Meeting Responsibilities for 18 March
Greeters - Michel Kouassi and Bruce McGauley
Setup - Bill Barnett & Jim Belton
Registration - Keith Morrow & Sandy Ronson
50/50 Draw - Jan Delaney or Keith Morrow
Sgt-at-Arms - John Finan
"A Little Bit About Me"
March  25 - Felipe Gomes
April 1 - Jim Foote
April 8 - Charlotte Dingwall
April 15- John Boyne
April 29 - Adam Swan
May 6 - Dianne Prowse-Twynstra
May 13 - Van Robson-Hayes
May 27 - Jim McCabe
Mar 18, 2019
Surviving A Market Selloff and How Psychology Influences Investing
Mar 25, 2019
Apr 01, 2019
Canabis Laws
Apr 08, 2019
View entire list
Our 18 March Programme:
On Monday,  March 18th our presenters will be Kelly Roberts and Alex Purdom of The Roberts Advisory Group at National Bank Financial Wealth Management. Kelly, Senior Vice-President and Porfolio manager, has over 30 years experience in the industry. Alex, an Investment Associate, is a newcomer to Kelly’s team.
Both are competitive golfers. Kelly is a former Canadian Junior Champion and All-American golfer at the University of Indiana. Alex played on an OUA Ontario Championship winning team at Western University and is the reigning club Champion at the London Hunt Club.
Kelly and Alex are both active in the London community. Kelly has been a member of the board of directors for the London Health Sciences Foundation currently serves on the investment committee for Golf Canada and is a Co-Chair of the annual Golfers Care Charity Fundraiser which supports the London Food Bank. Alex also serves on the committee for the annual Golfers Care Charity Fundraiser and has recently joined the Rotary Club of London-South.
The title of their presentation is -“Surviving A Market Selloff and How Psychology Influences Investing”.
We will be meeting at the London Convention Centre in Salon B,B1 on the Ground Floor.
50/50 Draw
$4.50 as of 11 March.  Only 53 cards left in the deck!
Greeters for Monday 18 March:
Michel Kouassi and Bruce McGauley.

Note: Greeters for March 25th are Felipe Gomes and Don Bork
Rotary News Today


March is Rotary Water and Sanitation Month  
Clean water is a basic need for human beings. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives. However, at least 3,000 children die each day from diseases caused by unsafe water, which is what motivates Rotarians to build wells, install rainwater harvesting systems, and teach community members how to maintain new infrastructure.

While very few people die of thirst, millions die from preventable waterborne diseases, providing the impetus for Rotarians to also improve sanitation facilities in undeveloped countries. Rotarians start by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure and then add education programs to promote hand-washing and other good hygiene habits.

63rd     Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction, Monday, 1 April 2019
The 2019 Dinner will be held at London Convention Centre on Monday, 1 April.

Confirmed guests:
- Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir - 2 time Olympic and 3 time World Ice Dance Champions, will be recognized as “2018 Sportspeople of the Year”.
- Ray Bourque - Hockey Hall of Famer, Former member of the Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche.
- John Gibbons - longtime Toronto Blue Jays Manager

- Cameron Hartman - TVCC 2019 Client Ambassador.

Sponsorship packages have been sent to all members. Here are a couple of opportunities for members and/or their firms:

a) they are starting a ‘sponsor a school’ program this year to sponsor schools to attend the dinner. The sponsorship is $1,500 per school which is a full table.
b) Silent Auction Prizes.
For other sponsorship opportunities please see the event’s website:
If you are interested or would like more info please contact Ryan Robinson at:
For tickets please contact Michelle Foote at:    Michelle will be organizing Rotary tables.
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, April 1st, 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. 10 to 12 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
Club Dates to Remember for 2019:
The Rotary East Coast Kitchen Party, Friday, May 10th at the Hellenic Centre.

The 2nd Annual Rotary Club of London President’s Cup Golf Tournament, Monday, September 16th at The Oaks Golf Club.

District 6330 Dates to Remember for 2019
The Rotary Learning Assembly, Saturday, April 13 at the Holiday Inn, Sarnia.  Open to all members (new and experienced), Board members, etc. The cost is $65 Cdn. BUT NOTE, the price increases to $75 after March 16th.  Registration will close after April 7th.  Register now on District 6330 website at:
Rotary Leadership Institute Saturday, 11 May – 8:30 AM to 4”00 PM,
At Trillium Mutual Ins. Co., 495 Mitchell Road South, Listowel,  N4W 0C8  
The Rotary Leadership Institute 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 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.  We know it is early, but lets get a great jump on the registration before it is filled--- this is a very central location to accommodate as many participants as possible....early bird prize for the first 2 registrants for each class!!!  REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Register before Saturday, 1 May 2019. 
Classes are limited to 16 participants.
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.
The District Conference, June 13, 14, 15 at The Marriott Townplace Suites, Kincardine
Deadline to register is June 5, 2019 – check out details at

Start2Finish Running & Reading Club Volunteers
The Start2Finish Reading and Running Club Program is one of our Club's local service projects for this Rotary year. 

Start2Finish is looking for volunteers to help, on a consistent basis. It's an after-school program that runs at the following 5 TVDSB locations on the days indicated from 3:30pm to 5:30pm:
Wilton Grove (Adelaide and Southdale) - Tuesdays
Wilfrid Jury (Sarnia and Wonderland) - Tuesdays
Woodland Heights (Springbank and Wonderland) - Wednesdays
FD Roosevelt (First and Oxford) - Wednesdays
Trafalgar (Trafalgar and Hamilton) - Wednesdays

The first half of the club is devoted to physical activity and the second half is literacy.  All volunteers are not runners - there are ways to support the kids without actually running. The highest needs, for volunteers, are at Wilfrid Jury and Wilton Grove.  They have a high percentage of Western student volunteers, who are away most of December, reading week, and from spring exams on.  Those times they are extremely low on volunteers at that club.

Please forward any questions on to Kristan who is happy to answer anything!

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.

Breakfast of Champions Award Recipient
This past Tuesday at the Breakfast of Champions, organized by St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and the Middlesex branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), the two Champion of Mental Health Awards were presented by CMHA Middlesex.  They recognize a group and an individual who make significant contributions to mental wellness in our community.

Mental health advocate Kristen Legault-Donkers, a psychology student at King’s University College, received the ‘individual’ award for the series of books she published on depression, anxiety, ADHD and bipolar disorder geared to children. Through a partnership with our Rotary Club the books will be distributed to 100 elementary schools in the Thames Valley District School Board. Congratulations Kristen!

Next Club Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of London Board will be held on Friday, 15 March at 7:30 a.m. in the One London Place 2nd floor Board Room, 255 Queens Avenue.
- 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:....Damian Wegner, Bialogard, Poland

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

Jack Burghardt Community Service Above Self Award:.....Bob Earley