Freya and Mina visit our Club

Freya (Left) and Mina (Right) with our President (Middle)

A very interesting meeting was held on 12th March with two young women guests. Freya (on the left of the picture) is currently C&B’s Youth exchange student. She is intending to travel to Czechia in the summer and experience a challenging programme of travel and sampling of customs and culture in that country.

Mina (on the right) is a world class climber who gave a super talk illustrated with an incredible slide presentation of daring climbs she had done recently in Norway, Kentucky and the UK. We were wowed with her skills and abilities. Let’s hope both women come back before long to the club and tell us about more endeavours. Freya’s proud parents are on our President’s left and right. Thank you to all concerned for the organising.

A music night

On 12th February we held a Musical Event at the Clayton Hotel in Chiswick. This was attended by over ninety members and guests of the Rotary Clubs of Chiswick and Brentford (President John Armstrong), Kensington and Chelsea (President Oleg Schkoda), Heston and Isleworth (President Barbara Doherty), and Ealing, Hanwell and Northfields (President Richard Jones). Also in attendance was Shantha Selvadurai our local District Assistant Governor.

Presidents’ Table

The event was held to raise funds for our Rotary club’s project in support of a hostel school in Muchu village, Humla – one of the remotest Himalayan regions of Nepal. The event raised £1900 for this worthy cause, which the club has been supporting for more than five years.

Our President describing the Nepal Hostel School Project

The highlight of the evening was a musical entertainment provided by composer-conductor Michael Reed. He described the early days of producing the Barnum musical in London, working with Andrew Lloyd Webber on a number of hits including Phantom of the Opera, and the recent musical direction of Bat out of Hell. This was a wonderful virtuoso presentation, and we are very grateful to Michael for giving his time freely in support of our event.

Michael Reed providing the musical entertainment

We are also grateful to our team of David, John S, Didem, Jean, Bill, James and Oliver for producing the event and ensuring it ran so smoothly.

President John Armstrong