The Official Blog of the Rotary Club of Strathroy

Beautiful Rotary Poinsettias Now For Sale - Orders due Nov 14, 2017

posted 17 Oct 2017, 18:36 by Strathroy Rotarians

Support Strathroy Rotary with a purchase of a beautiful Poinsettia plant.

To order, contact a local Strathroy Rotarian, or
  • Use our Contact Form and let us know what you are interested in (and a local Rotarian will get back to you)
See the attachment below for available arrangements and prices.

Note: Order Deadline is November 14, 2017.

Sarah Bongers Inducted to Rotary Club of Strathroy.

posted 26 Sep 2017, 11:30 by Strathroy Rotarians

Congratulations to our newest Rotarian Sarah Bongers... inducted at our meeting today 2017.09.26.


Strathroy Blood Donor Clinic at Christian Reformed Church, Thursday April 21, 1:30pm to 7:30pm

posted 17 Apr 2016, 11:09 by Johan Rondelez

What?: Strathroy Blood Donor Clinic

When?: Thu April 21, 1:30pm to 7:30pm

Where?: Christian Reformed Church, 476 Metcalfe, Strathroy

New Donors and Walk-ins Welcome!
Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book an appointment or ask any questions.





We need Strathroy to rally together because it takes many units of blood to save a patient. One blood donation equals one unit of blood. For instance, it can take: 

·        Up to 50 units of blood to help someone in a car accident 
·        Up to 2 units to help someone who needs brain surgery 
·        Up to 5 units to help someone in cancer treatment 
·        Up to 8 units a week to help someone with leukemia 
·        Up to 5 units to save someone who needs cardiovascular surgery 
·        Up to 2 to 8 units to help someone with internal bleeding 
·        Up to 2 units a day to help someone undergoing a bone marrow transplant 
·        Up to 4 units a month to help someone with Aplastic Anemia 
·        Up to 2 units for a hip replacement 





Thank you to the Rotary Club of Strathroy, and all Strathroy Rotarians
for supporting and assisting the Strathroy Blood Donor clinics!

Want to study abroad and experience a different culture?

posted 23 Aug 2015, 17:45 by Strathroy Rotarians   [ updated 28 Aug 2015, 16:09 ]

Rotary Youth Exchange logo
 


Rotary Youth Exchange program is the most successful exchange program in the world for high school students. Between 7,000-8,000 students world wide from over 60 countries take part in this program each year! 


The GOAL of the Rotary Youth Exchange Program is to promote the advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace at the person-to-person level and is for high school aged students interested in living and studying abroad for one year.

You must be:

  • In the top half of your class, so you can spare a year in return for this experience.

  • Confident, mature, adaptable and adventuresome!

  • Willing to abide by the rules of the program.

  • Able to make the most of the social, educational and cultural benefits offered.

  • A good ambassador for our international Rotary District 6330, and our community.

Cost:

  • $2,400 which includes Rotary insurance, conference fees, administration, and blazer.

  • Purchase a changeable return ticket by air to destination city.

  • Bring some spending money. There are organized tours offered by Rotary which are optional.

  • Host Rotary Club will provide monthly allowance (about $100 CAD or spending equivalent).

  • Host Rotary Club will arrange host families (goal is 3) and schooling arrangements.


Some recent participants;


Year Inbound Outbound

2015-2016 Marie Krebs (Germany) Dylan Bodkin (France)

2014-2015 Guilhereme Gommes (Brazil) Megan Flanigan (Brazil)

2013-2014 Camille Desire (France) Mackenzie Van Hoof (Poland)

For more information: www.csrye.org or www.rotary.org


CONTACT

Marianne Kennes – Youth Exchange Officer at mariannekennes@gmail.com

OR

Sherrie Klaver – Youth Exchange Counselor at msklaves@gmail.com



Strathroy Blood Donor Clinic at Christian Reformed Church, Thursday June 18, 1:30pm to 7:30pm

posted 14 Jun 2015, 18:13 by Johan Rondelez

What?: Strathroy Blood Donor Clinic

When?: Thu Jun 18, 1:30pm to 7:30pm

Where?: Christian Reformed Church, 476 Metcalfe, Strathroy

New Donors and Walk-ins Welcome!
Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book an appointment or ask any questions.





We need Strathroy to rally together because it takes many units of blood to save a patient. One blood donation equals one unit of blood. For instance, it can take: 

·        Up to 50 units of blood to help someone in a car accident 
·        Up to 2 units to help someone who needs brain surgery 
·        Up to 5 units to help someone in cancer treatment 
·        Up to 8 units a week to help someone with leukemia 
·        Up to 5 units to save someone who needs cardiovascular surgery 
·        Up to 2 to 8 units to help someone with internal bleeding 
·        Up to 2 units a day to help someone undergoing a bone marrow transplant 
·        Up to 4 units a month to help someone with Aplastic Anemia 
·        Up to 2 units for a hip replacement 





Thank you to the Rotary Club of Strathroy, and all Strathroy Rotarians
for supporting and assisting the Strathroy Blood Donor clinics!

Strathroy Blood Donor Clinic at Christian Reformed Church, Thu Jun 18, 1:30pm to 7:30pm

posted 11 May 2015, 07:37 by Strathroy Rotarians

What?: Strathroy Blood Donor Clinic

When?: Thu Jun 18, 1:30pm to 7:30pm

Where?: Christian Reformed Church, 476 Metcalfe, Strathroy

New Donors and Walk-ins Welcome!
Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book an appointment or ask any questions.





We need Strathroy to rally together because it takes many units of blood to save a patient. One blood donation equals one unit of blood. For instance, it can take: 

·        Up to 50 units of blood to help someone in a car accident 
·        Up to 2 units to help someone who needs brain surgery 
·        Up to 5 units to help someone in cancer treatment 
·        Up to 8 units a week to help someone with leukemia 
·        Up to 5 units to save someone who needs cardiovascular surgery 
·        Up to 2 to 8 units to help someone with internal bleeding 
·        Up to 2 units a day to help someone undergoing a bone marrow transplant 
·        Up to 4 units a month to help someone with Aplastic Anemia 
·        Up to 2 units for a hip replacement 





Thank you to the Rotary Club of Strathroy, and all Strathroy Rotarians
for supporting and assisting the Strathroy Blood Donor clinics!

Brazilian Presentation & Dinner Wed May 13, at 6pm. All welcome!

posted 25 Apr 2015, 18:58 by Johan Rondelez   [ updated 25 Apr 2015, 19:11 ]

Our in-bound exchange student, Guilherme Gomes will be hosting a presentation on Brazil,
complete with an authentic Brazilian meal.
Anyone and everyone is invited and welcome to join us for the presentation!

Ticket sales close Friday May 8, 2015
$25 Adults - $10 Students
To reserve/purchase your ticket contact either: 
Guilherme Gomes   guilherme-prg@hotmail.com 
Sherrie Klaver   sherrie.klaver@sympatico.ca



Strathroy Blood Donor Clinic at Christian Reformed Church, Thu Apr 16, 1:30pm to 7:30pm

posted 16 Mar 2015, 07:18 by Johan Rondelez

What?: Strathroy Blood Donor Clinic

When?: Thu Apr 16, 1:30pm to 7:30pm

Where?: Christian Reformed Church, 476 Metcalfe, Strathroy

New Donors and Walk-ins Welcome!
Call 1-888-2-DONATE to book an appointment or ask any questions.





We need Strathroy to rally together because it takes many units of blood to save a patient. One blood donation equals one unit of blood. For instance, it can take: 

·        Up to 50 units of blood to help someone in a car accident 
·        Up to 2 units to help someone who needs brain surgery 
·        Up to 5 units to help someone in cancer treatment 
·        Up to 8 units a week to help someone with leukemia 
·        Up to 5 units to save someone who needs cardiovascular surgery 
·        Up to 2 to 8 units to help someone with internal bleeding 
·        Up to 2 units a day to help someone undergoing a bone marrow transplant 
·        Up to 4 units a month to help someone with Aplastic Anemia 
·        Up to 2 units for a hip replacement 





Thank you to the Rotary Club of Strathroy, and all Strathroy Rotarians
for supporting and assisting the Strathroy Blood Donor clinics!

Rotary Club of London celebrates 100 years!

posted 21 Jan 2015, 08:35 by Johan Rondelez   [ updated 21 Jan 2015, 08:36 ]

http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/SitePages/SitePage.aspx?cid=392&pid=95886

To celebrate a huge Gala is in the works for Friday March 20th & Saturday March 21st, 2015.

Congratulations go out to our London  clubs 100th anniversary of putting service above self!

More details can be found at www.RotaryLondon.org

India is now Polio Free!

posted 3 Feb 2014, 09:59 by Johan Rondelez

Picture of illuminated Gate stating India is Polio Free

Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are
celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years
without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a twoyear-
old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011.

To mark this historic triumph -- reached after a decades-long
battle against polio -- Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and
iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but
powerful words, “India is polio free.”

The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free
certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World
Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to
convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this
victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.

The challenge now is to replicate India’s success in neighboring
Pakistan, one of three remaining polio-endemic countries,
along with Afghanistan and Nigeria.

Rotary leaders in India are working with their Pakistani
counterparts to share best practices and lessons learned during
India’s successful anti-polio campaign. Rotary was particularly
effective in obtaining the support of influential religious leaders
in India’s Islamic communities. Pakistani Rotary leaders are
playing a similar role to counter rumors and misinformation
about polio vaccinations that keep some Muslim parents from
immunizing their children.

Meanwhile, National Immunization Days continue in both
countries. During these large-scale drives, Rotary volunteers
join health workers to vaccinate every child under age five
against polio.

“We must now stop polio in Pakistan to both protect Pakistani
children and to safeguard our success in India and other
countries where we have beaten this terrible disease,” says India
PolioPlus Committee Chair Deepak Kapur. “Until polio is
finally eradicated globally, all unvaccinated children will remain
at risk of infection and paralysis, no matter where they live.”

By Dan Nixon
Rotary News
13-JAN-2014

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