President's Message

Dear Rotarians,

As we begin the new Rotary Year, we have so much to look forward to that will be exciting and challenging, unique and perhaps unprecedented but as stalwart and dedicated Rotarians we will rise to the occasion.

Given that we have been functioning during a pandemic we have been unsure about a number of things but never unsure about the resilience and dedication of our Rotarian pledge of service above self.

Your board of directors has set a number of goals for the year (more on this in coming weeks); we plan to expand our fundraising events through a newly created Ways & Means Committee. Also, during the year and we hope to have a number of dynamic, interesting and thought-provoking speakers to get us all thinking.

John McInally, the new President of Rotary International, has chosen as his theme for the year “Create Hope”.  One opportunity that I am personally pursuing is to create a more collegial and inclusive relationship with two other Etobicoke Rotary Clubs. This will hopefully open opportunities for additional fundraising events.  

While we have accomplished much, but there is still much to do moving forward.

In closing,  I am truly humbled and honoured to serve as your president this year and look forward to working with the board and each member as we all move forward and Create Hope. 


Lynda Ryder

2023 – 2024