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The Rotary Club of Mississauga Meadowvale is a fun and dynamic group of business men and women who embody the Rotary motto "Service Above Self".  
We meet alternate Friday's from 12:15 to 1:30pm
at Meadowvale Community Centre, 6655 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga.  
Click here to find out who is speaking at our club this week.
 
 
 
What Is Rotary?
 
World Polio Day Monday October 24 2016
 
Home Page Stories
 
Rotary District 7080 District Governor Bill Proctor and his wife Judy joined our club on Friday, August 26th. He spoke about the many way that Rotary has benefitted the world and why we should be proud to invite people to become Rotarians.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
On Friday, August 19th, the Mississauga-Meadowvale and Streetsville clubs held a combined meeting to hear the strategies and ideas used by the Rotary Club of Waterloo to dramatically increase their membership.
 
John Wahl and Paul Struck were the presenters. Here are the resource materials that John and Paul shared with us.
 
One of the things that helped in recruiting was to hold meetings twice monthly instead of every week. The club created pods, small groups within the club. Each pod is responsible for a 2 month period for setting up before club meetings. 
 
The Kitchener club's website is active and so, when people were considering joining a club in Waterloo, and they looked up the different group's websites, theirs looked much better than other groups, which made a favorable impression. About 1/3 of their new members joined by finding the website and contacting the club. They were not invited by a Rotarian to join.
 
The Kitchener club is also the only one to have a dinner meeting. The other clubs all have lunch meetings. John and Paul believe that gave them an advantage because more people are able to attend a dinner meeting than can get away for 1 1/2 - 2 hours for lunch during the week.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
Our club was blessed to visit the Mississauga Hospital's Neurosciences department on Friday, August 12th.
 
Neuro/MSK Fast Facts
·         Trillium Health Partners is the regional stroke and neurosurgical centre for Mississauga-Halton and Central West Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs), which includes Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville and Dufferin.  
·         Neurosciences includes complex neurosurgery, comprehensive stroke, and surgical spine care for patients of all ages.
·         There are an estimated 50,000 strokes in Canada each year. That’s one stroke every 10 minutes.
·         Trillium Health Partners is one of the top hospitals in Canada for administering tPA, a clot busting medication that can reverse symptoms of a stroke when administered within 4 hours of the onset of symptoms.
·         The Spine Program at Trillium Health Partners include assessment, diagnosis, non-surgical and surgical management and rehabilitation.
·         With $3.4 million in community support, we were able to renovate and expand our comprehensive Stroke, Neurosurgery and the Surgical Spine Unit at our Mississuaga Hospital, which opened in September 2014. The space includes:
o   More private rooms with natural light, improved access, better traffic flow, and built-in technical features to enhance patient care and nursing efficiencies;
o   Upgraded technology and essential equipment;
o   Refreshed patient care spaces. 12 new beds have been added;
o   Private room for every high-risk patient
·         Ranked first among all Ontario and Canadian hospitals with 329 day surgery microdiscectomies to remove lumbar (low back) herniated disc material that’s pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord.
·         Trillium Health Partners has a neurological rehabilitation patient care unit which helps patients further recover and to learn and develop skills which will help them function more independently.
 
Strap Stand:  The Strap Stand is a sit-to-stand machine that lifts the patient directly from a wheelchair. This supports patients who require assistance to stand or remain standing for longer periods of time. This allows them to work on their trunk control (the ability to control their torso), as well as other activities while standing. The Stand encourages weight bearing which promotes strengthening in the lower extremities which are all precursors to being able to walk again.
 
Motomed Peddler: The Motomed peddler benefits patients experiencing impairments to their mobility, as well as those with a variety of diagnoses, such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injuries, cerebrovascular accidents (CVA),  Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases. The peddler helps reduce spasticity (a feature of altered skeletal muscle performance with a combination of paralysis, increased tendon reflex activity and hypertonia), while improving a patient’s range of motion, strength and endurance. It also helps to counteract the consequences of lack of movement caused by circulatory disorders or conditions which shorten or harden muscles, tendons or other tissues.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

The project cleared the existing sand from the park and installed engineered wood fiber plus drainage to make it easier for wheelchair accessibility. We also installed a concrete ramp for easier access to the park and an accessible swing set to better support a person with a disability. The City of Mississauga installed armrests on the benches.

The project was completed in July 2016 and is now fully accessible to persons with disabilities.

 

Here is a map to the location of the park.

 
 
 
 
  1. Rotary Meadowvale supported The Dam by investing $3,000 in Dam’s programs.
  2. The Dam is a center located in Meadowvale. It provides a safe community for youth and young moms in need of positive and welcoming environment.
  3. The Dam’s programs include Drop-ins, dinner programs, outreach in schools, mentoring and more.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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