Westminster International Rotary Club

International in our membership, spirit and outlook


The Westminster International Rotary Club was chartered in March 1948 as Rotary Club of Westminster East. We changed our Club name in 2016 to reflect the truly international nature in our membership and outlook. Over 66 years we have constantly looked for ways to serve the community in which we are based.

Our Club currently has 25 members, both ladies and gentlemen, representing many different professions and nationalities with an average age of 45. The club has a distinct international feel and outlook with members from Egypt, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Mauritius, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Uganda, and United States.  We believe the international makeup of our club is essential to our success and reflects the diversity in London and our community.

Presidential Theme 2018/2019

RI President-elect Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.

With this in mind, the Club will use its collective talents to continue to do the things that it does well and which improve the live in the community. In consequence, we will continue to support Pimlico Puffins, The Soho Community Centre, KidsOut, KidsBuild, KidsDance, English Conversation Clubs, Soup Kitchen at St. Patrick’s Church, and offer as much as we can to our community. As its sponsoring club, we will also continue to support and promote the Westminster Rotaract Club.

Naturally we will also continue to support Rotary’s own charity Thanks for Life/End Polio Now, which has come very close to eliminate one of the nastiest diseases worldwide.

Membership development remains a priority and the focus will be on increasing our membership and maintain our diversity. We welcome interest from anyone living or working in Westminster or those who wish to join a central London service club.


George Ritchie

George Ritchie

President 2017/2018

George is our President for the Rotary year 2018/2019.  He has lived all his life in Letchworth Garden City, England. George is a solicitor and is currently Director of the Commitments Assurance Office at BT plc.

John Bartlett

John Bartlett

Hon. Secretary 2018/2019

John is our Secretary. He is originally from Ireland and recently retired from his long-standing role as Marine Engineer at Lloyd’s Register.

Ian Cornwall

Ian Cornwall

Treasurer 2018/2019

Ian is our Treasurer and is from England. He is currently Director of Regulation at the Wealth Management Association.