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Meeting Responsibilities for 19 August:
Meeting Chair - Harry Joosten
Greeters - Nick Standish and Rick Coates
Setup - Bill Barnett & Keith Morrow
Registration - Bill Barnett & Sandy Ronson
50/50 Draw - Jan Delaney
Sgt-at-Arms - Heather Broadhead
"A Little Bit About Me"
August 19 - Mick Standish
August 26 - Del McLennan
September 9 - John Eberhard
September 16 - Jeff Schiller
Speakers
Aug 19, 2019
Lake Erie Watershed and Explore the Thames Initiatives
Aug 26, 2019
SunFest
Sep 02, 2019
Sep 09, 2019
Club Presidential Change-over Meeting
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
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Our Monday 19 August Programme:
On Monday, August 19th our speakers will be Hellen Chen and Raj Gill representing the Canadian Freshwater Alliance.

Helen Chen is the Lake Erie Organizer with the Canadian Freshwater Alliance. She is in charge of organizing the Explore the Thames series. These events are designed to get beginners outdoors learning new skills and enjoying nature. Helen’s background is in environment and conservation as well as biology and ecology. From ecological surveying to environmental public outreach and engagement, all are equally important as we work together on a sustainable future.

Raj Gill is the Canadian Freshwater Alliance’s Great Lakes Program Director.  The Freshwater Alliance builds, connects and supports freshwater initiatives across Canada. It works with NGOs, community groups, governments and businesses to strengthen citizen voices and participation in protecting our lakes and rivers.

From toxic algae to micro-plastics, Lake Erie Guardians are stepping up!

For the last several years the Canadian Freshwater Alliance has been working in the Lake Erie watershed to improve water quality by engaging citizens, groups and businesses to become involved in local water protection efforts. Harmful algae has become a persistent problem in Lake Erie over the last decade, threatening drinking water, making wildlife and pets ill, and reducing our recreational opportunities by closing beaches and making the waters unpleasant to be in or around. With much of the algae-causing pollution coming from upstream in the watershed, caring for rivers such as the Thames, will not only improve water quality locally, but also in Lake Erie.

Learn how the Lake Erie Guardians are creating a fun and caring community to tackle these challenges, and becoming champions for our watershed.
 
 
 
We will be meeting at the RBC Place London (formerly London Convention Centre) in Salon B,B1 on the ground floor.
50/50 Draw
$20.00 as of 12 August - only 46 cards left in the deck.
Greeters for Monday 19 August:
Nick Standish and Rick Coates.
 
       Note: Greeters for August 26th are Del McLennan and Harry Joosten.
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 heather@bfg-inc.ca and help make this event another huge success. 24 foursomes needed. 16 foursomes confirmed with 3 on deck. Please pledge your support early.
 

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), 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 heather@bfg-inc.ca       

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


August is Rotary MEMBERSHIP and EXTENSIONS MONTH
To be an effective, relevant, and vibrant group within a community, a Rotary club needs to continually admit new members and retain current ones. A club's ability to serve the community is directly related to the strength and size of its membership base. A club that stays active encourages Rotarians to remain connected to the organization. 


“Each Rotarian: Reach One, Keep One”
"Each Rotarian: Reach One, Keep One," the membership slogan approved by the RI Board of Directors, is a reminder that every Rotarian is responsible for inviting new members and keeping clubs active and vibrant. It also stresses that retention is an essential component of a strong club and membership base. 

Finding members
New members bring important benefits to the club, including an increased capacity to serve the community, future leadership, diversity, and fresh ideas, interests, and energy. 

Keeping members 
Retaining qualified members is as critical to Rotary’s long-term health and success as inducting new ones. Current members who are dedicated, active, and motivated support the effective functioning of the club and are likely to attract new Rotarians. 

Our Responsibility
While our Club has an active Membership Committee, all Members of our Club are responsible for “Finding” and Keeping” members – Yes, that means you!

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: eberhard@uwo.ca for further information.


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  

EAGER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ROTARY?

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 helencampbell75@gmail.com  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: 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: helencampbell75@gmail.com


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.

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Next Club Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of London Board will be held on Friday, 16 August at 7:30 a.m. in the One London Place 2nd floor Board Room, 255 Queens Avenue.
 
Note:
- 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
Student:

International Youth Exchange Student:....Damian Wegner, Bialogard, Poland

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


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

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


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