London Rotary Club
We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:59 AM
RBC Place London
300 York Street
London, ON N6B 1P8
Also celebrating the Rotary International founder Paul Harris' birthday on April 19th
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.

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 April 19th will be Jane Roy and Glen Pearson discussing the London Food Bank and Covid-19 Challenges.
Glen Pearson
Glen was born in Calgary in 1950, and worked as a firefighter retiring in 2006 as a captain after 29 years at the London Fire Department. He co-founded London Food Bank in 1987 and subsequently served as Executive Director. He was a Board member of Ontario Association of Food Banks and served 2 years as Chairperson. In1970, Glen was doing aid work in Bangladesh and contracted malaria and which still attacks him three or four times each year. Glen along with other political figures spearheaded the kickoff for Africa Malaria Day which was raising funds in 2007 to send anti-malarial bed nets to Africa in hopes of reducing malarial transmission and child mortality. Politically Glen ran as a Liberal candidate for MP in 2 London ridings and in 2006 was elected in a by-election in London North Centre. He was re-elected in 2008 but defeated in 2011. Throughout his campaigns, he emphasized environmental, health care and accountability issues. Glen was appointed to be Assistant Critic of Environment and then Critic of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (CIDA) and was a member of Standing Committees on the Status of Women; Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics; Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Standing Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament. In his maiden speech in the House of Commons, Glen provided his personal insights and experiences related to Human Trafficking and Slavery and implored the House to “take what we are saying in this House tonight and actually put it into deeds, into justice and into funding to stop these things”. Over the years, Glen has written many books ranging from children’s adventures to thoughts on foreign aid, citizen ship and liberalism
Jane Roy  is a graduate of Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School & University of Western Ontario in 1987, Jane is known for her contribution in leading the poverty fight at the London Food Bank and for her humanitarian efforts in South Sudan. Jane is a veteran of many disaster and relief crises. Her volunteer activism has taken her to Rwanda, Iraq (during the Gulf War), Somalia, Guatemala and Sudan. Jane has been involved with London Food Bank since 1988 with major success in developing the organization’s profile in the community. She has served as a board member on Ontario Association of Food Banks and was Chairperson for 2year term. She’s a key member of Mayor’s Anti-Poverty Task Force for city of London. Jane is an avid painter and at least one of her exhibitions held at Westland Gallery sent all proceeds to the efforts in South Sudan. She was awarded Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers on December 4, 2017 by the Governor General of Canada. Both have consulted with provincial and federal governments regarding poverty issues. Since 1998, both have worked on human rights and development projects in Sudan. They co-founded Canadian Aid for southern Sudan (‘CASS’) which is a registered Canadian Charity operating from London Ontario. Its stated objectives include building schools, rehabilitate former child soldiers, provide training for future leaders, assist in abolishing slavery, promote full gender equality and human rights, establish the YMCA/YWCA in South Sudan and local economic development. Glen Pearson & Jane Roy are parents to 7 children.
Rotary Club of London bottle drive date postponed to May 15th
Rotary Bottle and Can Drive New date of Saturday May 15th. Please hold on to those empty bottles and cans or return them and donate your funds directly to Sandy Ronson. You can e-transfer funds directly to Sandy as follows: Include the password mybottles and note that this donation is for the bottle drive. Don’t forget to add your donation of $25 for a missed luncheon! All donations are greatly appreciated and very much needed to sustain club projects including our donation to Habitat for Humanity. Help us build a new home for an area family.
Start selling Rotary tulips to your friends and family. Boxes of 25 tulips are $25 per box. Sandy Ronson is coordinating sales so let Sandy know when you sell a box. Send her a note at to confirm your sale. Funds are to be e-transferred to Sandy at the following: include the password mytulips and again include a note that the funds are for tulips. The actual tulips will arrive in August for fall planting. Our club has 100 boxes in total to sell so the quantity is limited. Confirm your order early!
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.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 814 3038 7672
Passcode: 125083
Weekly President;s Cocktail Hour
President's Virtual Cocktail Hour which will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m.   

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

Carolyn Ferguson, Senior Major Gift Officer, TRF
Apr 26, 2021
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Viive Tamm, Co-Chair of Golden Rescue
May 03, 2021
Finding homes for surrendered, abandoned, unwanted or displaced Golden Retrievers
Martyn Williams
May 10, 2021
Gordon Pitts
May 17, 2021
Erin Bhatia, Special Events Mgr, Make-A-Wish Fdn
May 31, 2021
Our new campaign being launched this spring
Rajeev L. Wijesinghe
Jun 07, 2021
The Boeing 747
David Knoppert, Rotary Club of Hyde Park
Jun 14, 2021
Rotary Club of Stratford Nicaragua Project Update
Club Assembly - Harry Joosten
Jun 21, 2021
Club Strategic Planning Task Force Update
Dianne Prowse Twynstra & Don Bork
Jun 28, 2021
Club Change Over - "Thank You Dianne, Good Luck Don"
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
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
Youth Services Chairperson
Public Relations Chairperson
Speakers Committee Chairperson
Fundraisng Chairperson
The Rotary Foundation of RI Chairperson
Sergeant-at-Arms Chairperson


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