During the early 60's west of Toronto Municipalities of Mimico, New Toronto, Long Branch and Etobicoke were incorporated into the municipality of Etobicoke. The Rotary Club of Mimico and New Toronto registered a new name "The Rotary Club of Etobicoke" with Rotary International and on July 1st 1967 officially changed the name . A new club ensign was designed.

Canadian American Friendship Exchange
During these years a Canadian - American Friendship was enjoyed between Patchogue in Long Island and our club. Two major events followed. Long Island was visited by most of our members and their wives listening to the Canadian Consul General, Honourable R.G.C. Smith speak to the
Rotary Club of Patchogue . Shortly after the President of The Rotary Club of Patchogue visited our club with fifteen Rotarian couples in tow. This experience was an outstanding venture in international friendship and remembered for many years after.

Montserrat receives Help
Past President Bill Carroll moved to the Caribbean Island of Montserrat and came to our club for help with an island community. This was the start of a major international project, which lasted for a number of years.

Tribute to Bill Purtle
On April 17th, 1970 a special dinner followed by a dance was held at the Sky Line Hotel. Over 200 people witnessed a special tribute to Charter President Bill Purtle. Shortly after Bill Purtle donated $10,000 to our club, it was the seed money for our Charter President Trust Fund. A few months later in July, Bill Purtle passed away at the age of 84.

Bill Purtle Memorial Golf Day
In memory of Bill Purtle, the club changed the name of our Annual Golf Day to the "Bill Purtle Memorial Golf Day". This event is still observed today as an annual outing of our Rotarian golfers their spouse's and guests.

Rotary TV Auction
In the fall of 1979 our Rotary club the first TV Auction, which yielded $16,000 that year . This was multiplied many times in the following years and the funds supported many different projects.

The 50's Anniversary Celebration
The Honourable William Davis, Premier of Ontario, was our guest speaker at a major gala event with dinner and dance. 25 years later our club held another festive anniversary celebration.

 

 
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