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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Mississauga West

Mississauga West

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 6:15 PM
UTM Room, 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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Grandmothers - The Unsung heroes of Africa & the Canadian Sisterhood that supports them

On April 10, 2018 enjoy a lively presentation with videos, songs and discussion to learn how African grandmothers, left to care for their grandchildren orphaned by the AIDS pandemic, have become resilient, thanks to support from Canadian grandmothers and the Stephen Lewis Foundation.  The presentation, from Oomama, one of 240 Canadian grandmother groups, will entertain, inspire and inform you.  Don't miss it!

Pat McKee is a retired University of Toronto professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. She recently travelled with the Stephen Lewis Foundation to take part in a gathering of 250 grandmothers in Tanzania. This presentation will include photos and impressions from her first-hand experiences in Africa.

This will be a Partner's night, so put the date on your calendars right away!

Rotary Exchange Student Nicola Elia, from Howick, Auckland, New Zealand, completed her one year exchange with our Mississauga-West Club, from Jan 13, 2017 to Jan 7, 2018.  
Nicola was hosted by 4 wonderful families:
Jennifer and Young Ngo  
Angela and Casey Kretz  
David and Dianne Hope
Heather Kellestine (a former Rotary Exchange Student herself years ago)
Nicola fully embraced her exchange and took advantage of every opportunity.  She travelled to Vancouver and Whistler with her counsellor, Betty Jo Parent, enjoyed many activities in Ontario, saw much of Eastern Canada and North US.  She enjoyed Dogsledding, a birthday gift from our club; Niagara River Jet Boating, compliments of Mike Flanaghan; a couple of Leaf games, compliments of her counsellor; and other excursions.  She volunteered at both Mississauga and Burlington Rib-fests, Mississauga-West Lobsterfest, the Mississauga Marathon, and other events.
Nicola’s infectious smile, her beautiful soul and her willingness to participate endeared her to our club and we are sorry to see her go.  We wish her all the best back home and look forward to her return visit to Mississauga.
The Rotary Club of Mississauga West once again joined this 43rd annual community tradition of Carolling at the Park held at the Memorial Park in Port Credit, Mississauga Ontario. This was attended by Rotarians Al Maclean, Bryce English, David Schirmer, Fred Lawlor, Michael Cleland, Derek Peters, Brian Dixon & Spouse Ada. The Club received 400 lbs of Food Donation and $300 Cash that will be given to the Compass, a food bank charitable institution.
Attached are some pictures from the event

Dear Honorary Members, Past and Present Members and Friends of Rotary.

Thanks to all who made this year's ham sale another successful event.

We hope you enjoyed the delicious ham.

Watch for the 2018 sale - but in the mean time, a Happy and Healthy New Year to all.




Hello Rotarians, Friends, and Guests,

Kindly inform us of your attendance and ANY GUESTS you may wish to bring to our next Club meeting.

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The requested deadline to respond is Monday by 10 AM.

Your prompt response helps us to order the correct number of meals. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

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.
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:
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!


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 (
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
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.
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.


    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.
Upcoming Events
  • Club Meeting Mar 27
    University of Toronto - Mississauga - UTM Room
    Mar 27, 2018
    6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
  • Club Meeting Apr 03
    University of Toronto - Mississauga - UTM Room
    Apr 03, 2018
    6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
  • Club Meeting Apr 10
    University of Toronto - Mississauga - UTM Room
    Apr 10, 2018
    6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
  • Club Meeting Apr 17
    University of Toronto - Mississauga - UTM Room
    Apr 17, 2018
    6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
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Tehreem Kamal
Mar 27, 2018
Club Assembly
Nathacha Emerant
Apr 03, 2018
Classification talk
Rita Hutton and Pat McKee PARTNER'S NIGHT
Apr 10, 2018
The “Oomama” group - the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign [on behalf of the Steven Lewis Fndtn]
Donor Night
Apr 17, 2018
Donor Night
No Club Meeting
Apr 24, 2018
(April 22 Tree Planting)
Tehreem Kamal
May 01, 2018
Club Assembly
RYLA Participants
May 08, 2018
Plus Scholarhip Winners from Lakeshore Club
No Club Meeting
May 15, 2018
(Lobsterfest Break)
Camp Enterprise Participants
May 22, 2018
Plus Adventure in Understanding
Paul Harris Awardees
May 29, 2018
Paul Harris Awards
Jackson Valentine
Jun 05, 2018
Outbound Rotary Exchange Student - Liam Wark
Eelis Hakala
Jun 12, 2018
Farewell to Exchange Student from Finland. Partner's NIght
Tehreem Kamal
Jun 19, 2018
Changeover Night
No Club Meeting
Jun 26, 2018
(Rotary International Convention)