No One Goes Hungry Project

Our club is starting our newest ongoing project No One Goes Hungry by delivering frozen meals to families in our community.
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Salvation Army Kettle Duty 2021-12-27 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Awards

Congratulations to our 2 Past Presidents Sandy and Louise for receiving the Paul Harris Awards today. Thank you for your leadership and contributions to our club!!!
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Donation to Mississauga Food Bank Phyllis Grier 2021-10-08 04:00:00Z 0
2020-2021 Rotary Citation Phyllis Grier 2021-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Great results of fundraiser for Salvation Army 2021-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
Our Newest Member 2021-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Awards

Posted by Sarah Grier on Mar 11, 2021
Monday's meeting was a special one for our club. On International Women's Day, we had the privilege of awarding two of our finest female members with Paul Harris Awards.
We always say our club is like family, and sometimes we take that quite literally! What a wonderful opportunity that member Saba was able to award her sister, Madiha Khan, and member Sarah had the honour of awarding her mother, Phyllis Grier.
Congratulations to Phyllis and Madiha for their outstanding contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
Paul Harris Awards Sarah Grier 2021-03-11 05:00:00Z 0
Our newest member Phyllis Grier 2020-08-12 04:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Award Phyllis Grier 2020-01-17 05:00:00Z 0
Silver Presidential Citation Phyllis Grier 2020-01-11 05:00:00Z 0

New Member

Posted by Phyllis Grier on Jul 25, 2019
Warmest welcome to our new member Claudia
New Member Phyllis Grier 2019-07-25 04:00:00Z 0

Awards at the District Changeover

Posted on Jun 30, 2019
At the District Changeover on June 27, President Madiha accepted the Every Rotarian Every Year/US$100 per capita, and 100% Foundation Giving Club Awards on behalf of our club, and Phyllis receiving the honour of the Club Builder Award from District Governor John Gilvesy
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New Members

Posted by Phyllis Grier on Apr 12, 2019
Welcome to our 2 newest members Zamal and Babujie
New Members Phyllis Grier 2019-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Award

Posted by Phyllis Grier on Apr 12, 2019
Congratulations to Sarah on receiving the Paul Harris Award!!!
Paul Harris Award Phyllis Grier 2019-04-12 04:00:00Z 0

Our Newest Members

Posted by Phyllis Grier on Oct 22, 2018
A very warm welcome to our two newest members, transitioning from Rotaract to Rotary.
Welcome to our club Tauqeer and Chris-Beth !!!!
Our Newest Members Phyllis Grier 2018-10-22 04:00:00Z 0

Foundation Award

President Madiha Khan receiving the 2016-2017 Foundation Award for our club's Sustaining Member Sustaining Club Participation at the District Changeover

Foundation Award 2018-06-29 04:00:00Z 0
Bulletin for November 27, 2017 Phyllis Grier 2017-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
Bulletin for November 13, 2017 Phyllis Grier 2017-11-21 05:00:00Z 0
Our Newest Member Vikash Bungsy Phyllis Grier 2017-08-11 04:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our Glenforest SS Interact Club on achieving the Presidential Citation Phyllis 2017-04-05 04:00:00Z 0
Our newest Multiple Paul Harris Members Phyllis Grier 2017-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
Bulletin for December 12, 2016 Phyllis Grier 2016-12-20 00:00:00Z 0
Group Photo of our Christmas Party Phyllis Grier 2016-12-20 00:00:00Z 0

Our Future in Youth

Posted by Phyllis Grier on Aug 26, 2016
Rotary's former Youth Exchange, RYLA and Rotaract students. Three of the four are now Rotarians
Rotary is in good hands with these impressive young people
Ameer Khan, Sarah Grier, Madiha Khan and Christina Hassan
Our Future in Youth Phyllis Grier 2016-08-27 00:00:00Z 0

New Story August 02 2016

President Jason starting his new year. Membership will be a priority, so members please bring a guest to each meeting.
President Jason starting his new year. Membership will be a priority, so every member please bring a guest to the meetings
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President Sandy receiving the Silver Presidential Citation on behalf of our Club Phyllis Grier 2016-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
"The Spirit of Giving" Christmas 2015 Bruno Zaffino 2015-12-10 00:00:00Z 0

Presentation from Mississauga and Mississauga West Club

Posted by Phyllis Grier on Oct 30, 2015
Thank you to Rick, Gordon and Lucie from the Mississauga and Mississauga West Club for the great honour in presenting Louise with a very generous donation to our club for her numerous years of tremendous help with the Mississauga Ribfest.
Thank you to Rick, Gordon and Lucie from the Mississauga and Mississauga West Clubs for the great honour in presenting our Louise with a very generous donation for her numerous years of help with the Mississauga Ribfest
Presentation from Mississauga and Mississauga West Club Phyllis Grier 2015-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Parkinson SuperWalk September 12 2015 Bruno Zaffino 2015-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Mississauga Rotary Ribfest 2015 Bruno Zaffino 2015-07-22 00:00:00Z 0

Presidential Citation for our club

Posted by Phyllis Grier on Jun 27, 2015
President Phyllis and President Elect Sandy accepting the Presidential Citation at the District Changeover
Presidential Citation for our club Phyllis Grier 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Our Newest Member Madiha Khan Phyllis Grier 2015-05-27 00:00:00Z 0

Our latest club photo

Posted by Phyllis on Jan 20, 2015
Our latest group photo taken during tour of
Clements Corporate Car Services
Our latest club photo Phyllis 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Our newest member Matt Zborowski Phyllis Grier 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Our Newest Member 2014-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Patsy Marshall's Official Club Visit Phyllis Grier 2014-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Our Exchange Student Felicia Phyllis Grier 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z 0

Club Changeover

Posted by Phyllis Grier on Jun 29, 2014


President Jonathan receiving the Paul Harris Award from charter member Laurie Williamson for a job well done for his year!!!

Club Changeover Phyllis Grier 2014-06-30 00:00:00Z 0

District Changeover

Posted by Phyllis Grier on Jun 25, 2014

President Jonathan receiving the Presidential Citation, Club Central Award and Highest Membership Retention Award at the District Changeover Night

President Jonathan receiving the President Citation, Club Central Award and Highest Membership Retention Award at the District Changeover Night
with President Nominee Sandy Cavanagh


District Changeover Phyllis Grier 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0

Emily Hastings

Posted by Jeffrey Laforteza on Aug 07, 2011

Emily Hastings from the Dixie Public School came to speak about Special Education dealing with children with autism. She is currently heading a project to build a sensory room, which is basically a technology room involving sensory stimulation to calm down students.

The main items needed in a sensory room would be bubble tubes, fiber optic strands, vibration equipment chairs, blacklight and blacklight toys.

A sensory room design has been prepared and to furnish everyting in the design would cost over $20,000. This however is just ideal and not everything on the design needs to be implemented. So far Emily and her friends has raised $4,000 through various fundraisers. She hopes to add fibre optic strands as the next piece of equipment for the room. Shown in the picture is Emily with President Dale.

Emily Hastings Jeffrey Laforteza 2011-08-08 00:00:00Z 0

Our Foundation is still at the Top

Posted by Susanne Golding on Mar 02, 2011
The Rotary Foundation continues to receive the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is an independent charity evaluator. It works to advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace by evaluating the financial health of over 5,000 of the largest U.S charities.
Our Foundation is still at the Top Susanne Golding 2011-03-03 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Susanne Golding on Mar 01, 2011

Our speaker was Mona Jai, President of the Interact Club at Glenforest Secondary School. Interact is RI's service club for young people ages 12-18. Interact clubs are self-governing and self-supporting, but are sponsored by individual Rotary Clubs. The Mississauga Dixie club sponsors the Interact Club at Glenforest.

Ths club currently has 20 regular members, with another 10  students who help out with projects. The members are mostly grade 10s and 11s. The Club is in its second year, and at the end of the first year, because many of the students were in Grade 12, they lost 10 members.

Because the students and teachers were being inundated with causes, the school put in a policy that the student body decides on a cause to support at the beginning of the year.  The two causes for this year are Creation of Hope and Tomai for Tomorrow. Tomai is Swahili for "Hope".

The Interact club currently has an Executive Council of 4 members, but will be adding more for next year.

In April they hold an Easter Egg activity, collaberating with the Athletic Club. They are currently raising funds through selling coffee beans. They have partnered with the Second Cup in Streetsville for this. They help with the Lobsterfest every year.

Interact Susanne Golding 2011-03-02 00:00:00Z 0

Classification Talk - Julian D'Souza

Posted by Susanne Golding on Feb 11, 2011

Our newest member, Julian, told us more about himself. He said he had written this talk several times, but ended up writing notes on a napkin during dinner!

Person he would have liked to  meet - Pope Joh Paul 1. Although he lived only 33 days as Pope, John Paul 1 was willing to allow the contraceptive pill to be taken & wanted to sell the Vatican. He also referred to God as "she".  No-one expected John Paul to become Pope and they did not have a cassock in his size .

Favourite colour -  Purple

Favoutire movie - Lawrence of Arabia

Julian has always been fascinated with learning and now has his Masters. The 2 things he has learned are - be productive, not perfect; and do not excel at  just one thing, be good in many things.

Julians has spent 10 years in the Addiction field. He has also worked with battered women and says emotional abuse has more scars than physical abuse. He is now with Community Care and has learned that Seniors value their independence more than anything.

Julian used to write poetry and skits when he was young. After he got his Masters he started writing research. He tells us research is good but only 7 people read your work! Julian has written a book of short stories which took 2 years to write. 

Julian came to Canada 11 years ago and was surprised at how dirty the snow was. He comes from India and had only seen snow in movies or on TV and it is always pure white. His wife Michelle is a teacher. His mother is still in India but he has cousins in Canada.

We are thrilled to have Julian as a member of our club and are happy to have learned more about him. 

Classification Talk - Julian D'Souza Susanne Golding 2011-02-12 00:00:00Z 0

Back to School

Posted by Susanne Golding on Feb 01, 2011

Our speaker, John Van Laar  joined Rotary in 1990 when he became a member of the Rotary Club of Thornbury/Clarksburg. He was their president in 1996-1997 and he served as District Governor for district 6330 in 2003-2004. He is currently a member of the Rotary club of Collingwood/South Georgian Bay in district 7010.

John and his wife Cora visited Cebu Guadalupe, in the Philippines, his wife's home town. John wanted to see what projects were needed. He saw people scavenging for food and for plastic and metal in the City dump. The plastic and metal were sold  for a small amount of money. He saw 3 girls laughing and having fun at the dump as they had found some food. Many children are taken out of school to help the family scavenge for things that can be sold.

John decided he needed to do something to help, and got a matching grant together with another Rotary club. At the time the grant came through, the city of Cebu closed the dump, leaving many people without food. With the matching grant 2 feeding stations were set up. During the first year of operation, 4,000 people were fed and serious cases of malnutrition were dramatically reduced. A weekly medical clinic was also opened. 50% of sick people here will die without even seeing a doctor. The clinic is run by English Nuns.

44% of Philippinos live on less than $1 per day, and 50% of the country live on less than $2 per day. 10% of children will never got to school, and only 10% of high school graduates will go on to college. 

Back to School Susanne Golding 2011-02-02 00:00:00Z 0

Camp Enterprise

Posted by Susanne Golding on Jan 25, 2011

Our speaker was Doug Gerrard.  Doug has been a rotarian for 32 years and has been involved in Camp Enterprise for 17 years.

Camp Enterprise was started 30 years ago in Chicago. It is intended to introduce high school students to business and entrepreneurship. 

Our Camp has 80 students. We do not necessarily want the highest achievers as they probably already have business knowledge. We want the next level of students. 

Camp Enterprise Susanne Golding 2011-01-26 00:00:00Z 0

January 17 - Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre

Posted by Susanne Golding on Jan 24, 2011

Once again our guest was Lynn Petruschak, Staff Executive Director of the Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre.

Together with Lynn, we discussed a joint project between the Centre and our Club. An after-school bowling date is being organised. Jonathan will research venues and dates and report back. A committee will be formed to plan the event.

Lynn also told us of the need for used skates & helmets. Our Club has taken on the challenge to obtain skates and helmets for the Centre. 

January 17 - Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Centre Susanne Golding 2011-01-25 00:00:00Z 0

Membership Night

Posted by Susanne Golding on Dec 12, 2010

A membership night was held in Tom's office boardroom.

Our members introduced themselves and said how many years they had been in Rotary. Guests then introduced themselves. Past DG Norm Bindon talked about helping to build a school and helping at a leper colony with Rotary .

President Halle described Rotary and we watched a Rotary video.

Past DG Syd Harmon talked about moving into a new area and becoming part of the community through Rotary. Rotary is also an opportunity for high school students who can earn some of their volunteer hours through Rotary. Syd also talked about making up in other countries , helping in other areas in the world and locally through Rotary. Our question to others who we feel would make good Rotarians should be "do you eat dinner on Monday"

The highlight of the night was the induction of our newest member, Julian D'Souza by Past DG Norm Bindon.


Membership Night Susanne Golding 2010-12-13 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Susanne Golding on Nov 16, 2010

Our speaker was Mike Nickerson.

Mike has spent 35 years studying cultural evolution and communicating the sustainability message. His writings include "Bakavi; Change the World I want to stay on" (1977), "Lets talk about sustainability" (1987), "Planning for Seven Generations" (1993) and the newly released "Life, Money & Illusion: Living on Earth as if we want to stay:

There are now enough people on earth to disrupt the planet. e.g at one time there were cod everywhere off the East Coast, now the cod industry has collapsed because there was no attention being paid to the fish stock. We are doing the same to forests, fossil fuels and water.

In the early 1980s, acid rain was the big issue of the day. There was enough public outcry to pass laws both here and in the USA to reduce the emissions into the air, thus reducing acid rain. However, we now have twice as many sources and therefore have almost as much acid rain.

Mike also spoke of financial sustainability - The foundation of the current recession was laid on August 15 1971 when President Richard Nixon severed the connection between money & gold. After 911 President Bush said "Americans are under attack, get together with your families and shop". People had suddently stopped shopping. People didn't begin shopping,  so interest rates were lowered to almost nothing in hopes people would borrow money. When this did not work mortgages were offered with no downpayment, no employment. This was OK until  oil prices increased inflation and interest rates were raised. People could not afford their mortgage payments and the recession began.

Mike tells us we need to enjoy life to be truly satisfied. We can get a small thrill from buying things, but cannot get the satisfaction that a true friendship can give us.

Sustainability Susanne Golding 2010-11-17 00:00:00Z 0

Classification Talk - Maria Reece

Posted by Susanne Golding on Nov 08, 2010

One of our newest members, Maria Reece told us more about herself tonight. She says she is easy going, independent, and  likes to laugh ( we have experienced that wonderful laughter on many occasions!)

Maria, who was named after the Maria in the Sound of Music,  grew up in Barbados, an island 156 square metres in size with a population of 289,000 people. She grew up next to the beach but cannot swim.  She was an only child, but had lots of cousins and family around her. She was painfully shy and was a bookworm.

Classification Talk - Maria Reece Susanne Golding 2010-11-09 00:00:00Z 0

Group Study Exchange

Posted by Susanne Golding on Oct 28, 2010

Randy Seager is the chair of the District Group Study Exchange committee and came to tell us about this programme.

GSE is an educational programme of the Rotary Foundation.  An exchange is between 2 districts. The District Governor   decides which district  his district will  pair with.

GSE began in 1965 as ROTA. Since 1965 12,000 teams (57,000 individuals) have taken part in the programme.


Group Study Exchange Susanne Golding 2010-10-29 00:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange Rebounds

Posted by Susanne Golding on Sep 27, 2010

We had the pleasure of listening to 2 "rebounds" (Canadian  returning exchange students), Twyla Odd and Laura Dusmet. They both expressed the thrill of their year on exchange. They loved their host families, their new friends and the wonderful trips they did. They were both in South America for the World Cup, so saw first hand the emotions of the supporters.  They both quickly became fluent in the languages of their countries (Portuguese for Twyla and Spanish for Laura) and can't wait to return.

Youth Exchange Rebounds Susanne Golding 2010-09-28 00:00:00Z 0

Facebook 101

Posted by Susanne Golding on Jul 28, 2010

Our speaker this week was one of our own members- Brian Suliman. Prior to the onslaught of Social Media in the past cople of years, internet base media was simple -

1) I put up a website and you read it,

2) I send you and e-mail, you read it and reply.

This was unidirectional interaction. Now, not only can we access information from anywhere thanks to such things as the BlackBerry, Smartphones and iPhones etc,  but we can also interract through comments and  messaging.

Facebook 101 Susanne Golding 2010-07-29 00:00:00Z 0

A new year begins

Posted by Susanne Golding on Jul 06, 2010
President Halle at her first meeting. A great meeting!
A new year begins Susanne Golding 2010-07-07 00:00:00Z 0

Elder Abuse

Posted by Susanne Golding on Jul 06, 2010

Our speaker was Constable Fiona Thivierge, Elder & Mental Health Coordinator  for the Peel Regional Police.  Fiona has been a police office for Peel Region for 22 years and was asked to take on Elder Abuse last November. 

Elder abuse has become more prevelant as the population ages. There are several new TV ads relating to Elder abuse. The push to make us more aware of this is due to the demographic change and aging population. 

Elder Abuse Susanne Golding 2010-07-07 00:00:00Z 0

CCAMRE (Canadian Central American Relief Effort)

Posted by Louise McNeely on Jan 16, 2010

Louise introduced our guest speaker, Hilda Rossi, President of Rotary Club of Mississauga Airport.  Hilda is also the co-founder of CCAMRE (Canadaian Central American Relief Effort). Hilda is a Paul Harris Fellow and in 2008, Hilda was named one of ten most influential Hispanic Canadians.

Hilda is number 13 in a family of 14 children born in Guatemala.  She came to Canada at the age of 18 to learn English.  That was her goal, but her dream was to help the people in the mountains of Guatemala, the Mayan Chorti. Hilda believes that every person has a calling; hers came in 1998.  Hurricane Mitch caused great devastation in Central America. Hilda travelled to her birth country and witnessed the aftermath of this horrible natural disaster.  And CCAMRE was born.

CCAMRE (Canadian Central American Relief Effort) Louise McNeely 2010-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Deborah Kochhar 2009-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Deborah Kochhar 2009-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
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Welcoming Bruno to our club Jeffrey Laforteza 0
DG Mike Gauthier presenting President Jonathan with Foundation Award Phyllis Grier 0
Mississauga-Dixie Rotary Dictionary Project Jeffrey Laforteza 0
Welcome to our 2013-14 Inbound student Felicia Larsson from Sweden Phyllis Grier 0
President Jonathan inducting our newest member Doug Higgins Phyllis Grier 0

Meet Our Newest Members Sharon and Paul

Meet two of our newest members that were recently inducted to the Rotary Club of Mississauga-Dixe.

President Dale inducting Paul

District Governor Ian inducting Sharon

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Pencils for Kids

Posted by Susanne Golding
Our speaker Monday was Robin Mednick, President & Executive Director of Pencils for Kids.
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Posted by Susanne Golding
Our speaker was Ekkehard Musick from Germany. Ekkehard was Ashley Grier's host father when she was on Rotary Youth exchange, and he is here to attend her upcoming wedding. Ekkehard is a retired High School principal, a retired Army officer and has been a Rotarian since 1995. He is a 3-time Paul Harris Fellow, is the co-ordinator for the inbound students for the German Youth Exchange, and a voluntary speaker for ShelterBox.
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Pastoral Care

Posted by Susanne Golding
Our speaker was Rev. Mary Dodge-Bovaird. Mary is the Manager of Pastoral  Care at Credit Valley hospital and also the current President of the Rotary Club of Mississauga West.
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Snug As a Bug, Kids helping Kids

Posted by Susanne Golding

Our speaker this week was Sophia Gran-Ruaz. Sophia lives in Mississauga and is a student at John Cabot Secondary School.

Sophia began with a story about a young couple, very much in love. They married, had a child but unfortunately all did not go well, and when the baby was 10 months old the mother and child found themselves needing a homeless shelter. Sophia was that child.

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Camp Enterprise

Posted by Susanne Golding
Our speakers this week were Amara Hakak and Bijaya Thapa, the two students from Applewood Secondary school, who were sponsored for Camp Enterprise by our club. They were told about Camp Enterprise by their business teacher.
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Classification Talk

Posted by Dale Reilly

Once again, one of our own members enthralled us with the story of their life.

Dale was born in Surry, England and moved to Montreal with her parents when she was just 6 months old. One of her parents was English, the other Canadian.

Dale's father owned his own business, her mother was an artist. After the death of her father, when she was 14, her family moved back to England. She finished her education in England, including a Finishing School. She attended the University of London and has a degree in Pharmacy.

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Making Choices

Posted by Susanne Golding
The speaker at Tuesday's Mississauga Rotary Clubs Annual Dinner Meeting was Chuck Ealey.
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Joint Meeting

Posted by Susanne Golding

Several members attended the City of Mississauga Rotary Clubs Annual Dinner Meeting  at the BraeBan Golf club on Tuesday night. Attendance was up significantly over last year with 150+ Rotarians in attendance. A great evening - fantastic roast beef buffet dinner, excellent speaker and great fellowship.

District Governor, Bob Palmateer updated us on the Afghanistan School. It will be finished late May/early June. The goal for our district was $15,000. To date, Bob has received $10,000. At the meeting Streetsville President, Doug Gerrard presented Bob with and additional cheque for $250, bringing that club's total to $500.

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Capacity Law & Planning around incapacity.

Posted by Susanne Golding
Gosha Sekhon is an Associate with the firm Lawrence, Lawrence, Stevenson LLP in Brampton. She concentrates her practice on estates, trusts and mental capacity law. She advises Executors on all aspects of the administration of an estate of a deceased person and guides Attorneys for property and Attorneys for personal care when managing the affairs of a mentally incapacitated individual.
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Posted by Susanne Golding

Tom presented the club with a banner from the Rotary Club of Maipu, Chile. Tom, his wife and daughter were just in Chile to visit his other daughter, Laura, who is on a Rotary Youth Exchange.

The people were fantastic and they had an amazing time. Tom tells us Laura is thoroughly enjoying her time and has made many new friends.

The Rotary Club of Maipu is a small club and the funds for projects come from their own pockets. They are working on several small projects and Tom thought maybe we could join in with them on one of these. The club thought this was a good idea and Tom will find out more for us.

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Classification - Susanne Golding

Posted by Susanne Golding

My classification is Retired and I love it. But before I tell you more, let me tell you how I got there.

I was born in a small town in England. Bromsgrove is between the cities of Birmingham and Worcester and its big claim to fame is that it is mentioned in the Doomsday book .

After high school I attended Gloucester College of Education. My intention was to teach Home Economics (cooking, needlework).

At the age of 15 , whilst visiting a friend, I had a soccer ball kicked at me by a neighbour of hers – David Golding. I was not impressed and had no idea this person would soon  become my soulmate and the love of my life. We married at 20 and  at 21 our daughter Helen was born. – so much for the teaching career! Two years later our son, Mark was born. In 1975 we receive approval to emigrate to Canada

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Rotary Hockey

Posted by Susanne Golding
Last Sunday, the 17th, the Rotary Clubs of Mississauga were well represented at the St. Michaels Majors hockey game against Owen Sound Attack. Our Rotary banners wre proudly displayed all around the arena. . District Governor Bob Palmeteer was also in attendance. Between periods, a $4,000 cheque presentation was made from the proceeds of the Amacon Mississauga Rotary Ribfest to Polio Plus. Louise was there to represent our club, and her ballot was drawn for a chance to win an ATV at the end of the Majors 2009-2010 season. Tha Majors beat the Attack 2-1 and a great time was had by all.
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The E.L.L.A Foundation

Posted by Susanne Golding
Our speaker was Ky Joseph, founder of the E.L.L.A foundation. The E.L.L.A (Ever Lasting Little Angels) Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping families who have suffered the loss of a baby for any reason, at any time. Their objective is to create items and tools that are significant in helping couples work through their grief.
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The Dixie Challenge

Posted by Susanne Golding

The Dixie Cup was presented at the joint Mississauga clubs meeting on Tuesday night. Our cub came in 3rd with an 85.7% attendance for the month of February. The 2nd and 1st place results were very close - the Credit Valley AM club was 2nd with 94.4%, first place went to the Streetsville club with 95% attendance. President Doug Gerrard accepted the cup and thanked all of his members for making such a great effort.

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Brain Writing

Posted by Susanne Golding
Mary Ann Matthews has been a certified Grapho Analyst since 1994.  She does presentations, TV and teaches introductory and advanced classes.
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Posted by Susanne Golding

The Mississauga City Centre Interact club was formed in November 2008 with 10 members. This year's President, and our speaker, Joanna Pitsounis was one of those members. Most of the original 10 members graduated at the end of the school year, however word spread about this great organisation and they currently have 18 members.

During the past year they have had many guest speakers, attended the conference and have been involved in fund-raising.

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Posted by Susanne Golding

Our speaker this week was Constable Nick Harris. Nick emigrated from Solihull, England in 2002 with his wife Alison. They now have 2 boys - 3 years and 4 months old. Nick  has a degree in Podiatric medicine from the UK but because of political reasons is unable to practice in Canada.

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All about me....

Posted by Susanne Golding

Our speaker was our own Jonathan Odd. Jonathan is married to  Alexis who is a business analyst with TD Bank and who is currently working on her degree.  They have 3 beautiful girls - Loren, Twyla and Dallas. Loren is presently working in France as an Au Pair, Twyla is in Brazil as a  Rotary Exchange student.

Jonathan has a degree in Political Science from Western University, although some of his university studying was done at York.

He had his own business at one time which unfortunately did  not work out, however he repaid everyone who had an interest in it rather than declare bankruptcy and have them lose their money.

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Real Estate Update

Posted by Susanne Golding

Our speaker this week was Jim Kitchen, Industrial Real Estate Broker with Re/Max Realty Specialists Inc. Jim gave us a fascinating overview of what is going on the in the Markets.

The GTA is the 3rd largest megopolis in North America and the 3rd largest Industrial Node in North America.

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Help for Seniors

Posted by Susanne Golding

Saskia Wijngaard is the Chair of the Mississauga chapter of CARP and owner of Everything 4 Seniors. She is a 30-year Rotarian, Paul Haris fellow and past chair of the Easter Seals committee for Rotary.

Saskia started her own business when she saw that environmental issues were becoming more important, however when she witnessed a senior being scammed by a car dealership she decided to think grey as well as green.

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Posted by Susanne Golding

Our speakers were two seasoned Rotarians - John Digby and Paul Bannon.

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Posted by Susanne Golding

As President Greg was out of town, President-Elect Halle ran the meeting. You did a fantastic job Halle, thank you. We are going to have another great year next year.

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District Governor Bob Palmateer

Posted by Susanne Golding
We were honoured to have DG Bob Palmateer as our speaker. Bob has graciously sent a copy of his speech for your editor to include in this Bulletin.
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Polio Plus fundraiser

Posted by Susanne Golding

Sherrin Palmateer brought with her a beautiful queen-size quilt she had made. She told the club she wanted to make a difference during Bob's year as DG, and made the quilt to raffle off with funds going to Polio Plus. Tickets are $5 each.

Phyllis and President Greg then spent many minutes discussing how they were going to "share" the quilt!

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Our speaker this week was our friend and fellow Rotarian, Adel Asterbadi who came to talk to us about his company Doxess, and the ClubRunner program.


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Sir Louis Lockhart

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Our speaker this week was Sir Louis Lockhart, a long-time friend of many members and a frequent visitor to the previous Dixie club and the City Centre club.
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International Convention

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Halle attended Rotary's International convention, held this year in Birmingham, England. She was there as part of the Club Runner booth. There were approximately 15,000 in attendance and she tells us there was the largest House of Friendship ever.
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The Bar-B-Q was a huge success - good food, excellent fellowship & lots of fun had by all.
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Welcome to our new club!

The Rotary Club of Mississauga-Dixie is proud to announce it received its official charter on April 18th, 2009. After disbanding many years ago, it has reformed again in 2009 and is positioning itself to be stronger than ever. Made up of 23 charter members, the Mississauga-Dixie club includes 1 Past District Governor, 6 Past Presidents, 6 enthusiastic new Rotarians, 2 RYLA alumni, 2 Youth Exchange alumni and 12 Paul Harris Recipients.

Meetings take place Mondays at 6:30pm at Peter on Eglinton's, a restaurant located at Tomken and Eglinton in Northeastern Mississauga. Visitors are welcome!

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