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October, 2015: Panoramic View of West Haven Golf & Country Club House (Picture taken by Mike Wibbing) 
We meet at West Haven Golf & Country Club every first and third Thursday morning of the month at 7:30am.  Join us for a hot breakfast and awesome speakers in the company of friends overlooking one of the most beautiful locations in London. 
 Hyde Park Welcomes Lloyd Henry "the bear" Parker
On Tuesday Lloyd Henry(LH) "the bear" Parker was introduced to his new community of Hyde Park by Sue and Rick Storie.  As you may recall LH was presented to our club by DG Diane at her official visit on October 6th with instructions to help him "do good' by involving him in our club activities during this Rotary year. 
It is anticipated that LH will be part of the upcoming Community Mayor's Breakfast and he has already indicated he will attend "The Scrooge Diary" fundraising event.
Pre-registering for the Mayor' Breakfast is easy at: http://hydeparkrotary.org/event/community-mayor-s-breakfast/ 

DG Diane Visit to Our Club
On October 6th District Governor Diane Chantler was our keynote speaker as she made her official visit to our club with Bill, her spouse and “Governor’s Official Driver” (aka g.o.d.). 
She gave us an inspirational message to “do good in the community”  and continue our support of Rotary’s goal of global eradication of Polio. 
Growing our membership was also a key theme of her presentation extolling us to let the community know what good works Rotary is doing both locally and internationally as this will attract interest and potential community partnerships.  DG Diane felt that changing our meetings from weekly to twice a month was an innovative way to make our club more attractive to active and busy people.
DG Diane left us a gift – a teddy bear – and requested we give our bear a name and have him/her an active participant in our activities during this Rotary year.  This means including the bear in all pictures we take of our many varied activities and events between now and June 30, 2017.  However, we were asked to be responsible guardians and encourage teddy to only do things that are good.  DG Diane has a tradition with each club she visits:  A club picture that includes herself, teddy, along with Paul Harris (the founder of Rotary) and Art Klump (the founder of The Rotary Foundation).  Can you spot teddy, Paul Harris and Art Klump in the picture below?

District Governor Diane Chantler's October 6th Official Visit

Once a year, the District Governor makes an official visit to each club in the district, between July 1st and December 1st.  DG Diane will be visiting our club next Thursday morning (October 6, 2016).  

The purpose of the official visits is:

  • To allow the District Governor to communicate directly with all Rotarians in our District.
  • To listen to the Club Leadership and gain better understanding of their club. To provide helpful and friendly advice to club officers as requested and to answer questions about Rotary International and the District.
  • To serve as a catalyst to help strengthen the programs of Rotary.
  • To meet the requirements that Rotary International sets for serving in the office of District Governor.

If any of you are concerned regarding the proper protocols governing the District Governor's official visit, Rotarians don't despair:  There is a handy Rotary blog called  "Do's and Don'ts of the DG Official Visit" and can be found at: http://kensolowrotary.com/2014/07/02/dos-and-donts-of-the-dg-club-visit/


Tickets are now available
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Register for the 2017 District conference at http://railwaycityrotary.club/d6330/district-6330-conference-2017/ between October 1 - 31, 2016 to have a chance to play in the District golf tournament @ the exclusive Redtail Golf  Club.
Redtail Golf Course is an exclusive and private golf course located just outside Port Stanley, Ontario. The course is located just east of Mill Road and Bush Line on the north-west outskirts of Port Stanley. Only clients of the owners and friends of the owners may golf at the course.
Redtail Golf Course is one of the most exclusive golf courses in Canada.
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Our 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament.... 
A Dark Sky Threatens......
And Our First Rainout!!
The London Hyde Park Rotary club held its 12 th Annual Golf Tournament at Thames Valley Golf Course on Thursday August 11th. This day is a fundraiser for Wellspring London and region, an organization that provides supportive care to patients with cancer and their families. It is also a fundraiser for local (eg. Chidren's Hospital, Eating Disorders  Foundation of Canada, Limberlost Chaplaincy) and international (Polio Plus, support to medical missions to the Dominican Republic and Mexico) projects.This year we had 59 really keen golfers who were ready to play, only to be denied by mother nature.
...then the rain drowns the golf course
Oct 27, 2016
Nov 03, 2016
Jim Swan
Rotary Area 4 Video debut
Nov 10, 2016
Nov 17, 2016
Mayor Matt Brown
Community Mayor's Breakfast
Nov 24, 2016
Dec 01, 2016
Election of 2017/18 Officers
Dec 15, 2016

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London Hyde Park

Service Above Self

First & Third Thursday of the month @ 7:30am
The Rotary Club of London-Hyde Park
West Haven Golf & Country Club
7038 Egremont Drive
London, ON  N6H 5L2
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