December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.
 
Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.
 
Eradicate Polio Worldwide
Through 2018 every $1 Rotary commits to direct support for polio immunization will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
Therefore $1 = $3; $20 = $60, $100 = $300 etc. Please provide Sandy Ronson with your PolioPlus donation information.

Club Christmas Party Tuesday 19 December
This year's Christmas Party will be a joint meeting with our Satellite Club members! It's taking place on Tuesday, December 19 at Growing Chefs! London, located at 460 King Street (the old Auberge du Petit Prince Restaurant). There will be a cash bar and appetizers beginning at 6 pm, with Christmas Trivia beginning at 7 pm! Each six-member teams be a mix of RCL members and satellite members. The evening will end around 9 pm.

 

The Rotary Club of London President’s Cup Golf Tournament September 19, 2018 at The Oaks Golf Club
Christmas is Coming!
The RCL President’s Cup Gift Certificates are now available.

Pick up a great stocking stuffer for a loved one, special friend or as a corporate gift at the special early bird rate of $130. See Sandy Ronson before or after any meeting or contact her at: sandyr@bell.net.

Lightning Basketball 50/50 Ticket Sales
Our club will be selling the 50/50 draw tickets at the January 5 London Lightning basketball game at The Bud. If you would like to help with the sales please contact Andrew Adamyk at andrewadamyk@hotmail.com

Festival Coffee
Thank you Rotarians for your support of our coffee fundraiser. All the coffee is out in circulation. If you haven’t paid for your case of coffee yet please plan on doing so by the Monday, December 11th meeting. Sandy Ronson will happily accept cash, cheque or process on your credit card. We’d like all funds collected prior to Christmas. Thank you again for your support.  

Rotary Can-Am Curling Bonspiel January 18 – 20, 2018
T
he Rotary Club of Stratford is hosting the Rotary Can-Am Curling Bonspiel this year from January 18th to 20th. This bonspiel attracts up to 32 teams from all over Ontario and a few from the USA. The winner of this bonspiel may attend the Rotary World Curling Championships in April 2020 which is being held in Madison, Wisconsin.

They are hoping to recruit some new teams or players from our Club. It is a great opportunity for fellowship and some great curling. Either teams or individuals may contact them if interested. Further information can be found at rotarycanamcurling.ca
 
 16th Annual Rotary-Western Rotaract Day of Giving – Saturday, January 27th  
The Day of Giving is an annual one-day event where student volunteers and Rotarians assist the elderly and disabled citizens in the London community. It will be held on Saturday, January 27th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.​ Volunteers will meet at 8:00 AM in the King’s College cafeteria (266 Epworth Ave). Snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Rotarians are welcome to volunteer as drivers. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail dayofgiving@gmail.com.
Here is the link to sign-up online: https://goo.gl/forms/NQvuy0kUHWMQkkMq2

62nd start.ca Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction, Monday, 12 February 2018
The 2018 Dinner will be held at London Convention Centre. 

Confirmed head table guests include Christine Sinclair (Canadian National Soccer Team), and Trish Stratus (retired hall of famer wrestler).  
Karen Phibbs will be the 2017 Sports Person of the Year (President, Ontario Hockey Association/Hockey Canada).

Sponsorship packages are available by contacting Ryan Robinson at:  ldnsportsdinner@gmail.com

Tickets, a great Christmas gift, are $150 per person and may be purchase through the Dinner’s website at: www.ldnsportsdinner.com

Stay tuned for more program information. 

The Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction supports the work of Thames Valley Children's Centre and is proudly sponsored by the Rotary Club of London and the London Sports Media.