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London Rotary Club

Service Above Self since 1915

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
London Convention Centre
300 York Street
London, ON  N6B 1P8
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Canada Partners with Rotary Foundation Canada to Eradicate Polio Worldwide and Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries
August 1, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, announced the renewal of the partnership between Government of Canada and Rotary Foundation Canada by providing a total of up to $18 million to help save the lives of vulnerable children and reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries.
During the next four years, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million. The funds will be provided to UNICEF to support the goal of eradicating polio worldwide by 2018.
The renewal of the partnership reinforces Canada’s ongoing leadership on polio. It builds on the Pennies & More for Polio initiative, through which Rotary Foundation Canada raised $2.2 million between 2012 and 2013, which was matched by the Government of Canada.
The Government of Canada will also contribute up to $6 million to support Rotary Foundation Canada’s efforts to help advance maternal, newborn and child health, secure the future of children and youth, and increase sustainable economic growth in under-served communities in developing countries.
Today, the world stands on the verge of being able to end the preventable deaths of women and children within a generation. Canada remains steadfast in its commitment to work with Canadian and international partners to achieve this goal.
Quick Facts
  • Canada’s support for these initiatives reflects Canada’s commitment to three of its top international development priorities: securing the future of children and youth, stimulating sustainable economic growth and improving maternal, newborn and child health—Canada’s top international development priority.
  • Polio is one of the world’s most enduring infectious diseases and mainly affects children under the age of five. Addressing polio through immunization is one of the most cost-effective health interventions to end preventable child mortality.
  • Since 1988, the global incidence of polio has decreased by over 99 percent, largely through the efforts of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), to which Canada was a founding donor.
  • Since 1988, at least 2.5 billion children around the world have been immunized. Today, more than 10 million people who would otherwise have been paralyzed by the polio virus are walking thanks to global polio eradication efforts.
  • In October 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper was honoured to receive the Rotary Foundation Polio Eradication Champion Award for his longstanding support for, and continued leadership in, efforts to eliminate polio around the world.
  • Canada is a global leader in immunization to improve the health and survival of women and children.
“We cannot stand idle while women and children in developing countries die of causes that are easily and inexpensively prevented. That is why Prime Minister Harper has taken a leadership role in addressing the health challenges faced by women, newborns and children in the world’s poorest countries. Polio immunization, given in several doses, can protect a child against polio for life. This can have significant implications for their ability to be productive and contributing members of their societies. This initiative will bring us one step closer to achieving our collective vision of a polio-free world.”
— The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie
“I am proud that our government is supporting the efforts of Rotary Foundation Canada to impact the world by focusing on improving the health, education and livelihoods of those who are most in need. Canada is committed to increasing maternal, newborn and children health, building sustainable economic growth and securing a better future for children and youth.”
— Brad Butt, Member of Parliament for Mississauga-Streetsville
“Our government is pleased to support the work of partners like Rotary Canada who are actively engaged in advancing women’s and children’s health. This effort to eradicate polio will save and improve many lives. I encourage donors to support generously the work that Rotary Canada is doing to fight polio.”
— The Honourable Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country


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Rotary Club of London Taste of the Grill and a Taste of History at Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Historical Family Fun in support of the Storefronts Rehabilitation Projects.
Sunday, August 28th from  Noon to 4pm.
Tickets: $25 per person available at; $50.00 for family of 4; $100.00 for group rate (up to 6)
Tickets include:          
- Admission to Fanshawe Pioneer Village
- Taste of the Grill samplings
- Door Prizes
- Hands-on historical family fun
- Entertainment, music and 1812 military re-enactment
Dues are Due
If you have not yet paid your Dues, please bring a cheque to Monday's Club meeting, at the latest, or advise Sandy of your wish to pay by credit card. 
Thank you!

LCC Parking Pass
The new LCC Parking Pass for July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 is similar to last year’s pass EXCEPT parking in the EAST LOT is limited to vehicles that CANNOT FIT in the underground lot OR when the underground “LOT FULL” arm IS DOWN.

Other Rotary clubs Activities/Events:
Rotary Club of London Hyde Park 12th Annual Golf Tournament
Thursday, August 11th at the Thames Valley Golf Course, Scramble Format
* 11:00 am Registration & Lunch * 12:30 18 Holes tee-off * 1:30 pm 9 Holes tee-off
* 5:00 pm Cocktails * 6:00 pm dinner
Fee: 18 Holes: $150/player (includes Golf 7 Cart, Lunch, Dinner, Prizes, Silent Auction);
9 Holes: $110/player (lunch not included); Dinner Only: $50/person
Proceeds: To wellspring London and community projects of the London Hyde Park Rotary Club
For more information & Registration form go to: htpp://
Rotary Club of Ingersoll 17th Charity Golf Tournament
Friday, September 9th at the Ingersoll Golf & Country Club
* 9:00 am Registration * 10:00 am Shotgun Start * 3:30-4:30 pm Cocktails
Fee: $600/team; $150 per player; Includes Lunch, Golf & Cart, Tickets for Pot of Gold, Dinner, & Prize
Sponsorship opportunities available. For more Details & Registration form check out the Club’s website.


To celebrate 100 years of service to the London community, Rotary clubs in London are donating $100,000 to install a 14-foot illuminated clock in the tower at Covent Garden Market.  

Highly visible to patrons of Budweiser Gardens and the Market, the clock will enhance the area known as Rotary Square that is home to the Rotary Skating Rink and numerous community events.

Construction will begin in late fall with the official grand opening in March 2015. The same clock builder installed the clock in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa – The Verdin Company.  

The clock will be a spectacular enhancement to the existing Market structure and beautify the area while raising the profile of Rotary Square.  

Rotary Clock

100 Years of Service Above Self

Jul 25, 2016
Susanne Hemet, President of Collective Herd
Four Pillars of S.A.V.I. Leadership
Aug 08, 2016
District Governor Diane Chantler
D.G.'s Official Club Visit
Aug 22, 2016
Aug 29, 2016
Mindy Williamson, President of Speaking Matters
Tips for Better Executive Presentations​
Sep 12, 2016
Ben Whitney, President Armo Tool Limited
Manufacturing Success from Local to Global
Sep 19, 2016
Marilyn Neufeld, ED, Hutton House
The Evolution of Caring for People with Disabilities
Sep 19, 2016
Professor Donald Abelson
Insights into the US Election
President Elect
Past President
Two Year Director
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Two Year Director
One Year Director
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