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

A Visit of Suresh Dean of Claude Littner Business School 

At a fun gathering we had the pleasure of the Suresh Dean of Claude Littner Business School the University of West London Business school, an ambassador’s child having grown up across the world he is very interested in global education as well as working with charitable education in Sri Lanka

Suresh has an extensive finance background however now dedicates himself to the UWL and  is very active providing practical enagements for his students with London business

We hoping to talking more to Suresh and other friends at the UWL for future collaboration and projects

We meet most Tuesdays at 6.30 at the Polish centre restaurant, speakers and visitors welcome.

Meeting with the Students from Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

Rotary likes to encourage community connections and discuss options for helping
the community with youth and schools. However despite the media’s bad press
on the youth and millenniums they are often an inspiration and encouragement
to us . That includes our recent visitors from Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School
who are all active in in the community and responded tremendously to the tragic Grenfell Tower fire.

We meet most Tuesdays at 6.30 at the Polish centre restaurant, speakers and visitors welcome.