THE GYRO CLUB OF TORONTO
CELEBRATES ITS 90TH ANNIVERSARY
The Gyro Club of Toronto was Chartered on April 14, 1919. This was cause for a special celebration this year which we did in style at our August 19th meeting which we held at our favourite upscale dining spot - McLean House @ the Vaughn Estates. We were pleased to have some special Gyros join us for this celebration including PIP Tom Lennox, Gov Jim Jenkins, 1st Lt. Gov Glenn Pollinger. The meeting started with a musical interlude by world famous pianist David Warrack (son of our own Bill Warrack). Guests were then ushered in by a piper followed by appropriate toasts and welcome by outgoing President Tom Rassos.
Following dinner, we started our special ceremonies with Mike Read presenting a shortened version of his now famous Founders Night speech. IPIP and Club Secretary Ab Nightingale followed by reviewing the history of the Toronto Club. We were then entertained by four of our longest term members who spoke to us about their memories of Gyro – great presentations and memories by Bill Tynkaluk (48 yrs), Barry Black (41 yrs), John Young (49 years) and Bill Pate (51 yrs).
This was followed by the Club Directors cutting and distributing our special anniversary cake (see Photo).
We then moved on to the present with Gov Jim Jenkins installing our new Directors followed by the installation of two new members – Ray Goodier and John McCullough. Both new members were sponsored by Bob Baines. The photos show how happy he was to see these fellows installed.
We closed with special presentations to PDG Mike Read (International Award of Merit), Outgoing President Tom Rassos (Certificate of Appreciation for serving as our President), Membership Chairman Bob Baines (Special Club Certificate of Appreciation for all his work over the years) and Incoming President Roman Niemy (International Best Website Award).
What an absolutely great evening for the 52 Gyros, Gyrettes and guests in attendance.
Click here to view a PDF file which includes photographs of this event (672 KB).
We are having FUN!
Lots planned for the rest of the year so stay tuned!
Submitted by Ab Nightingale
Editor Toronto Gyro Club
Oct. 31, 2009