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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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October Rotary Economic and Community Development Month
Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Rotarians 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. Rotarians work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities. Our Club is providing school desks and supplies in Haiti and South Africa.

Youth Exchange Recruitment
Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people, aged 16-18, with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures.

If you know of a student who would be interested in participating in this program please pass this information on to Randy Harden at or Don Bork at

“The 2017-18 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: (Stephen Knox, Jim Swan, Jeff Schiller, Harry Joosten, Rick Santos, Malcolm Cocks, Jon Ferrara, Keith Morrow, Kirk Patterson, Michel Kouassi, Bruce McGauley, Ian Wright, Kirk Langford, Ashley Carroll)

and previous recipients: (John Stuart, Jim Belton, John Eberhard, Brian Carroll, Bob Earley, Jack Scott, Keith Morrow, Bruce McGauley, Jan Delaney, Don Stevens, Rick Coates, Warren Granger, David Brady, Randy Harden, Elizabeth Harris, Marilyn Neufeld, Don Bork, Heather Broadhead).

The Nomination Form can be found on our registration desk or on our Home Page under “Home Page Download Files”.  Please download and forward the Nomination Form by email to Past President Steve Knox,, with your choice for this prestigious award, the reasons for that choice, and he will present his recommendation to the Board at its 19 October meeting.
Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun Halloween Dinner on Saturday, October 27th
Our upcoming Murder Mystery dinner is Saturday, October 27th at the Marienbad Restaurant.There is capacity to hold at least another 17 people. Invite friends or family for a very fun filled night out.
Ricki just moved to the neighbourhood. In the four
months he's lived there, he's been accused of stealing
cats, soliciting foolish relationships and disregarding
town building codes. He's making!
In an effort to mend the fences and reverse bad first
impressions, Ricki decides to invite the neighbourhood
to a good, old-fashioned Halloween party.
Is mending fences his only motivation? 

Costume Suggestions: 
Anything ghoulish...i.e. witches, vampires, Frankenstein, etc. 
6 pm cocktails (cash bar);   7 pm dinner;     $50.00
ALL welcome
See Sandy Ronson for payment (cash or credit card)
Best parking option is beside (east side) the Marienbad Restaurant
Start2Finish Running & Reading Club Volunteers
The Start2Finish Reading and Running Club Program is one of our Club's local service projects for this Rotary year.
Start2Finish is looking for volunteers to help, on a consistent basis. It's an after-school program that runs at the following 5 TVDSB locations on the days indicated from 3:30pm to 5:30pm:
Wilton Grove (Adelaide and Southdale) - Tuesdays
Wilfrid Jury (Sarnia and Wonderland) - Tuesdays
Woodland Heights (Springbank and Wonderland) - Wednesdays
FD Roosevelt (First and Oxford) - Wednesdays
Trafalgar (Trafalgar and Hamilton) - Wednesdays

The first half of the club is devoted to physical activity and the second half is literacy.  All volunteers are not runners - there are ways to support the kids without actually running. The highest needs, for volunteers, are at Wilfrid Jury and Wilton Grove.  They have a high percentage of Western student volunteers, who are away most of December, reading week, and from spring exams on.  Those times they are extremely low on volunteers at that club. 

Please forward any questions on to Kristan who is happy to answer anything!
Heather Broadhead has a Volunteer outline for those who wish more information.

Local Lager - Rotary Beer Fundraiser
Here’s where you can stock up on your Rotary beer for all those upcoming summer BBQ’s!!!”   

Only at these Beer Stores: 
 1199 Oxford St. W, London     
 1080 Adelaide St N., London
 1005 Wellington St., London     
1225 Wonderland Rd. N, London
 1014 Talbot St., St. Thomas
Local Lager is also available at the Marienbad Restaurant.

Breakfast of Champions Award Recipient
This past Tuesday at the Breakfast of Champions, organized by St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and the Middlesex branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the two Champion of Mental Health Awards were presented by CMHA Middlesex.  They recognize a group and an individual who make significant contributions to mental wellness in our community.

Mental health advocate Kristen Legault-Donkers, a psychology student at King’s University College, received the ‘individual’ award for the series of books she published on depression, anxiety, ADHD and bipolar disorder geared to children. Through a partnership with our Rotary Club the books will be distributed to 100 elementary schools in the Thames Valley District School Board. Congratulations Kristen!

District News:
The 2019-2020 RI Foundation Training Seminars

Saturday - October 13 2018 - Mildmay - Mildmay Community Centre
Saturday - October 20 2018 - Imlay City - Countryside Banquet Center
Saturday - November 3 2018 - London - BMO Centre
To register - log onto the District Website - - click on "Calendar" click on the event you plan to attend. Registration fee ($ 40 CDN, $30 USD) to be paid at the venue.
The agenda is being prepared by incoming DEFC, PDG Martin Ward and DGE Tony Sheard. Sessions will be devoted to information about the Rotary Foundation; training on grant applications and additional information that will be of value to all attendees and their Clubs. All Rotarians in District 6330 are invited to attend.
Attendance by will qualify clubs to participate in the District Grants and Global Grants programs for the 2019-2020 Rotary year. If questions, please contact your Assistant Governor; Doug Burnard DRFC at (519-471-7789) or Martin Ward at (519-671-6340).

Check it out at:


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

Dr. John LaPorta & Ryan Robinson
Oct 22, 2018
Thames Valley Children's Centre & London Sports Celebrity Dinner
Linda Kuska
Oct 29, 2018
Breast Cancer Survivorship & the Importance of Cancer Research
To be announced
Nov 05, 2018
Remebrance Day Program
Jim Belton & Friends
Nov 12, 2018
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International - our International Foundation
Dr. Joan Ross
Nov 19, 2018
Africa Mercy Ships
Club PP Steve Knox & Club Fdn PP David Elliott
Nov 26, 2018
Annual General Meetings for the Club and Club Foundation
President Elect
Vice President
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
Director - Satellite Club Representative
Director - Satellite Club Representative
Administrative Assistant
Membership Chairperson
Local Service Projects Chairperson
International Service Chairperson
Speakers Committee Chairperson


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