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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
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Lobsterfest 2017 under the leadership of Joe Plens, is now upon us.
The date is this coming 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 are nearly sold out.  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
Our celebratory Anniversary dinner will be held on May 30th at Solstice Restaurant, former home for the Lakeshore club.  Dinner is $30 each.   This is also our Paul Harris Awards evening. 
This will be our last Anniversary celebration in May as we are assuming the Lakeshore charter, and that anniversary is Dec 4th.  Therefore we will have 2 anniversary celebrations this year!
In order for everyone to enjoy themselves on May 30th, and to ensure we give Solstice our numbers in advance, we ask for payment in advance for this evening.  If you are planning to attend, please pay your $30/person on May 2, May 9 or May 23 (no meeting May 16) to BettyJo Parent..  Cheques are welcome as is cash.
If you wish to attend, but know you will not be at any of the meetings in May, please email BettyJo directly.


The Mississauga West Rotary Club has coordinated the Peel Regional Science Fair for many years.  This year's Science Fair will be held at the University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM), William G. Davis building.  This is the same building where we have our Rotary Club meetings. Signs will be posted to direct the guests to the exhibit rooms. Free parking in Lots P4 and P8 will be provided by UTM for guests attending the Science Fair. 

WEDNESDAY  APRIL 26                                                

Public viewing of projects : 6 pm to 7 pm.

Awards ceremony: 7:30 pm to about 8:30 pm.

Rotarians as well as family and friends are invited for the public viewing of projects and the awards ceremony.

For more information, please contact Krish Murti or www.peelscience.ca


Our in-bound New Zealander, Nicola who has quite a sense of humour, has been sharing her experiences in an occasional blog - to see what her perspectives on Canada might be, you can access it here:  https://nicolaincanada2017.wordpress.com/
We hope to have an up-date from Jada, or outbound student in South America, soon.
The community events which have long been a part of the Mississauga Lakeshore Club's activities, will be continuing in 2017 as part of the newly combined club.  (Of course, events such as Camp Enterprise, which have long been part of the tradition for both clubs, will also be continuing.)  We look forward to the opportunities for all our members to work together on the following:
Participation will continue in 2017
Participation will continue in 2017
After 43 years, a continuance of support will occur for The Compass as food hampers are filled at this event
This event will continue in 2017.
Again this summer (2017) on Friday evenings in July and August, Movies in the Park will be held in Memorial Park in Port Credit. Movies are family in nature and begin at dusk. While admission is free, donations are welcome to assist in deferring the costs. More pictures are available in the Photo Albums.
 For more information please go to the Movies in the Park website (http://www.rotarymovienights.com/).
Support for Armagh House
Armagh house is a "first of its class" Second-stage , or transitional housing, that provides support for women who have left abusive relationships, helping them make plans for independent living.
The Lakeshore Club has been actively supporting Armagh House over the years, whether it is with supplies, room renovations, or other services.  This service will also be continuing.   For more information visit www.armaghhouse.ca.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pva2GSKWhHc‚Äč

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:  http://vimeo.com/17537785


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.
Ulrich Krull (Interim Principal, UTM)
May 30, 2017
Anniversary dinner - Paul Harris awards. Location: Solstice Rest. 1801 Lakeshore. Rd. W. Clarkson.
Erindale Park - Partner's night
Jun 06, 2017
Foundation Celebration (offsite, Erindale Park)
Mary Jane Rodriguez
Jun 13, 2017
Classification Talk
It's party time!
Jun 20, 2017
Come celebrate the formal merger of the Lakeshore & Mississauga West clubs
Changeover Night
Jun 27, 2017
Swanel Bryan and Claire Ngo
Jul 04, 2017
Our outbound Rotary Exchange students
Fazal Musa
Jul 11, 2017
Adventures in Citizenship
No meeting tonight
Jul 18, 2017
No meeting - Ribfest break
Sajjad Jiwaji
Jul 25, 2017
Classification talk
Jada Charles
Aug 01, 2017
Our returning exchange student
Dr. Jerry Cuttler
Aug 08, 2017
Low dose radiation in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease
Mike Douglas
Aug 15, 2017
Mississauga Arts Council
Kathi Dick
Aug 22, 2017
District 7080 Governor (also Board of Director's meeting)
Britta Martini-Miles
Aug 29, 2017
tour of new Lighthouse premises, 2522 Rebecca St., Oakville
Club Assembly
Sep 05, 2017
to be advised
Oct 03, 2017
(Board of Director's meeting)
Eelis Hakala
Oct 10, 2017
Our Finnish exchange student
Alana Lieberman
Oct 24, 2017
GTA YMCA. (rescheduled from earlier this year due to snowstorm)
Club Assembly
Oct 31, 2017
Nov 14, 2017
Board of Director's meeting