Forestdale Heights Lodge |
May Meeting 2017
Forestdale Heights Lodge’s 2016-2017 season came to a successful close on May 8, as 23 people – including Lodge members, one prospective member and guests – came out for a delicious dinner, followed by an interesting speaker on a timely topic.
After everyone enjoyed a variety of deli meats, cole slaw and fries, our guest speaker, Mark Silver, was introduced by his sister, Lisa.
Mark Silver, the son of Lodge members Harvey and Debbi Silver, has been a central figure in the most ambitious digital sports media initiatives in Canada. He earned an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, where he currently sits on the school’s faculty, and teaches Social Media for Marketing and Management.
Discussing the role of social media in society today, Silver discussed the growing use of various social media outlets. He explained the difference between just a few of these that exist, including Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. He pointed out that 31% of the world’s population is active on social media. In Canada, he said 73% of the population is active.
His hour-long presentation was well received by everyone in attendance, including prospective member, Joshua Weiss. Also in attendance were Brenda Stevens and Allan Wilson from Don Mills Lodge and guests Barbara Corber, Lisa Silver, Myrna Titleman and Aaron Pupko, the son of Ruth Pupko.
After the social media presentation, FHL President Stewart Indig, held an abbreviated meeting, where he thanked all members present for helping make his first official year as president a success. He is looking forward to his second term and said he hopes to see everyone at the Lodge BBQ on July 9.