February is Rotary  Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month 
Of the 60 million people displaced by armed conflict or persecution, 90% are civilians. Half of those civilians are children. That’s millions of reasons why Rotary is so engaged in service projects, fellowships and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns in pursuit of peace in our world.

We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict. We aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Rotarians also address the underlying structural causes of conflict by relieving millions of people suffering from poverty, inequality, ethnic tensions, lack of access to education and unequal distribution of resources.

In yet another program to achieve worldwide peace, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellows are selected to attend Rotary Peace Centers to participate in master's degree programs at one of the partner universities. Rotary Peace Fellows study subjects related to the root causes of conflict and explore innovative solutions that address real-world needs. There are more than 1,000 peace fellowship alumni are working in over 100 countries. 

Invite others to join Rotary and help spread peace around the world.

Local and World Community Service Committee
On Monday 26 February there will be a combined meeting of the Local and World Community Service Committee for all interested members at 11 a.m. at the LCC. If you are interested but can’t attend please advise Dianne Twynstra at: dtwynstra@goodlifefitness.com


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. 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 and Jim Belton.

Members of the Club are requested to complete the Nomination Form and forward to the Club Secretary at jimbelton@rogers.com  by Tuesday, 13 March.  The form can be found at our registration desk or on the home page of our website under “Home Page Download Files”. The final decision rests with the Board.


Start2Finish Invite 
As a follow-up to Kristan Verhaeghe’s presentation on 5 February re the Start2Finish Running & Reading Club program, you’re invited to the Start2Finish BOOK Tales, an adventure in reading on Tuesday 27 February at Wilton grove Public School. RSVP to kristan.verhaeghe@start2finishonline.org

Help Haiti Team Report 
Here is video of the Help Haiti Team Report from Monday 15 January’s Club meeting: https://youtu.be/PSQPZqcAfd0

East Coast Kitchen Party - save the date - May 11th


 
 

The Rotary Club of London President’s Cup Golf Tournament September 19, 2018 at The Oaks Golf Club

On September 19th 2018, The Rotary Club of London will host its first annual Presidents Cup Golf Tournament at the prestigious The Oaks Golf Club in Delaware.

We are looking for your attendance on the golf course, take advantage of our early bird rate of $130 now available, and support to make this event a success.

We are also looking for Sponsorship support.  Sponsorship of the tournament starts at $200 for the longest drive and closest to the pin holes and sponsorships increase incrementally up to the $5000 for the tournament sponsor. Please consider sponsoring the first Annual Presidents Cup Golf Tournament.

All proceeds raised from this event will be put towards supporting our local Community initiatives.

If you do wish to be a sponsor or have golf questions please reach out to Andrew Adamyk in person or email at: andrewadamyk@hotmail.com .

District Activities:


District Learning Assembly, Saturday 7 April at the Holiday Inn, Sarnia
Who attends? President-elect, President Nominee, Vice President, Treasure, Secretary, All Directors, 2018-19 Chairs for Foundation, Membership, Public Image/Relations, New Generations, Local and International committees, new Rotarians and all interested Rotarians.

District Learning Assembly registration starts at 8:30 with coffee & tea, muffins & croissants AND also includes a Full Market lunch. Program begins at 9:30 sharp and will conclude at 4:00pm.

The cost is $45 Cdn. BUT NOTE, the price increases to $55 after March 15th.  

Register now on District 6330 website.


District Conference, May 4 – 2  in Grand Bend
Fun, Entertainment, and Social Time! Mark the Dates in your calendar and make plans to attend.  The Conference will be held at the Oakwood Resort in Grand Bend.

Register now!  Check the District Website to register and for more Conference details!!