Rotary Club of Richmond Hill
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Monthly Magazine 

August 2021
Editor Nash Azam
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1. Rotary Beerfest
The Beerfest committee met August 26th 2021 to discuss the feasibility of holding this year’s event on October 2, 2021. After much deliberations as to the pros and cons of doing so, the committee is now recommending that the event be postponed until the winter (target date January 2022) in order to allow for more effective planning and management of the challenges arising from the pandemic and improving the chances of us having a successful event.
The committee plans to continue meeting on the last Thursday of each month to plan and prepare for a winter event.
Richard H, Peter S, Anders L & Nash Azam
2. Rotary Virtual (Online ) Auction
The President and the board has assigned Nash Azam to make the feasibility and viability of Rotary Virtual Auction as our regular fundraising event. A detailed presentation has already been done in the early August board meeting, awaiting decision, please stay tuned!
Club Meeting Stories
1.  Crypto currencies including Bitcoin
Vit Kanesh and Trisha Paguyo from BitBuy provided our club with an extremely interesting presentation on Crypto currencies including Bitcoin. Thank you Vit and Trisha!
2. Canadian Center for Men & Families
Bijan Rafii and Glenn Hendricks
CCMF has developed a Family Shelter that provides a safe environment for men and their children at critical turning points in their lives. It was a very interesting topic on a critical service need in our community. A new support program for man who has experienced Abuse or Violence in an intimate relationship. For further details and support please visit:
3. Fill a Purse for a Sister campaign
Brings comfort, hope and dignity to women and youth in crisis with the gift of purses filled with personal necessities.
Angel Freedman spoken on how the Richmond Hill Rotary Club can assist through WILA
4. New Member Induction
Eric Nejat, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Eric is a retired University  Professor and at the present time owns and operates a Consulting Engineering Firm. He has a Ph.D. degree in Engineering from England.

Eric first joined the Rotary Club of North Tehran in 1970, He is a past president of Richmond Hill Rotary Club(1994-95) and a Paul Harris Fellow.  
Eric has been also a volunteer with Professional Engineers Ontario for over thirty five years. He
served on its council, serving currently and chaired its committees, chaired its York chapter,
organized public forums, organized engineering weeks, etc. He has been decorated as the Officer of Order of Honor.
Upcoming Community Event
Virtual Terry Fox Run September 19th 2021
 41 years of Hope
This year's Terry Fox Run to raise funds for cancer research is again going to be virtual, instead of our regular Mill Pond Location,
Lace up your running shoes and walk, run, bike, hike or wheel along the route of your choosing, in your neighborhood, while safely social distance.
Participants will still register on our Richmond Hill website under Richmond Hill Run Site.
For details and to register, visit ""
For any queries or question, please do not hesitate to contact:
*physical collection may be arranged upon appointment before and after Sep 19th
*Any Shirt Size may be ordered
*Any follow up of receipts and donations
*Inquiries on Volunteers positions
Nash Azam
Chair - Terry Fox Foundation - Richmond Hill (40 years of dedicated support)
C: (416) 450-1196 | D: (416) 391-3232
Upcoming Events
Steve Rutledge gives update on Water Filter Prjt
Sep 13, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Terry Fox Run
Sep 19, 2021
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Classification Talk for Veda Harricharran
Sep 20, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Stewart Campbell speaks on The Building of the Chu
Oct 04, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
No meeting in lieu of Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Oct 11, 2021
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