Making New Friends from around the UK and the World – Conference 2019 (part 2)

This years president, David as well as new member Sujay and Jason, our scholar attended District Conference in Bournemouth.

Friday –  on the agenda were new members, Scholars, President and District Officials had a Welcome Reception. Evening – Gipsy Kings Tribute Band played.

Saturday– Scholars parade, District Governor- Tony Sharma – Key Note Speech and other speakers including a Rotaract Member who set up a Rotaract Club after seeing the demise over the last 40 years of Rotaract and invented a new word in Rotary ‘DoGoodery’ which is what Rotary Members do. Saturday afternoon with club members enjoying Bournemouth. Saturday Evening – Jazz Evening.

Sunday – Presidents parade, Rotary International President representative spoke, plus a couple of speakers. Tony also introduced his family.

 

All members are invited to the International Conference in Hawaii and RIBI Conference- Volunteer Expo in the Birmingham NEC – 1-3/5/2020 (Tickets Free).

A visit to our Sister Club in Provins, France 2019


Every two years we travel to France, to visit twin club in Provins. This time, 8 members and the District Governor, Tony Sharma attended. We also had Hana Shodladd, Rotary District of Thailand 3350 who was on a Rotary Youth Exchange with the club for the year.

 
Friday– We had a meal hosted by the Provins Rotarians

Saturday-We had a tour of the lower town of Provins, lunch and then an afternoon at Vaux le Vicomte Château. Evening was a formal dinner with all the members of Provins. At this Jean Morgan-Bryant was presented with her Paul Harris Award.
 
Sunday – Upper town of Provins and a brunch with the Rotarian’s.

Growing in the Community

In August, Rotary of Chiswick & Brentford (Including Hammersmith Rotary Club) were supported by the local Waitrose in Chiswick in there giving something back.

Through the green tokens, we have been given a cheque of £350 to help local Charities.

 

Our Japanese member published her book on “harmony”

The Power of Chowa was launched on 24 September in London. The Japanese wisdom of Chowa gives a fresh perspective on how to live.
Chowa is translated as ”harmony” but more accurately means ”the search for balance”. Chowa can help you get to the heart of what is
most important and change the way we think about ourselves and others.
This book will teach you how to apply the lessons of CHOWA to your own life to better focus on what really matters. Chowa helps us to better
balance our priorities and our relationships and find inner strength and flexibility in times of change of difficulty.
This book is being sold widely in UK and overseas and will be of interest to visitors going to Japan for the World Rugby Cup and the Olympic Games in 2020.
This new book is highly recommended reading for all.