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.

Arush Lal is our new Scholar

Our scholar Arush Lal, with President John Armstrong at the 2018 London District Conference in Bournemouth on 19th October.

Our new scholar Arush Lal, sponsored by Atlanta RC, with President John Armstrong at the 2018 London District Conference in Bournemouth on 19th October.

Arush has strong experience in global health policy, with a focus on health technology and innovation, new education and training models, global health security, and health systems strengthening. He most recently completed a Global Health Corps fellowship with IntraHealth International/Frontline Health Workers Coalition in Washington, DC focusing on access to primary health care and universal health coverage.

Arush graduated from Georgia Tech as a Stamps President’s Scholar and has since worked closely with U.S. government officials and Congress, foreign ministries, multilateral organizations, civil society, and the private sector across several countries. A vocal advocate for youth in global health, Arush has been selected as a PHC Young Leader, Emerging Voices for Global Health Fellow, and Gates Foundation Goalkeeper.  He has also spoken at the 71st World Health Assembly, the Consortium for Universities in Global Health, and the UN Youth Dialogue.

He is currently pursuing an MSc in Health Policy, Planning, and Financing at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the London School of Economics as a Rotary Global Scholar.

We wish Arush well in his studies and look forward to his visits to our Club

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


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


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