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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
Canada
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Home Page Stories
At the District Changeover in Milton, our combined club was well recognized.
 
Bill Proctor gave Dave/Jennifer a special award for the successful merger that our two clubs have completed.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA5-QEKI-0c
 
Then there were two Paul Harris Awards given - both to members of our club.
 
Rajeev Wijesinghe was awarded a Paul Harris award for his tremendous work with Rotary Youth Exchange.  He has been a member of the District Committee for many years including significant time as Vice Chair.  Then these last two years he has stepped up to be District Chair.  Because of his illness he was not able to attend however here is his presentation:  https://youtu.be/igbHlfC8cIU
 
The second Paul Harris of the evening went to Jennifer Ngo for her tireless energy in building up the Interact program, and developing the EarlyAct program over the last 2 years.  So excited to see her great time and effort get recognized tonight.
 
Congratulations Jennifer and Rajeev - and to all of us.
 
We also received another award - Jennifer will reveal at the Changeover meeting!
 
The 2017 Ribfest is over.  
 
This event, on which we work with the Mississauga Rotary Club, is our biggest fundraiser of the year.  So thanks to everyone for your help.
 
The weather was by and large co-operative this year.  It will be some time before the final accounting is available, but we should be in a good position to continue the strong community support for which our Club has a well deserved reputation.
Our celebratory Anniversary and Paul Harris award dinner was held on May 30th at Solstice Restaurant, former home for the Lakeshore club. 
 
This was 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!
 
 

SCIENCE  FAIR  2017

Peel Region and Canada Wide Science Fairs

 
Peel Region Science Fair 2017 was a successful event  held on April 25 & 26 at UTM (University of Toronto at Mississauga) with the participation of about 120 students and 100 projects.  The participants are students ranging from Grade 7 to Grade 12 enrolled in the Peel region. The projects included navigation for the visually impaired using cellphone and software, smart helmet to detect minor brain damage, harnessing tidal energy for power and water desalination. 

A team of 12 students among the award winners qualified for and  were chosen to represent the Peel region at the Canada Wide Science Fair (CWSF) held at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan during May 14 to 20. There were about 500 students from across Canada who participated in CWSF 2017.

The Peel team had an outstanding success at CWSF with 10 students (out of 12 who participated) winning awards that included 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 5 Bronze. The best project at our Science Fair in Mississauga also won the Gold and a Special award, " Youth Can Innovate " at CWSF. The students developed a navigation system for the visually impaired using software and cellphone.
 
Editor's Note: A big "thank you" to Krish Murti who has guided the Peel Regional Science Fair for many years.  The success of this project, and therefore of the many students who have benefitted from it over the years, is very largely due to Krish's efforts.
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.
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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.
 
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.
 

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

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    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.
 
 
Speakers
Tom Cunningham - Meadowvale Club
Sep 26, 2017
Journeys to Success: Rotary Edition
Duncan Hobbs
Oct 03, 2017
Charton Hobbs ( Board of Director's Meeting)
Jada Charles
Oct 10, 2017
Returned Rotary Exchange Student- Peru
Eelis Hakala
Oct 17, 2017
Inbound Rotary Exchange Student- Finland
Alana Lieberman
Oct 24, 2017
GTA - YMCA
Club Assembly
Oct 31, 2017
PDG Syd Harmon
Nov 07, 2017
The Things That Successful People Do
Steve Jones
Nov 14, 2017
Canadian National Robot Games (Board of Director's Meeting)
Dana Robbins
Nov 21, 2017
Mississauga News
Probir Chatterjee
Nov 28, 2017
Classification Talk
Nicola Elia
Dec 05, 2017
Farewell to Rotary Exchange Student
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Dec 12, 2017
Christmas Party
No Club Meeting
Dec 19, 2017
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No Club Meeting
Dec 26, 2017
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Jan 02, 2018
Board of Director's Meeting
Club Assembly
Jan 16, 2018
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Visit from Mississauga Rotary
Jan 30, 2018
(at our location) TBA