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London Rotary Club

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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November is Rotary Foundation Month
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. 
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
The Foundation’s six Areas of focus are:
1. Peace and Conflict prevention/resolution,
2. Disease prevention and treatment,
3. Water and sanitation,
4. Maternal and child health,
5. Basic education and literacy,
6. Economic and community development.
There are as many reasons to support The Rotary Foundation as there are ways to do good in the world.  Through the Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative, your contributions of any amount to the Annual Fund or the PolioPlus campaign are the primary source of funding for Foundation programs. Every Rotarian is encouraged to participate in a Foundation project and make a personal gift to the Annual Fund every year.
Global Literacy Project– next Container Loading 
We will be loading 2 more containers of surplus school supplies on Saturday November the 28th and are seeking 25 volunteers to help stage or pack in the morning between 8:30 am and 12:30 pm, or 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, or both.
Location: 210 Wellington St, Exeter ON (Hensall District Co-Op Warehouse)    Time: 8 am - 4 pm
Also require 8-10 people to help pre-stage and dis-assemble items in the warehouse Friday November 27th at 9:00 am 
RSVP to  if you can participate either day.
Interact Swear to Care Campaign:
Just a reminder to please return the swear jars you have been using this month to our registration desk at either our meeting this Monday or our December 7th meeting.  

Rotary Club of London Christmas Dinner @ the London Convention Centre, Ballroom 5


Monday, December 14th  *  6 P.M. Cocktails, Cash Bar  *  6.30 p.m. Buffet Dinner
Program at 7:30 - Special guests Randy Rektor and Bailey Pelkman performing a segment of Christmas favorites.
We will also hear a special Christmas messages  from Rev. Bob Black and Rev. Jack Beedle
Bring your partner, significant other or friends to join us in this celebration of the holiday season.
This dinner will take the place of our regular Dec 14 noon hour Meeting.  
Cost - $55.00 per person. Please fill in the appropriate information below and submit to Sandy Ronson.
Name  -    ___________________________
No. of Guests:____   
Total Amount: $____________         
Credit Type: Visa or Mastercard (circle)
Credit Card No.:_______________________
Exp Date ________
Signature (if paying by credit card)
Attach cheque payable to the Rotary Club of London if not paying by credit card. Submit to Sandy Ronson


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

Nov 30, 2015
Club PP David Elliott &Club Fdn PP Marilyn Neufeld
Club & Club Fdn. Annual General Meetings
Dec 14, 2015
Santa Claus maybe??
Annual Christmas Dinner
President Elect
Past President
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
One Year Director
One Year Director
One Year Director
One Year Director
Administrative Assistant


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