We are delighted to honour Naglaa Soliman in our inaugural Volunteer Spotlight. Naglaa is the heart and soul of the Getaway Club.
Naglaa moved with her family from Egypt and is a long-term tenant in Building 85. By day she is a dynamic and skilled employee of the Toronto District School Board. In her spare time, she is a force to be reckoned with. She supports activities to enhance the lives of all of us in our vertical community.
Naglaa volunteered at a LTTA meeting to organize a potluck for residents 55+. With the encouragement and support of the Tenants Association and Morguard, the event took place in March of 2014. A wonderful time was had by all who attended and ideas flourished for other activities. Naglaa suggested the name Getaway Club as she was thrilled to see people get away from their units, socialize and have fun.
From that first potluck, the Getaway Club has grown to include gentle fitness, tai chi, bingo, movie nights, a coffee stop, potlucks, a garage sale, and a very successful Santa holiday party for the children. Naglaa was the one behind the camera taking pictures of them with Santa. She is enthusiastic about improving the lives of her neighbours and that enthusiasm is contagious.