Meeting Responsibilities for 24 February:
Greeters - Jonathan Ferrara and Dianne Prowse Twynstra
Setup - Bill Barnett & Jim  Belton
Registration - Bill Barnett & Sandy Ronson
50/50 Draw - Jan Delaney
Sgt-at-Arms - Malcolm Cocks
"A Little Bit About Me"
February 24 - Jonathan Ferrara
March 9 - Adam Swan
March 23 - Harry Joosten
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
Feb 17, 2020
Feb 24, 2020
Diabetes Canada
Mar 02, 2020
Mar 09, 2020
Mar 16, 2020
Mar 23, 2020
Mar 30, 2020
The Drayton Entertainment History
Apr 06, 2020
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Our Monday 17 February Programme:

Our Monday 24 February Programme:
On Monday 24 February our speaker will be Laura Toito, Community Engagement Coordinator for Diabetes Canada.

We will be meeting at the RBC Place London in Salon B,B1 on the ground floor.

50/50 Draw
$279.05 as of 10 February - only 27 cards left in the deck.
Greeters for Monday 24thFebruary:
Jonathan Ferrara and Dianne Prowse Twynstra.
Note: Greeters for March 2nd: John Boyne and Jim Swan.
Rotary News Today


February is Rotary Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month 
Of the 60 million people displaced by armed conflict or persecution, 90% are civilians. Half of those civilians are children. That’s millions of reasons why Rotary is so engaged in service projects, fellowships and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns in pursuit of peace in our world.

We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict. We aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Rotarians also address the underlying structural causes of conflict by relieving millions of people suffering from poverty, inequality, ethnic tensions, lack of access to education and unequal distribution of resources. 

In yet another program to achieve worldwide peace, up to 100 Rotary Peace Fellows are selected to attend Rotary Peace Centers to participate in master's degree programs at one of the partner universities. Rotary Peace Fellows study subjects related to the root causes of conflict and explore innovative solutions that address real-world needs. There are more than 1,000 peace fellowship alumni are working in over 100 countries. 

Invite others to join Rotary and help spread peace around the world.

Satellite Club’s Peace and Conflict Resolution Trivia Night, Tuesday February 18
Join our Satellite Club for their Peace and Conflict Resolution Trivia Night On Tuesday, February 18 at Anderson Craft Ales, 1030 Elias Street. The evening will start with registration at 6:30pm and trivia will start at 7:00pm.

Rotary's theme for the month of February is Peace and Conflict Resolution and the Satellite Club has connected with Anova to raise funds to help their efforts to reduce violence right here in London.

Cost is $100 a team of 4. Registration will include 1 drink ticket per team mate (4 drinks per team) and snacks will be provided.  Tickets can be purchased at:

hey are also kicking off their “Beer for a Year” fundraiser.

The evening will start with registration at 6:30 and trivia will start at 7:00pm

Lightning Basketball 50/50 Ticket Sales Results
Congratulations and a BIG Thank You to our Club members and Western Rotaract members for the work they did Saturday evening selling 50/50 tickets.  And a special thanks to the fans who bought the tickets. The lucky winner took home $1,040 and $1,040 will assist the Western Rotaract Club with its annual Juvenile Diabetes Camp.

Club Dates to Remember for 2020:
The Rotary East Coast Kitchen Party, Friday, May 29th 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 Elect Training (PETs)
This training program will be held on Friday 3 April @ 4pm to Saturday 4 April at 4pm at the Sunbridge Hotel and Conference Centre in Sarnia. The event is open to all presidents and their leadership team such as VP's, Secretary and Treasurer. Saturday morning will have short workshops on the specific role ie treasurer workshop and then the rest will be working thru some of the how to’s ie how to have a net gain of 4 members, or how to have your club recognized as a every member every year club!
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.
"Letters of Thanks":
Rotary Club of Burton, MI 
“We received your club's check for $500.00 US dollars for this year's Avoidable Blindness Project in Empalme', Sonora, Mexico with the Empalme' Rotary Club.   Please thank your club for their support on this project.  It is greatly appreciated.  
Sincerely,   Dr. Brad Habermehl, Avoidable Blindness Chairman”
The Burton Rotary Club is chairing for the 20th year the Avoidable Blindness Project in Empalme’, Sonora, Mexico.  They have a continued partnership with the Empalme’ Rotary Club where they travel with a group of volunteer Rotarians, family members, and friends along with optometry students to examine over 2,000 patients. Each patient will also receive sunglasses and reading glasses as well.
At our November Board meeting it was agreed we would forward US$500 for this project. Each patient will also receive sunglasses and reading glasses as well.
The Salvation Army
On behalf of The Salvation Army we would like to sincerely thank you for your amazing support of the 2019 Christmas Kettle Campaign. With the dedication and help from the Rotary Club of Downtown London, we were able to provide 4,431 food hampers to local families this past Christmas and 6,758 children received a bag of toys. The funds that are raised at the kettles help make a difference to the thousands of families and individuals in our community that look to us for help during Christmas and throughout the year. We are so excited to share with you that we exceeded our goal of $550,000, reaching a grand total of $637,338.30…a new record for London!!
We could not have done it without your help! Our calculations indicate that approximately $3,430.93 was raised at the kettle locations that were staffed by your volunteer group over the course of the kettle campaign. We are extremely thankful for all of your hard work and commitment to supporting The Salvation Army. Thank you once again for helping us help others!
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 will be held on Friday, 21 February 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:.....Harry Joosten

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

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