Meeting Responsibilities for 11 November:
Greeters - Warren Granger and Randy Harden.
Setup - Bill Barnett & Jim  Belton
Registration - Bill Barnett & Sandy Ronson
50/50 Draw - Jan Delaney
Sgt-at-Arms - John Finan
"A Little Bit About Me"
November 18 - Jim Foote
December 2 - Stuart Eberhard
December 16 - Randy Harden
Nov 04, 2019
Nov 11, 2019
Remembrance Day Program
Nov 18, 2019
Nov 25, 2019
Rotary Club of London & Rotary Club of London Foundation Annual General Meetings
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 09, 2019
View entire list
Our Monday 11  November Programme:
On Monday 11 November we will be having a Remembrance Day Program



We will be meeting at the DoubleTree by Hilton in the Windsor Club Room on second floor.

DoubleTree -
 is complimentary in the DoubleTree by Hilton Lot and is subject to availability.
RBC Place London (formerly London Convention Centre) - If we have available parking on Monday we are happy to accommodate Rotarians.  We have a group on site of 600 all arriving early in the morning so parking may be quite limited. The gate will be down if we are full but if not down parking is available. Our outdoor lot may have some spots. Perhaps we can encourage Rotarians to arrive a little earlier just in case they have to look for parking.
50/50 Draw
$86.05 as of 4 November - only 37 cards left in the deck.
Greeters for Monday 11th November:
Warren Granger and Randy Harden.
Note: Greeters for November 18th are Jim Foote and Stephen Knox.
Rotary News Today


November is The Rotary Foundation (of Rotary International) Month                    

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.  The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. 
There are as many reasons to support The Rotary Foundation as there are ways to do good in the world.  Through the Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative, your contributions of any amount to the Annual Fund or the PolioPlus campaign are the primary source of funding for Foundation programs. Every Rotarian is encouraged to participate in a Foundation project and make a personal gift to the Annual Fund every year.
To learn more about the Foundation go to

Rotary Youth Exchange Recruitment
Youth Exchange provides thousands of young people, aged 16-18, with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures. If you know of a student who would be interested in participating in this program please pass this information on to Randy Harden at or Don Bork at

We’re closer than ever to ending polio.  
2019 Polio Case Breakdown by Country (Green Numbers are 2018 Totals)
Endemic Countries: 76 Pakistan (12), 18 Afghanistan (21), 0 Nigeria (0)

In 30 years, we’ve gone from 125 polio-endemic countries to 3; from 350,000 polio cases to 33 in 2018. We have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio. But, it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

It costs an average of US$3.00 (Cdn$3.93) to fully protest a child against polio, including the cost of the vaccine and activities to deliver the vaccine such as transportation costs, vaccinator stipends, vaccine carriers, chalk to make houses after each visit and dye to paint children’s fingers purple to indicate they have been vaccinated. A child must receive multiple doses of polio vaccine to be fully protected and therefore must be reached multiple times.

Thanks to the Gates Foundation matching grants of 2 to 1:

$20 donation = $60 15 children being fully protected
$50 donation = $150 = 38 children being fully protected
a $100 donation = $300 = 76 children being i fully protected
We need your help! It is simple, just Login to and make a donation.

The Rotary Foundation Contribution Information
Annual Fund: Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Your contributions help to strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.
PolioPlus: The support of Rotary, donors, and governments remains critical in the final stages of polio eradication. Every $1 Rotary commits to direct support for polio immunization will be matched 2-to-1 (up to $50 million per year) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
There are two easy ways to make a contribution to The Rotary Foundation:
a) give your cheque or credit card information to Sandy at Monday’s meeting and we will forward your payment to The Rotary Foundation (Canada). 

b) make a donation through the RI website: login to
On the home page click on “GIVE” – upper right corner of the page
Under Annual Fund click “Annual fund – SHARE”, click “Continue”,
Under Polio-Plus Fund click “PolioPlus”, click “Continue”,
For both scenarios enter your Amount, and Frequency (One time, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual), click “Continue”, And fill in the information requested and proceed to the payment page.

If you wish assistance with this please contact Jim Belton at or 519-858-1210.
Food Aid Container sent to Mozambique – Has Arrived!
The container of food aid loaded May 14 has finally arrived at its destination in Biera Mozambique and the Rotary Club of Chimoio is preparing for distribution. Members of our Club participated in the loading of this container.
Email from PDG João received 9 September 2019:
Dear Brian Hall,
First let me congratulate the Rotary Club of Grand Bend, Ontario, especially Brian Hall, for the arrival of the Container. I confirm that Container of 40”, N0NU8200755, blue, arrived in Porto da Beira on August 29, 2019. After dealing with Customs Clearance, was released on Sept. 1.
On 03 September arrived in Chimoio, where it was unloaded on a ground. It is currently sealed with 4 padlocks awaiting joint distribution with INGC in the Villages as planned.
The Club Board will decide the correct and safe date for the distribution. After distribution, the container will be moved to the site where a project will be organized for Club Rotaract de Chimoio, in a suburb of Chimoio.

Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Africa Container
On Friday, July 12th Rotarians unloaded an incoming container with furniture, etc, in Exeter from Area 1 in our District and then on Saturday another 40 foot container was loaded with school furniture, books, medical supplies, etc., bound for Eswatini, Africa.

This will be received by the Rotary Club of Manzini,  Eswatini for their Book Centre Project which has inspired and motivated more children in Eswatini to read. Given the introduction of Free Primary Education in Eswatini, most schools are experiencing an influx of new students. Consequently, more and more schools are requesting furniture to cater for the increasing enrolment. The government is unable to provide school furniture to all the schools. So far, the Book Club has received written letters from schools requesting approximately 2,500 desks and chairs.

This was the 88th container organized through the Rotary Club of Grand Bend. Members and friends from our Club and the Goderich club were also on hand to help with the loading of this container.

Local Lager - Rotary Beer Fundraiser
Here’s where you can stock up on your Rotary beer for all those upcoming summer BBQ’s!!!”   

Only at these Beer Stores: 
 1199 Oxford St. W, London     
 1080 Adelaide St N., London
 1005 Wellington St., London     
1225 Wonderland Rd. N, London
 1014 Talbot St., St. Thomas
Local Lager is also available at the Marienbad Restaurant.

Next Club Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of London Board will be held on Friday, 15 November at 7:30 a.m. in the One London Place 2nd floor Board Room, 255 Queens Avenue.
- all members are welcome to attend Board meetings
- to view the Club's Board Meeting Minutes go to our website, Member Login, My ClubRunner, click on View Club Documents.  
Special Recognition

International Youth Exchange Student:....Maria Jose (Majo) Camacaro, Merida, Venezuela

Rotary Global Grant Scholar......................Roberta Piazza, Pisa, Italy

Hon. Ray Lawson Rotarian of the Year:.....David J. Elliott

Jack Burghardt Community Service Above Self Award:.....Ron Posno

Make a donation to End Polio Now, and your contribution will be tripled
thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.