Rotary Club of London South

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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 
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PDG John Eberhard outlined how our club can help Haiti in its recovery from earthquake and hurricane devastation.  Several Rotary clubs are joining the local Rotary club in Aquin Haiti.  The 2010 earthquake and the aftermath of hurricane Matthew.  The combination of these events destroyed the fishing industry, beekeeping, agricultural industry, schools, and community buildings.  Small financial contributions can result in significant improvements through various foundations including the Rotary Foundation.  Programs such as boat building, bee hive construction, mango processing, fishing equipment production can be funded through these foundations and make a difference in the lives of some of the 1.5 million homeless in Haiti.
On February 7th we had an orientation and work party at "Days for Girls"
Our Club regularly makes pancake breakfast for children at White Oaks Elementary School.
Here are some of the cherished items up for auction this year at our Worst Christmas Gift auction
Elaine Crombine's Joyful Socks initiative was acknowledged by Irma Haggith from Mission Services
Jim Thomas talked about the Rotary Foundation and Peace Scholarships
Members of the London South Staffed the Red Kettle at the Loblaws on Wonderland
The London South Rotary Bear attended the Scotland to Canada 2016 Rotary Curling Tour
Jillian Johnston presented "Days for Girls" 
Barbra Fraser Presents Mike Lipzinski (a Friend of Rotary) with the "Golden Pancake Flipper" for his help at the White Oaks School breakfast club.
Michele Parkin's Vocational Trip to Malawi
 
 
 
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London South President, Jug Manocha welcomes you to Rotary

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We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM
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1150 Wellington Road
London, ON  N6E 1M3
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