Hi Evelyn

So nice to hear from you and please pass our best wishes to all of your members.

We are a small club of only 13 members at present but recruitment is currently one of our top priorities. We were chartered in 1927 and we meet at lunch time. In 1976 we established an evening club called Twickenham upon Thames Rotary as a response to the number of enquiries received from potential members who could not manage lunch meetings. That club has now grown to nearly 40 members. We work closely together to serve the local community which you will know is a London suburb and the home of English rugby.

We have two lady members with another potential lady in the pipeline. Two of our past members have been District Governors and one of those was President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland. The latter is Len Smith who ran a school uniform business in Twickenham and was probably where you bought your school uniform for Thames Valley Grammar School.

As mentioned we are only a small club. However we are very active in the projects we undertake. Today we are organising a Technology Tournament for local schools with the support of 4 other local clubs. We also run a Swimathon to support local charities, run blood pressure testing events for stroke awareness, support a vocational centre for young ladies in North India started by one of our members and undertake many other events throughout the year.

I am copying this reply to our President (Eva Peters) as I am sure she will wish to reciprocate your toast when we next meet on Monday 25th March.

Once again greetings to you all.

Best regards

David Martin
Rotary Club of Twickenham