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--SEPTEMBER IS BASIC EDUCATION & LITERACY MONTH--
 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR MEETING ON SEPT 28th VIA ZOOM
Here are the details:
Time:  The Zoom meeting will “open” at 11:30 am for those that want to socialize before the meeting which starts at 12:00 pm.

Login: https://zoom.us/j/666121982?pwd=ckhwQTN1RFNsbkJBUWxqYkY0SWtLdz09

Meeting ID: 666 121 982
Password:  030500
If you want to dial in via telephone — you can use: +1 647 558 0588 Canada
 
Our speaker on Sept 28th is Ian Davies
 Ian has nearly 50 years of experience in music and entertainment as a concert presenter, booking agent, non-profit arts manager, radio broadcaster & programmer, freelance journalist, graphic designer, photographer, and musician.  Ian founded IDEA - Ian Davies Entertainment Agency in 1999 and now exclusively manages the Toronto-based classical & jazz group Ensemble Vivant and occasionally organizes concert tours for international folk performers in Ontario. Ian was the Programming & Creative Coordinator for TD Sunfest here in London, and has been associated with TD Sunfest since 1997. Additionally, Ian is the volunteer Artistic Director for the Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club for 26 years and in that role books 15-20 concerts annually at Chaucer’s Pub in downtown London. Ian’s previous work experience includes 20 years in professional radio as Music Director/Announcer/Producer for CFPL-FM, London. Director/Announcer for CIMX-FM, Windsor and Radio Instructor at Fanshawe College. Sponsorship Sales Manager for Creative Arts Inc., Hamilton and Director of Development, Orchestra London Canada.Today, Ian will talk about his life in music and touch on the current scene in London.
 
 
 
 
London Affordable Housing Foundation’s Nightingale Place Project Update----IT IS FINISHED AND 2ND INSTALLMENT DELIVERED TO SISTER JOAN BY HEATHER !!!
 
SATELLITE CLUB IS HOLDING ITS 3RD VIRTUAL TRIVIA NIGHT ON SEPT 29TH--DETAILS HAVE BEEN SENT VIA CLUB RUNNER TO ALL MEMBERS AND ALSO THROUGH A DISTRICT BROADCAST EMAIL. THIS IS GREAT FUN, GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER, SUPPORT SATELLITE CLUB MEMBERS.
 
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month (copied from recent District Bridge issue, author DG Elliott)

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt. This quote is appropriate for it’s time but today our society needs a quote to meet the challenging times that is more about others and less about me.

September is Basic Education and Literacy month. What is literacy? Literacy is most commonly defined as the ability to read and write. But it’s not as simple as it sounds. Nowadays, ‘reading’ encompasses complex visual and digital media as well as printed material. A person who can read the newspaper might struggle to get information from Google. (Since you are reading this you probably do not read a newspaper, instead the digital version!). We know the impact Grade 3 dictionary programs have with our children but what about helping our community with the other forms of literacy? When you google different types of Literacy you get multiple responses, I prefer these 9 headings;
Reading and Writing - Traditional definitions of literacy usually refer to the ability to read and write.
Numerical Literacy - numerical literacy is the ability to use basic math skills in everyday life and the ability to use numbers to solve problems or manage finances.
Digital Literacy - able to use technology to solve problems and to express yourself. Contrary to popular belief, young people are not necessarily digitally literate just because they are competent in using technology - it depends on what they use it for.
Health Literacy - enables people to develop the skills and confidence to make informed decisions about their health and the health of their families, to be active partners in their care, to effectively navigate health-care systems, and to advocate effectively to their political leaders and policy-makers. (I think 2020 has taught us a lot about this one!)
Financial Literacy - the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.
Media Literacy - understand the messages you are being told on television, radio, video games, movies, news programs, social media, and more. (another 2020 lesson!)
Physical literacy - The development and repeated use of fine motor skills, balance, confident movement, and the enjoyment of being able to move with skill. Developing this literacy at an early age allows children to learn and think more easily. However, improving physical literacy is important at every age.
Emotional literacy - Identifying, validating, and expressing your feelings, as well as recognizing and responding to the feelings of others.
Cultural Literacy - understand all the subtle nuances that come along with living or working in a particular society.
 
END POLIO NOW!!!!
Rotary and its GPEI partners celebrate a monumental achievement; they say global eradication of wild polio is possible with the continued dedication and persistence of Rotarians. The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.
After decades of hard won gains in the region, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) — WHO, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gavi, the vaccine alliance — are proclaiming the milestone an achievement in public health. They offer it as proof that strong commitment, coordination, and perseverance can rid the world of polio.
The certification that the African region is free of wild poliovirus comes after the independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) conducted thorough field verifications that confirmed no new cases and analyzed documentation of polio surveillance, immunization, and laboratory capacity by Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria, and South Sudan. The commission had already accepted the documentation of the other 43 countries in the region.
The last cases of polio caused by the wild virus in the African region were recorded in Nigeria’s northern state of Borno in August 2016, after two years with no cases. Conflict, along with challenges in reaching mobile populations, had hampered efforts to immunize children there.
Now that the African region is free of wild poliovirus, five of WHO’s six regions, representing more than 90 percent of the world’s population, are now free of the disease. Polio caused by the wild virus is still endemic in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean region.
 
Weekly Coffee Klatch
Since the Province has extended its Stay-at-Home directive, we decided to set up a weekly Zoom “Coffee Klatch” each Thursday from 10:30 to 11:15 am.
Bring your own coffee of course.
Meeting ID: 990 6669 7951
Password: 934717
 

Check it out at:   www.youtube.com/user/LondonRotary

 

Many “Thanks” to Jim Swan for uploading these videos.  

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

Speakers
Ian Davies, IDEA - Ian Davies Entertainment Agency
Sep 28, 2020
Ian will talk about his life in music and touch on the current scene in London.
Cherryl Fredette, Rotary Club of Hyde Park
Oct 19, 2020
Reframing for Resilience
To be announced
Nov 09, 2020
Remembrance Day Theme
Howard Shears and David Elliott
Nov 30, 2020
Annual meetings for the London Rotary Club and London Rotary Club Foundation
 
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Local Service Projects Chairperson
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Youth Services Chairperson
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The Rotary Foundation of RI Chairperson
Sergeant-at-Arms Chairperson
 

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