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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.
Quotes
“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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August is Rotary MEMBERSHIP and EXTENSIONS MONTH
To be an effective, relevant, and vibrant group within a community, a Rotary club needs to continually admit new members and retain current ones. A club's ability to serve the community is directly related to the strength and size of its membership base. A club that stays active encourages Rotarians to remain connected to the organization.
“Each Rotarian: Reach One, Keep One”
"Each Rotarian: Reach One, Keep One," the membership slogan approved by the RI Board of Directors, is a reminder that every Rotarian is responsible for inviting new members and keeping clubs active and vibrant. It also stresses that retention is an essential component of a strong club and membership base.
Finding members
New members bring important benefits to the club, including an increased capacity to serve the community, future leadership, diversity, and fresh ideas, interests, and energy.
Keeping members
Retaining qualified members is as critical to Rotary’s long-term health and success as inducting new ones. Current members who are dedicated, active, and motivated support the effective functioning of the club and are likely to attract new Rotarians.
Our Responsibility
While our Club has an active Membership Committee, all Members of our Club are responsible for “Finding” and Keeping” members – Yes….that means you! 
 
Rotary Fun Day & BBQ, Saturday, September 12th at Camp Woodeden at 2pm
Food, Music, Games, Fun & Fellowship for the Whole Family
$10 per adult * Kids free
Sign up with Deb Brady at dabrady@rogers.com
 
Other Rotary, District & Clubs Activities:
 
Canada Partners with Rotary Foundation Canada to Eradicate Polio Worldwide
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.
 
For details, see the Headlines section on our website home page
 

11th Annual Dingman Antique Plough Day
Saturday, August 29th at 451 Dingman Drive, London – Free Admission
Demonstrations, Ploughing, Tractor Pull, Ladies Products Demo, Kid’s Tractor Pull, Antique Car Show.

Belmont Lions Food Booth – Breakfast 8 am to 11 am, Burgers, Hotdogs 11 am to 6 pm.
Kids Auction at 3:30 pm – Auction at 4:00 pm – Perch Fry at 5:30 pm
Matinee & Evening Music with “Randy Grey”
 
Tickets - $15  David Elliott will have tickets for this event at the next several meetings. Please contact David in advance and he will have tickets set aside for you. Tickets can also be purchased at the event. David@sutherlandelliott.ca
 
Proceeds to Western Ontario Children’s Hospital (Luke’s Special Project) & rotary Club of Grand Bend Global Literacy project.
 
Rotary Leadership Institute seminar, Part I, Part II & Part III
Scheduled for Saturday, September 26th at O.S.C.V.I., 1550, 8th St E, Owen Sound, 8:30AM to 4:15PM.
 
The Rotary Leadership Institute Program consists of three parts, I, II and III, to be taken progressively. Each part is a one day seminar. The Parts are divided into 6 modules of approximately 55 minutes each. Attendees register for one part only at a cost of $75.00 which covers light breakfast, breaks, lunch and materials. The cost maybe covered by our Club.
TO REGISTER: (PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY). Email to al@allanhardy.ca and specify Part I, Part II or Part III, indicating that you will bring your check, payable to “R.L.I. District 6330”, with you to the seminar.  Register on or before Friday September 18th 2015. Class size is limited.
 
Courses are fun, topical and interactive. They are geared toward busy business and professional community leaders who wish to be knowledgeable about Rotary and be more effective leaders in their Vocation and in their Rotary Club. For more information: www.rotaryleadershipinstitute.org and www.rli-shiningwaters.org or contact: Allan Hardy at al@allanhardy.ca or H) 519-432-8168, C) 519-434-1334, F) 519-432-5828
 
The Rotary Club of Windsor - St. Clair’s 29th Rotary Auction on TV COGECO November 6th and 7h
Steve Knox’s Rotary home while away from home, Rotary Club of Windsor-St. Clair, is gearing up for its 29th Annual TV Auction which raised $50,000 last year. They are looking for donations of auctionable items worth at least $100.  Many Windsor folks have ties to London, so hotel overnights, meals, etc. would be appropriate to donations.  There is an online recognition site for people interested in the auction, so the earlier commitments will get press coverage for many months.
 
For further information on the auction and how you can participate as a donor, please contact Terry at 519-984-2443 or by email at Terry@clwindsor.org.
 
Rotary at the United Nations - Opportunity November 6 & 7, 2015
You are invited to participate in our Rotary-United Nations Day in New York City on Saturday, November 7th and, in addition, on Friday, November 6th, Canadians can participate in a special Canada Session, hosted by the Canadian UN Ambassador. The Saturday meeting runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at UN Headquarters and will include presentations and panel discussions addressing Millennium Goals, and key humanitarian issues with featured presentations from senior UN staff and Rotary leaders, and panel discussions on our mutual goal of achieving peace.
 
For details, go to our website home page, click on Upcoming Events – view more, change Sept date to November,
click on Nov 6  and GO. Scan down the page to this event info.
 
 

 
 

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
 

 
 

Speakers

Aug 31, 2015
Michael Annett & Megan Neill
Withdrawal and Recovery Programs
Sep 14, 2015
Sep 28, 2015
Oct 05, 2015
TBA
Oct 19, 2015
Sandra Paterson & Ana Mattos
Sweet Brigade Rios – A Rotary connection & a journey to Canada
Oct 26, 2015
Nov 09, 2015
TBA
Remembrance Day Program
Nov 16, 2015
CPP Greg Schinkel & CFPP Marilyn Neufeld
Club & Club Fdn. Annual General Meetings
 
   
 
 

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