NatWest the new community Bank working with Chiswick Rotary

When not on the set of Downton Abbey our long standing Chiswick Rotary member and past president Ray Burnet
helped open the refurbished NatWest on the Chiswick High Road.
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With their more open and friendly space, school projects and their goals to build local business and local community we were more than happy to be involved.The event was also supported by John Simkiss from the local Nda Architects on Sutton lane and Jean Morgan-Bryant and Richard Donovan of Ricston Consultancy

With the help of the very friendly Lisa Dunn the Nat West branch manager we were able to talk to the staff and patrons around the local community projects and the Chiswick Rotary school projects in Nepal (http://humlachildren.org/)

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London to Madrid – Sunshine and Smiles

The amazing part of Rotary is how global and how friendly our family of clubs are. A chance visitor to the our club in Chiswick led to an invite to the Rotary club of Boadilla Del Monte and Ponzuelo De Alarco. How could we not go.

As a sample here are some of the scenes and sights we had the pleasure to experience in our most recent trip.

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The Rotary club also hosted a tour of beautiful and historic Madrid

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We were impressed and inspired by the work to help the homeless women and children in Boliva.

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Quiz 2014

The annual Rotary trivia humiliation Quiz at Chiswick and Brentford proved to be another fun night with Bill Hagon setting a great range of international questions that reflected our members and friends from almost a dozen countries.

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Fundraising for the Homeless

In a fun and friendly Rotary members and friends gather to help the Homless through our partners at Broadway Homless Shelter

Our President kept the fun going and any speeches mercifully brief and we were even surprised by a traditional Japanese dance by one of our newest members Akemi

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We were delighted that our current scholar Kelsey and her partner could attend.

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We were also pleased to have Suzie Betlem from the Brentford Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming (9 Club Rotary) Tour of Japan

Akemi, one of our latest members provides us wonderful insight into Japan it’s people and culture. She has also put together an ambitious 9 club visit to Japan  main4

  • 26th (Saturday) Yoneyama Yuai Rotary Club in Tokyo in the afternoon “ Tea ceremony lesson”
  • 28th (Monday) Attend Hirosaki Rotary club in Aomori
  • 29th (Tuesday)  Tokyo Ebisu Rotary club with Mr Kumamoto
  • 30th (Wednesday)  Kumagaya East R.C. in Saitama.
  • 31st (Thursday) Seijyo Shin (Tokyo) Rotary
  • 31st (Thursday) Sendai Izumi Rotary
  • 5th (Tuesday) Okayama sounth R.C. in Okayama
  • 6th (Wednesday) Chigasaki Syonan South R.C. in Kanagawa
  • 7th (Thursday) Hiroo (Tokyo) Rotary – lunch

We wish her the best of luck on the trip and we look forward to her sharing the wonderful experience.

 www.akemisolloway.com (Supporting orphans after Tsunami : www.aidforjapan.org.uk)