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 Leaders
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
RI President visit Poland Border
Our Hon. Sec. Chikako has been on the Polish border observing the dreadful impact first hand in last week. And staying on to help our RI President Mehta with his visit.
Rotary response to Ukranie crisis
The response of RI to the crisis in Ukraine is set out below – please read.
If you want to donate to the causes identified but am not sure which – send a donation to the Rotary Club of London Charity Trust; Account No: 00007103 Sort Code: 40-52-40; Please make it payable to The Charity Trust of the Rotary Club of London, and mark reference donation ‘Ukraine’.
The charitable trust will collect gift aid in addition where you have given permission
Our fellow rotarians, their families and communities will need our help
Please do what you feel you should
Happy Rotary Day!
On this day in 1905, Rotary International was formed, and Rotary club of London are demonstrating the values on which the organisation was founded, 117 years on. 🥳🥳
23rd February each year marks ‘Rotary Day’, which in 2022 is 117 years since the formation of Rotary International by Chicago-based lawyer, Paul Harris. 👏👏
With 1.2 million members in over 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries, Rotary is not only one of the oldest, but also one of the world’s largest and most successful membership and humanitarian service organisations.
RCL supports Treekly initiatives
RCL is fully support Treekly initiatives 💪💪
Treekly offers an easier way to help fight climate change. 🏞🏞
“Trees every week, to help reduce your carbon footprint.” There is no single easy solution to climate change but planting millions of trees is a key part of it. The Treekly Challenge is to maintain a daily walking habit of 5,000 steps. Hit the target 5 days in a week, and in return one mangrove tree is planted on your behalf in Madagascar. Join this challenge today and support the Treekly initiative. More details attached below. Rotary Club of London will sponsor the first 20 applicants! 👏👏
Just download “THE TREEKLY” APP AND JOIN ‘THE RCL GROUP’ WITH CODE: T-K6JKC; PASSWORD: RCL2022
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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Our Mission – Welcome to Rotary Club of London. We work on impactful causes that change lives, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. Rotary is a service club and a humanitarian organisation with the moto “Service Above Self”. Through membership of the club, members use their time and talents to make a difference in their communities and around the world, working together to make this world a better place.
Join Our Club – Membership in Rotary ensures continuing personal and professional development as Rotarians are provided with countless opportunities based on their interests to further enhance their leadership skills, gain experience in public speaking and communication, get involved in organization and planning, enjoy team building, launch fundraising initiatives and mentoring others. It’s a perfect place to work on causes that you are passionate about, attract support to develop new community initiatives and get involved in global projects.
Benefits of Membership – Here are some of the benefits that one may gain by becoming a Rotarian. These include: