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London Rotary Club

Service Above Self since 1915

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London Convention Centre
300 York Street
London, ON  N6B 1P8
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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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October is Economic and Community Development  Month
Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

“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.
For the list of previous recipients go to our website, on the Home page click on ‘stories’, click on ‘Rotarian of the Year’ for the list. The Nomination Form can be found on the Home Page under “Home Page Download Files”.  Please download and forward the Nomination Form by email to Past President David Elliott,, with your choice for this prestigious award, the reasons for that choice, and David will present his recommendation to the Board at its 16 October meeting. 

Refugee Sponsorship Fund

Led by the Faculty of Social Science and in partnership with the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, Western University is raising funds for a G5 Private Sponsorship Application for one or more Syrian refugee families, at $30,000 for a family of five refugees.

To learn more or to donate, please visit 

District Foundation Seminar / Club Qualification
October 24th  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 2016-17 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. – events section.
Rotary Lake Erie Watershed Crisis Conference October 23-24, 2015
Rotary International and Rotary Clubs surrounding the Lake Erie watershed in both the U.S. and Canada, are presenting a dynamic 2-day conference, the Rotary Lake Erie Watershed Crisis Conference on October 23 & 24, 2015 to ensure clean water in Lake Erie. Go to for more information.
Rotary Leadership Institute seminar, Part I, Part II & Part III November 14

Scheduled for Saturday November 14th at Kiwanis Community Centre, 111 Lakeside Drive, Stratford, 8:30AM to 4:15PM.

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 Wednesday, November 4th. 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: and
or contact: Allan Hardy at
Rotary at the United Nations - Opportunity November 6 & 7, 2015
You are invited to participate in our Rotary-United Nations Day in New York City on Saturday, November 7th and, in addition, on Friday, November 6th, Canadians can participate in a special Canada Session, hosted by the Canadian UN Ambassador. The Saturday meeting runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at UN Headquarters and will include presentations and panel discussions addressing Millennium Goals, and key humanitarian issues with featured presentations from senior UN staff and Rotary leaders, and panel discussions on our mutual goal of achieving peace.
For details, go to our website home page, click on Upcoming Events – view more, change Sept date to November,
click on Nov 6  and GO. Scan down the page to this event info.


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



Oct 19, 2015
Sandra Paterson & Ana Mattos
Sweet! Brigadeiros – A Rotary connection & a journey to Canada
Oct 26, 2015
Nov 09, 2015
To Be Announced
Remembrance Day Program
Nov 16, 2015
Shanna Dunlop, Curator, Fanshawe Pioneer Village
Rotary 100th Anniversary Exhibit & Storefronts Rotary Office Project
Nov 30, 2015
Club PP David Elliott &Club Fdn PP Marilyn Neufeld
Club & Club Fdn. Annual General Meetings
Dec 07, 2015
Dec 14, 2015
Santa Claus maybe??
Annual Christmas Dinner


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