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The ADC Communiqué Accuracy, Dependability & Commitment to Excellence Volume 3, No. 5


September/October 2012

College for the first time — making new friends and getting acquainted with new surroundings.

IN THIS ISSUE:           

From the Editor’s Desk Interview withCHANCES Mark Collins TAKING Dawn’s Diary Get Yourself Published! Ode to Self-Empowerment Letting Go Feedback on July/August Issue A Few Amazingly Achievable Things to Do News from Avon What Going on Around Town? Inspiration Corner

On the other side of the coin, a whole flock of new graduates will be looking for ways to enter the workforce. Another large group – the ‘Baby Boomers’ will be moving into retirement. Now, let us look at “Retirement”: To some — retirement will be a welcome relief from the stresses of the working world; To others — it will be an ‘open door’ to a possible new career!


As we move from Summer to Fall, many doors will be open. But how many retirees will make use of those open doors?

TAKING A CHANCE If you’re a person who is willing to take chances, to take risks, then ‘society’ as we know it seems to approve.

You have to accept challenges; you have to take risks. Rising to new challenges usually involves a lot of listening — not only to those around us, but to our inner selves.

Three (3) years ago, I took a chance in renewing my commitment to send out a Newsletter. Three years! Response has been great, and I have received a few business opportunities through this media. I’ve also helped other persons get started with their businesses through advertising.

If you have a challenge — perhaps a plan for your own business, or for going back to school – whatever it is, listen to the creative force inside you and when you think it’s time: ‘GO FOR IT’.

As we enter the month of September, it’s a season of new beginnings – new changes – new challenges. Some kids will be going to kindergarten for the first time. Some older children will be going to High School and


Dawn Clarke



management company based out of Kingston but with properties throughout Ontario and BC. After a couple of months in Operations, I transferred over to the Corporate Sales & Marketing Department and, in turn, started to represent/sell the properties on the hotel side of the business. This was my first real opportunity/taste of the tourism sector. As I started to develop my career, I became quite fond of that sector and built a lot of great professional relationships over the years. I love to travel, and I strongly believe that traveling is the best education in the world. Now I have worked in the travel/tourism industry for almost 15 years, and would not give it up for anything.

My personality for this issue is another gentleman. This time it is Mark Collins. I’ve been associated with Mark now for approximately four (4) years. He is the force behind the Bus Trips that have been organized by the Ladies Ministry of Kipling Avenue Baptist Church and the Caribbean Seniors Social Club of Toronto of which I’m the Vice President. I hope that you will enjoy Mark’s interview.

Mark D. Collins, CTIS Cross Canada Travel ADC: Hello Mark, and thanks for agreeing to do this interview with us. MC:

No problem. THANK YOU for inviting me to do this.

ADC: What are your dreams and aspirations for the future?

ADC: As I usually start my interviews… Can you tell us a little about yourself? MC:


I grew up in Hamilton in a large family (1 brother, 2 sisters), and spent the first 19 years of my life living at home on the East Mountain. I left Hamilton after graduating high school and went to Algonquin College in Ottawa. I met my future wife at school and now we live in the Kitchener-Waterloo area with our two children.

I have dreams to continue to travel and see the world, but I would also like to own my own business someday.

ADC: What hobbies and interests do you have outside of Swiftrans? MC:

ADC: How did you become involved in the Tourism business and do you find it rewarding?

As I mentioned above, I have a wife and two children so I love to spend time with them. I love to travel, and I am also an avid sports fan. I play golf, tennis and volleyball in my spare time.

ADC: Thanks Mark and we at ADC Professional Services would like to wish you and your family all the very best.

MC: I majored in Business Marketing but never imagined myself working in the Travel/Tourism Industry. After graduating from Algonquin College I started to work for a property



THANK YOU. I wish the same for both you, and your readers.

SUNDAY, October 28 2.00 p.m.


Dawn and her husband, Hugh, will be ministering at LeisureWorld in Vaughan.


SEPTEMBER 2012 SUNDAY, September 2 2.00 p.m.

Get Yourself Published!

Dawn and her husband, Hugh, will be ministering at LeisureWorld Homes for the Aged in Vaughan.

What did you do this summer that was different?

SUNDAY, September 23 2.00 p.m.

Dawn and her husband, Hugh, will be ministering at LeisureWorld Homes for the Aged in Vaughan.

Share your stories with us at The ADC Communiqué and see yourself in print!

SATURDAY, September 29 7.00 p.m.

Fund-Raising Function at Kipling Avenue Baptist Church, 2240 Kipling Avenue. Concert features Deb Misener-Jones, Vocalist, Yodeler, Guitarist, Alpine, Cowbells. There will be music and family entertainment for all. ALL ARE INVITED FOR A WONDERFUL EVENING. Admission: $15.00 per person. Proceeds in aid of the construction of our elevator/lift.

Ode to Self-Empowerment In the July/August issue I did two items on self-empowerment, and promised a continuation. Here it is... What teaches me all lessons? - MY MISTAKES What lift’s my head high? - MY PRIDE, MY ARROGANCE What if I can’t go on? - NOT AN OPTION What makes me victorious? - MY COURAGE TO CLIMB What makes me competent? - MY CONFIDENCE What makes me beautiful? - MY LOVE OF GOD.

OCTOBER 2012 SUNDAY, October 7 2.00 p.m.

Dawn and her husband, Hugh, will be ministering at LeisureWorld in Vaughan SATURDAY, October 27 9.00 - 11.00 a.m.

Dawn will be chairing the Ladies’ Breakfast held at Kipling Avenue Baptist Church.


Letting Go

I make innocent people cry in their pillows. Even my name hisses.



It’s easy to dwell on the past, especially when the future is so unknown. Looking to the past can feel safe … we know what has happened and we know what we could do to change things … if only we had the chance.

FEEDBACK ON THE JULY/AUGUST ADC COMMUNIQUÉ Great Newsletter, Dawn. Keep up the good work. – Marilyn B.., Toronto

The truth is, though, that you never will have the chance to change the past — not unless scientists finally invent a time machine!

Very enjoyable Newsletter, Dawn. Keep up the good work. – Audrey R.., Bahamas

LET GO OF THE DESIRE TO GOSSIP! I’ve heard it said that gossip is just a cheap way to make yourself feel good, and I have to agree.

Another great job well done! I like how you encompass different types of activities and events in the City for the summer. – Eleanor B., Toronto

We all know that gossiping about other people is ----well, not so good! But when the people around you are doing it, it can be easy to slip into doing it too.

Thanks for your Newsletter. I enjoyed reading it. – Christine G., Toronto

Consider though that the quality of your life depends on the quality of the conversations you have.

Dawn, thanks for the ADC Communiqué. Your positive approach is much appreciated. – Albert C., Toronto

This eye-opening poem from an unknown author says a lot about the damage done through gossip:

I just read the e-newsletter; thanks for sharing. As usual it is very interesting. For people living in or visiting Toronto, your list of upcoming events is a must read. No need to look anywhere else if you plan on enjoying your summer vacation. Happy Anniversary with Avon. – Ken L., Florida

My name is Gossip. I have no respect for justice. I maim without killing. I break hearts and ruin lives. I am cunning and malicious and gather strength with age.

Dawn, I like the layout – looking good and lots of info. Keep up the good work. – Lolita J., Toronto

The more I am quoted the more I am believed. I flourish at every level of society. My victims are helpless. They cannot protect themselves against me because I have no name and no face.

Thanks once again for sharing your very well written Newsletter with so much information on the upcoming events around town. Looking forward to your next Newsletter.

To track me down is impossible. The harder you try, the more elusive I become. I am nobody's friend. Once I tarnish a reputation, it is never the same. I topple governments and ruin marriages. I ruin careers and cause sleepless nights, heartache and indigestion. I spawn suspicion and generate grief.


Nishat M., Toronto

A Few Amazingly Achievable Things to Do

News from Avon... With Christmas fast approaching, Avon has already started their Christmas Campaign. So in the next two (2) issues, I’ll be giving you updates that I receive from Avon to help you with your Christmas Shopping.

1. AVOID NEEDLESS DRAMA AND THOSE WHO CREATE IT Never create unnecessary drama, and don’t surround yourself with those who do. Choose to spend time with people who you are proud to know, people you admire, who love and respect you – people who make your day a little brighter simply by being in it. Don’t walk away from negative people! RUN! Life is too short to spend time with folks who suck the happiness out of you.

Avon is offering a number of different ways and ideas to shop for Christmas this year. For those living in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), if you would like to host a ‘HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS EVENT’ just let me know, and I will help you with it. Or, if you think you haven’t got enough space at home and would like to do that, how about your office after work or at a Church or Community Centre?

2. FOLLOW YOUR INTUITION WHEN MAKING DECISIONS: Following your intuition means doing what feels right, even if it doesn’t look or sound right to others. Only time will tell, but our human instincts are rarely ever wrong. So don’t worry about what everyone else thinks, and keep living and speaking the truth. The only people that will get mad at you for doing so are those who are set on living a lie.

Below is a teaser of the types of products that Avon will be offering for the Christmas Season. Perfumes Jon Bon Jovi is introducing his new fragrance for him and her. Its called Unplugged. EACH FRAGRANCE CONTAINS A UNIQUE BLEND OF 3 LAYERS. Each of my customers who places an order will be receiving a sample of this exciting new product

3. SPEND TIME WORKING ON SOMETHING YOU BELIEVE IN: Never put off or give up on a goal that’s important to you. Not because you still have tomorrow to start or try again, but because you may not have tomorrow at all. Life is shorter than it sometimes seems. FOLLOW YOUR HEART TODAY!

The following fragrances will be coming in boxed packages: For Her:

[Look out for Part 2 in the November/December issue.]

FAR AWAY – Limited Edition Gift Set — Regular $40.00 will be $25.00. IMARI – Collection Gift Set — Regular $55.00 will be $25.00.


What’s Going On Around Town?

For Him: MESMERIZE FOR MEN Set — Regular $51.99 will be $22.00.

Although summer is almost over believe it or not, activities are on-going. So here are a few that may interest you:

Jewellery Did you know that Avon’s jewellery is rated Number 1? They have a fantastic selection of watches, rings, earrings – you name it, they have it.

SEPTEMBER, 2012 September 1 -3 The last few days of the biggest Fair in Toronto: the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE). There’s lots of fun, games, and good times to be had.

Nail Polish…And More Avon now introduces glitter nail enamel and shimmery eye shadow duets just in time for the holidays.

September 6 - 16 The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has lots of exciting new films to see, and there will be actors and actresses all over Downtown Toronto. Some will also be walking the red carpet – so to speak. If you’re a Movie Buff, then that’s the place to be.

Avon also offers clothing, gloves, shoes and some very attractive boots for the Winter season, and its not too early to shop for Winter. To get other ideas from Avon you can visit their website at and all information is there.

September 12 - 13 Madonna performs at the Air Canada Centre. For ticket information contact: 1-855-9855000.

Also, please let me know if you need any oneon-one assistance with purchasing products, and I will be happy to assist you. Remember, I’ve been selling Avon now for fifteen (15) years and, as a President’s Club achiever, I am very much able to help you in every way possible. My contact information is on the front page of this Newsletter and also on my website. I look forward to hearing from you.

September 22 Jann Arden performs at Massey Hall. For ticket information contact 416-872-4255 September 23 If you’re a book lover, there’s the “Word on The Street National Book and Magazine Festival”. OCTOBER 2012 October brings Thanksgiving with lots of Thanksgiving Fairs and Dinners around town that you can attend.


Also there’s Oktoberfest which is celebrated in the town of Kitchener/Waterloo every year. You can also take drives throughout the countryside to admire the beautiful Fall colours that are usually in abundance at this time of the year.

Are you ready to have your house, apartment or condo painted?

If you prefer to stay at home, a host of new TV programmes are usually aired at this time for you to enjoy.

We at ADC can highly recommend:


Vinton Clarke


(905) 331-8646 He’s reliable, efficient and dependable!

“The light and love of God encircles me and my faith in His ever abiding presence gives me the assurance of His constant protection.” -

For a reference, call us at ADC:

(416) 745-0993

Excerpt from publication of the Universal Centre of Truth, Kingston, Jamaica


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