James Clark: Join the Hammersmith Rotary Club

rotaryA guest post from James Clark, Preisdent of the Rotary Club of Hammersmith

The Hammersmith Club meets for a meal in the POSK building near Ravenscourt Park Tube station weekly for a meal to socialise, discuss and plan events.

Being part of Rotary is more than just giving back to the community. It is also about you bringing your skills, experience and enthusiasm to help it thrive, whilst making some great friends along the way.

Our clubs are friendly places which invite speakers from a wide range of backgrounds to share their knowledge, increasing your social and cultural understanding.

We are 1.2 million volunteers working together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.

We are always looking for new members and with more input we can accomplish even more.

Last year we had a small concert and raised funds for London air Ambulance.

Gurcharan Singh Vig, a Hammersmith Rotarian, was so moved by the devastation caused by the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami he decided to help. Vig went to Sri Lanka in 2005 and has been back every year since. In that time he has helped hundreds of people in the southwest of the island and The Rotary Club of Hammersmith has been pleased and privileged to be able to support his efforts.Vig ‘s work has been in at Beruwela in the southwest of Sri Lanka.

What had once been a beautiful beach resort and fishing harbour was now a disaster zone. He helped the people repair their boats, he boughtessential items like beds and mattresses. Next he workedwith local schools and orphanages and has even built a school for infants. And ten years after theTsunami the work is still going on.

Find out more about Rotary on http://www.rotary.org or phone me on 07807 193498

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