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Meeting Responsibilities for 2 December:
Greeters - Stuart Eberhard and Ron Posno
Setup - Bill Barnett & Jim  Belton
Registration - Bill Barnett & Sandy Ronson
50/50 Draw - Jan Delaney
Sgt-at-Arms - Harry Joosten
"A Little Bit About Me"
December 2 - Stuart Eberhard
December 16 - Randy Harden
January 6 - Bruce McGauley
January 20 - Adam Swan
February 3 - Rick Santos
February 24 - Jon Ferrara
March 9 - Nicci Olsen
March 23 - Harry Joosten
Speakers
Dec 02, 2019
Dec 09, 2019
Dec 16, 2019
Club/Satellite Club Christmas Dinner at Mocha Shrine at 6pm
Dec 23, 2019
Merry Christmas to All and to all a good Knight
Dec 30, 2019
Happy New Year!
Jan 13, 2020
Jan 20, 2020
View entire list
Our Monday 2 December Programme:
On Monday 2 December our speaker will be Lynn Smurthwaite-Murphy ICD.D. This C-Suite Executive in the I.T. / Telecom industry has developed both a deep knowledge of P&L functions as well as the inner workings of the I.T. supply chain. Her current role is President & CEO, StarTech.com where she is leading an aggressive global growth strategy to more than double the business to 500M in 5 years. StarTech.com is a global provider of connectivity solutions for IT professionals through the IT channel with presence in 23 countries and growing.  Prior to this Lynn was Executive Vice President, Westcon North American region where she was responsible for a complex 2.6B organization with 600 employees and 4 separate business units.  She was the co-founder and executive sponsor of a global diversity committee called Women At Westcon, which grew to over 400 members with a global board structure. 
 
Lynn has been featured many times as one of U.S. and Canada’s Top I.T. executives including the “Power list”, “Channel Chiefs”, “top 100 people you should know” and “Top 100 Most Powerful Women” in Computer Reseller News, Computer Dealer News and IT News.  She currently serves as a member of the board for London Economic Development Committee (LEDC) and the IT Association of Canada (ITAC) and has served on several Advisory Councils for some of the top I.T. companies in the U.S. As well as 6 years on the Halton Children’s Aid Society Board.  
 
Lynn has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph and most recently gained her ICD.D accreditation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
 
We will be meeting at the RBC Place London in Salon B,B1 on the ground floor.
50/50 Draw
$228.05 as of 25 November - only 34 cards left in the deck.
Greeters for Monday 2nd December:
Stuart Eberhard and Ron Posno
 
Note: Greeters for December 9th: Jerry Pribil and Elizabeth Harris.
       
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. Rotarians 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.
 

   schoolyard children              Improving water and
      eating porridge                    sanitation facilities

 

The Rotary Foundation Contribution Information 
Annual Fund: Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Your contributions help to strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.

PolioPlus: The support of Rotary, donors, and governments remains critical in the final stages of polio eradication. Every $1 Rotary commits to direct support for polio immunization will be matched 2-to-1 (up to $50 million per year) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

There are two easy ways to make a contribution to The Rotary Foundation: 
a) give your cheque or credit card information to Sandy at Monday’s meeting and we will forward your payment to The Rotary Foundation (Canada). 


b) make a donation through the RI website: login to Rotary.org
On the home page click on “GIVE” – upper right corner of the page
Go to “I WANT TO SUPPORT ROTARY’S CURRENT WORK” and/or
Go to “I WANT TO SUPPORT A POLIO-FREE WORLD” and click on “GIVE NOW
Under Annual Fund click “Annual fund – SHARE”, click “Continue”,
Under Polio-Plus Fund click “PolioPlus”, click “Continue”,
For both scenarios enter your Amount, and Frequency (One time, Monthly, Quarterly, Annual), click “Continue”, And fill in the information requested and proceed to the payment page.

If you wish assistance with this please contact Jim Belton at jimbelton@rogers.com or 519-858-1210.
 
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Africa Container
On Friday, July 12th Rotarians unloaded an incoming container with furniture, etc, in Exeter from Area 1 in our District and then on Saturday another 40 foot container was loaded with school furniture, books, medical supplies, etc., bound for Eswatini, Africa.

This will be received by the Rotary Club of Manzini,  Eswatini for their Book Centre Project which has inspired and motivated more children in Eswatini to read. Given the introduction of Free Primary Education in Eswatini, most schools are experiencing an influx of new students. Consequently, more and more schools are requesting furniture to cater for the increasing enrolment. The government is unable to provide school furniture to all the schools. So far, the Book Club has received written letters from schools requesting approximately 2,500 desks and chairs.

This was the 88th container organized through the Rotary Club of Grand Bend. Members and friends from our Club and the Goderich club were also on hand to help with the loading of this container.


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.

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Next Club Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of London Board will be held on Friday, 13 December at 7:30 a.m. in the One London Place 2nd floor Board Room, 255 Queens Avenue.
 
Note:
- 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
Student:

International Youth Exchange Student:....Maria Jose (Majo) Camacaro, Merida, Venezuela

Rotary Global Grant Scholar......................Roberta Piazza, Pisa, Italy


Members:
Hon. Ray Lawson Rotarian of the Year:.....Harry Joosten

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


Make a donation to End Polio Now, and your contribution will be tripled
thanks to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.