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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.
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.  

December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.
 

Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.

Eradicate Polio Worldwide
Through 2018 every $1 Rotary commits to direct support for polio immunization will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plus an additional 2-to-1 by the Government of Canada

Therefore $1 = $5; $20 = $100, $100 = $500 etc. Please provide Sandy Ronson with your PolioPlus donation information.


15th Annual Rotary-Western Rotaract Day of Giving – Saturday, January 21st
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 on 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 dayofgiving@gmail.com.

Here is the link to sign-up online: https://goo.gl/forms/NQvuy0kUHWMQkkMq2

61st Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction, Monday, 13 February
Stay tuned for program and ticket information.
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. 
 
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!!


The Rotary Foundation Contribution Information
Annual Fund: Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Your contributions help to strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.

PolioPlus: The support of Rotary, donors, and governments remains critical in the final stages of polio eradication. Every $1 Rotary commits to direct support for polio immunization will be matched 2-to-1 (up to $35 million per year) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plus an additional 2-to-1 by the Government of Canada.  Therefore $1 = $5; $20 = $100, etc. Yes, each donation to PolioPlus makes quintuple the impact!

There are two easy ways to make a contribution to The Rotary Foundation:

a) give your cheque or credit card information to Sandy at Monday’s meeting and we will forward your payment to The Rotary Foundation (Canada).  As an FYI Cdn $1.34 = US$1 for the month of December.
b) make a donation through the RI website: login to Rotary.org
On the home page click on “GIVE” – upper right corner of the page
Go to “I WANT TO SUPPORT ROTARY’S CURRENT WORK” and/or
Go to “I WANT TO SUPPORT A POLIO-FREE WORLD” and click on “GIVE NOW
Under Annual Fund click “Annual fund – SHARE”, click “Continue”,
Under Polio-Plus Fund click “PolioPlus”, click “Continue”,
For both scenarios enter your Amount, and Frequency (One time, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual), click “Continue”, And fill in the information request and proceed to the payment page.
 
If you wish assistance with this please contact Jim Belton at jimbelton@rogers.com or 519-858-1210
 

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
Club Assembly
Dec 05, 2016
TBA
Dec 12, 2016
Santa Claus maybe?
Dec 19, 2016
Christmas Luncheon
 
 
Directors
President
President Elect
Past President
Secretary
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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