Virtual RED BADGE NEW MEMBER--Sharadindu Rai--please reach out via ZOOM chat with an energetic Rotary welcome!!!
Meeting Responsibilities:
Zoom Host - Don Bork
Registration - Sandy Ronson
Sgt-at-Arms for Sept-John Finan
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Rotary Satellite Club meeting details----not currently meeting at the Fox and Fiddle due to C-19, but but join them via ZOOM on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:30 pm.. see details on the Facebook Page, the link is:
"A Little Bit About Me"-BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
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CONTINENT IS DECLARED FREE OF WILD POLIO---------- from The London Free Press 

LAGOS The independent Africa Regional Certification Commission for Polio Eradication on Tuesday declared Africa free of endemic wild polio, four years after the last case was recorded in Nigeria. The certification confirmed that all 47 countries in the WHO’S Africa region have eradicated the crippling viral disease.The last case in Africa was recorded in 2016 in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state. Meanwhile, the Democratic Republic of Congo said on Tuesday it has ended the world’s largest measles outbreak that has killed more than 7,000 children since it was declared 14 months ago.

Sep 28, 2020
Ian will talk about his life in music and touch on the current scene in London.
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Reframing for Resilience
Oct 26, 2020
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Remembrance Day Theme
Nov 16, 2020
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Rotary News Today

Here are the details:
Time:  The Zoom meeting will “open” at 11:30 am for those that want to socialize before the meeting which starts at 12:00 pm.


Meeting ID: 666 121 982
Password:  030500
If you want to dial in via telephone — you can use: +1 647 558 0588 Canada
Our speaker on Sept 28th is Ian Davies
 Ian has nearly 50 years of experience in music and entertainment as a concert presenter, booking agent, non-profit arts manager, radio broadcaster & programmer, freelance journalist, graphic designer, photographer, and musician.  Ian founded IDEA - Ian Davies Entertainment Agency in 1999 and now exclusively manages the Toronto-based classical & jazz group Ensemble Vivant and occasionally organizes concert tours for international folk performers in Ontario. Ian was the Programming & Creative Coordinator for TD Sunfest here in London, and has been associated with TD Sunfest since 1997. Additionally, Ian is the volunteer Artistic Director for the Cuckoo’s Nest Folk Club for 26 years and in that role books 15-20 concerts annually at Chaucer’s Pub in downtown London. Ian’s previous work experience includes 20 years in professional radio as Music Director/Announcer/Producer for CFPL-FM, London. Director/Announcer for CIMX-FM, Windsor and Radio Instructor at Fanshawe College. Sponsorship Sales Manager for Creative Arts Inc., Hamilton and Director of Development, Orchestra London Canada.Today, Ian will talk about his life in music and touch on the current scene in London.
London Affordable Housing Foundation’s Nightingale Place Project Update----IT IS FINISHED AND 2ND INSTALLMENT DELIVERED TO SISTER JOAN BY HEATHER !!!
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month (copied from recent District Bridge issue, author DG Elliott)

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt. This quote is appropriate for it’s time but today our society needs a quote to meet the challenging times that is more about others and less about me.

September is Basic Education and Literacy month. What is literacy? Literacy is most commonly defined as the ability to read and write. But it’s not as simple as it sounds. Nowadays, ‘reading’ encompasses complex visual and digital media as well as printed material. A person who can read the newspaper might struggle to get information from Google. (Since you are reading this you probably do not read a newspaper, instead the digital version!). We know the impact Grade 3 dictionary programs have with our children but what about helping our community with the other forms of literacy? When you google different types of Literacy you get multiple responses, I prefer these 9 headings;
Reading and Writing - Traditional definitions of literacy usually refer to the ability to read and write.
Numerical Literacy - numerical literacy is the ability to use basic math skills in everyday life and the ability to use numbers to solve problems or manage finances.
Digital Literacy - able to use technology to solve problems and to express yourself. Contrary to popular belief, young people are not necessarily digitally literate just because they are competent in using technology - it depends on what they use it for.
Health Literacy - enables people to develop the skills and confidence to make informed decisions about their health and the health of their families, to be active partners in their care, to effectively navigate health-care systems, and to advocate effectively to their political leaders and policy-makers. (I think 2020 has taught us a lot about this one!)
Financial Literacy - the knowledge, skills and confidence to make responsible financial decisions.
Media Literacy - understand the messages you are being told on television, radio, video games, movies, news programs, social media, and more. (another 2020 lesson!)
Physical literacy - The development and repeated use of fine motor skills, balance, confident movement, and the enjoyment of being able to move with skill. Developing this literacy at an early age allows children to learn and think more easily. However, improving physical literacy is important at every age.
Emotional literacy - Identifying, validating, and expressing your feelings, as well as recognizing and responding to the feelings of others.
Cultural Literacy - understand all the subtle nuances that come along with living or working in a particular society.
Rotary and its GPEI partners celebrate a monumental achievement; they say global eradication of wild polio is possible with the continued dedication and persistence of Rotarians. The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.
After decades of hard won gains in the region, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) — WHO, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UNICEF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gavi, the vaccine alliance — are proclaiming the milestone an achievement in public health. They offer it as proof that strong commitment, coordination, and perseverance can rid the world of polio.
The certification that the African region is free of wild poliovirus comes after the independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC) conducted thorough field verifications that confirmed no new cases and analyzed documentation of polio surveillance, immunization, and laboratory capacity by Cameroon, Central African Republic, Nigeria, and South Sudan. The commission had already accepted the documentation of the other 43 countries in the region.
The last cases of polio caused by the wild virus in the African region were recorded in Nigeria’s northern state of Borno in August 2016, after two years with no cases. Conflict, along with challenges in reaching mobile populations, had hampered efforts to immunize children there.
Now that the African region is free of wild poliovirus, five of WHO’s six regions, representing more than 90 percent of the world’s population, are now free of the disease. Polio caused by the wild virus is still endemic in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the WHO’s Eastern Mediterranean region.
Weekly Coffee Klatch
Since the Province has extended its Stay-at-Home directive, we decided to set up a weekly Zoom “Coffee Klatch” each Thursday from 10:30 to 11:15 am.
Bring your own coffee of course.
Meeting ID: 990 6669 7951
Password: 934717
Dear Tree Planters,--Tree planting season has begun! After a spring with no tree planting events, we are BACK this fall to plant trees in parks across London - with a few new safety precautions.
You are invited to join us at eight tree planting events on weekends in September and October to make our city healthier and more beautiful. Many of us have spent a lot of time using public outdoor spaces this year, so let's do our part to keep them green and leafy for generations to come!
**New this Year**
Usually ReForest London tree planting events are open to the public, but to keep all planters safe, we are placing a limit on the number of volunteers at each event. To do that, we require anyone who wants to plant trees to register in advance. To sign up, visit our Eventbrite pageThis will allow us to ensure that we abide by physical distancing recommendations set forth by our local Health Unit.
We will also be requesting that planters wear a face mask, and, when possible, bring their own gloves and shovel. Don't have your own equipment? Not to worry - we'll have extra shovels for you to use, which our staff and volunteers will be cleaning between use.
No planting experience is necessary, as our staff and Tree Specialist volunteers will provide training on-site. All ages are welcome, so register yourself, your family and friends and get ready for a fun time! For more information about tree planting with ReForest London, click here.
 Saturday Sept 19
 10 am-1 pm
 Pincombe Pond
 Sunday Sept 20
 1-4 pm
 Meadowgate Park
 Saturday Sept 26
 10 am-1 pm
 Fox Hollow Ravine
 Sunday Sept 27
 1-4 pm
 Briscoe Woods
 Saturday Oct 3
 10 am-1 pm
 Meander Creek
 Sunday Oct 4
 1-4 pm
 Whisperwood Park
 Saturday Oct 17
 10 am-1 pm
 Talbot Wetland 
 Sunday Oct 18
 1-4 pm
 Thompson Ravine

If you have any questions, please let me know. We hope to see you there!

Thank you, 

Kelsey Nicholls, MES
Community Engagement Coordinator
ReForest London
519-936-9548 ext. 222
Next Club Board Meeting
The next meeting of the Rotary Club of London Board will be a Zoom meeting on Friday  Oct 16, 2020 at 7:30 AM
- 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.  
Meeting ID: 854 9162 1776    Password:  115394
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Special Recognition

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

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

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

Jack Burghardt Community Service Above Self Award:.....Harry Joosten

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