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Service Above Self since 1915

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London Convention Centre
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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.
Quotes
“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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February is Rotary Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
Sixty million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution, and 90 percent of armed-conflict casualties are civilians, half of them children. Through service projects, fellowships, and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns, members train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Members also pursue projects to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources. Invite others to join Rotary and help spread peace around the world.
 
Youth Exchange Hosts for the 2017-2018 Rotary Year

Our Club will be hosting another Youth Exchange Student during the August 2017- June 2018 time frame and our Youth Exchange Committee are looking for families that might be interested in hosting our visiting student who will be coming from outside of North America. If you are interested or would like to learn more about this wonderful opportunity, please contact Randy Harden at randy.harden@gmail.com
 
 
Total Team Training (formerly District Assembly) April 1st at the Holiday Inn, Sarnia
Who attends? President-elect, President Nominee, Vice President, Treasure, Secretary, All Directors, 2017-18 Chairs for Foundation, Membership, Public Image/Relations, New Generations, Local and International committees, new Rotarians and all interested Rotarians.
Total Team Training registration starts at 8:30 with coffee & tea, muffins & croissants AND also includes a Full Market lunch. Program begins at 9:30 sharp. We will conclude at 4:00pm.
The cost is $30 Cdn which will be paid by our Club. Register now on District 6330 website.
 
Rotary Leadership Institute Seminar

Parts I, II & III, is scheduled for Saturday April 8th in Lapeer MI.
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 al@allanhardy.ca 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 Friday, April 1st. 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: www.rotaryleadershipinstitute.org or contact: Allan Hardy at al@allanhardy.ca

The Rotary Foundation Centennial Diner, April 22nd  in London
With special guest Rotary International Vice President Jennifer Jones.
The “ 6330 TRF Centennial Dinner” is a time to celebrate The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International’s great successes during its first 100 years of operation.  Dinner cost is $75.00 per person.
All Rotarians and friends are invited to attend this very special event on Saturday, April 22nd at Museum London, 6:30 for 7:00 pm. Tickets will be available through the District’s website very soon.
 
District Conference, May 26, 27, 28 in St. Thomas
Fun, Entertainment, and Social Time! Mark the Dates in your calendar and make plans to attend.  The Conference will be held in the St. Anne’s Centre, 20 Morrison Drive in St. Thomas.
Register now!  Check the District Website to register and for more Conference details!!

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
 
Speakers
Rob Szabo, President, Palasad Limited
Feb 27, 2017
Palasad's Success Story
David McEachren
Mar 06, 2017
Face of Modern Agriculture
Lia Karidas
Mar 20, 2017
Update on London's Celebration of Canada's 150th
 
 
Directors
President
President Elect
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
Two Year Director
One Year Director
One Year Director
Director - Satellite Club Representative
Director - Satellite Club Representative
Administrative Assistant
 
 

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