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Service Above Self since 1915

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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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Many “Thanks” to Jim Swan for uploading these videos.  

Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service. Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to:
  • aspire to high ethical standards in their  occupation;
  • recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations, and;
  • contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
When professionals join a Rotary club, they do so as a representative of their classification – their particular business or profession. Rotarians have the dual responsibility of representing their vocation within the club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace. During January, Rotarians are encouraged to focus on this important avenue of Rotary service.

1 January – 30 June 2017 Dues – NOW DUE!
Dues invoices have been distributed.  It would be most appreciated if those members who have not yet paid would bring their Dues to   Monday's meeting....OR....would pay using the payment information on the invoice… Sandy Ronson with your credit card information.

 An Dues Outstanding Report will be made at this Friday's Board meeting.

HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR INVOICE-STATEMENT? - please advise Sandy Ronson immediately.
Thank You.

15th Annual Rotary-Western Rotaract Day of Giving - This Saturday, 21 January

A few more Rotarian volunteers are needed!
The Day of Giving is an annual one-day event where student volunteers and Rotarians assist the elderly and disabled citizens in the London community. It will be held this Saturday, January 21st, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.​
Volunteers will meet at 8:00 AM in the King’s College cafeteria (266 Epworth Ave). Snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Rotarians are welcome to volunteer as drivers.
If you have any questions feel free to e-mail
Here is the link to sign-up online:
61st Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction, Monday, 13 February
This year’s Dinner will be held at Metroland Media Agriplex at the Western Fair District.
Confirmed head table guests include Roberto Alomar, Bret “The Hitman” Hart, John Scott (2016 NHL All Star) and Sports person of the Year Richard McLaren, the author of The McLaren Investigation re the Russian state-sponsored drug cheating program. This year’s Emcees are Jackie Redmond and Caroline Cameron, television sportscasters for Rogers Sportsnet.
Tickets: Dinner Ticket $150, Table of 8 - $1,200, Bleacher Seat - $20, may be purchase through the Dinner’s website at
The Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction supports the work of Thames Valley Children's Centre and is proudly
sponsored by the Rotary Club of London and the London Sports Media. 
The Satellite Club’s Winter Clothing Drive
The Rotary Satellite Club of London Centennial is organizing a winter clothing drive.  They are collecting gently used winter clothing to distribute to those in need.  Please bring a winter jacket, scarf, mittens, hoodie, warm socks or a toque to our next meeting or contact Kyle Case at: or Danielle Bork at:
Satellite Club’s Next Fellowship Social Thursday 26 January – Tubing at Boler Mountain
All members of the Club are invited to attend the Satellite Club’s next Fellowship Social Event on Thursday 26 January at 6:30 pm at Boler Mountain for a fun evening regardless of the weather. No RSVP is required, everyone is welcome to come out and join in the fun.

District Conference, May 26, 27, 28 in St. Thomas
Fun, Entertainment, and Social Time! Mark the Dates in your calendar and make plans to attend.  The Conference will be held in the St. Anne’s Centre, 20 Morrison Drive in St. Thomas.
Register now!  Check the District Website to register and for more Conference details!!

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
Barry Callow, CEO, Thames River Keepers
Jan 23, 2017
Springbank Dam Repair or Replacement
Minerva Figueroa, Coordinator, El Sistema Aeolian
Jan 30, 2017
El Sistema Program
President Elect
Past President
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
One Year Director
One Year Director
Director - Satellite Club Representative
Director - Satellite Club Representative
Administrative Assistant


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