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Community Services Committee (CSC) – Monthly Blog – Reflection on Monthly Events

July 2018, a new Rotaract year that is full of excitement and motivation. The CSC had its first meeting on July 25, where 7 motivated members where present. I loved their engagement, determination and their awesome ideas for the year. During this meeting, we discussed past initiatives, this year’s vision, ideas for new events, causes, donations, partnerships and action items.

Our first event of the year occurred on July 28, where we helped in preparing and serving food to people who are in need in the Fort York Food Bank. The day was divided into two shifts, from 8:30 am to 12 pm where we cooked some delicious meals and learned new cooking skills from Errol, our Chef. Later, on the second shift (11:30 am to 2pm), we prepared the serving stations, served the food and cleaned after us.

Personally, contributing in such events is always a great pleasure; as it offers the chance to give back to my community and make a difference in someone’s life. As, Kennedy mentioned once, “If Not Now, When? If Not Us, Who?”. I am really passionate about the idea of providing equal opportunities and justice as I believe that despite our differences we should all receive equal chances and opportunities. I believe that participating in the FYFB and being part of the CSC in general is a great starting point, where we choose some of the problems that faces our community and we try to tackle some of them (i.e. poverty). We should not wait for others to make a difference, as we, ourselves, can make one!

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