About Us

about the Rotary Club of London

The Rotary Club of London, Club No. 50 in Rotary International, is the premier Rotary Club in Britain, being the first to have been chartered outside North America. London is one of four Clubs in Britain and Ireland to be founded in 1911 - the others being Dublin (who actually were the first to convene a meeting but took longer to be chartered), Manchester and Belfast.

The London Club combines experience with youthful enterprise. Our membership includes politicians from all major parties, numerous Ambassadors and High Commissioners, religious leaders from various faiths, and leading figures from the arts, industry, commerce and the professions. The Club plays an active part in supporting the object of Rotary, which is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.

Because of its international membership and frequent visits by Rotarians from all over the world, the London Club has a particular focus on international charity projects and on promoting international dialogue and understanding.

There are many different fundraising events throughout the year. Often these events raise sizeable donations for a charity and really make a different to people's lives.

Officers and Council

The officers and council of Rotary clubs are elected annually for the Rotary year which starts on 1 July.Currently they are as follows.


Vice President Elect 

Immediate Past President 

Hon. Secretary

Hon. Treasurer 

Community & Vocational




International Service: 

PR & Communications 


Satellite & Sports 

New Generations

RI,RIBI & Rotary District1130

House & Fraternal 


Stephen Potter

Luis Hui

Flo Kaufmann

Ian Balcombe

Hugh Kirk

Tim MacAndrews 

Clive Amos

Vasi Daniel

Rajiv Sabharwal

NoNo Hardy

Kaz Aston

Flo Kaufmann

Colleen Doyle

Mark Wilson

Luis Hui

Tom Swainland

Stefan Braunecker

PP = Past President

Rotary International

Rotary International is an organisation of service clubs located all over the world. Our purpose is to bring together business, professional and community leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary is a secular organisation open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed, gender, or political preference. There are 33,976 clubs and over 1.22 million members worldwide.

Rotary's best known campaign, PolioPlus - supported by many prominent world figures including Desmond Tutu, is contributing to the global eradication of polio. As a result, India, where the disease has long been endemic, was declared polio-free by the WHO at the World Polio Summit in New Delhi on 25 February 2012, a major achievement which highlights the urgency and viability of eradication in parts of the world where it still exists (see report here).

Since 1985, Rotarians have contributed over US $850 million and tens of thousands of volunteer-hours, leading to the inoculation of more than two billion of the world's children.

Rotary International in Britain and Ireland

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) is the association of Rotary clubs within England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. RIBI has over 1,800 clubs consisting of more than 50,000 men and women from all walks of life.

Our clubs are based in local communities where members meet on a regular basis to enjoy friendship, networking and to plan projects that will benefit the lives of others. Clubs utilise the skills, expertise and dedication of their members to help improve the lives of people in communities both at home and abroad.

Rotary members unite at home and across the globe to put our experience and knowledge to work tackling our most pressing challenges. We focus our efforts in six areas: promoting peace, preventing diseases, providing access to clean water and sanitation, enhancing maternal and child health, improving basic education and literacy, and helping communities develop.

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