Fellowship & Entertainment

Fellowship and Entertainment Committee - Our Mandate

Responsible for the coordination of fellowship events for the members and their partners. Provides visitation or other means of supporting members or their families who are ill or in need of help. The committee is also responsible for visiting Rotarians and guests at Friday meetings to be greeted in an organized way. This Committee meets monthly on the first Friday of every month.

This last Rotary year was one of fellowship and entertainment success! With a variety of different outings and something for everyone, the committee continued to excite and inspire fellowship throughout the year.


Fellowship and Entertainment Committee Annual Report 2016-2017 - Brigitte Bogar

The current Fellowship and Entertainment Committee now has 12 active members. Brigitte Bogar continued in the role as chair of the committee.
Over the past year the Committee has organized the following events:
July-December 2016
  • July 11 - Dinner TCJ (Lorna)
  • August 27 - Canoeing trip (Kevin)
  • September 23 - Trevor Noah Show (Kevin)
  • October 29 – Storytelling/Halloween Event @Cafe Melbourne (Brigitte/June).
  • November 12 - Musical Event - Fidelio (Lorna).
  • November 29 - Feathers Whiskey Event (Brent Thomas).
  • December 6 - Christmas Caroling (Brigitte/John Joseph – got cancelled due to lack of registration).
  • January 17 - Dinner - TCJ, (Lorna).
  • January 28 - Winterlicious (Anna).
  • February 10 - Les Ballets Trockadero (Lorna)
  • March 2 - Armagnac/Cognac tasting (Neil).
  • March 18 - Gaming afternoon (Brigitte – got cancelled due to lack of registration).
  • April 18 - Feathers Whiskey Event (Brent Thomas).
  • April 22 - Wine tour (Pat Neuman – got postponed twice).
  • April 29 - Dinner Club (June), potluck with focus on new members.
  • May 4 - En Ville Dinner (Geoffrey/Brigitte)
On going
  • Birthday Cards and calls (June Brown, Dauna Jones-Simmonds)
We anticipate that the level of Fellowship and Entertainment activity organized for the Club will stay the same moving forward. With the diversity of the Rotary Club of Toronto’s membership our philosophy for event selection is to find events that our members are passionate about. The Committee supports and promotes events, which may only attract a few people, but those people who do attend have a good time and fellowship is achieved. If we as Club and Committee members are going to do an activity or attend a function or have always wanted to try something, inviting our fellow Rotarian Friends to join us enhances our experience and opens new doors to the club members. The key to more and varied events is to invite more members of the Club to join us, either as full time committee members or as ad hoc members to organize a single event.
We are developing and expanding our mission as we go and welcome all suggestions for events and individuals who are eager to organize an event. Our challenge for the coming year is expanding club and individual involvement in fellowship and entertainment events. We have cut down the number of meetings for the year 2017/2018 to two a year and will experiment with them being e-meetings to see if this increases our productivity.
Fellowship could not be a success if it was not for each and every member on the committee to whom I give my thanks.