Meet the Scholars Dinner

an opportunity for Rotarians and partners from across the district to meet the Rotary Scholars studying in Oxford and Reading this year


On behalf of District 1090 Scholars Committee we would like to invite you to join us once again for an evening when we meet the Rotary Foundation Scholars who are joining us for the academic year 2019/2020.

This year we are hosting 30 Scholars (including 8 continuing Scholars) from around the world, including Japan, USA, Australia, Germany, France, Serbia, and Mexico. It has been a privilege to work with so many Rotarians across the globe and within the District, especially those Clubs that have agreed to be hosts. Although the Oxford colleges dominate, we also have a Scholar at Reading University.

This evening provides clubs with the opportunity not only to welcome our guests, but also invite them to speak to your club. Last year, a number of clubs put on a special evening, inviting Rotarians from their zone plus guests to hear a number of Scholars speak to the meeting. This approach extended Rotary fellowship and also gave those clubs who were unable to act as hosts the chance to hear the aspirations of these talented young men and women.

Our venue for the evening is the Oxford Spires Hotel Abingdon Road Oxford OX1 4PS, meeting in the Cathedral Suite at 7.00 for 7.30 pm start. The cost is £27 per person and I would ask you to complete the booking form and return to Frank Readman as soon as possible. We are not restricting club numbers, and would encourage hosts to bring their partners as well. The cost of Scholars will be funded by District.

It would be great to see every club in the District represented, and I look forward to meeting you on the 31st. 

Yours in Rotary,

Richard Kirby

Chair: District 1090 Scholars' Committee

download the booking form and the invitation letter (same text as above)