Rotary Club of Richmond Hill
Serving our Community for over 70 years
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Monthly Magazine 

December 2021
Editor Nash Azam
Welcome to our monthly magazine! 

We Are People of Action

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change.

Club Meetings / Announcement


The event was very successful and we raised around $2700
We are grateful to all our Supporters and Donors for their continued, faithful support of our efforts.
Special Appreciation to all our members, however we genuinely appreciate few for their generous contribution:
Donita Hagborg, Beppi Mottes, David Obadia, Richard Housen, Dave Tate, Steve Knight, Dave Morrison, Paul Vyrostko
Raj, CP, Glen, Peter, Veda, Noeline, Eric & Paul Thomas
THANK YOU for your continuous support, and belief in our humanitarian mission, we really appreciate it.

2. Toastmaster and Rotary Team Up

Mark Blackmore and Peter Hernandez from District 123 Division E, Toastmasters spoken on Toastmasters and Rotary.
The Toastmasters-Rotary alliance, announced earlier this year, leverages the strengths of both organizations to help members grow personally and professionally. Toastmasters helps empower people to become better communicators and leaders. Rotary is dedicated to humanitarian service, aiding others through fighting disease, promoting peace, and supporting education and health efforts.

3. Fill A Purse For A Sister Campaign

Our club was very pleased to offer $1,500 donation to Fill A Purse For A Sister Campaign. Angel Freedman attended in person and described the impact of our contribution. This donation was “in addition to” the 106 purses that we had donated this month. The Fill A Purse A Sister is a truely wonderful organization. Thank you to all of you who supported our efforts, including participating in our Women's Group Wine Tasting fund raiser!
Thank you to all those who donated, and dropped off their purses at Eggsmart in Richmond Hill and Dr. C.P. Giri - Dentist. And What a super-human effort by our Fill a Purse For a Sister champion at Richmond Hill Rotary, Veda Harricharran!


The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill is very happy to announce its 2nd annual Women of Inspiration & Leadership Award, or WILA. The award recognizes 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. The deadline for nominations for the second Richmond Hill Rotary Women of Inspiration and Leadership Award is approaching…January 15, 2022.
Leah Taylor Roy, Member of Parliament for Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill and Hon. Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion. both endorsed and commended the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill for highlighting the great work being done by local women leaders, and they encourage all local residents to nominate a woman who is making a difference in the community.”
For more details and participation, please visit

5. Rotary Christmas Party

Due to recent abrupt increase of infection cases, the club decided to cancel the physical Xmas party, instead we had our Virtual Holiday Party on Zoom.
President graciously awarded few members the recognition awards in appreciation of their contribution and dedication for the good of Rotary.
Congratulations! Paul Vyrostko, Tom Lanlonde, David Obadia, Donita Hagborg, David Tate and Glen Waugh
We are now on holidays and our next meeting shall be on Jan 10th 2022. Judy Fantham, Executive Director for Newcomer Women’s Services, Toronto, will speak to us on the Assistance Programs for Male and Female Immigrants
All the best for New Year. Stay safe and healthy

6. Elections for Board of Directors 2022-23

The Bylaws of our Club require that we hold election the first Monday meeting in December. Any member can nominate to anyone of the various vacant  positions, please contact Peter - President Elect. for any possible position and details.
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Hira Joshi was presented with his award for becoming a Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation Canada. Thank you, Hira, for being so generous!

Upcoming Events
Dec 21, 2021 – Jan 09, 2022
Rotary Zoom Meeting - Judy Fantham
Zoom Meeting
Jan 10, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Meeting
Jan 17, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Zoom Meeting
Jan 24, 2022
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Rotary Meeting - David Obadia
Sheraton Hotel
Jan 31, 2022
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
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