Presidential Theme 2021-22
The Big Screen Movie - Home Alone Nov 20, 2021
The Big Screen Movie presented by the Rotary Club of Toronto Leaside
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The Bottle Drive
Our club held a bottle drive on October 16 which turned out to be great success in raising funds for our club. Thanks to Karen Moore and her team who made this happen. Here are the some of the Rotarians on site at the bottle drive.
Toronto Leaside Rotary Club 2021-22 Goals
Toronto Leaside Rotary Club support for 2021
In Memory of former member, Robert Chapman
2020 Membership Stats
Our club has welcomed 10 new members in the past 2 years and this growth allows us to contribute more to the community and internationally.
Rotary Service in Action

Rotary’s relentless commitment to fighting diseases

By RI Staff

This December, Rotary’s Disease Prevention and Treatment Month, we are celebrating our devotion to fight diseases and create healthier communities around the world. 

Rotary’s commitment to expand access to health services and prevent the spread of diseases continues to grow as our members support polio eradication efforts, organize projects around screenings and interventions for HIV/AIDS, malaria, COVID-19, and more. Thanks to the dedicated support of Rotary members and our partners, Africa was certified free of the wild poliovirus in August. The polio eradication infrastructure that our members helped build has also been leveraged to effectively address COVID-19 through strengthened health systems, surveillance and contact tracing. Our members’ efforts continued in enhancing local health infrastructures, improving the capacity of healthcare professionals, and offering programs that provide free healthcare in communities that need them most.

The Rotary Foundation data verifies our members’ increasing dedication to fighting and preventing diseases. Since 2014, 3694 disease prevention and treatment grants totaling USD $271 million were awarded by The Rotary Foundation. Our members’ TRF-funded activities in this area of focus continue to grow year over year.

The Rotary Foundation quickly adopted sustainable ways to support our members’ activities to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus, support health care workers, and care for those who have been affected. Since the start of the global pandemic, TRF has awarded 319 disaster response grants and 356 global grants to support projects addressing COVID-19. The grants amount to US $30.9 million dollars in support for pandemic-related projects led by clubs and districts, made possible through your generous contributions.

As you recommit your efforts to building healthier communities, Rotary’s numerous resources may help you along the way:

  • Rotary Showcase highlights thousands of projects our members undertook around the world to support heathier communities. Review completed projects for inspirational ideas to make an impact in disease prevention and treatment or find a project to support.
  • By leveraging their expertise, passion, and global network, 13 of 26 Rotary Action Groups provide support to clubs and districts in planning and implementing impactful projects in many sub-areas of disease prevention and treatment. Tap into the expertise and networks of Rotary Action Groups when you plan your projects targeting HIV/AIDS, diabetes, mental health, opioid addiction, eye health, hearing health, Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and more. Visit each group’s website to learn about the support it offers and to connect.      
  • Join the Disease Prevention and Treatment Discussion Group on My Rotary to learn from experts and exchange more project ideas with fellow Rotarians.

Looking to start a new project? Review Community Assessment Tools to undertake an assessment and work with the community to identify where your support is most needed.

The Rotary Club of Toronto-Leaside has agreed to adopt
The Toronto Commandery Hospice as a long-term focus
The club will:
  • Promote public awareness of hospice care to our community
  • Raise funds for the Toronto Commandery Hospice Capital Campaign
  • Promote awareness of hospice care to other Rotarians in Toronto and to encourage their support for the hospice
Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change - across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.
What is Rotary?
In 1905, the efforts of a young lawyer to create a small and friendly world inside a huge and indifferent city, led to his discovery that there are many others in need of friendship. Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer, and three friends banded together and called themselves the Rotary Club of Chicago. The name came from their practice of rotating meetings in the members' places of business and their object was to "encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise."
Rotary is the largest service club in the world and one of the largest non-governmental organizations in existence. It is important that the public know that there are no administrative costs attached to funds raised by local Rotary clubs. Every dollar raised goes directly to the source charity.
Most Rotarians contribute to the Rotary International Foundation. An impressive 91% of funds received are spent on programs and the foundation has received the highest level 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
In 1911, the first Canadian Rotary Club and also the first international club was founded in Winnipeg. The Leaside club know as the Toronto-Leaside Rotary Club was chartered in April, 1940. Today, Rotary is a global network of over 35,000 clubs with 1.2 million members who are neighbours, friends, leaders and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
To support and comply with the principles of Rotary International and accomplish the Object of Rotary.
We want to be recognized as being the premier community service club in the Leaside area; be known as the "go to" club to make things happen. We will demonstrate leadership in the community by supporting and encouraging community projects. We are involved in local, regional and global initiatives to help others.
About Our Club

Welcome to our Club!

Toronto Leaside

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:30 PM
Longo's Grocery Store
2nd Floor Loft
93 Laird Drive
Toronto, ON M4G 3V1
Every Monday of the month (except the 1st Monday) 12:30pm-1:10pm ZOOM Meetings for Now Weekly links
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Community and World Service
Vocational Service
Club Service
Rotary Foundation
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
Director , Social Media
Leaside Rotary Snapshot
Toronto Leaside Rotary Club
A snapshot of how we made a difference in the community and around the world in the past 2 years:
In our Community:
  • Supporting and contributing to the building fund for a new Hospice in Toronto
  • Sponsored youth in the Thorncliffe Park area to attend summer youth camps
  • Women and men soccer programs in Thorncliffe Park
  • Sending local boy scouts to the World Scout Jamboree
  • Fund and staff K Wing Veterans bingo once a month at Sunnybrook Hospital
  • Planting 350 trees and shrubs involving 250 students from Leaside schools each year at Moccasin Trail Park as part of the Rotary Ecosystem Education Project
  • Hold a two (2) day Electronic Recycling event each year in the community
  • Annual Community Corn Roast each September at Trace Manes Park
  • Supporting Global Polio Eradication Initiative around the world
  • “Sleeping Children around the World” program
  • Building public toilets in Pakistan
  • Building new school in rural area of Uganda
(These international projects are accomplished with the help of other Rotary clubs in our area and in those countries overseas).
It is amazing what can be accomplished by a small club like ours in partnership with other Rotary clubs and our local business community.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Allan Hobbs
    December 16
Join Date:
  • Bill Fitz
    December 31, 1984
    37 years
Stay Connected
Although each Rotary club develops autonomous service programs, all Rotarians worldwide are united in a campaign for the global eradication of polio. PolioPlus, the most ambitious program in Rotary's history, is the volunteer arm of the global partnership dedicated to eradicating polio. Since 1985, Rotary has led the private sector in the global effort to rid the world of this crippling disease. Today, PolioPlus and its role in the initiative is recognized worldwide as a model of public-private cooperation in pursuit of a humanitarian goal.  In 1985 there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 endemic countries.  Today that number has decreased to less than 20 cases in 2 endemic countries.
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