The Rotary Club of Twickenham upon Thames (TuT Rotary)

The objective of Twickenham upon Thames Rotary (TuT Rotary) is to use the time, efforts, skills, knowledge and experience of its 35 members to benefit the local and wider community.


Twickenham upon Thames Rotary (TuT Rotary) is a group of 35 members who share a common goal to use their time and effort, skills knowledge and experience to the benefit of others and have loads of fun in the process. Our motto is “Service Above Self” and we provide support and help where we can. It is also about giving time, for example by teaching chess or conducting mock interviews in local schools.

We support charities and projects especially local groups projects and Charities that address needs such as isolation and loneliness in the community or help children and adults with special needs. Internationally we often join with other Rotary clubs to fund projects to address issues like access to clean water or illiteracy. For over thirty years, Rotary has worked hard to end polio throughout the world. There is more information in the section on this site: Polio Eradication.

If you are reading this as a prospective new member, why not come and have an informal chat, or join us at one of our Monday dinner evenings. We would be delighted to hear from you and answer any questions you may have. Email: chack@onetel.com or secretarytutrotary@gmail.com for more information, or click on Contact above.

We also use our time to raise funds. We run stalls at the local fairs, where we sell plants or books, records or CDs and DVDs. We take our sleigh around the streets at Christmas playing music and giving out sweets and cheerful Santa messages to the children, providing a little special magic in the cold evenings.  And of course, we collect outside the supermarkets where we often meet some interesting people! 

Rotary has another motto: Family First, Job Second, Rotary Third.  We don’t expect our Rotarians to do more than they can manage within their normal life. Family and jobs must always come first and after that everyone tries to do as much as they can to help. Rotary is like a second family, we are all friends and enjoy each other’s company. We enjoy meeting up at the Monday evening dinners and putting the world to rights, hearing from a myriad of different speakers about subjects ranging from charities to wine tasting and everything in between. Then there are the trips out: visits to places in and around the capital, to museums or tours of landmark buildings, the annual tour of a fabulous garden by one of our very knowledgeable horticultural experts, the international evenings with a foreign theme, food and music accordingly, and the annual international trip to a European City. 

How does our group work? We are divided into Committees, each focussing on specific areas: Local Community, International, Youth and Vocational, Fundraising, Public Relations and Membership. Click here to find out about the functions of each Committee.

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Organisations we support

more These are just some of the organisations Twickenham upon Thames Rotary has supported or helped recently

We have met in many places over the years. Our current venue is Cole Court Twickenham upon Thames.

History of TuT Rotary

more TuT Rotary Club was formed over forty years ago. Listing everything we've done over the years would be ridiculous, so here we have highlighted one event for each year of existence. Most of these events have their own entries on the website as well.

Plenty of jovial banter and lively discussion at our Business Meetings!

Business and Council Meetings

more We hold Council and Business Meetings most months on behalf of the Twickenham upon Thames Rotary Club. This is how the Committees keeps members of the club abreast of what's going on in their areas. These meetings are always lively and interesting.

The Committees

more Here you will find a brief description of each of our 5 Committees: Community and Fundraising, International and Foundation, Youth & Vocational, Public Relations and Membership.

Community and Fundraising Committee

more (page under construction)

International and Foundation Committee

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Youth & Vocational Committee

more This Committee deals with projects and competitions at local schools and colleges

Membership & PR

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40th Charter Anniversary Celebration

more We celebrated forty years since our Charter with a delicious meal, lots of treasured memories and visits from former members

Presidential Handovers

more Pictures from Presidential Handovers over the years

.Alan Holmes receiving from Len Smith

Paul Harris fellows 30 May 2008

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TuT Rotary Charter Evening

more The original Charter evening in 1978

New TuT Rotary Members

more Photos of new members at their induction

Global Scholar Katina Matheson

more Katina studied at St Mary's University in Twickenham in 2016

Brian becomes Paul Harris Fellow - 3 August 2010

more At the annual Fellowship meal to raise funds for Rotary Foundation the club made Brian Burgess a Paul Harris Fellow and David Kilvington presented him with the award

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