Welcome to London East. (1955) Dist. 6330
Rotary London East/MGYF helped Hamed Nocha with texts.  Hamed is studying at home now, but looking forward to going back to college in Ethiopia.
Another student needs texts to study at home while the pandemic has closed the schools.  Joseph Moma is studying Law.  He wants to help South Sudan establish its judicial system.  
Although students in Africa cannot attend school, they are studying at home.  To do so, they need texts.  This is Daud Koka, who is studying Agriculture.  He wants to help farmers make their fields more productive in South Sudan.
Members of Rotary Club London East, with the help the cyber savvy among them, enjoy a noon hour Zoom meeting!
Last year, Lorrie identified a school in East London that could use some help.  Her first move was to recruit some helpers and spruce up the landscaping on the school property.  
President Bonnie Hudson and Sila Joshua sign an agreement to collect a pool of money from Club members and interested friends to support young people from South Sudan who are working on a college education.  These young people will use their skills to help build South Sudan, the world's newest country.  
As well as a financial donation from our Club to the Toys for Tots project, Deb, Bonnie (wearing the Rotary Participation shades!) and Susan Cassan joined armed forces volunteers to fill Santa bags with new gifts for children ages 3 to 13.  

Our Newest Member 

For years Deb has been part of our club as a Rotarian Spouse.  Her husband Mike has since passed away but Deb's passion for Rotary has continued.  On October 2nd 2019, Deb became an official Rotary Member of The London East Rotary Club.  We are so happy to officially have you as a member of our club now Deb!!!!

East Coast Kitchen Party


Table #1 - Rotarians....Susan Cassan, Bonnie Hudson, Eva Ryten, Jim Gill, Michelle De Ruiter and guests.
Table #2 - Rotarians....Svetlana MacDonald, Patrick Briscoe, Bob Mann and guests. 
Table #3 - Shirley Anderson, Bill George, Camillia Larouche and guests.

Internet Privacy and Security

Thank you Arthur Majoor for the information on internet privacy and security.

Look up programs like Ghostery or Brave. Clear your cache and cover up your camera. Keep private. You are being watched and tracked.

Limit time on facebook and social media.

Thank you Kathrin Campbell for working our club members through some exercises during the meeting today.  Core strength is so important and so is flexibility. 
Last Night The London East Rotary Club provided dinner to 136 campers and staff at Woodeden Easter Seals Camp.


Last night at our Changeover dinner we inducted Jim Gill as President of London East Rotary.  We also thanked Carolina Berges for her year as President.
We remembered those Rotarians who lost their lives this year - Mike Brandt and John Gillies.
Steve Dietrich was honoured with a Paul Harris Fellow for his many years of dedication to Rotary and also for his hours of work he puts into our fundraisers.
It was a fun event, picnic setting and kids were able to play at the park.  Thank you everyone that came to support Rotary.

The Rotary Club of Durbanville is located close to Cape Town, South Africa.  Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa. It is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg. It is also the capital and primate city of the Western Cape province.
London East Rotary collected bicycles and bike parts to send over in a container to The Rotary Club of Durbanville.  It was reported from Durbanville that a total of 204 bicycles were deemed to be complete, usable and suitable for distribution. The bulk of these were distributed to Empowerment Centres.  
Rotary Club of London East is 'MAKING A DIFFERENCE'.

What a day to celebrate

Why make such a big deal out of meeting attendance?
The attendance rules may at times seem unnecessarily rigid, but being present at club meetings is one of the basic obligations a member accepts on joining a Rotary club. The constitutional rules emphasize that Rotary is a participatory organization that highly values regular attendance. When a member is absent the entire club loses the personal association with that member, and the member loses touch with the activities of the club. Attendance is the "glue" that holds the club together and provides the basic framework for service. It is a vital part of the operation and success of every Rotary club.
What is a Paul Harris Fellow?
To recognize a person as a Paul Harris Fellow it is a "recognition of exceptional service."
The Rotary Club of London East would like to thank Susan Storie for all her amazing work as Area 4 - Assistant Governor.  There were many times we called on her for her leadership and advice. 
All the best to you Sue.  We look forward to creating a good relationship with The Rotary Club of Hyde Park.

The Rotary Club of London East prepares meals for 40+ children and youth at El Sistema Aeolian one Tuesday per month. 

We had 5 members helping with cooking, preparing the tables and cleaning up after the meal.

"Service above Self".

El Sistema Aeolian is part of a global movement designed to offer free universal access to an intensive collaborative music program.
Mission: The arts enlighten, inspire and transform individuals, helping us build strong, healthy and vibrant communities. El Sistema Aeolian provides an opportunity for children, youth and their communities to experience a free, intensive, innovative and accessible after school music program. We provide expert instruction in a nurturing, safe and inclusive environment allowing participants to develop their full social and musical potential.

Vision: We see a world in which all children and youth experience the joy and inspiration of music. The skills they will learn are transferable and include social engagement, inclusiveness, leadership, pursuit of excellence and creative learning styles. These skills and pathways will open new horizons and alternative pathways for these young people. It will assist them to achieve their full potential enrich our communities.




The container arrived Friday July 7th.  Thank you Thomas Gunawan for helping us with the framework and teaching Cristian Hall-Berges the best way to load the bikes.  Dennis Urbach for your time on Friday.  Carolina Berges for your organization along with Susan Cassan.  Peter Twynstra from the Rotary Club of Grand Bend for helping us with the understanding of how to pack a container to the brim.  Patrick Briscoe wow you worked so hard the whole day filling every nook and cranny in the container.  Ernesto Chahine and Ali Malayeri and the many other Rotarians and friends of Rotary that helped.  Dagmar and Ruben for preparing the food.  Todd McLeod for the backloader to move the heavy supplies.
What a day.  The weather cooperated.  The music was playing.  We even had Rotarians singing.  It was fellowship at its finest. 
Thank you Werner Humann for introducing us to a project of this nature. 
District 6330 Governor                                                                          August 30, 2015
Please see the attached letter regarding sending bicycles to a third world country.
Werner writes...I have never been involved in a project of this kind, however, our club feels it can be achievable. I hear nothing but difficulties with logistics and other problems of how to approach or find a ROTARY Club in “a third world country” which could assist us. Our intent is to find a club which would be interested in creating an Industry of repairing donated bicycles.
Over the years I have heard much about the shipping of wheelchairs to the third world which only have a four year life span. I have never been convinced by asking questions that there are good wheelchair repair facilities in that country.  If there is, however, this would be a perfect addition to create work and a livelihood for some people to gain a purpose in life for their family.
We feel at our club that proof of a positive interest is necessary for us to be convinced to go forward with this project.
Further more, I can see no problem to do this tenfold by involving a district.  We live in a country, where if the brakes on a bicycle don’t work, it could be the case of purchasing a NEW bike and discard the old one.
I think it would be a very positive idea to attract new members since it has all the elements
“ to make it a better world”
Werner Humann
Representing the Rotary Club of London East  
 “ ROTARY International Bike Project “
Home Page News

Rotary Club of London East delivered over 800 Dictionaries to 3rd Graders in London and Area!!!!!

“The Dictionary Project” was started over eleven years ago in South Carolina when Mary French set out to give a dictionary to every third grader in every school in South Carolina, every year.

The dictionaries are handpicked to fit the needs of young students learning to read and write.

The dictionary has larger print and is small enough for growing hands and contains most words that third graders use.

The 3rd grade was targeted because this is the age when children are beginning to learn the importance of words; in their speech and in their writing.

Having a dictionary of their own gives them ‘word power’ to write essays in later years, to read a book and understand it, and to function in the business world when they grow up.

It will also be a help to teachers and in doing homework.

It is not a children’s book, but one they can keep and use all their lives, helping them to become knowledgeable adults.



Bicycle Project

Bike Project

London East Rotary - El Dorado Rotary Club Bogota


"Bike project set back"


What does this mean?

Delay means time for a grant, our fundraising committee will apply (all applications must be complete by February 2017.


Why is there a delay?

The Rotary Club in Bogota was working with a school "Sena" to set up a course to repair and distribute bikes.

The teachers were organizing to help supplement payment for the shipping container from Cartagena to Bogota. 

We found out that the legal department is saying "they cannot do this".

The El Dorado Rotary Club will now fundraise and approach corporations to raise the $2500


Since we have more time, let's add more value to the project


1. Tool kits to repair a bicycle

2. Donation centre for tools

3. Elderly people not needing tools

4. Drive for more bicycles

5. Bicycle pumps

6. Bike helmets

7. Bicycle bells

8. Reflective tape


Let's continue to grow and organize this Bicycle Project.



Patrick Briscoe (2020-21)

Patrick Briscoe
Rotary Club of London East President, Patrick Briscoe welcomes you to our Club. We have a dynamic, fun club with much to offer. We are looking for business and community leaders to join our organization and make a difference to the many people we serve. Where would our community be without volunteers like you? Join us for lunch and find out why Rotary has grown to 1.2 million members worldwide.
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