Sunday June 28 2020 – Sujay Paul (RC Chiswick and Brentford), hosted Rotary in London’s, MAD (Make a Difference) Zoom meeting. It was a 90 minute pilot District event introducing Rotary to participants looking to join. Sujay was supported by the following experienced Rotarians: Shirley Kirk, Tony Sharma, Helen Antoniou, David Palmer and Adrian Faiers.
More than 60 callers joined from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Chile, India, Nepal, Turkey, United Kingdom, and United States. Issues discussed included Rotary’s mission, current and future projects, and ways individuals might benefit from having Rotary as a platform, either as a member of a local Rotary club, or a member of a London passport hub.
If you haven’t and wish to support either of our emergency projects please send the money to our trust account- Rotary of Chiswick and Brentford Club – 203590 30034231
Hounslow Community Foodbox– providing food for those who need it in the community of Chiswick and Brentford
We have sent our first tranche of money – £500 to them.
Dear James – thank you so much for the Rotary Club’s splendid donation, it really is very generous. best regards, Philip
Philip JonesTreasurer & Secretary, Hounslow Community FoodBox Humla – Our School in Nepal which we raised the money with the help of our twin clubs and rebuilt last year at a cost of £75000, have sent a SOS that the children are involved in a famine. The Chinese have closed there borders for 6 months, therefore the food must be flown in from Kathmandu. With harsh winters they will need support for 12 months. We have raised £6000 plus £500 Gift Aid, in addition District has applied for a grant of $5000 from the Rotary Global Response Fund – Covid 19. This will cover enough food for 12 months, as the village is in the remote north part of Nepal.
Chiswick School– They are asking for sewers to sew masks for there teachers to protect them when school returns, they have the elastic, cloth and even sewing machines.
Do contact us if you can help in sewing
Rotarian Sujay Paul – has been volunteering delivering food parcels and providing counselling support of the NHS on the phone.
Twin Clubs – Now Meeting on Zoom
Rotary of Provins
Our friends in Provin supporting two projects currently: 1 The District, thanks to good work by the Governor Maxime Blot has received an exceptional grant from Rotary International for the crisis. It has chosen to buy protective clothing and equipment for public care homes. Provin’s carehome which Rotary Provins supports regularly and which is attached to the hospital has been one of two care homes in the local Rotary area to be helped . It has around 30 cases of Covid. It received last week
114 X 50
masques H-filt 3 plis bleu type IIR
2001 X 100
332 X 100 ou 150
1403 X 100
Second project: The club has decided to help local activity which is suffering badly from the lockdown by giving 15000€ euros, which may be used in different ways. The first way is by joining with the Town Council who has started a scheme whereby donors can buy vouchers to be spent in local shops from September onwards. The Town is adding 10% to the value of the donation and Rotary will give a further percentage (yet to be decided). The shop will be paid straight away.
Our fiends at the Rotary Club of Kharkiv are supporting a local hospital with PPE equipment
March, we have 4 Rotarians attending on behalf of the club, as we have been invited to the High Commission of Pakistan in Belgravia for an evening function with the District Governor, RI President and Head of Polio for Rotary
In attendance President Of RI, High Commissioner of Pakistan, District Governor, Past District Governor, Pakistan Rotary Representative / Trustee of Rotary, Club Members and Me
Hogarth Youth Program faces some tough weeks and months ahead due to the closure of schools and the fall off in attendees at the Centre.
Rotary of Chiswick and Brentford (Including Hammersmith Rotary Club, rotarychiswickbrentford.org.uk) was pleased to catch-up and also donate £500 to the youth program.
“The Rotary is always keen to support local community projects like the work done by Hogarth Youth Program”.
David Scott, the President of the Rotary Club,
Fred Lucas, the Chair of the Hogarth Charity, said, “Trustees and youth workers are determined to sustain the youth program given its importance to over 300 young people and their families. Donations like this one from the Rotary really help us to do so, especially during such extraordinarily challenging times, and confirm an important partnership between the Centre and local businesses.”