Additionally October is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17th) and World Polio Day (24th).
Here is the NEAR TERM meeting schedule;  Oct 23rd, Nov 13th & Nov 27th.
Our next LUNCH meeting is Monday October 2nd at the Highland Country Club located at 1922 Highland Heights, London, Ontario. Price of this meeting is $30 per person and it will be a self-serve light buffet. The meeting room will be open from 11:30 AM for fellowship and the buffet will also be available then. So.... please plan on arriving no later than 11:45 AM so that you have time to serve yourself and find a table to sit at. Our business meeting will start at NOON but no later than 12:15 PM.  We will endeavor to end the meeting by 1:00 PM. As usual we need you to register for this meeting. The Registration Link will close at 2:00 PM Friday Sept 29th so that we can advise Highland CC regarding numbers. Please register as soon as possible but be sure to register before 2 PM Friday. After you have registered please arrange to e-transfer your payment to The Rotary Club of London at sronson55@gmail.com. Also be sure to put who you are paying for in your memo section on the e-transfer so that Sandy Ronson can track payments.
Our speaker will be Scott MacDougall-Shackleton. Scott has degrees in both psychology and biology, and has been a faculty member at Western University since 2002 where he is now Professor in the Department of Psychology which he chaired for eight years, and is cross-appointed to the Department of Biology and a member of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. He also serves as the Director of the Advanced Facility for Avian Research, a globally unique bird research facility at Western. Throughout his career he has combined approaches from Psychology and Biology to research cognitive, neural, and hormonal mechanisms of bird behaviour. He has published over a hundred research articles and book chapters on topics including birdsong, bird reproduction, migration, and seasonal changes. He has co-authored a book on birds for a popular audience, What is a Bird?, and authored a textbook on evolution and human psychology. His topic is “Bird Science: Basic Questions to Conservation Applications”
--The Honourable Ray Lawson "Rotarian of the Year" Award Nominations for 2022-23--
The purpose of The Honourable Ray Lawson ‘Rotarian of the Year’ Award is to recognize a member of the Rotary Club of London who is/has been highly involved in Club activities and may have also been active in Rotary District 6330 activities. Each member is invited to make nominations for this prestigious Award. This Award is open to all active and satellite-active members of our Club except any Board Member who sat on the Board of Directors last year: (Rick Coates, John Finan, Don Bork, Danielle Bork, Keith Morrow, Jim Belton, Steven Knox, Jan Delaney, Julie Pontes and Sharad Rai) and previous current member recipients: (John Stuart, Jim Belton, John Eberhard, Bob Earley, Jack Scott, Keith Morrow, Bruce McGauley, Jan Delaney, Don Stevens, Rick Coates, Warren Granger, David Brady, Randy Harden, Elizabeth Harris, Marilyn Neufeld, Don Bork, David J.Elliott, Harry Joosten, Stephen E. Knox, Howard Shears). 
The Nomination Form can be found on our website Home Page under “Home Page Download Files”. Please download and forward the Nomination Form by email by October 13, 2023 to Past President Rick Coates, rick.a.coates@outlook.com with your choice for this prestigious award and the reasons for that choice. Rick will present his recommendation to the Board at its 18 October meeting.
 John Finan completes the induction  of Gilles Boko to the Rotary Club of London. Gilles transferred his membership from The Rotary Club of Yamoussoukra on The Ivory Coast of Africa to Rotary Club of London.
24 October is World Polio Day!
As World Polio Day approaches, we need your help to amplify our message about eradicating polio to protect the world’s children from a devastating disease. 
We have made tremendous progress since the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched: A 99.9% reduction in cases of illness caused by wild poliovirus. 3 billion children immunized. 125 countries where polio was endemic reduced to two — Afghanistan and Pakistan — with the virus contained in just a few districts and provinces. But even just one case still represents one child’s life forever changed by polio. That’s why Rotary members must remain tenacious and keep our promise: We won’t stop until we know that no child will ever again experience the paralyzing effects of polio. Let’s use World Polio Day to advocate for the support we need to make history by eradicating polio. Together, we end polio! 
Get involved
Take action this World Polio Day by hosting virtual and community events, creating fundraisers, and talking about the importance of polio eradication on social media.
Weekly Coffee Klatch
Weekly ZOOM “Coffee Klatch” each Thursday from 10:30 to 11:15 am. Bring your own coffee of course.
Join ZOOM meeting
Meeting ID: 814 3038 7672
Passcode: 12508
Weekly President's Cocktail Hour
DISCONTINUED until fall 2023. Re-start will be advised to member via Clubrunner email.