It was great to see many Fellow Rotarians with their guest(s) on Saturday Night at the PRESIDENT'S  GALA. A big 'Thank You' for all who introduced recipients of a Paul Harris Fellow Award or any of the Night's activities.  1st up was Steve Ferguson who gave a speech, honouring Steve Crawford (PH+1). Tom McPherson gave a speech honouring Jan Gerrard (PH+5) who did not see that one coming!, and finally Jan Gerrard gave a speech, honouring Arnold Santos (1st PH). There was great Rotary fellowship! The DJ was great, the magician was amazing and Elaine Charal who did analyses on our handwriting.

There were some special guests in attendance at this year's President's Gala.  Her Worship Mayor Bonnie Crombie and her husband Brian Crombie, District Governor Patsy Marshall and her husband Jim, Eileen Keown, Mississauga Orchestra (guest of Luis Moreno), Lalita, known as "Milk", our inbound exchange student, Mary Clarke (wife of the late David Pallett), Gloria and Richard Clarke (host parents), Alan and Sheila Fyfe (Rotarians from the City Centre Club) that hosts our inbound students jointly) and we cannot forget our very own past District Governor, Bernd Dinnert.

This celebration was  to celebrate Mark Jeffreys as the President and to celebrate the Club as a whole. Without you all I could not have had such a successful year. This celebration was also a celebration of the outstanding "Service Above Self" work that we as Rotarians do, year in and year out.  

I'd also would like to thank the Gala committee, who I could not have done without.  All made this such a great event this year. They are (in alphabetical order):  Antoinette Freeman, Julie Grabb, Lori Ingels, Marshia Hopmans, Steve Leitch, Tom McAuliffe, Helga Noyes, Timothy Whitehead, Merle Zoerb,  and yes even our President, Mark Jeffreys helped out on the committee.

Also, would like to thank Pat Manna who treated each lady to a corsage for the wrist.  They were beautiful.  The flowers that wer presented to Leslie Jeffreys was also from Pat Mann.  Lastly I would like to thank the Mississaugua Golf & Country Club.  They work very hard serving and making the evening such a huge success.