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Member Spotlight: The book on Brad Rubini
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian When Brad Rubini was reading a bedtime story to his seven-year-old daughter, Claire, she asked him why he was reading the words wrong. “I’m dyslexic, so I thought I was reading the words right,” recalls Rubini, a past president of the Rotary Club of Toledo, Ohio. After he explained his problem, she began to read to him on most nights instead. “She was a voracious reader and storyteller. She was always telling stories, even when she was a toddler,” he says. Three years later, while Claire was away at summer camp, she died unexpectedly as a result of a...
Health: Survival of the Fitbittest
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian In the seven days from 7 through 13 March, I took precisely 84,250 steps. This amounted to 39.85 miles. I also climbed 288 floors and burned 22,055 calories. I’m fairly certain that you, gentle readers, could not care less about those statistics. Unless, of course, you’re one of the millions of gentle readers who have joined America’s fitness self-surveillance movement by strapping a tracking device to your wrist. In which case, you are probably pretty darned impressed by my stats. I should therefore add a few crucial caveats. Caveat No. 1: That week...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...
Cynthia Salim: Former Rotary Scholar makes clothing with a conscience
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian The way Cynthia Salim sees it, the fashion industry doesn't have much to offer a young, socially conscious woman like her when it comes to work clothes. "The fashion industry often does 'sexy' or 'fun' or 'hip,' and things that encourage frequent purchases," the 29-year-old says. "It's very rare that the design community will design something that will make a young woman look credible and influential as well as timeless." Add "and is ethically made" to that list, and it becomes a tall order that Salim became increasingly frustrated trying to fill when...
Member Interview: Susan Davis uses social entrepreneurship to fight poverty
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Susan Davis has devoted the past three decades to using social entrepreneurship and microfinance to address extreme poverty, particularly in Bangladesh. A Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship in the early 1980s allowed her to study international relations at the University of Oxford. A decade ago, she co-founded BRAC USA (previously the Bangladesh Rehabilitation Assistance Committee) to help the world’s poor through self-empowerment. She is co-author, with journalist David Bornstein, of the book Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to...
 
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Carl Cadogan (left), Don Fraser- Club President and Traditional Chief, Nene Kafale share a moment after a great presentation regarding the MANYA KROBO YOUTH CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE for East Ghana. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
On Saturday May 9 Cathy Brown Swanton hosted a new member orientation meeting for Joanne Johnson, Kamini LeCapelain and Bill Young with Barbra and Don Fraser and Brenda Rouse also in attendance.  
 
 

 
 
Congratulations to Patti Lake, Jennifer Roy & Cathy Brown Swanton for receiving the Ontario Volunteer Service awards for their long time committment to Rotary.
 

 
Rotary International President Gary CK Huang spent a few action packed days in London Ontario to help celebrate 100 year of Rotary in London. Visit the Photo Albums on the right side to see images from the various events held. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our inbound Exchange student from Brazil for 2014-15 is Sabrina Da Costa Chiuza. Sabrina was with Rotarian Cathy Brown-Swanton for her first part of the year and next moving to Patti & Michael Lake.
 

 
We had our 2nd annual successful Golf Draw and here is a list of our lucky winners. Tickets were sold with an opportunity to win golfing opportunities at a variety of golf courses. Our Grand Prize was at Tree Tops Resort in Michigan. Congratulations to our winners!
 
Winner’s Name Prize
Rene Zwinkels Grand prize, Tree Tops Resort
Robert Ramsdale Hickory Ridge GC
Ginny Poon Caradoc Sands GC
Bryon Crouch Ridgetown GC
Elizabeth Galbraith Arkona Fairways
Roberta Kerwan Mitchell GC
Dwayne Johnson Echo Valley GC
Bill Eansor Pine Knot GC
Rick Steeper Maple Ridge GC
Debbie Collins Iron Wood GC
Mike Dale Oakwood Resort
 

 
 
Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Joanna Rogister came to share her insights in to better nutrition to boost energy and give us all more life. Joanna is very knowledgeable and we enjoyed her presentation. For more information visit www.lifestagesnutrition.com 519-878-4648 or email joanna@lsn-mail.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

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(Left to right) On September 5, 2014- Vic Danyla (Club President), Elise Budden (Australian Exchange Student), District Governor 2014/15 -Doug Burnard and District Governor Nominee Designate- Diane Chantler share a moment at the end of the meeting. Our new DG shared the goals and overview of Rotary.

 
 
 

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On Friday August 29th we received some interesting information on using social media to move our businesses into 2014 from Jennifer Grigg of Social Dragon Marketing. You can learn more about Jennifer's marketing strategies at www.socialdragonmarketing.com or calling 59-914-5501.

 
 
 

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Rotarian Jim Thomas thanks Fellow Rotary- Greg Schinkel from the Downtown Rotary Club for performing a Techno Forum for our Club. Jim presented Greg with a certificate from Operation Eyesight indicating a donation was made to help restore an individuals eyesight in India. Greg is President of Unique Training & Development a London Based company that specializes in training supervisors and managers on how to get results and keep employees engaged and motivated. He travels all over North America conducting workshops on Leadership. He has authored or co-authored 4 books. Visit his book site:  www.FusionOrFizzle.com     Greg can be reached at gschinkel@uniquedevelopment.com 

 

 
 

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Rotarian Gary McCarty is joined by Rotarian Joan Fisher as he shares his Rotary journey,starting 25 years ago as a Charter Member of the Club. Gary has been in the paint supply business for many years and provided excellent service to those members who needed paint or knowledge about painting. We get to visit with his wife, Pat at our socials and he is very proud of his grandchildren. Gary, thanks for helping to get our Club started 25 years ago.

 

 
 

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Jonas Fichter, on left (from Germany) and Lorenz Reichlin (from Switzerland) are nearing the end of their year living in Canada as inbound students of the Rotary Exchange Program. Jonas was sponsored by the downtown Rotary Club and Lorenz by the Rotary Club of London South. They have had many exciting new experiences during their stay and no doubt it will have a life long impact on their lives. See more photos from the going away party held at Rotarian Arnie Kleiman's home. Thanks for the hospitality Arnie, it was a great party.

 
 
 

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Joan Johnson (left) joined us to celebrate her husband, Glenn Johnson's last day at Rotary after 47 years of "Service Above Self". Glenn has been involved in Rotary across the globe from Australia to various clubs in Ontario; Grand Bend,  Stratford and London. Glenn was a founding member of our club and Charter member. Glenn has also been involved with other service clubs over the years including Lions Club and recently the President of the Probus Club of London. Glenn has been a very active member of our club and we will miss him very much. A very big Thank You, Glenn and Joan for your significant contribution to our community.

 
 
 

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Club President, Patti Lake addresses a room full of Rotarians and supporters at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel to celebrate our Club's 25th Anniversary. It was a time for old friends to meet and remember the evolution of our club. It was a fun evening. Click "more" to see more pictures from the evening.

 
 
 

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Rotarian James Coolidge- Youth Services Chair (right) and Rotarian Mandy Horwath (centre) congratulate this year's citizenship award winner for her academic, school and community service, Alexandra. Rotary recognized her efforts with a $1500 award.

 
 
 

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At the end of each Rotary year June 30th, Members are recognized if they have had perfect attendance for our weekly Friday meetings. Missed meetings can be made up by attending a service project or other Rotary meeting to make up the time within an allowable period of time. The members above, all had perfect attendance for this past year and some with a much longer track record like; Al Hardy (16 years), Jennifer Roy (14), Kathleen Murphy (13), Joan Fisher (12), Patti Lake (10), Brenda Rouse (8), Angelo Bucciarelli & Vic Danyla (2) and Phyl Pressey 36 years of perfect attendance (missing from photo).

 

 
 

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Nadine (top) and Tara (bottom left) came to report on their 4 days at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program where they heard from professional speakers and met other like minded youth. Our Club, proudly sponsors local youth to attend the conference each year and look forward to hearing about their experiences.

 

 
 

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On June 6th we had the pleasure of hearing from Dr. Volker Nolte from the School of Kinesiology at Western University, Author of "Rowing Faster", and who's University Crew won the Temple Challenge Cup at the famous Henley Royal Regatta in England in 2008. Here is more information at http://www.humankinetics.com/products/all-products/rowing-faster---2nd-edition.  If you would like to make a donation to help the Western crew in their rowing efforts to win the Henley this year please visit this link:www.westernconnect.ca/rowing  Go Western!!

 

 
 

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A big thank you to Rotarian Jon Steel from McMaster Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC London who organized the "Drive for a Cause" campaign whereas Rotarians and friends came out to test drive cars. We had 56 people test drive beautiful new cars and raised $650 for Rotary at the same time. Thank you!

 

 
 

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Club President, Patti Lake thanks Michelle Quintyn, CEO of Goodwill Industries for hosting our breakfast meeting on May 23. They have a great new facility on Horton Street where they do their much needed work to serve our community.

 

 
 

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Rotarian David Kirwin thanks Tammie Ross (coordinator) and Shane Clarke (coach) for sharing their exciting new vision and plan to help families out of poverty. We held our breakfast meeting at the new Goodwill Industries at 255 Horton Street where they have their offices.  If you want more information Tammie  is at Tross@goodwillindustries.ca 519-850-9000 ext 2219 and Shane sclarke@goodwillindustries.ca  519-850-9000 ext 2224.

 

 
 

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Patricia Simone (left) introduced Major William Arnott to our Club as he helped us to celebrate National Day of Honour on May 9th. He gave us a great overview of what life was like in Afghanistan for the many Canadian Soliders who were in Afganistan to serve. Club President, Patti Lake and Jug Manocha gave thanks as well.

 
 
 
 
 
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Wilf Farrance was an excellent Rotarian and member of our club. In his honour and memory, a Rotarian is selected each year to receive the Wilf Farrance Award. This 2014-15 recipient of the award is Brenda Rouse.