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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--JUNE IS ROTARY FELLOWSHIP MONTH--
Rotary Clubs encourage members to become engaged in safe and approved fellowship activities that are properly socially distanced.
 
--PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR MEETING ON JUNE 14th--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 speakers on June 14th will be David Knoppert-Rotary Club of Hyde Park & Dr. Doug Thompson.  They will talk about a joint initiative between the Rotary Club of Stratford Charitable Foundation’s COMMIT – a group of volunteer doctors, nurses, medical professionals and others from Southwestern Ontario dedicated to helping the less fortunate in Nicaragua – and the Rotary Club of London Hyde Park. The Nicaraguan Stove Project is meant to address the health, safety and environmental risks associated with the widespread use of open-fire stoves in villages across an impoverished area of the country, south of Managua. We will hear about the money raised by the local COMMIT members that will build 750 of the $147 stoves for Nicaraguan families and plant 9,000 saplings. To raise that money, David Knoppert and four Stratford-area residents decided to embark on months-long bike or walking trips without ever leaving Southwestern Ontario, including Dr. Doug Thompson. Doug, a Rotarian for 43 years, is a recipient of 2 Paul Harris Fellowships, a family Doctor in Stratford for 42 years, semiretired and now managing a Nursing home, and Co-founder of COMMIT 9 years ago. David Knoppert is a retired Neonatal Pharmacist from London, Ontario. In 2014 David joined the Rotary Club of London Hyde Park. He has been Club President and currently serves as Club Secretary. In January 2017 David took his first trip with the group COMMIT to Nicaragua. He has been virtually riding across Canada to raise awareness and funds for the people of Nicaragua. Their talk is titled “How to buy an electric car for $300.00”
 
--Make-A-Wish When Stars Align Dinner at Home, Thursday, July 22, 2021--
Note from President Dianne--Following Erin and Erica's presentation May 31st, Erin emailed me today thanking us for the opportunity and included the link to the Make-A-Wish When Stars Align...At Home event scheduled for Thursday, July 22. Here is a link to the event if you would like to attend.   www.makeawish.ca/athomedinner [makeawish.ca]
 
--Every Child Matters--
From D.G.-David-Last week the world learned that 215 bodies of Indigenous children were found in an unmarked mass grave on the property of the former Kamloops Residential School. This is a horrific reminder of a time in Canada's history that saw children torn from their families and placed in the residential school system. There are thousands of children still unaccounted for from this time. While we may be tempted to say this is in the past, over 7 generations of Indigenous people continue to feel indescribable effects of personal and intergenerational trauma to this day. This is not just a historical issue; it is a current issue. Speaking as a descendant of settlers, we need to sit with the discomfort of our country's actions, that though we might not be directly responsible, we still greatly benefit from colonization in Canada. The discovery of the bodies of lost souls underscores the need for us to begin the work of understanding and reconciliation. Our May Noon Zoom featuring John Currie ED of HIP, and Clay Melnike District 6330 HIP Co-ordinator  was a first step in what will be a journey through some dark places on the way to enlightenment and unity. Here is the link in case you missed it; https://youtu.be/T5EqxoiqxNQ  To honour the lives and spirits of those 215 children, I encourage you to wear orange this week.
If you are able to, please take a moment to pause @ 2:15pm and remember the children that never returned to their families and communities. Yours in Rotary, David Elliott
 
--ROTARY CLUB OF LONDON BOTTLE IS THIS WEEKEND--JUNE 12TH--
If you are a volunteer don't forget your times/location assignments.
--Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction--
For more than 60 years the Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction has brought incredible sports entertainment to the London community. While fun, the event also successfully contributed to enabling a promising future for children with a wide-range of special needs and disabilities at TVCC (formerly Thames Valley Children’s Centre).  Right now the Dinner committee should be announcing celebrities and selling tickets to another fun-filled evening, but the pandemic had different plans. While the committee will not be able to transform the RBC Place London into the sports enthusiast dream that all were hoping for, they won’t let that stop them from ensuring that children and youth have the support they need to achieve the highest quality of life. TVCC needs us now more than ever. That is why the Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction Committee decided to pivot their efforts into an online, virtual silent auction – “Bid for Kids!” We invite you to be part of this initiative by generously donating an item or experience. All proceeds from Bids for Kids will support TVCC to help clients and families. Our Rotary Club was very instrumental in the founding of the TVCC in the late 1940s-early 1950s and has jointly sponsored the Sports Celebrity Dinner with the London sports media since 1956.
The Bid for Kids Sponsorship Form is attached. Your completed forms(s) can be mailed to Children’s Health Foundation, 345 Westminster Ave, London ON N6C 4V3, emailed to jbaxter@childhealth.ca, or faxed to (519) 432-5907 
Thank you for your consideration of this opportunity. Through your involvement you will help bring play, fun and living beyond disabilities to the families at TVCC when they need it most.
--SAVE THE DATE--PRESIDENT'S CUP GOLF-- 
Sept 11th-WIDDER STATION Golf, Grill & Tap House THEDFORD
Widder Station has long been regarded as the venue of choice for public golf and events in Lambton County. The beautifully manicured 18-hole championship golf course winds through the areas rolling terrain and provides a wide variety of interesting holes for even the most experienced golfer. we pride ourselves on providing your guests with exceptional customer service, a beautifully manicured golf course and a memorable experience.
 
 
 
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.   
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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
David Knoppert & Dr. Doug Thompson
Jun 14, 2021
The Nicaraguan Stove Project
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
Carol Stephensen
Jul 26, 2021
Johnny Martineau
Aug 23, 2021
A London video & picture show of nature in Komoka, Medway, The Ponds and the Meadowlilly Trail
Louise Engel, co-owner of Featherstone Winery
Sep 20, 2021
Find more out about running a winery in Ontario
Christine Walker of Children's Museum
Sep 27, 2021
Children's Museum's expansion and move into the Kellogg building
 
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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