Meeting Responsibilities for Monday, 11 December
Greeters - Jonathan Ferrera and Ken Forbes
Setup - Bill Barnett and Jim Belton
Registration - Bill Barnett & Sandy Ronson
50/50 Sales: Jan Delaney
Sergeant-At-Arms - Malcolm Cocks
"A Little Bit About Me"
(no talks scheduled at this time)
Dec 11, 2017
Dec 18, 2017
Dec 19, 2017
Christmas Fellowship and Jolly Good Folly
Dec 25, 2017
Merry Christmas to All!
Jan 01, 2018
Happy New Year!
Jan 08, 2018
Alzheimer's - A Personal Odyssey
Jan 15, 2018
London's Opioid Overdose Crisis
View entire list

Our Programme:
On Monday, 11 December our speaker will be Andrew Lusztyk, Matching Director for the Together Project.

Together Project matches “Welcome Groups” of five or more volunteers with government-assisted refugee newcomer families for settlement support and friendship. Common areas of assistance include learning and practicing English, neighbourhood orientation, and accessing public services. Each match is assigned a volunteer interpreter - a role called Cultural Ambassador - to help bridge the linguistic and cultural gap between the newcomers and their counterpart Welcome Group. Welcome Groups are formed of ideally five or more volunteers, and are matched with refugee newcomers using a preference matching system - Together Project tries to match groups with newcomers based on criteria like availability, capacity, location, shared interests, and family composition. In this way, they allow flexibility with regards to time commitment - they like to think that there’s a match for every kind of group.

We will be meeting at the London Convention Centre in Salon B,B1 on the Ground Floor.
 Greeters for Monday, 11 December:
Jonathan Ferrara and Ken Forbes.

Greeters for Tuesday, 19 December are Ron Posno and David Wells.      
50/50 Draw
$87.75 as of 4 December  - only 39 cards left in the deck.
Rotary News Today
December is Rotary Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.
Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.
Eradicate Polio Worldwide
Through 2018 every $1 Rotary commits to direct support for polio immunization will be matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Therefore $1 = $3; $20 = $60, $100 = $300 etc. Please provide Sandy Ronson with your PolioPlus donation information.

Club Christmas Party Tuesday 19 December
This year's Christmas Party will be a joint meeting with our Satellite Club members! It's taking place on Tuesday, December 19 at Growing Chefs! London, located at 460 King Street (the old Auberge du Petit Prince Restaurant). There will be a cash bar and appetizers beginning at 6 pm, with Christmas Trivia beginning at 7 pm! Each six-member teams be a mix of RCL members and satellite members. The evening will end around 9 pm.


The Rotary Club of London President’s Cup Golf Tournament September 19, 2018 at The Oaks Golf Club
Christmas is Coming!
The RCL President’s Cup Gift Certificates are now available.

Pick up a great stocking stuffer for a loved one, special friend or as a corporate gift at the special early bird rate of $130. See Sandy Ronson before or after any meeting or contact her at:

Lightning Basketball 50/50 Ticket Sales
Our club will be selling the 50/50 draw tickets at the January 5 London Lightning basketball game at The Bud. If you would like to help with the sales please contact Andrew Adamyk at

Festival Coffee
Thank you Rotarians for your support of our coffee fundraiser. All the coffee is out in circulation. If you haven’t paid for your case of coffee yet please plan on doing so by the Monday, December 11th meeting. Sandy Ronson will happily accept cash, cheque or process on your credit card. We’d like all funds collected prior to Christmas. Thank you again for your support.  

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).

Sponsorship packages are available by contacting Ryan Robinson at:

Tickets, a great Christmas gift, are $150 per person and may be purchase through the Dinner’s website 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. 

Next Club Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of London Board will be held on Friday, 15 December 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