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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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May is Rotary Youth Service Month
Each year, Rotary connects thousands of young people to a global network of friendshipservice, and action. As Rotaractors and Interactors, they make a difference in communities at home and abroad. Through Rotary Youth Exchange, they explore new cultures.  Through the Adventure in Citizenship Award and the  Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders in our District) participants learn skills that will help them succeed as community leaders. Each year over 500,000 young people participate in Rotary Youth Service programs worldwide.

Interact Club of London’s Pony Poopin’ Bingo 

Our London Interact group is very excited to promote their Pony Poopin' Bingo.

Funds raised are going to support Rotholme Family Services. Tickets are $5.

Contact Michelle Foote if you would like to support this initiative. 226-268-7030 or

The event takes place Saturday May 21st.
Great Leadership Seminar
Rotary Club of London South, Better Business Bureau, and Ivey Business School present a seminar about how developing the right competencies, responsible commitment and ethical character that can lead to Great Leadership. 
Tuesday May 10 2016 8:00-11:30  $75  at Ivey Business School, free parking.
Questions? Call 519-673-3222
Important District 6330 Dates
The Rotary Club of Sarnia-Bluewaterland 25th Anniversary
Saturday April 30th, Lambton Event Center, 1485 London Road, Sarnia, Ontario        
Cocktails 6:00 pm –  Dinner 7:00 pm,  Dress:  Semi- Formal   Cost per person: $65.00
RSVP by April 25th to Marie Watson at 519-384-0434 or
Rotary Leadership Institute Seminar, Saturday May 7th at King’s College, London, form 8:30 am to 4:15 pm.
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 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, April 29th. 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: or contact: Allan Hardy at
Hyde Park's Rotary Around the World International Wine Tasting and Food Pairing Event
On May 14th at 6:30 PM – 10:29 PM at the West Haven Golf and Country Club.
Malcolm Cocks will be presenting wines from around the world. Malcolm will train you in the history, geography and finer points in tasting wine.  Enjoy this event as a couple, or with friends. 
Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased through any member of the Rotary Club of London Hyde Park or call (519) 471-0529.
“Around the SOUND” District Conference – Thursday – Saturday, June 9th to 11th, 2016 Fun, Entertainment, and Social Time! Mark the Dates in your calendar and make plans to come to Owen Sound. Check the District Website for more Conference details!!  Activities include: Annual Golf Tournament on June 9th; Motorcycle Rally & Tour; Interesting and Motivational Speakers; Annual General Meeting; Opportunities to Explore the Owen Sound Area. 


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

May 02, 2016
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May 09, 2016
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May 16, 2016
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May 30, 2016
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