Joining several other “Stratford” Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Club of Stratford in London, UK received its charter at a BBQ Party on 16 July 2018 from the President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, Debbie Hodge.
The BBQ Party was held on a balcony of the Holiday Inn in Stratford East London, and nearly all of the 27 Charter Members received their special ‘Charter Member’ Rotary Pins and a certificate from the District Extension Officer and the Membership Chairman. The Club is strongly representative of its community, one of the fastest expanding business areas in London. The event was also honoured by the presence of the Greater London Authority representative Unmesh Desai. Stratford is a popular town name around the world, and there are Rotary Clubs of Stratford in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Connecticut, Ontario, New Zealand as well as the two in the UK.
We all wish the new Club well, and look forward to their involvement in Rotary in London.