|President's Corner||Posted||on Jan 29, 2016||
This week we welcomed Natalie Hart as our guest speaker. Natalie has worked with us as our RibFest co-ordinator since early in 2015 and is an honorary member of both our Club and Mississauga West.
Natalie's background in community activities began at an early age hulling strawberries to which she is now allergic! Undeterred, in her early twenties she joined her first Board, as secretary, of the Erin Mills Baseball Association. This was the beginning of her her long history of community giving irrespective of where she resided.
Natalie's professional career carried on a family tradition in banking that led her away from the GTA to commercial banking and personal wealth management in the Ottawa Valley and then Leamington with the Royal Bank. Along the way Natalie kept her community activism alive by enjoying senior roles with various local Chambers of Commerce and other community events.
Eventually, she returned home to Mississauga, after a thirteen year absence, and reunited with the Mahoney (Steve, Katie and more recently Matt) family and their political campaigns. Helping out on political campaigns gradually became a dominant theme in her life. Natalie subsequently engaged in campaigns at all levels (municipal, provincial, and federal) of government with a variety of politicians. In this process she has savoured both the joys of victory and the bitterness of defeat.
Natalie explained that these campaigns require not only a specific area of expertise but a great deal of energy, versatility and resilience. As she aptly described her multiple roles have led her to become outstanding in the use of a sledgehammer (for signs), to make rapid rapid clothing changes as she moves from a Mosque to a Mass, and how to drink endless cups of coffee on the run in lieu of a decent meal.
Eventually these activities led her to join with us via her role in RibFest. This role allows her to use her many organizational skills, and utilize the huge number of important contacts she has throughout the GTA and in the city she loves to call home.
We thank Natalie for her delightful presentation and the excellent skill set she brings to our major fundraiser, and to our Club.
A quick update on a few other issues:
Feb 3: our Italian night is now only $50 thanks to Pat's hard bargaining. It is still not too late to join us.
Feb 26-March 6: our hands on project in Mexico is scheduled and ready for your help. There is still room if you want to join us.
See you all next Tuesday when we have Carolyn Ferguson from Rotary International to bring us up to date on the workings of the Foundation.
Education & Social Responsibility Scholarship for Youth
|Posted by Rikesh (Riki) Bhogal||on Dec 26, 2015||
|Interested in Joining Rotary? ARE YOU THE MISSING PIECE?||Posted by Paulo Maia||on Jan 10, 2013||
and right here, in Mississauga, contact our Membership Director Lucie Shaw by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 905-827-8129. Click on More to see why YOU ARE THE MISSING PIECE.
|End Polio Now||Posted by Paulo Maia||on Jan 08, 2013||
Participate with Rotary on the campaign to end polio now. Get the details at End Polio Now.
|Join us on Facebook||Posted by Paulo Maia||on Jul 25, 2011||
The Rotary Club of Mississauga now is on Facebook.
|Bruce Aylward : How we'll stop polio for good||Posted by Paulo Maia||on Jun 02, 2011||
Bruce Aylward is a Canadian physician and epidemiologist who leads the polio programme at the WHO, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Earlier this year he gave a presentation at TED that is well worth watching. This link has also been included in our "Links" section.
|Rotary in Mississauga||Posted by Paulo Maia||on Feb 28, 2011||
The Rotary Club of Mississauga was chartered on April 23rd 1954 as the Rotary Club of Cooksville. Today, our city is blessed with a total of nine Rotary clubs comprising business and professional women and men who have accepted the Rotary philosophy for life - based on 'Service Above Self'. Each club is autonomous and chooses it's own service and fundraising projects. However, sometimes clubs cooperate or share projects. All operate as member clubs of Rotary International . Clubs each meet at different times and on different days and thus, if you might be interested in joining us, you can likely find a suitable time and location -- see below:click on club names under 'club links' to access the various websites.
|Rotaract Mississauga||Posted by Helga Noyes||on Aug 18, 2010||
Have to write a story.
|The Rotary Foundation||Posted by Michael Syer||
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfillment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary's mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.
|Contact us:||Posted by Paulo Maia||
P.O. Box 340, Station A
|Ribfest 2014 of the Rotary Clubs of Mississauga||Posted by Fazle Naqvi|
|DAVID PALLETT Memorial Golf Tournament - 30 Sept 2013||Posted by Fazle Naqvi||
DAVID PALLETT Memorial Golf Tournament
Dear Friends of David Pallett:
We are excited to announce an opportunity to honor David, his life, his work and his passion for Hockey. Mark your calendars for our first “David Pallett Memorial Golf Tournament” at Piper’s Heath Golf Club on Monday, September 30, 2013. Proceeds from the tournament will go directly towards the “David Pallett Hockey Scholarship” at the University of Guelph. The scholarship will be awarded to a student-athlete that shows exceptional promise and leadership in and plays hockey at the University of Guelph.
|Who are We?||Posted by Julie Grabb||
WE ARE PROUD OF OUR CLUB!
We also support local Mississauga charities such as The Peel Children's Aid, The Vita Centre for Pregnant & Parenting Youth, PACT and many others.
|UN Millennium Development Goals||Posted by Michael Syer||
This Rotary Club (and Rotary International) supports the pursuit of the United nations MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS and urges others to do so. Ask questions; lobby your MP and MPP. Be proactive!
What are the UN Development Goals? -- click on 'more'
|Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions||
The Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions was adopted by the Rotary International Council on Legislation in 1989 to provide more specific guidelines for the high ethical standards called for in the Object of Rotary:
Rotary International, the world's first service club organization, is made-up of some 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. It's members form a global network of business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities around the world.
Refer to Rotary Basics for a comprehensive, multimedia overview of what Rotary is all about. Please, then attend a meeting of our club for a first-hand look at us.
|Rotary's 4-Way Test||
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.
This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:
"Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOOD WILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?