Meeting Responsibilities for 16 September:
Meeting Chair - Jim Swan
Greeters - Jeff Schiller and Ron Cook
Setup - Bill Barnett & Jim  Belton
Registration - Bill Barnett & Sandy Ronson
50/50 Draw - Jan Delaney
Sgt-at-Arms - Harry Joosten
"A Little Bit About Me"
September 16 - Jeff Schiller
Sep 16, 2019
Start2Finish Running & Reading Program Update
Sep 23, 2019
as part of the Club's 2nd Annual President's Cup Golf Tournament
Sep 30, 2019
The DG's Annual Club Visit
Oct 07, 2019
London Symphonia: how they came to be, the 2019/20 season and plans for the future
Oct 14, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
My Rotary Trip to Africa and our African Containers
Oct 28, 2019
The History of Automobile Manufacturing in London
Nov 04, 2019
View entire list
Our Monday 16 September Programme:
On Monday 16 September our speaker will be Kristan Verhaeghe, Regional Director for Start2Finish. In the 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 school years our Club provided seed funding for the Start2Finish Running & Reading Club programs at public schools in London. The funding provided by our Club makes it possible for Start2Finish to purchase vital resources needed for the children in the program.
The impact of the program on the children is significant. The teachers and coaches note a significant increase in the love of reading as well as progress in literacy skills and reading levels. There is normally a marked improvement in their fitness reflected in the students’ weekly journals. The teachers and coaches have noted gains in self-regulation, self-efficacy, self-confidence, and belonging. Over the school year the children develop tremendously in non-cognitive skills, notably perseverance, resiliency, discipline, commitment, and team work.
We will be meeting at the RBC Place London (formerly London Convention Centre) in Salon B,B1 on the ground floor.
50/50 Draw
$24.00 as of 9 September - only 43 cards left in the deck.
Greeters for Monday 16 September:
Jeff Schiller and Ron Cook.
       Note: Greeters for September 30th are to be announced.
Rotary News Today


The 2nd Annual Rotary Club of London President’s Cup Golf Tournamen
Thursday, September 26th at Highland Country Club.
Registration fee is
 $175 per golfer or $700 per foursome.  
Register with Heather Broadhead and help make this event another huge success. 24 foursomes needed. 20 foursomes confirmed. It's very important that we recruit 4 more foursomes to make this event another success. Please help to make it happen!

Many Sponsorship opportunities available such as: Paul Harris Diamond ($3,000), Paul Harris Ruby ($2,00), Paul Harris Sapphire ($1,000), Hole-in-One ($500) and Hole ($150e 2 left for sponsorship), Dinner ($2,500), Reception ($1,000), Lunch ($1,000), Longest Drive Men's/Ladies (2) ($200e), Closest To The Pin Men's/Ladies (2) ($200e),  Putting Contest ($200), Marshmallow Drive ($200).

Sponsorships sold to date: Dinner Sponsor - Unique Training & Development; Reception Sponsor - Oxford Dodge Jeep; Lunch Sponsor - Sutherland Elliott Insurance; Men’s and Women’s Longest Drive - GoodLife Fitness; Closest to the Pin- Men’s – MNP & Ladies – Harris Funeral Home; Putting Contest - RBC Place London;  and Marshmallow Drive -Finan Home Service.

For further info please contact Heather Broadhead       

All funds raised on will go into our Local Community projects.

September is Rotary Basic Education and Literacy Month
Basic education and literacy is one of Rotary’s six areas of focus. In 1985 Rotary declared basic literacy to be a pre-condition to the development of peace.

Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate.

Rotarians are encouraged to raise awareness of literacy issues and to organize literacy projects at home and abroad such as our shipping of school supplies to South Africa and locally our Dictionary program, Start2Finish Running and Reading program and our Mission Services of London “Fill the Bus “ project with backpacks and school supplies.

The Club’s Rotary Bridge Fellowship
The Rotary Bridge fellowship is ramping up for a new season of stiff competition and grand prizes! 

The 2019-2020 Bridge schedule is for one night a month September through June.  All members are welcome to participate. Please contact John Eberhard at: for further information.

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.

Rotary Leadership Institute seminar, Part I, Part II & Part III
Saturday, 21 September from 8:30AM to 4:00PM at Roland-Warner Middle School, 3154 West Genesee Street, 
Lapeer, MI  


The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) Program’s ‘Rotary Learning and Information’, consists of three parts, I, II and III, to be taken progressively. Each part is a one day seminar, those taking Part II must have completed Part I; to take Part III, Part II must have been completed. The Parts are divided into 6 modules of approximately 55 minutes each. Attendees register for one part only at a low cost of $75.00 which covers light breakfast, breaks, lunch and materials.

TO REGISTER: (PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY). Email to  and specify your Club name, Part I, Part II or Part III, and indicating that you will bring cash or cheque payable to “R.L.I. District 6330”, with you to the seminar. Classes are limited to 16 participants.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: This coming Monday, September 16th.

Don't wait ----------  WE LISTENED-----this is a long overdue central location to accommodate as many participants as possible.   FIRST TWO TO REGISTER FOR EACH SESSION WILL RECEIVE A PRIZE!!!! 

Courses are fun, topical and interactive. They are geared towards members and leaders who wish to be knowledgeable about Rotary and be more effective in their businesses and their Rotary Club.  Many members say "one of the most exciting parts of these sessions is the interaction with other participants".

For more information please contact Helen Campbell at:

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, 20 September 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

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thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.