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.

 

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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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)