Posted by Peter Szoke on Nov 04, 2018
We had some very special visitors at our last club meeting: representatives from Sunshine Foundation and L'Arche Canada.
Gary E Sim, President & CEO of L’Arche Canada Foundation was one of our speakers.  L’Arche helps people with intellectual disabilities find a meaningful life.  Many parents of children with intellectual disabilities do everything that they can to support their children throughout their lives.  But what happens to their children when they are gone? In L’Arche, people with and without intellectual disabilities live, work, learn, and grow together.  Learn more at
Ralph Marascio and Tammy O’Sullivan from Sunshine Foundation also spoke to us about Sunshine Dreams for Kids. The Sunshine Foundation of Canada makes dreams come true for children living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.  Sunshine Dream Programs are once-in-a-lifetime experiences for kids that ignite a sense of newfound independence, build confidence, and create joyful memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. By having their dreams come true, kids are inspired to keep dreaming, are willing to try new things, and have a more positive outlook on life.  Learn more at
Below is a photo of Tammy, Nash, Ralph and Gary.
Rotarian Dr. Emmanual Abara has recently been travelling to the Pacific Rim area.  He returned and presented Rotary Club President Elect Nash Azam with a banner from the Gambiar Rotary Club, in Garbiar, South West Australia.
Below is a photo of Dr. Emmanuel presenting to Nash.