SERVING LONDON, CANADA & THE WORLD SINCE 1915
London Rotary Club
We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:59 AM
RBC Place London
300 York Street
London, ON N6B 1P8
Canada
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--MAY IS YOUTH SERVICES MONTH--
Clubs give special emphasis to the many Rotary sponsored programs which serve children and young people.
 
-PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR MEETING OF MAY 10th-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 guest speaker on May 10th will be Martyn Williams---Growing up in Liverpool, England, Martyn Williams has led an extraordinary life.  He has 45 years of experience leading extreme expeditions including climbs of Mt Everest, the North and South Poles, whitewater rafting, and meditation retreats around the world. He was a founding member of the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association (CRCA) in Winnipeg in 1975, the organization changed the name to Paddle Canada in 2006. Martyn has created global leadership projects for youth that inspired 65 million youth to participate. His prime time documentary was seen on national TV stations around the world. As a professional speaker he has spoken to audiences of over 100,000 people on all 7 continents.  Most recently he has spent 7 years as a monk studying and teaching yoga and the enlightenment sciences to thousands of people, in India and around the world. Martyn is renowned for his bliss, his humour, energy and love of life.
 
ROTARY CLUB OF LONDON BOTTLE DRIVE POSTPONED TO MAY 29TH
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: sronson55@gmail.com 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.
 
 
ENVIRONMENTAL DAY IS  ALSO SCHEDULED TO MAY 29TH
 
AREA 4 ROTARY TULIP SALES 
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 sandyr@bell.net to confirm your sale. Funds are to be etransferred to Sandy at the following: sronson55@gmail.com 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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SATELLITE CLUB TRIVIA NIGHT
                       
Thank you for everyone who participated in last night's Wet 'n' Wild Trivia,
and congratulations to 👉 TRIVIA TURKEYS 👈 on their victory! 👏🥳 
We hope you all had a great time!
As a small thank-you for supporting our club tonight, we're offering you $15 off your registration for our Virtual Trivia Night - May Edition on Wednesday, May 19! 🤓 
Simply purchase your team ticket by Saturday, May 1 by clicking here and using the promo code MAYEARLYBIRD at checkout. Don't forget, there are prizes to be won!
1st place: $100 in gift cards to the store of your choice!
2nd place: 25% of the proceeds from this event will go to the charity of the 2nd place team's choice! 💰 The remaining proceeds will support our Rotary Club's projects. 🙌💪
  • 1st & 2nd: Free entry to next month's trivia- Click here to purchase your team ticket, and remember to use the promo code MAYEARLYBIRD at checkout! Do you know someone else who would be interested in entering a team? A friend, family, coworker? If so, please forward them this email so they can register! The more teams we have and the more funds will go to ths charity the 2nd-place team's choice! As always, thank you for your support, and we'll see you on Wednesday, May 19!
SAVE THE DATE--PRESIDENT'S CUP GOLF 
Sept 11th-Widder Station--Thedford
 
WORLD COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT UPDATE
RCL Board/Foundation has recently agreed to fund a Communal Toilets project as detailed below (by Dale Hoyt Palfrey-4/29/21-Guadalajara Reporter)
---HEAD LINE--Needy Chapala barrio to get new communal bathrooms. The project may serve as a model for the village of San Pedro Itzican.---
While many lakeshore residents worry about community overdevelopment, few are disturbed or even aware of local underdeveloped issues. The exception is the long standing partnership between the Tepehua Community Centre and Sunrise Rotary Club in addressing the deficiencies in water and sewage services that plague families living in impoverished and heavily populated areas. The Tepehua Center has a long history of providing educational, medical and nutritional aid to the residents of the eponymous barrio located in Chapala's northeast sector. Director Moonyeen King cites a survey indicating that half of the neighborhood's 7,000 residents live without basis indoor plumbing. They have no rooftop tinacos to hold water supplies, no bathroom fixtures for bathing and relieving physiological needs, far less connections to the municipal sewage system. It means that hundreds of people urinate and defecate daily at any discreet spot outside their modest living quarters, causing a staggering sanitation nightmare. Initially King considered that placing portable toilets for the public to use at strategic points might be a viable solution. On analysis that approach was scrapped due to the onerous cost and maintenance factors involving heavy use of noxious chemicals. King then envisioned installing brick and mortar public toilets as a more practical alternative. A large street front storage room at the center perfectly fits specifications for a pilot project that is now underway. Utilizing the existing structure minimizes remodeling expenses and is estimated to run to around $4,000-USD. Sunrise Rotary has pledged financial support to convert the storage room into side-by-side bathroom modules, one for men with two toilet stalls, two urinals and a sink, and the other with two toilets for adult women, a smaller one for kids and a sink. Situated at a location already familiar to neighbors, the project is expected to fulfill its purpose and serve as a model for facilities on the drawing board for elsewhere in Tepehua and the distant, destitute village of San Pedro Itzican
 
 
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.
Weekly President;s Cocktail Hour
President's Virtual Cocktail Hour which will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m.   
Join Zoom Meeting
 

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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
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"
Sue Storie
Jul 05, 2021
Toastmaster's Club
 
Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
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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