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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Mississauga West

Mississauga West

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
Faculty Club, UTM (South Building)
3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga
(Mailing address: P. O. Box 248
6-2400 Dundas Street W. Mississauga, ON  L5K 2R8
District Site
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Planning for Lobsterfest 2017 is now well under way under the leadership of Joe Plens.
The date is Saturday May 13, 2017 starting at 6.00 pm.
The location is unchanged from previous years - St. Johns Hall on Stavebank Road in Mississauga (just south of The Queensway)
Tickets will be available very shortly.  The price this year is $80.00 for a fabulous all-you-can eat lobster event, with dancing, door prizes, a raffle and much more. 
For a copy of this year's poster which can be forwarded to friends or printed to post at your workplace, please CLICK HERE
A Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to all members of the Mississauga West Club, and to the members of the Lakeshore Club who will be joining us in our meetings as of the beginning of January.
Our Clubs are complementary in many ways and starting in 2017, we look forward to working together for the benefit of the community we share.
Our Club was recognized at the District Convention this year as one of only four in the district to contribute to Shelter Box, currently striving to provide relief in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew.  A certificate of recognition was received by President Jennifer Ngo.
Our Club's 50th. Anniversary project, the basketball court for disadvantaged youth at Colonial Terrace in Erin Mills is essentially complete - it's just missing the planned Rotary plaque!.  In cooperation with the City of Mississauga and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) a court for basketball and other sports was opened with a big bash on Friday, October 7.  
This has been far from a smooth process - there have been numerous delays and misunderstandings which delayed the official opening, 
Much credit is due to our former president, Rick Blake, who has shepherded this project since it was first proposed, and now sees his efforts coming to fruition.  Thank you, Rick.
There was a barbecue (courtesy of Maple Lodge Farms) and other booths to make October 7 a very special day.  Several hundred youth were present at the opening ceremony or checked it out in the first few hours of its being open.  In addition to a great turnout of faces from our Club, local youth leaders, representatives fro MLSE and from the City of Mississauga were all present.
There are numerous pictures of the event on our Club's Facebook page.
It is time to say farewell to two long-term members of our club - David and Marilyn Gibo.  Dave is a past President, and has been our resident expert on Monarch Butterfly migration, as well as being a glider pilot and US political guru. Marilyn was our ultra-efficient secretary until the end of June.  
They are moving to Paris to be closer to David's family - and no, they do not need to learn French.  This is Paris, Texas in the Lone Star state, near the Oklahoma border.  While David is returning to the country of his birth, this will be a big adjustment for Marilyn.  We wish them both well, and look forward to their return visits.
David and Marilyn:  you will be missed.

Peel Region Science Fair 2016

Peel Region Science Fair 2016 Fair was held on April 16 and 17 at Louise Arbour Secondary School in Brampton.  It was once again a successful event with about 90 projects and 115 participating students.  Projects included: 

• “Piezoelectric Vibration-Sensing Shoe” – Use of piezoelectric sensor in order to detect vibrations produced by moving people or objects and might help the visually impaired.
• “The Thermo voltaic Cell”- To build a device that uses the thermo voltaic effect to produce consistent electrical output
• “Plant Pigments: A Novel Cure for Cancer” – Effects of beta-carotene, xanthophyll and chlorophyll on cancer growth in-vitro. 
• “Can bitter melon tea reduce blood sugar?” – To test the hypothesis of the effectiveness of bitter melon which contains a substance like insulin
• “Harnessing energy from traffic utilizing piezoelectric crystals” – Idea is to use piezoelectric sensors on roads which can generate electricity due to mechanical stresses induced by the traffic vehicles


Twelve students representing ten projects were selected from among the winners to attend and participate in the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) to be held at McGill University, Montreal from May 15 to May 20.  This is a recognition and an opportunity for some excellent studentsto represent the Peel Region at CWSF and compete with peers from across Canada. 


Congratulations to the students, their teachers and parents who supported them, and to the Rotary Club of Mississauga West for the continuing support of the Peel Region Science Fair.





Congratulations and thank you to Mississauga-West Rotarian Jennifer Ngo for her passionate work as Interact District Chair.  Her energy and dedication to support Interact Clubs in 7080 is amazing.  Through her leadership the first ever Interact Social was a huge success on Friday, April 8th.  Students from many Interact clubs came together to share their projects and ideas, and their motto of “Service Above Self”.  Jennifer has put tremendous time and effort into organizing this event, the Interact Gala that takes place on April 15th, and her time in visiting all 24 clubs across District 7080.  Well done Jennifer!   A picture of the recent Interact social can be found in the Download Files on the left side of the screen, or click HERE.
LOBSTERFEST 2016 was a great success.  Thanks go out to all members and friends who made it happen.  A big thank you also to the companies and individuals whose raffle gifts and door prizes were an important part of the fun  - and the fundraising.
Alan Mallory was our special speaker on December 1.   His presentation on the struggle and pain, but also the rewards for climbing Everest with his family, made an exceptional evening.  Thank you, Alan.  
Please click HERE to see Alan's profile..  
The Erindale Interact club continues to be very successful.  A big thanks to Jennifer Ngo who continues to be a mentor, and who sent the following link to some current pictures:
On December 15, we had our annual Christmas Party, once again at Holcim House on Lakeshore Road, and once again a most successful location.  Very many thanks to BettyJo  for coordinating the festive event.  For some pictures of the event, click HERE
On Sunday September 13, a large group of members enjoyed the hospitality of the International Taoist Centre, and the opportunity for fellowship with the Rotary Clubs of Orangeville and Orangeville-Highland.  We had a tour of the interesting and unusual centre in Mono, combined with a tai chi demonstartion, and an opportunity to try some very simple moves for the more adventurous.  Our efforts mainly served to raise our appreciation of the smoothness and virtuosity of the skilled practioners!  For some pictures, courtesy of MaiLee Ngo, click HERE..
On August 11, the Club had a very different meeting - a visit to the Riverwood conservancy.  Thanks to Muriel for arranging it.  Click HERE for  some pictures:
Ribfest is behind us - despite a damp Friday, and a short violent storm on Sunday, the results should reflect the hard work of the organizing committee, and the individual Rotarians and friends who worked so hard before and during the event.  
Congratulations and a HUGE thank you to all concerned.
Our club celebrated our 50th. Anniversary on May 12, 2015.   The location was the new Lakeshore Convention Centre, on Southdown Road just south of the Ontario Racquets Club.  Past and present club members enjoyed a very special evening.
A huge "thank you" to BettyJo Parent for much of the planning for this most successful event.

Erindale Secondary School now has an Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Mississauga West.


    The Club meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month t 2.20 pm in Room 210.

   Thanks to Jennifer Ngo for her assistance in the formation of this new group. For some pictures,  see Club Download Files (in the column to the left on your Home Page.) or CLICK HERE

ImageHAVE YOU HEARD the Rotary theme song for 2014-2015?  It's charming, tuneful and professionally  recorded, but (in this version at least), incomprehensible to sesquilingual Canadians like your Webmaster.  

However, here it is to to enjoy:

And .....   DID YOU KNOW that Rotary has a music video to encourage new members to join?  While perhaps the video alone will not recruit many new members, it can be a useful component of a more comprehensive promotional drive.  Here is the link:


The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity, whose mandate is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.  Many of our members are "Sustaining members" - Rotarians who give at least the equivalent of $100 US per year to the Foundation.  Please consider joining them.  For further information on Foundation in the form of a short video, please click here.
A review and background of the Rotary Club of Mississauga West.
Kathleen Cymek
Feb 21, 2017
Trillium Health Partners
Rotary Team Building 1
Feb 28, 2017
Britta Martini-Miles
Mar 07, 2017
The Lighthouse Programme for Grieving Children
Alana Liberman
Mar 14, 2017
YMCA - Greater Toronto ((also BOD meeting)
Club Assembly
Mar 21, 2017
Mary Jane Rodriguez
Mar 28, 2017
Classification talk
Apr 25, 2017
Club Assembly
May 02, 2017
Representative from Camp Enterprise/RYLA
May 09, 2017
Camp Enterprise /RYLA
Diana Varcoe
May 23, 2017
Shoebox Project
Anniversary dinner/ Paul Harris Award
May 30, 2017
Anniversary dinner/Paul Harris award
Jun 06, 2017
Foundation Celebration (offsite, Erindale Park)
Jun 13, 2017
Changeover night
Jun 20, 2017
(also BOD meeting)
Club Assembly
Jun 27, 2017
Swanel Bryan and Claire Ngo
Jul 04, 2017
Our outbound Rotary Exchange students