In a packed evening that included a special course of port and cheese from our sister club of Provin, the Rotary club of Chiswick and Brentford inducted a new:
- President – Richard Donovan – IT Director
- Vice President – Dr Ed Mullins – Doctor
- Club Secretary – John Simkiss – Architect
- Finance Officer – Alex Marchesini – IT VP
Induction of Richard Donovan (Right) by current president (Ray Burnet) for 2017-2018
A highlight of many Rotary gatherings is the visit from our Global Scholar. This year we had the pleasure of visits from Ellie Flock a Global health scholar.
Ellie is finishing an MSc in Global Health at King’s with a focus in Conflict & Security . Ellie provided insight into her thesis and her investigation into policies that strengthen health systems across the world.
She also entertained and delighted those present with stories of travel and how perhaps many of the best ideas in London are fermented in the bars of London.
Collaboration is one thing we do well and we are delighted to work with the Co-op Supermarket to help support our local designated charity Maggie Center providing peace, support and advice for cancer sufferers.
This year the club has worked with local business, Hammersmith Club and held it’s own events to raise a record amount for Maggies.
Thanks to the generosity of the members and customers of the Co-op food store in Brentford (Boston Manor Road) and its manager Anil Shah, we were able to raise £1,866.09 to support Maggies in their mission to help local cancer patients.
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You don’t have to be crazy to be a Rotary Scholar but some times it helps. Having been given the travel bug by Rotary trips to Colombia. Our wonder Belgium scholar Birte Schorpion took a break between her internship at the UNHCR to head to Iran
She sent back a wonderful collection of vibrant photos from the trip and reports of the wonderful warm reception from the people of Iran.
As always in Rotary we love to break down barriers and build bridges between peoples of all countries.
Rotary and London Rotract provide unique opportunities to network and share ideas from people all over the world. It is always impressive to see our students spending their own weekends organising collaborative events.
This weekend was no different where the Chiswick scholar all the way from North Carolina Ellie Flock collaborated with Romanian Dorka Voicu to run a “Practical Problem Solving Workshop” to generate new ideas and new projects for their fellow Rotaract members.
Chiswick club member John Armstrong spoke to the group regarding our education project in Hula, Nepal.
Rotary opens doors for young and old and for cultures across the world. Our Rotary members had a wonderful eye opening trip to Japan with a cultural exchange we are happy to return .
We had Chris the local CEO of Bboxx around to our rotary club last night with a very good product
He has a battery and solar pack below that they are offering in Kenya and Rwanda The battery comes with lights and attachments and is offered for a low cost subscription
Now mobile carriers and especially satellite tv companies are seeing how this opens a huge gateway for them across Africa
He would welcome support bootstrapping in Africa, He has already 300 employed for support and sales across the other 2 countries and just received 10m in 3rd round funding
He and they are likely to be the Elon Musk of Africa .. 🙂
Rotary International In Great Britain & Ireland that gives a great introduction to the work Rotary clubs all over the world do to support not only their local communities but also communities in other countries that often need international help to develop.