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London Rotary Club

Service Above Self since 1915

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
London Convention Centre
300 York Street
London, ON  N6B 1P8
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We are celebrating big and we want you to share it with us!

March is Rotary Literacy  Month
For most of us, reading and writing are as natural as breathing. But nearly 800 million adults worldwide lack the literacy skills needed to complete a job application, understand a child’s report card, or read a prescription. RI and the International Reading Association know that literacy is an essential ingredient for reducing poverty, improving health encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace. Since 2002 , RI and IRA have combined their resources and skill to advance literacy in communities worldwide by: - Providing books and educational materials; - Building and supporting schools; - Mentoring students, training teachers; - Establishing literacy programs for children and adults.
We are doing much the same. In London we are part of the Area 4 Dictionary program (a dictionary for each grade 3 student).  Internationally we are sending students to school in Danli, Honduras and supplying school furniture, supplies, and computers in Haiti.  We are working together to improve literacy worldwide.
Rotary Club of London 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner with Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang
Only 2 Weeks Away!  Please Register NOW!
A fellowship event not to be missed, we will celebrate 100 years of Rotary in District 6330 as we “Light Up Rotary” with Rotary International President Gary C. K. Huang. President Gary will be the keynote speaker and will personally thank all Rotarians who have received a Paul Harris award since July 1st, 2014. We cordially invite you to join us as we showcase the significant impact of Rotary in our own communities and around the world.
Location:         London Convention Centre
Date:                Saturday, March 21st, 2015
                        Reception: 5:00 – 6:00 pm
                        Dinner, Silent Auction and Program: 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Dress:              Business Attire
Cost:                $100.00 per person (please check the website for sponsorships opportunities)
Registration:     Go to our website Home Page at,
Under Upcoming Events click on: Rotary Club of London - Rotary Days & 100th Anniversary Gala
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A Wheel Barrel of Rotarians Favourite Wines
The Rotary Gala Committee is seeking your support for a grand auction item. We are filling a wheel barrel with favourite wines from Rotarians.  Please consider donating a bottle of your favourite wine so we can fill this wheel barrel.  This will be an extremely special item.  

Please drop off your wine donation to the London Convention Centre reception desk by Monday.  Please no homemade wines.  
Thank you in advance.


WCS Committee seeks Members & Chair
The Club’s World Community Service Committee is seeking two to three new members, including a member willing to act as Chair.  The Committee’s accountability is to monitor the progress of the club’s five current international projects (in conjunction with the project lead), to provide support as needed for those projects (in conjunction with the WCS advisory committee), and to consider and recommend proposals for new projects to the Board and club. This is a dynamic committee with high impact which is critical to our service mission.
Please contact Michele Parkin at if you are interested.
Fanshawe Rotaract Mentor Night
What: Fanshawe Rotaractors are looking for Volunteer to Mentor Fanshawe Rotaract’s Speed Mentoring Night!
When: March 12th 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Fanshawe College, B Atrium
Who: Accountant, Nurse, Social Worker, Designer (graphic designer, advertising, etc.)
If you would like to participate please contact: Linna Nguyen at or 226-237-7350


As part of our Celebration of 100 Years of Service Above Self the Club’s Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Annual Programs Fund (APF) and PolioPlus campaigns are taking a slightly different direction this year. For each member who moves from their current Paul Harris Fellow level of contributions to the next level they will have the opportunity of being thanked personally by RI President Gary Huang at our March 21st Gala Dinner. 

Each time you make a contribution to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) (not our Club Foundation) your funds are recorded and when the accumulated amount reaches $US1,000 you are recognized by TRF with the Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognition pin and certificate, TRF’s way of saying “Thank You”.

In December each member was advised as to where they stand with their accumulated contributions to TRF.  If you need an update please contact Jim Belton.

To ensure your PHF recognition item(s) are received on time please give Sandy Ronson your contribution information by February 20th.

Remember, if the ‘PHF’ request amount is out of the question may we suggest you consider making a US$100 [Cdn $ 114.00] contribution which would qualify you as a ‘sustaining member’.

With your contribution you may direct a portion of your gift to the Annual Programs Fund, which will be used for worldwide projects, and/or to the PolioPlus campaign.

One of the greatest honors we could bestow on President Gary Huang for his visit would be the opportunity to “Thank” 100 Paul Harris Fellows. Will you help us to Light Up Rotary?



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






Mar 09, 2015
District Governor Doug Burnard
Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Day
Mar 16, 2015
Dr. Lothar Liehmann, ED, Craigwood Youth Services
Messages to our Children: What the World says and what we need to say as Parents
Mar 21, 2015
Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang
The Club's 100th Anniversary Gala Dinner
Mar 30, 2015
Michele Parkin, Club WCS Committee Co-chair
Danli, Honduras Children’s School Project Report
Apr 13, 2015
Carol-Lynn Chambers, Ont. Off. of the Fire Marshal
The Changing Face of Fire Safety in Ontario
Apr 27, 2015


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