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Primarily we meet as a group of friends who wish to help others.

We enjoy each others company and meet for drinks, a meal or a social trip out.

Jeremy Thorn
President 2021/22

Jeremy retired from a career in management and training.

A Rotary member since 2004, he is currently President for the third time. A former Kingston Councillor and Mayor. Chair of the Trustees of the cornerHOUSE community arts centre and theatre in Tolworth since 2011. He has spent a total of three years as a volunteer in Pakistan, Tajikistan, Zambia and Malawi.

Gareth Annels
Treasurer 2021/22
Barbara Thorn
Secretary 2021/22

Born in Altrincham in 1944 and moved to Dorset at age of 9. Left Wimborne Grammar school in 1963 to read chemistry at Imperial College, London. After graduating, worked in materials research for Morgan Crucible Group and then G.E.C. Joined Milk Marketing Board Head Office at Thames Ditton in 1975 as Management Training Officer, becoming Head of Personnel in 1981. Appointed Director of Personnel & Management Services for City of London Corporation in 1993, leaving in 2005 to set up own management consultancy. Carried out assignments in RNID, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, London Development Agency and Defra where I worked fulltime for 18 months. Retired in 2012 when I joined the Rotary Club of Surbiton and soon became Treasurer.

Barbara is a Tolworth resident, now retired, who worked for many years in Surrey, Kingston and neighbouring boroughs helping young people with career plans and getting into employment or education. Barbara is a trustee of and frequent volunteer for the Cornerhouse Community Arts Centre in Tolworth and has been a volunteer for  the Red Cross Home from Hospital service and Fire Emergency Support Service.  Being a secretary is a new role and she is still learning!


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