What's it all about?
Round Table started with just one man's idea. Louis Marchesi was a member of Rotary in Norwich, but had the brainwave of starting a new organisation for young men between the ages of 18-45.
Round Table was born with the motto 'Adopt, Adapt, Improve' and from small beginnings of one club in Norwich, Louis' dream has become a reality, with over 1,000 clubs and 13,000 members.
Round Tables operate individually, but with a common cause and together they form The National Association of Round Tables of Great Britain and Ireland. But that's not all. Round Table exists throughout the world and has links with like-minded clubs internationally.
Round Table is all about having fun with a group of friends while at the same time trying to help the local community.
The RTBI website can be found at www.roundtable.co.uk
Frequently Asked Questions
Q) What's it all about?
- Trying new activities and sports
- Meeting new people and networking
- Sharing varied and new experiences
- Enjoy helping your local community
- Most of all, having a good time.
Q) What do I get out of It?
- The potential for a great time
- Self development by improving your personal business and business skills
- Events for all the family
- Experiences you might otherwise completely miss out on
- The more time and effort (not money) you put in, the more you will benefit.
Q) Is it just a club to help charities?
NO. One of the main reasons to get together is to meet like-minded people, make new friends and have fun.
Q) Why should I consider joining?
Because it is a thoroughly entertaining and personally rewarding hobby that brings you into contact with many like-minded individuals.
Q) What do I have to do to join?
It is not difficult or expensive to join, although we expect those who join to actively participate. Most clubs meet twice a month, sometimes over a meal.
Aims & Objects
To develop the acquaintance of young men through the medium of their various occupations;
To emphasise the fact that ones calling offers an excellent medium of service to the community;
To cultivate the highest ideals in business, professional and civic traditions;
To recognise the worthiness of all legitimate occupations, and to dignify each his own by precept and example;
To further the establishment of peace and goodwill in international relationships;
To further these objectives by meetings, lectures, discussions and other activities