The Club Celebrated its 70th Anniversary on 2 March 2015
Mon 2nd March 2015 at 19.00 -
A Gala Dinner was organised at The Rubens Hotel and all proceeds were donated to the Life Boat Project. RIBI President Peter King was the Guest of Honour.
HISTORY OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF WESTMINSTER WEST
Our history goes back to 1945 to a time when there was a strong sense of camaraderie during the adverse conditions that existed in the war years, and, inspired by the ideals of Rotary, our founding members came together, to do that bit more for the community. After formative meetings beginning in the previous November, Westminster West became club No. 5917 of Rotary International on March 2nd 1945.
During World War II, Westminster West enjoyed a close relationship with the United Nations Rotary Fellowship, an informal group of Rotarians from occupied countries living in Britain. After the war, with most of its members returning to their home countries, the remaining few voted to give the balance of the funds to the Westminster West Club for International Service purposes.
The strong foundations laid by Rotarians like our founder president Norman Wallis Streat, and the devotion of members since those difficult days, have resulted in a vibrant and progressive club which welcomes an exciting mix of people, well grounded in the Rotary tradition of service before self and a desire to serve the community.
WESTMINSTER WEST - TODAY
The Rotary Club of Westminster West is an active club centrally located in London Victoria, and meets at The Rubens Hotel, 39 Buckingham Palace Road, across the road from Buckingham Palace. This exceptional location attracts quite a number of both national and international visiting Rotarians to the Club.
The sense of camaraderie, which inspired our founding fathers, is very much in evidence today and is experienced by our visitors. The club is delighted to offer warm fellowship to all visiting Rotarians.
We encourage all non-Rotarians interested in finding out more about Rotary to contact us. We would be pleased to hear from you.