Nov 25, 2014
Hon. Ray Lawson Rotarian of the Year: Elizabeth Harris
Jack Burghardt Service Above Self Award: Col. Thomas C.R. Lawson
Posted by James Belton on Oct 29, 2014
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. There are as many reasons to support The Rotary Foundation as there are ways to do good in the world. By giving US$100 a year through the Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative, you become a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member. Contributions to EREY are the primary source of funding for Foundation programs.
With your gift you’re promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, and growing local economies through grants that:
- Bring peace-building seminars to 200 teachers and 1,300 students in Uganda.
- Distribute insecticide-treated mosquito nets and medical services that help prevent malaria in Mali.
- Train teachers who are establishing an early childhood education center in South Africa.
- Provide water filters, toilet blocks, and hygiene training to prevent fluorosis in a community in India.
- Fund a scholarship for a medical professional to research treatment to minimize mortality rates among premature babies in Italy.
- Protect children around the world from polio.
Rotary’s PolioPlus Program, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help.
Your gift to the EREY and PolioPlus Funds are eligible for Paul Harris Fellowship recognition, a special “Thank You” from The Rotary Foundation to individuals for their generosity and support.
Posted by James Belton on Oct 31, 2014
Posted by Michele Parkin on Nov 06, 2014
The next Rotary Club of London sponsored “Rotary After 5” alternative meeting will be held Tuesday, December 2, from 5 pm-6 pm, at Shelly’s Tap and Grill (Best Western Lamplighter) 591 Wellington Rd.
This casual semi-structured meeting with interactive discussion, multi-club networking and no meeting fee (except for your own refreshments). All are welcome!
Posted on Aug 05, 2014
To celebrate 100 years of service to the London community, Rotary clubs in London are donating $100,000 to install a 14-foot illuminated clock in the tower at Covent Garden Market.
Highly visible to patrons of Budweiser Gardens and the Market, the clock will enhance the area known as Rotary Square that is home to the Rotary Skating Rink and numerous community events.
Construction will begin in late fall with the official grand opening in March 2015. The same clock builder installed the clock in the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa – The Verdin Company.
The clock will be a spectacular enhancement to the existing Market structure and beautify the area while raising the profile of Rotary Square.
Posted by David Elliott on Nov 06, 2014