The Rotary Club of London, founded in 1911, was the first to be chartered outside North America, and is the premier Club in Great Britain.
It held its first meeting at Simpsons in the Strand. Following on from this, a further 108 Clubs were established in London.
Rotary International is a worldwide organisation of service clubs which brings together professional, business and community leaders to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
For 114 years, Rotary members have been addressing challenges around the world. Grassroots at the core, Rotary today links over 1.2 million members to form an organisation of international scope with nearly 35,000 Clubs around the world serving communities and providing for good causes wheever they are.
The Original Social Network
Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings amongst the offices of its members. The organisation adopted the maxim “Business is the science of human service and a person profits most who serves his fellow best.” Later the adopted motto of the Rotary organisation beame the much simpler “Service above Self.”
Meet our members
The Rotary Club of London Committees 2021- 2022
President David Johnson
Vice President Ian Balcombe
2nd Vice President Duchess K Williams-Alonga
Hon. Secretary Chikako Osawa-Horowitz
Hon. Treasure Hugh Kirk MBE
Foundation Rajiv Sabharwal
International Doug Wills
Communications Candy Liu
Community Stephanie Tumba
Vocational Colleen Doyle
Youth Service Sabrina Craciun
Sports Maria Orti
Charity Hugh Kirk MBE
Membership Clive Amos PDG
House& Administration Tom Swainland
District Liaison Robert Ghazi
Fraternal Petra Lottig
Compliance/Health & Safety Olivia Ow
Almoner Harry Simmonds
RCL Christmas lunch – 13th December 2021
Rotary Club of London is held the club Christmas party today at Chesterfield Mayfair hotel. Nearly 100 members and guests joined this event and raised over £2500. Please enjoy the photos:https://photos.app.goo.gl/yTu1DYrYh1x9qpuX6
RCL Winter Warn Up action
Rotary Club of London is supporting “Winter Warm Up” action organised by Karma Bank Charity. Collect as many warm clothes as possible for refugees. Please bring your warm clothes to our next club meeting at Chesterfield Mayfair hotel!
RCL Christmas lunch – 13th December 2021
Rotary Club of London invites you to join our Christmas lunch on 13th December. Please fill the form and submit to Hugh, email@example.com before 8th December 2021. Looking forward to see you there!
RCL Golf Challenge Charity dinner – 22nd September 2021
Rotary Club of London Charity invites you to DONATE and JOIN the coming RCL Golf Challenge dinner event on 22nd September 2021. The Charity Golf dinner event will be held at Moor Park Golf Club, Moor Park, Rickmansworth, WD3 1QN. Feel free to bring your friends and family to join the charity golf dinner. Remember to fill in the DINNER FORM.
INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY – 20th September 2021
Rotary Club of London will celebrate the International Peace Day on 20th September 2021 and invited four remarkable distinguished speakers to celebrate this special event. The details are shown below:
Today is Rotary Day!
The 2020 Golf Day Charity Challenge at Berkhamstead Golf Club in October
Children’s Charities Golf Day which was held on 8th October 2020, and raised £20,000 in aid of Lifeline4Kids and Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice.
Lifeline4Kids absorbs its own administration costs which means that their total donations go to making bespoke equipment for disabled children.
Noah’s Ark provides a very wide spectrum of care and support for both children with life-limiting conditions, and their families.
Since this annual event started in 2002 the total amount raised to date for children’s needy causes is circa £220,000.
Thank you for your support!!
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At the Rotary Club of London, our activites are not just social and fundraising. The Club has several specialist Committees which oversee various aspects of the work that we carry out. These include an Interntional Committee to oversee our international filling and a Community and Vocational Committee which undertakes a lots of voluntary activites in the Community.
Rotary is committed to service in very many fields and is not afraid to set bold goals. Rotary began its fight against polio in 1979, starting with a project to immunise 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, this project covers the world and polio remains endemic in only 2 countries – down from 125 in 1988, and Rotary has comitted almost 1 billion US dollars to this campaign which is still on-going.