London Rotary Club
We meet In Person
Mondays at 11:59 AM
RBC Place London
300 York Street
London, ON N6B 1P8
Rotary started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. The Chicago attorney formed the Rotary Club of Chicago on 23 February 1905, so professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Members have a long track record of addressing challenges in their communities and around the world.
Additionally, March includes World Rotaract Week from the 7th to the 14th.
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 guest speaker on March 1st will be Kelly Ziegner. Kelly was named the President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way in August 2016, after serving as the organization's Director of Community Engagement for six years. Kelly often quips that she is a United Way "lifer" having always been connected to United Way's work in some capacity throughout career in the nonprofit sector. Before joining United Way, Kelly spent seven years at the Thames Valley Children's Centre as their Director of Community Relations where she led their $7.5 million capital fundraising campaign. An award-winning communicator, Kelly received her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2003 and is an alumna of King's University College and Western University. Kelly is former member of Rotary Club of London and her talk today is "Local Love in a Global Crisis"
Our immediate Club passed president has taken on the role of ASSISTANT DISTRICT GOVERNOR from Kathleen Murphy.
--The Jack Burghardt Community "Service Above Self" Award--
This prestigious award may be awarded annually in the spring of the year. The purpose of The Jack Burghardt Community "Service Above Self" Award is to recognize a member of the Rotary Club of London who is primarily involved as an active community volunteer in “non-Rotarian” activities, and secondarily as an active member within the Rotary Club of London. For much of the 1970s Jack Burghardt anchored CFPL-TV’s FYI News at 6 p.m. In 1981 he won the Federal by-election in London West. Following federal politics, Jack entered municipal politics winning a seat on the Board of Control in 1985. As he garnered the most votes, he attained the position of Deputy Mayor and was re-elected to both positions in 1988 and 1991. In 1974 Jack joined our Club and became one of our Sergeants-At-Arms, an extremely successful one!  Jack helped out with a variety of committees including the Easter Seals campaigns. Following Jack’s death in 2002 the name of this award was changed to The Jack Burghardt Community ‘Service Above Self’ Award. 
All current active members of the Rotary Club of London, including Board members, are eligible to receive this award with the exception of the following members who are previous recipients: Bill Barnett, Jim Swan, Heather Broadhead, Bruce McGauley, Randy Warden, Felipe S. Gomes, Jan Delaney, John Eberhard, Jim Belton, Bob Earle, Ron Posno and Harry Joosten. Members of the Club are requested to complete the Nomination Form and forward to Club Secretary, Jim Belton, at  by Monday, 15 March.  The form is can be found the home page of our website under “Home Page Download Files”. The final decision rests with the Board. 
RCL is looking for Volunteer Service Opportunities to support our community. If you are involved with an organization or know of an organization that is in need of volunteers, please email our Local Community Services Chair, Heather Broadhead,, with a detailed description of the need and requirements. From there, a call will go out to our members to assist. 

The Interact Club of London is still selling Cookie Mix in a jar, the cost is $12 for the cookie jar and $10 for hot chocolate. The money will go to a local charity that supports women and children. All the money raised will be much appreciated!  Please contact Jennifer Roy to arrange your purchase of these treasures!
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.
Phone one-tap:
Meeting URL:
Meeting ID:
881 5266 2961
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

Kelly Ziegner, United Way of Elgin-Middlesex
Mar 01, 2021
Local Love in a Global Crisis
Bob Janes, Coalition of Museums for ClimateJustice
Mar 08, 2021
Repatriation of Indigenous Sacred Objects
Amy Wolsey
Mar 29, 2021
Teaching in a COVID-19 World
Duncan C.Conrad
Apr 12, 2021
David Knoppert
Apr 19, 2021
Rotary Club of Stratford Nicaragua Project Update
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
Ben Porchuk
May 17, 2021
The Medway Valley
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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