Meeting Responsibilities for 29 January
Greeters - Nicci Olsen and Auckland Thawe
Setup - Jim Belton
Registration - Jack Beedle & Sandy Ronson
50/50 Sales: Jan Delaney
Sergeant-At-Arms - Malcolm Cocks
"A Little Bit About Me"
(no talks scheduled at this time)
Jan 29, 2018
Feb 05, 2018
Feb 12, 2018
Feb 19, 2018
Feb 26, 2018
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Our 29 January Programme:
On Monday, 29 January our speaker will be Steve Cordes, ED, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU). Since 1982, YOU has helped lead youth in London and Middlesex County toward success. They believe that investing in youth and strong communities go hand in hand and that many youth need guidance and support to reach their true potential. YOU began as a community based initiative and has continually developed and strengthened community partnerships. They work with our business, community and government partners (more than 22) to maximize opportunities for youth and to address their most pressing needs. They help youth reach their potential through education, skills training, employment supports and referrals they need to lead positive lives. Each year YOU serves over 3,600 youth between 16 and 30 years of age in London and Strathroy.

NOTE: We will NOT be meeting at the London Convention Centre.

We will be meeting at  Youth Opportunities Unlimited, "You Made It Cafe"
located at
332 Richmond Street at York Street.  

Lunch will be provided and you can use your lunch ticket.  

There is paid parking across the street next to the Via Rail parking or at n/c at the London Convention Centre (pus a 2½ block walk)

50/50 Draw
$100.00 as of 22 January  - only 35 cards left in the deck.
Greeters for Monday 29 January:
John Stuart and David Wells

Greeters for Monday, February 5 will be David Brady and Elizabeth Harris.
Rotary News Today

January is Rotary Vocational Service Month  
Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Five Avenues of Service.

Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to:
  • aspire to high ethical standards in their  occupation;
  • recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations, and;
  • contribute their vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
When professionals join a Rotary club, they do so as a representative of their classification – their particular business or profession. Rotarians have the dual responsibility of representing their vocation within the club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace. During January, Rotarians are encouraged to focus on this important avenue of Rotary service.
1 January – 30 June 2018 Dues – NOW DUE!

Dues invoices have been distributed.  It would be most appreciated if those members who have not yet paid would bring their Dues to our 29 January Monday meeting  OR..PLEASE contact Sandy Ronson with your credit card information.
HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR INVOICE-STATEMENT? - please advise Sandy Ronson immediately.
Thank You.
16th Annual Rotary-Western Rotaract Day of Giving – This Saturday, January 27th  

The Day of Giving is an annual one-day event where student volunteers and Rotarians assist the elderly and disabled citizens in the London community. It will be held on Saturday, January 27th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.​ Volunteers will meet at 8:00 AM in the King’s College cafeteria (266 Epworth Ave). Snacks and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Rotarians are welcome to volunteer as drivers. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail

Here is the link to sign-up online:
Help Haiti Team Report
Here is video of the Help Haiti Team Report from Monday 15 January’s Club meeting:
62nd Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction, Monday, 12 February 2018
The 2018 Dinner will be held at London Convention Centre. 

Confirmed head table guests include Christine Sinclair (Canadian National Soccer Team), and Trish Stratus (retired hall of famer wrestler).  
Karen Phibbs will be the 2017 Sports Person of the Year (President, Ontario Hockey Association/Hockey Canada).
Christine Simpson will be our Emcee.

Sponsorship packages are available by contacting Ryan Robinson at:

Tickets – John Kozoiz, a members of our Club and a member of the Dinner’s Ticket Sales Subcommittee, is inviting members to join him at the Rotary tables. If you are interested please contact John, he will book the table and collect from you later. Tickets are $150 each. Please contact John at

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.
“We’re All Stars” Luncheon
As part of the Sports Celebrity Dinner on Monday, February 12th, earlier in the day at the London Convention Centre the children & youth with special needs from Thames Valley Children’s Centre will enjoy a pizza luncheon with a number of the sports and spectra celebrities. 8 to 10 Rotarians are needed to help set up, serve the pizza, and clean up from 10:30 to 11:30 approx.
If you are interested in volunteering for the “We’re All Stars” luncheon please email Jim Belton at 
East Coast Kitchen Party - save the date - May 11th


The Rotary Club of London President’s Cup Golf Tournament September 19, 2018 at The Oaks Golf Club

On September 19th 2018, The Rotary Club of London will host its first annual Presidents Cup Golf Tournament at the prestigious The Oaks Golf Club in Delaware On.  All proceeds raised from this event will be put towards supporting our local Community initiatives of which many are to fund literacy programs in our area. Below is a current list of our ongoing and upcoming projects:

  • Start To Finish Reading and Running Project- second school 
  • London Schools Dictionary Project (Area wide gr. 3 English & French)
  • Mental Health Books into 100 Area Schools
  • Youth Services - Rotary Youth Exchanges (International Student support), Seminar for Tomorrows Leaders (youth), Interact (high school students) and Rotaract (University & College).
We are also looking for Sponsorship support as well as any option of items or gift certificates for our auction tables.

Sponsorship enquiries, tournament questions etc., please contact Andrew Adamyk at
Organize your foursome, invite a loved one, special friend or make it a corporate outing. Special early bird rate of $130 now available. See Sandy Ronson before or after any meeting or contact her at:


New Member Proposal:
The following proposal for Additional 4th Designate Corporate Membership has been approved by the Board of Directors for further processing:

Additional TD 4th Designate Corporate Membership Application:
         Cristian Popescu, TD Bank     
                 Sponsor:   Stephen Knox

Any objection to this proposal must be submitted in writing to the Club Secretary by 5:00 pm on Friday, 2 February.

Next Club Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of London Board will be held on Friday, 16 February at 7:30 a.m. in The Salvation Army Centre of Hope Boardroom.
- all members are welcome and encouraged 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:.....Juan Ignacio Martinez Rivera, Santa Cruz la Sierra, Bolivia   
Hon. Ray Lawson Rotarian of the Year:.....Heather Broadhead

Jack Burghardt Community Service Above Self Award:.....Jim Belton