Welcome to the Rotary Club of London!

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.

About Rotary

Rotary International

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

President David Johnson

Vice President Ian Balcombe

2nd Vice President/Rotaract Sabrina Craciun

Hon. Secretary Julian Slawson

Hon. Treasure Hugh Kirk MBE

Foundation Rajiv Sabharwal

Administrator Nikki Stone

International Nono Hardy

Community & Vocational Isabella Jones

Communications Chikako Osawa-Horowitz

Youth Service Robert Ghazi

Sports Brian Somers

Special Events Duchess K Williams-Alonga

Membership Clive Amos PDG

House Tom Swainland

District Liaison/Fraternal Kiyohiko Tanaka

Compliance/Health & Safety Olivia Ow

Almoner Harry Simmonds

Latest News!

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!!

Join our club?

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.