A Visit to the Rotary Club of Provin in the Champagne Region

As a club we have a longstanding relationship with the Rotary Club of Provin in France. We alternate our visits and in 2017 we were welcomed but the a warm reception and chilled Champagne (well it is in the Champagne region .. and one does as the Romans do)

 

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Global Health Scholar – Ellie Flock – Enchants, Informs, Entertains

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.

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Rotary Chiswick Working with the Co-Op

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.

Form more information and collaborating with Rotary say hello at president@rotarychiswickbrentford.org.uk

 

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Chiswick Scholar’s Trip to Iran

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.

 

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Chiswick Scholar Leads Workshop at Kings College

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.

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Speaker 8 Nov – Chiswick based Charity for Homlessnes CRASH

  Your LogoRotary Chiswick, Brentford and Friends

Greeting friends I’d like to invite you to come hear speaker(s) are from  local construction and property Charity “CRASH” that are very active in supporting homelessness across the UK

  Speaker  Kate Homes – discussing the work of CRASH and how we
can all work to fight local homelessness

  Kate was also  the Chief Executive of the The Funding Network

 

The Funding Network is a the friendly Dragons’ Den for charities and potential donors. Doing live crowdfunding events to raise vital funds, transform lives and create lasting social change

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As Chief Executive she was reviewing projects  for the  network of philanthropists in London and across the UK.

Crash is financed by in large construction industry but have lots of (local) projects with the homeless we might be able to collaborate with
Crash Chairman  – Alan Brookes (Arcadis)

Trustees

Mike Chaldecott (British Gypsum)

Kevin Corbett (Galliford Try)

Tony Giddings (Argent LLP)

Francois Morrow (UBM)

Jonathan Turk (London Development Consultancy)

Event: Tues 8 Nov 2016, 6.30pm

Event Address: Lowiczanka Polish Centre Restaurant (1st Floor)

238-246 King Street

London W6 0QL

Contact us at richard.donovan@rotarychiswickbrentford.org.uk

Please register your attendance 
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Japan Visit . a Wonderful Adventure

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 .

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Bboxx The London Elon Musk for Africa

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 .. 🙂

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We are Communities

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.

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Chiswick Remembers W.B Yeats

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Chiswick has a long tradition to this day of of artists and people in media. Recently a plaque has been placed in Blenheim Road for the Yeats artists and poets.

John Butler Yeats 1839 – 1922 artist
W.B. Yeats 1865 – 1939 poet
Jack B. Yeats 1871 – 1957

 

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