Rotary Club of Mississauga

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Interested in Joining Rotary? ARE YOU THE MISSING PIECE?

Blue Puzzle
Are YOU the Missing Piece? For more information, look at www.rotary,org

and right here, in Mississauga, contact our Membership Director Amit Karia by email at or call him at 416-616-3014. Click on More to see why YOU ARE THE MISSING PIECE.

Interested in Joining Rotary? ARE YOU THE MISSING PIECE? Paulo Maia 2016-03-17 00:00:00Z
President's Corner
This week we welcomed Natalie Hart as our guest speaker. Natalie has worked with us as our RibFest co-ordinator since early in 2015 and is an honorary member of both our Club and Mississauga West.

Natalie's background in community activities began at an early age hulling strawberries to which she is now allergic! Undeterred, in her early twenties she joined her first Board, as secretary, of the Erin Mills Baseball Association. This was the beginning of her her long history of community giving irrespective of where she resided.

Natalie's professional career carried on a family tradition in banking that led her away from the GTA to commercial banking and personal wealth management in the Ottawa Valley and then Leamington with the Royal Bank. Along the way Natalie kept her community activism alive by enjoying senior roles with various local Chambers of Commerce and other community events.

Eventually, she returned home to Mississauga, after a thirteen year absence, and reunited with the Mahoney (Steve, Katie and more recently Matt) family and their political campaigns. Helping out on political campaigns gradually became a dominant theme in her life. Natalie subsequently engaged in campaigns at all levels (municipal, provincial, and federal) of government with a variety of politicians. In this process she has savoured both the joys of victory and the bitterness of defeat.

Natalie explained that these campaigns require not only a specific area of expertise but a great deal of energy, versatility and resilience. As she aptly described her multiple roles have led her to become outstanding in the use of a sledgehammer (for signs), to make rapid rapid clothing changes as she moves from a Mosque to a Mass, and how to drink endless cups of coffee on the run in lieu of a decent meal.

Eventually these activities led her to join with us via her role in RibFest. This role allows her to use her many organizational skills, and utilize the huge number of important contacts she has throughout the GTA and in the city she loves to call home.

We thank Natalie for her delightful presentation and the excellent skill set she brings to our major fundraiser, and to our Club.

A quick update on a few other issues:

Feb 3: our Italian night is now only $50 thanks to Pat's hard bargaining. It is still not too late to join us.

Feb 26-March 6: our hands on project in Mexico is scheduled and ready for your help. There is still room if you want to join us.

See you all next Tuesday when we have Carolyn Ferguson from Rotary International to bring us up to date on the workings of the Foundation.

President's Corner 2016-01-29 00:00:00Z
 Education & Social Responsibility Scholarship for Youth


Education & Social Responsibility Scholarship for Youth Rikesh (Riki) Bhogal 2015-12-26 00:00:00Z
End Polio Now
Participate with Rotary on the campaign to end polio now.  Get the details at End Polio Now.
End Polio Now Paulo Maia 2013-01-08 00:00:00Z
Join us on Facebook

The Rotary Club of Mississauga now is on Facebook.

Join us on Facebook Paulo Maia 2011-07-25 00:00:00Z
Bruce Aylward : How we'll stop polio for good
Bruce Aylward is a Canadian physician and epidemiologist who leads the polio programme at the WHO, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI).  Earlier this year he gave a presentation at TED that is well worth watching.  This link has also been included in our "Links" section.
Bruce Aylward : How we'll stop polio for good Paulo Maia 2011-06-02 00:00:00Z
Rotary in Mississauga
The Rotary Club of Mississauga was chartered on April 23rd 1954 as the Rotary Club of Cooksville. Today, our city is blessed with a total of nine Rotary clubs comprising business and professional women and men who have accepted the Rotary philosophy for life - based on 'Service Above Self'. Each club is autonomous and chooses it's own service and fundraising projects. However, sometimes clubs cooperate or share projects. All operate as member clubs of Rotary International . Clubs each meet at different times and on different days and thus, if you might be interested in joining us, you can likely find a suitable time and location -- see below:click on club names under 'club links' to access the various websites.
Rotary in Mississauga Paulo Maia 2011-02-28 00:00:00Z
Rotaract Mississauga
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For more see the Rotara
Rotaract Mississauga Helga Noyes 2010-08-18 00:00:00Z
The Rotary Foundation
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfillment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary's mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.
The Rotary Foundation Michael Syer
Contact us:

Our mailing address is: Image

P.O. Box 340, Station A

Mississauga, ON

L5A 3A1

Via email:

                                    Queries / Information

Contact us: Paulo Maia
Ribfest 2014 of the Rotary Clubs of Mississauga Ribfest 2014 of the Rotary Clubs of Mississauga Fazle Naqvi
DAVID PALLETT Memorial Golf Tournament - 30 Sept 2013


                             DAVID PALLETT Memorial Golf Tournament                  

Dear Friends of David Pallett:

We are excited to announce an opportunity to honor David, his life, his work and his passion for Hockey. Mark your calendars for our first “David Pallett Memorial Golf Tournament” at Piper’s Heath Golf Club on Monday, September 30, 2013.  Proceeds from the tournament will go directly towards the “David Pallett Hockey Scholarship” at the University of Guelph.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student-athlete that shows exceptional promise and leadership in and plays hockey at the University of Guelph.

DAVID PALLETT Memorial Golf Tournament - 30 Sept 2013 Fazle Naqvi
Who are We?


The funds we raise go to the community both locally and worldwide. Our major fundraiser is a July  4 day Ribfest which we run with the Mississauga West Rotary Club. We regularly get over 100,000 visitors to this community event! Our June Lobsterfest has sold-out for years, but we can always find a seat for the all-you-can-eat Lobster-chicken feast!

We also support local Mississauga charities such as The Peel Children's Aid, The Vita Centre for Pregnant & Parenting Youth, PACT and many others.

Who are We? Julie Grabb
UN Millennium Development Goals

This Rotary Club (and Rotary International) supports the pursuit of the United nations MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS and urges others to do so. Ask questions; lobby your MP and MPP.  Be proactive!

What are the UN Development Goals?  -- click on 'more'

UN Millennium Development Goals Michael Syer
Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions

The Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions was adopted by the Rotary International Council on Legislation in 1989 to provide more specific guidelines for the high ethical standards called for in the Object of Rotary:

Declaration of Rotarians in Businesses and Professions
Rotary Basics
Rotary International, the world's first service club organization, is made-up of some 33,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. It's members form a global network of business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities around the world.


Refer to Rotary Basics for a comprehensive, multimedia overview of what Rotary is all about. Please, then attend a meeting of our club for a first-hand look at us.
Rotary Basics
Rotary's 4-Way Test

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:

"Of the things we think, say or do:

Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Rotary's 4-Way Test