Useful information for guest speakers...

Our venue & finding us
Use the "our meeting venue" page on our website: address, map, public transport info. Our venue is fully wheelchair accessible.
How long to speak for?
We ask our guest speakers to prepare a talk that lasts around 15 minutes and to allow another 10 minutes for questions and answers.
Require anything special?
Assume nothing! Please let us know (via the website contact form) at least a week in advance if you need a screen, projector and/or laptop - or anything else.
What happens at a typical club meeting?
  • Part 1 - Business & Speaker - Cromwell Room, St Mary's Church - 7pm to 8pm
  • Meeting called to order
  • Visitors welcomed
  • Rotary business and announcements
  • Guest Speaker including Q&A
  • Final announcements
  • Part 2 - Informal meal & networking - The Rocket - 8pm onwards
  • Order meal and drinks at the bar
  • Reserved table/area for Rotary
  • Informal discussions over dinner and drinks
  • The club will cover the cost of a meal and drink for the guest speaker, the guest speaker should order their meal via the Treasurer or Secretary
There is on-street parking on the Putney Embankment (a short walk away) which is free to use after 6:30pm. Please take careful note of parking restrictions and dropped kerbs to avoid fines. There is no parking available directly at the venue.
What do guest speakers sometimes get wrong?
  • Fail to turn up
  • Arrive late as they didn't plan the journey/route/parking
  • Speak for too long
  • Hard sell of product/service/charity
  • Assume that speaking to our club will guarantee support/donation/purchase
  • Ask questions that are answered on this page!
What food and drink is offered at The Rocket?
You can view the following menus online:
How big will the audience be?
Our club meetings typically attract between 10 and 20 people.
When should I arrive and depart?
Many of members will be around from 6:45pm onwards... so you're welcome to arrive any time from 6:45pm onwards. If you have equipment to setup and test, it's best to get that out the way before the meeting starts at 7pm. After the meeting speakers are encouraged to have a meal and/or drink and enjoy networking with our members and guests at The Rocket.

Find an available date...

Select an available date (marked with green background) and let us know (via the website contact form) which date(s) you prefer.

January 2018 - Rotary Awareness Month

29 Mon 18:45  Club meeting Business Meeting

February 2018 - World Understanding Month

05 Mon 18:45  Club meeting Lida Ballou : Stroke Association
12 Mon 18:45  Club meeting Tracie Lines : Beyond Autism Charity
19 Mon 18:45  Club meeting Mica Day : Stoll Charity
26 Mon 18:45  Club meeting Business Meeting

March 2018 - World Rotaract Week (the week containing March 13th)

05 Mon 18:45  Club meeting
12 Mon 18:45  Club meeting
19 Mon 18:45  Club meeting
26 Mon 18:45  Club meeting Business Meeting

April 2018 - Magazine Month

09 Mon 18:45  Club meeting

Correct as at 20-01-2018 21:12