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Virtual RED BADGE NEW MEMBER--Sharadindu Rai--please reach out via ZOOM chat with an energetic Rotary welcome!!!
 
Meeting Responsibilities:
Zoom Host - Don Bork
Registration - Sandy Ronson
Sgt-at-Arms for Oct-John Finan
Fine balances are due Dec 31st
 
It costs nothing to send an eCOG to a friend/prospective member/neighbour. Please advise Keith of names/contact info.
 
Having difficulty accessing and using Clubrunner, the platform RCL website runs on. See Clubrunner supplied link and information at the very end of the eCOG. 
 
Rotary Satellite Club meeting details----not currently meeting at the Fox and Fiddle due to C-19, but but join them via ZOOM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm.. see details on the Facebook Page, the link is: https://www.facebook.com/rotarysatellitecluboflondon.
"A Little Bit About Me"-BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
NOV 23--KEITH MORROW
NOV 30--RANDY WARDEN
 
Have a suggestion for an eCOG-Bulletin article/story, please let Keith know.
 
 
Speakers
Nov 23, 2020
Have Thermocouple, Will Travel: Global change affects insects on a global scale
Nov 30, 2020
Annual meetings for the London Rotary Club and London Rotary Club Foundation
Dec 07, 2020
Dec 14, 2020
District Governor's Video & The Rotary Foundation (of RI) Discussion
Dec 21, 2020
Club Christmas Luncheon or Dinner
Dec 28, 2020
Jan 04, 2021
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 18, 2021
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Rotary News Today
 
 
--NOVEMBER IS ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH--
 
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR MEETING ON NOV 23rd VIA ZOOM
Here are the details:
Time:  The Zoom meeting will “open” at 11:30 am for those that want to socialize before the meeting which starts at 12:00 pm.

Login: https://zoom.us/j/666121982?pwd=ckhwQTN1RFNsbkJBUWxqYkY0SWtLdz09

Meeting ID: 666 121 982
Password:  030500
If you want to dial in via telephone — you can use: +1 647 558 0588 Canada
 
 
 
Our speaker on Nov 23rd is Professor Brent Sinclair-UWO Biology Dept
Brent Sinclair is originally from New Zealand, where he completed his PhD in Zoology at Otago University. Following research positions in South Africa and Las Vegas, Nevada, he joined the Department of Biology at Western University, where he is now a full Professor. Brent is an expert on insect cold tolerance physiology, and has travelled extensively for his research, including eight trips to the Antarctic and three to the Arctic, but much of his core research is here in Ontario where he has studied the overwintering biology of a range of invasive pest insects. Brent is often consulted for television, radio, and print media stories about insects, has served as President of the Canadian Society of Zoologists and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Current Research in Insect Science. He is a keen hiker and skier, and covid-related travel restrictions have led him to a newfound obsession with wilderness canoeing. His talk is titled "Have Thermocouple, Will Travel: Global change affects insects on a global scale"
 
 
 
---HONORARY MEMBER---
The Board recently approved Honorary Member status to RCL Past President Bob Black. Bob has replied that he is please to be rejoining Rotary Club of London as a Honorary Member.
 
---VOLUNTERRING ---
RCL is looking for Volunteer Service Opportunities to support our community. If you are involved with an organization or know of an organization that is in need of volunteers, please email our Local Community Services Chair, Heather Broadhead,  Heather@bfg-inc.ca, with a detailed description of the need and requirements. From there, a call will go out to our members to assist. 
 
.---UPCOMING VERY SPECIAL ROTARY EVENT---

RI President Nominee  Canadian Jennifer Jones

District 6330 – Noon Zoom
Wednesday, December 9th
---SATELLITE CLUB NEWS & EVENTS---

Virtual Cooking Class
Partnered with Growing Chefs 
 
 
Social Distance Trivia Night 
Theme:  Trivia Through the Ages 


Virtual Beer Tasting
Partnered with Powerhouse Brewing Company 
Friday, December 11th
 
The winner’s of the Hallowe’en Trivia Night were Team: OIAA (Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association).

 

 
 
---CHRISTMAS CARE PACKAGE PROGRAM---
SATELLITE CLUB REQUIRES DONATIONS
The Satellite club is collecting donations for their annual Christmas Care packages. Items we are looking to include are:
  • toothbrushes, toothpaste, gift cards to local restaurants,  soap,  shampoo,  deodorant,  granola bars,  non-perishable food items that are easy to open and consume,  socks,  toques,  mittens  …and more!

Club members will fill backpacks with those supplies and then donate the backpacks to a local organization to be distributed to those who need them here in London.  Last year, the Club worked with Youth For Christ and distributed 50 backpacks, and the plan is to do the same this year.  If you have donations, please email Danielle Bork at:  danielle.bork@gmail.com

November is Rotary Foundation Month

November in the Rotary calendar is Foundation month! It's a good time to reflect on the great Rotary Foundation sponsored programs we support and on how each of us can contribute to make sure these programs continue.  Thanks to everyone who participated in raising awareness on World Polio Day and other events in October, because of your efforts we contributed $89,691 to Polio Plus! The plus in Polio plus has provided $29 million in grants to clubs around the world to help with Covid 19 projects! This year we are asking each member to consider being a "Every Rotarian Every Year" which means you make a personal commitment to give to the Foundation because it is the best possible investment we can make! The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Thanks again for giving and being a part of Rotary’s life-changing work! District 6330 Foundation Chair Martin Ward and our District International Service Chair Jim Thomas are available to help clubs answer questions clubs regarding the Foundation or service projects that are available please reach out! It is a great time to be a Rotarian with our communities focused on helping others and looking for ways to have fellowship while staying within our “Stay Safe” guidelines! Helping others and fellowship, two components of every Rotary club. (copied from D6330 new letter the Bridge).

Weekly Coffee Klatch
Since the Province has extended its Stay-at-Home directive, we decided to set up a weekly Zoom “Coffee Klatch” each Thursday from 10:30 to 11:15 am.
Bring your own coffee of course.
Meeting ID: 990 6669 7951
Password: 934717
Weekly President;s Cocktail Hour
President's Virtual Cocktail Hour which will be held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6 p.m.   
The Zoom details are as follows:  
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88580111321?pwd=M3ROdXo3bDVLQ2FaRjFGdmR2ZzRhQT09 [us02web.zoom.us]
Meeting ID: 885 8011 1321   Passcode: 853783
+1 647 374 4685 Canada
+1 647 558 0588 Canada   
So grab your favourite beverage and I hope to "virtually" see you next Tuesday at 5 for some socializing and laughs! 
 
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Next Club Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of London Board will be a Zoom meeting on Friday  Nov 20th, 2020 at 7:30 AM
 
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.
ZOOM link and codes are 
 
Meeting ID: 849 5263 3790   Passcode: 351495
 
Need help accessing and utilizing Clubrunner, see comment and link provided below from the service provider.
For regular members and club execs alike, to begin by reviewing our short 'cheat sheet' of CR basics found here:
https://www.clubrunnersupport.com/article/1798-clubrunner-essentials-pdf-ppt
Special Recognition
Student:

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

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


Members:
Hon. Ray Lawson Rotarian of the Year:.....Harry Joosten

Jack Burghardt Community Service Above Self Award:.....Harry Joosten


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