Meeting Responsibilities:
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"
April 6 - John Eberhard
April 27 - Doug McTavish
May 11 - Ian Wright
June 1 - John Kozariz
June 15 - Vann Robson-Hayes
June 29 - Cristian Popscu
Mar 30, 2020
Apr 06, 2020 12:01 PM
Apr 13, 2020
Apr 20, 2020
Apr 27, 2020
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Our Monday March 30 Programme:


50/50 Draw
$47.00 as of 9 March.  Only 50 cards left in the deck! 
Rotary News Today



At its March meeting the Club's Board of Directors agreed to cancel the March 30th meeting plus all the meetings scheduled for April.

Also at the meeting a report on the result of the Club members' vote on the Area 4 Habitat for Humanity 2021 Project indicated a clear majority of club members voted to support the project. 

All London Rotary clubs have agreed to provide support.  The clubs will commit to donate $25,000 to the Habitat for Humanity project by December 31, 2021.  Current pledges total $16,000, so the clubs will need to raise an additional $9,000 for the project. 

Suggested Community Projects Looking for Immediate Support
As rapidly as things are unfolding, many in our community are being impacted – by changing employment conditions, the impact of self-isolation and other chronic needs. 

There are 2 local organizations we can  help, the London Food Bank or Meals on Wheels.  It has been suggested we consider donating the cost of our cancelled weekly meetings and the Sports Celebrity Dinner tickets to one or both of these charities.  

While we could do that through the Rotary Club of London Foundation, it would be more efficient to send donations directly to the Food Bank or Meals on Wheels since there is an urgent need for funds.  As registered charities, they would issue tax receipts for the donations. 

Stay tuned for further updates.

March is Rotary Water and Sanitation Month  

Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates Rotarians to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.
While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for Rotarians to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries. Rotarians start by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.

64thAnnual  Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction,
The 2020 Dinner scheduled for Wednesday, 22 April has been CANCELLED.
The 2021 Dinner will be held at RBC Place London on Thursday, 8 April 2021

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.
Club Dates to Remember for 2020:
The Rotary East Coast Kitchen Party - POSTPONED
Has been re-scheduled for Friday, 25 September 2020 at the Hellenic Centre.
The 3rd Annual Rotary Club of London President’s Cup Golf Tournament,
Wednesday, September 2nd at The Oaks Golf Club.

District 6330 Activities:
Rotary and Rotaract President District Leadership Exchange
This training program originally scheduled for April 3 and 4 has been POSTPONED.

The plan is to have multiple Leadership Exchange sites in our area on May 30th with Rotaractors and Rotarians coming together and broadcasting from a remote location. 

Rotary Leadership Institute seminar, Part I, Part II & Part III
Originally scheduled for Saturday, 25 April has been POSTPONED.

Likely to be rescheduled for some time in the Fall.

District 2020 Vision Southampton Conference
Focus on what matters to you, your club, your community and the world.
This year’s District Conference is being held in the UNIFOR Family Education Centre, Saugeen Shores, June 19 to 21.

All members are welcome to attend. Please see the District website for more details, eg: the first-class speakers, activities, etc.

2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii - CANCELLED
The RI Board of Directors has decided to cancel the 2020 Rotary International Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. We are all part of the Rotary family, and your safety remains our highest priority. Like the more than 20,000 registrants who planned to attend this year’s convention, I am very disappointed. However, this is the right and necessary decision to protect the health and safety of convention attendees, as well as those who call Honolulu home.
Aloha and kindest regards, Mark Daniel Maloney, President, Rotary International, 2019-2020

The Clubs London Affordable Housing Foundation Project – Nightingale Place, 1045 Dundas Street, London
             As of March 2, 2020       

                  Artists Concept
Local Lager - Rotary Beer Fundraiser
Here’s where you can stock up on your Rotary beer for all those upcoming HAPPY events!!!”   

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 is scheduled for Friday 17 April 2020.
- 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:.....Harry Joosten

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.