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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--APRIL IS MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH MONTH--
Also celebrating the Rotary International founder Paul Harris' birthday on April 19th
 
-PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR MEETING OF APRIL 12TH-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 speaker on April 12th will be Duncan C. Conrad. Duncan was born in Dartmouth Nova Scotia and was educated at Saint Mary’s and Mount Saint Vincent University graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. During his career Duncan has been involved in the Health and Social Service Field as a Social Worker, Correctional Services Counsellor and has held senior level positions in Veterans Affairs Canada, National Office until his retirement in 2005. He now operates Conrad Consulting and Conrad’s coastline Tours. Duncan joined Rotary in 1995, serving as president of the Rotary Club of Charlottetown Royalty in 2001-2002, and governor in 2005-2006. He was District Foundation chair in 2007-09, Polio Plus chair 2010-11, Chair of the District’s Paul Harris Society 2008-2011, then District Representative to the RI Council on Legislation in 2010 & 2016, and presently the Chair of the RI Constitution and Bylaws Committee. He has been recognized by the zone with three RI Director Awards for his work on behalf of the Rotary Foundation.  He was awarded the True Rotarian Award and the Heart of the District Award, plus being the RI President’s Representative for his district at several conference around the world. While Rotary is his passion Duncan has been and continues to be active in other community organizations including The National Association of Federal Retirees where he has served as  the National Director for PEI,  Director for The Montgomery Theatre , Scouts Canada, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Team UPEI, Island Trails s and the Canadian Haemophilia Society.  He and his wife Linda have been married for 50 years both enjoying Rotary Fellowship and travel.
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--The Jack Burghardt Community "Service Above Self" Award--
Nomination period extended  to April 12th
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  jimbelton@rogers.com  by Monday, April 12th.  The form is can be found the home page of our website under “Home Page Download Files”. The final decision rests with the Board. 
 
Rotary Club of London bottle drive date postponed to May 1st
Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021. Time: 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Get involved: volunteer at one of the locations; drop off empties collected from friends and family; return your empties and donate the funds: donate $25.00.
Volunteers: 2-3 to unload cars at each of 2 locations, 2-3 to sort at each location, 2-3 with trucks to transport empties to the Ice House, and 1-2 at the Ice House to load skids. In total - 12-14 volunteers on April 3rd just to cover off the day from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. More volunteers means shorter shifts.
Locations: 50 Finsbury Cres (Gainsborough & Wonderland Roads area); and 17 York Street (Downtown London); Ice House (south of 401 and Wellington Road). Contract Lori to volunteer Lorid@rbcplacelondon.com  519-902-6286.
NOTE: online banking e-transfer bottle proceeds and donations to Sandy as per recent Clubrunner email to all members--password   mybottles  
ENVIRONMENTAL DAY IS APRIL 24TH
One of D.G. David's key District Conference activities this year is the D6330 Environment Day which is scheduled for Saturday April 24th. At that time Rotary Clubs throughout our District will be undertaking a variety of different Environment related activities. In honour of this day the Rotary Club of London and The Rotary Club of London Satellite are conducting a joint tree planting event from 9 AM to 1 PM. We are doing this with the direction, support, assistance and guidance of ReForest London. They will supply and deliver 150 native trees and shrubs ranging in size from 2 ft. to 6 ft. in height and chosen specifically for the site at which they will be planted. Two ReForest London staff will plan and run the event for us completing required logistics issues including site planning and coordination with City Staff, obtaining utility locates, site preparation, ordering mulch, etc. and two "Tree Specialist" volunteers to assist with event setup, tree planting and staking. All necessary equipment will be supplied and delivered to the site including protective tree wraps, shovels, pruners, gloves, rakes and wheelbarrows. ReForest London provided 3 different sites and the Board of the Club has selected the one designated as "Hyde Park Rotary Link" which is located on the south side of Gainsborough Road and west of Hyde Park Road in an area which is part of the Hyde Park Storm Water Pond and Canterbury Park. In order to sign up for this event and to comply with COVID-19 protocols for contact tracing of participants we need to provide full names, addresses, email and phone numbers.  Here is a link which you can click which will take you to a form that will collect this information. A form needs to be completed for each participant. If you are completing the form for others (e.g. spouse, teenage children, etc.) once you have completed your own form you will receive a confirmation email and on that email just below your confirmation will be another link that you can click to add another participant. 
Again and depending on what Colour restriction level London is under at the time of the event we will be limited to the number of participants. Under Orange we will be allowed up to 45 participants and Under Red we will be restricted to 21 participants. So please sign up soon so you do not miss out on this activity. Once we have our participant list more details will be provided as we approach the day for Tree Planting.
AREA 4 ROTARY TULIP SALES 
A Club member is required to act as the Club's Captain of Tulip Sales. The Club has committed to receive/sell 100 boxes (of 25 bulbs each) of Tulips.  Please contact Lori for details.  
 
 
 
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
 
Passcode:
 
755063
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:   www.youtube.com/user/LondonRotary

 

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
Jane Roy & Glen Pearson
Apr 19, 2021
The London Food Bank and the Covid-19 Challenges
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"
 
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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