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Service Above Self since 1915

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London Convention Centre
300 York Street
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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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Many “Thanks” to Jim Swan for uploading these videos.  

 

 
September is Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month

Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus. In 1985 Rotary declared basic literacy to be a pre-condition to the development of peace.

Rotary’s goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate.
 
Rotarians are encouraged to raise awareness of literacy issues and to organize literacy projects at home and abroad such as our shipping of school supplies to Haiti and South Africa and our dictionary program in London.
 
“The 2014-15 Hon. Ray Lawson Rotarian of the Year” Award Nominations

The purpose of The Honourable Ray Lawson ‘Rotarian of the Year’ Award is to recognize a member of the Rotary Club of London who is/has been highly involved in Club activities and may have also been active in Rotary District 6330 activities.

Each member is invited to make nominations for this prestigious Award.  All Rotarians can make nominations.  This Award is open to all members of our Club except any Board Member who sat on the Board of Directors last year and previous winners (John Stuart, Jim Belton, John Eberhard, Brian Carroll, Bob Earley, Bob Black, Jack Scott, Jack Little, Keith Morrow, Bruce McGauley, Jan Delaney, Don Stevens, Rick Coates, Warren Granger, David Brady, Randy Harden, Elizabeth Harris, Marilyn Neufeld).
 
The Nomination Form can be found on our registration desk or on our Home Page under “Home Page Download Files”.  Please download and forward the Nomination Form by email to Past President Michele Parkin, michele@uwo.ca, with your choice for this prestigious award, the reasons for that choice, and Michele will present her recommendation to the Board at its 21 October meeting.
 
Volunteer opportunity at the Running & Reading Club
Start2inish is really excited about the launch of the Start2Finish Running & Reading Club at Woodland Heights, a program in which our Club is partnering with Start2Finish. The Running & Reading club will launch at Woodland Heights on Wed Oct 5th, 3:30 – 5:30pm. They would love to have Rotarians on the ground with us as mentors and role models for the children who participate in the Running & Reading club at Woodland Heights. There will be 60 children participating and they try to have a 3 to 1 ratio of children to adults. With so many of the children delayed in literacy by 2 to 3 grade levels having a high number of coaches is effective.
 
To volunteer or to obtain additional information please contact Michelle Wray, Director of Volunteer Relations at 905-319-1885 ext 204.
 
Check out this Star2Finish video highlighting Rotarians nationwide who are volunteering at  Running & Reading Clubs - the link is below:
The Fellowship Committee cordially invite you to a Spooktacular Dinner
On Saturday, October 29th at The Broadhead’s at 5:30pm for Dinner at 6:30pm.
Homemade lasagne, breads, salads and dessert. BYOB. 
Prizes for the following costume category's: * Best couples  *  Best his  *  Best hers  *
Cost: Suggested donation to The Rotary Club of London Foundation (tax receipts for donations of $20 or more)
 


 

Other Rotary Activities/EventsNews
Rotary Club of Hyde Park Meeting Information
We have changed our meetings from every Thursday morning to the first and third Thursday mornings of the month.  We are now featuring a hot breakfast for each meeting instead of once a month.  If you are planning to attend one of our meetings, please check the website to ensure it is a meeting week. Cost is $15. We would hate to miss you.
 
District Foundation Seminar / Club Qualification

October 22nd   9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the BMO Centre, 295 Rectory Street, London.   Fee $40

The Foundation and Club Certification Seminar is held annually and members of our Club must attend if our Club is to qualify to participate in 2017-18 district & global foundation grants.  This is a perfect opportunity to learn more about your R.I. Foundation and the great work it does annually around the world.  The Club will pay for your attendance – present your receipt to Sandy Ronson. Payment to be made when you arrive for the seminar.  Please register on the District Website. www.rotary6330.org – events section.
 

 
 

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
Oct 03, 2016
Oct 17, 2016
Jean Aitchison
The Thousand Smiles Project in Bangladesh
 
 
Directors
President
President Elect
Past President
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Treasurer
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
One Year Director
One Year Director
One Year Director
Director - Satellite Club Representative
Director - Satellite Club Representative
Administrative Assistant
 
 

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