Rotary in London

District Conference
Bournemouth 19-21 October 2018

Join District Governor Mike at a different seaside venue: Bournemouth. Enjoy interesting speakers and entertainment. Be the inspiration!

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Passing on the baton

Passing on the baton On a sweltering afternoon in Central London, all those attending were grateful that the air-conditioning system at the Imperial Hotel was more than able to cope. Before passing on the collar of office, Mike Hodge talked about the past 12 months and how busy he had been. After thanking everyone for their support, he said his one regret was that so much of what is done by Rotary in the London area is still unknown outside Rotary. Our new District Governor Mike Wren was then inducted. He started by recognising the guests present at the event and thanked his predecessor for all he had done. He described Making a Difference as a memorable year, and knew that Mike Hodge would have another busy year as the spouse of the President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. The new President of Rotary International has called upon Rotarians to "Be the Inspiration" that will make our world a better place, and reminded all those present that even though the 5p piece is our smallest coin, it represented the future by adding Polio and Peace to the 3Ps of the previous Rotary year (People, Projects and Publicity). He closed by thanking his wife and family for their support, the Events Team that had organised the luncheon, and his Club for turning out in such strong numbers to support him.... | Read more about Passing on the baton | Added 1 week ago

The Mysteries of Southwark Revealed

The Mysteries of Southwark Revealed Rotarians from across London assembled at Blackfriars Underground Station for a walk exploring the differences across the River Thames over the ages. Our guide - Peter - took the party on a 3 hour trail explaining the differences between the North Side and the South Side. The walk was interspersed with visits to two famous London Pubs close to the South bank of the Thames. We learned about the differences between the City of London and Southwark in the time of Edward VI, and what this meant for those providing a taxi-service across the Thames in rowing boats, and what the "Watermen" did for income when the river froze! We learned about the first "Clink" - a jail set next to the Palace of the Bishop of Winchester, the architecture of the City of London, the history of the "Golden Hind" of Sir Francis Drake, and about the burial of William Shakespeare's brother, Edmund. A fascinating insight into the history of our city, and an entertaining way to spend an afternoon. Our thanks go to organiser, Bishai.  ... | Read more about The Mysteries of Southwark Revealed | Added 2 weeks ago

Next fortnight in the
District Governor's Calendar

Mon 16 Jul 2018
To: RIBI Leadership Assembly

Mon 16 Jul 2018 18:45
DG Visit to Rotary Club of Putney
Cromwel Room

Tue 17 Jul 2018 19:00
DG Visit to Rotary Club of Wembley
Holiday Inn, Wembley

Wed 18 Jul 2018 12:45
DG Visit to Rotary Club of Battersea Brixton and Clapham
The Windmill on the Common

Thu 19 Jul 2018 18:30
President Welcome Reception at York Gate
Mike Wren

Mon 23 Jul 2018 19:00
DG Visit to Rotary Club of Streatham

Tue 24 Jul 2018 19:00
DG Visit to Rotary Club of Chiswick and Brentford
The Polish Centre, Hammersmith

Wed 25 Jul 2018 12:30
DG Visit to Rotary Club of Edmonton
The Winchmore

Thu 26 Jul 2018 19.00
District Council Meeting
Lancaster Hall Hotel

Mon 30 Jul 2018 18:00
DG Visit to Rotary Club of Tooting
Hamilton House

Mon 30 Jul 2018 18:00
DG Visit to Rotary Club of Tooting
Hamilton House

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Mon 09 Jul 2018 13:51
Passing on the baton

Tue 03 Jul 2018 11:20
The Mysteries of Southwark Revealed

Thu 14 Jun 2018 13:19
A Sad Anniversary

Wed 16 May 2018 09:17
Rotary Shelterbox Nobel Nomination

Fri 27 Apr 2018 20:42
Preparations for 2018-2019

Tue 17 Apr 2018 13:02
Rotary Meets Commonwealth

Thu 29 Mar 2018 17:05
District Assembly Dinner is Inspirational

Thu 29 Mar 2018 16:46
Recognition for Foundation Chairman

Fri 09 Mar 2018 14:29
Seeing the Trees and the Forest

Tue 06 Mar 2018 10:36
Essex Couple Win National Rotary Award

Tue 06 Mar 2018 10:23
Youth Makes Music Concert

Sat 09 Dec 2017 10:27
Scholars Christmas Dinner

Wed 22 Nov 2017 13:25
Rotary Foundation Appreciation

Mon 20 Nov 2017 10:38
Preparing for 2018-2019

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