Meeting Responsibilities for 15 January
Greeters - Bud Loughlin and Howard Shears
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 22, 2018
Innovation Task Force Update
Jan 29, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club of London Board Meeting
The Salvation Army Centre of Hope
Jan 19, 2018
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Our 15 January Programme:

On Monday, 15 January our speaker will be Dr. Chris Mackie, the Medical Officer of Health and CEO for the Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) and an Assistant Professor, Part Time at McMaster University. Before coming to London, Dr. Mackie was Associate Medical Officer Health for the City of Hamilton for four years. He also worked as a Public Health Physician with Public Health Ontario. His topic will be – London’s Opioid Overdose Crisis.

We will be meeting at the London convention Centre in Salon B,B1 on the Ground Floor.

50/50 Draw
$90.75 as of 8 January  - only 37 cards left in the deck.
Greeters for Monday 15 January:
Bud Loughlin and Howard Shears

Greeters for Monday, January 22 are Nicci Olsen and Auckland Thawe
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 15 January Monday meeting. Sandy Ronson with your credit card information.
Please have your dues paid by January 17th as a Dues Outstanding Report will be made at the January 19th Board meeting.
HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR INVOICE-STATEMENT? - please advise Sandy Ronson immediately.
Thank You.

Rotary Can-Am Curling Bonspiel January 18 – 20, 2018
he Rotary Club of Stratford is hosting the Rotary Can-Am Curling Bonspiel this year from January 18th to 20th. This bonspiel attracts up to 32 teams from all over Ontario and a few from the USA. The winner of this bonspiel may attend the Rotary World Curling Championships in April 2020 which is being held in Madison, Wisconsin.
They are hoping to recruit some new teams or players from our Club. It is a great opportunity for fellowship and some great curling. Either teams or individuals may contact them if interested. Further information can be found at
16th Annual Rotary-Western Rotaract Day of Giving – 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:

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 – Michelle Foote, who is a member of the organizing committee this year, is inviting members to join her at her Rotary table (or she may have to have a couple of Rotary tables). If you are interested please contact Michelle, she will book the table and collect from you later. Tickets are $150 each. Please contact Michelle at

Stay tuned for more program information. 

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. 

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

The RCL President’s Cup Gift Certificates are now available.

Organize your foresome, 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:

Next Club Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of London Board will be held on Friday, 19 January 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