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After working actively in the Mississauga lakeshore community for 65 years, the club decided to merge with the Rotary Club of Mississauga West due to the decline in membership over the past few years. Effective January 3, 2017 both clubs amalgamated for the betterment of the community. It was felt that a merger was the best option so that certain programs could be maintained and strengthened. Click here to go to the Rotary Club of Mississauga West website.
DG Bill Proctor revisited the club on it's last meeting on December 13. He thanked the members for their work in and for the community over the past 65 years. As well "I look forward to Rotarians continuing to serve the community with distinction as part of a stronger merged Rotary club". Bill assisted in the presentation of four Paul Harris Fellow awards
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 (2016) 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 these students will continue in 2017
We were extremely happy to receive five Camp Enterprise students and four Rotary Scholarship Recipients at our last meeting.
Camp Enterprise started in Canada in 1976, by the Youth Service Committee of the Rotary Club of Toronto, Camp Enterprise is a 3-1/2 day program for high school students. The program consists of a series of panels, presentations and discussions on the subjects of business and the free enterprise system where students can interact with business professionals. For more information please log on to http://campenterprise.ca.
The Camp Enterprise students shared with us on how those three and a half days changed their future career choices, as this experience provided them with a "taste" on how a business is run, how to create a business plan, how to sell a product, among others. It was amazing to hear their experiences, which included on how they were introduced into negotiating, where they were split into groups with other students they had never met before - one student even said that she now understand why union negotiations take so long to resolve. They shared their team working experience, and how they were happy to be mentored by top notch Canadian Businessmen.
A student even said that she felt like she was in Dragons Den at some point!
In addition to that, we were happy to hear that our Rotary Scholarship Recipients have had great successes in their undergraduate studies, and how they continue to strive in their chosen career paths. The stories they shared with us were amazing, such as: the student who thought he would end up in the liberal arts stream and ended up studying Math and Science at McGill University; or the student that struggled in learning how to cook; or the one that studies in the US and is involved in some top notch medical research.
We congratulate all these students, and we are happy that they can continue to do great things in their personal life, as well as them becoming great additions to the community.
Support for Armagh will continue in 2017
Our club was pleased to fondly welcome Armagh House at our meeting.
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.
We have been actively supporting Armagh House over the years, wether it is with supplies, room renovations, among others. For more information visit www.armaghhouse.ca.