Make a Difference (MAD)

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.

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Rotary Work continues despite Lockdown

Chiswick & Brentford Rotary Club

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 

179Overalls
45Suits
114 X 50  masques H-filt 3 plis bleu type IIR
13glasses
2001 X 100charlottes
332 X 100 ou 150overshoes
1403 X 100Gloves 

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 – Fighting Polio with the High Commission of Pakistan

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

Working with the Hogarth Youth Program

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.”

No Meetups in Person

In light of the on going virus crisis there will be no physical meetups until further notice. We will follow guidance and resume meetings when safe.

Please all stay safe and contact us by email if required