating in excess of $170,000 with support from 140 Richmond Hill volunteers.
 
Sajida said, “I feel privileged and honoured to be the first recipient of WILA by the Richmond Hill Rotary Club. I thank the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill for recognizing the work that women are doing in this community.”
 
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 10660 Yonge St., 
PO Box 30568
Richmond Hill
 ON L4C 3C9
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Director, Community
Director, Vocational
Director, Club
Director, International
RH Rotary Charitable Foundation, Secretary
Director, Membership
Director, Youth
RH Rotary Charitable Foundation, Treasurer
Past President
Director, Public Relations
RH Rotary Charitable Foundation, President
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Monthly Magazine
Aug 12, 2020
Monthly Magazine
Jul 10, 2020
Club Bulletin
Mar 18, 2019
 
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