Our membership

Ealing Rotary is a small, informal and friendly club. We currently have fourteen full time members and two honorary members, one of whom is the former Mayor of Ealing, Barbara Yerolemou.

We actively involve our families and friends in our fundraising and social activities and keep in touch with former Ealing Rotary and Rotaract members through our Friends network.

While we are keen to acknowledge, and do honour the more formal Rotary traditions, on a day to day basis, we very much choose to operate as a warm, informal group, united by our common interest in making a small but distinct contribution to both our local community of Ealing and the wider charitable aims of the Rotary organisation.

We are a diverse group. Our members range from a youthful twenty seven, all the way to the more long standing members who are octogenarians. Rest assured though, physical age in no way curbs either the enthusiam or mental agility of any of our group.

To help you form an impression of our personalities and backgrounds, we have put together a little summary of each of our current members below:

Sarah J Ball

email: sjball@

Sarah is a Past President and has been a member of Ealing Rotary since 2003

Her involvement with Rotary started in 1990 when she took part in a Youth Exchange  holiday to Sweden. She's also had the privilege to be a Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholar from 1992 to 1993 in Los Angeles. When she moved to London she joined Ealing Rotaract – a great way for young people to make friends and do community service.  In Sarah's words 'I'm proud to be one of 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide. It feels like being part of a family – as a Rotarian you can be a guest at any Rotary meeting anywhere in the world…so far I’ve visited meetings in Zimbabwe, USA, Canada and on the QE2!
This year I’m helping to coordinate our Club’s fundraising efforts for the End Polio Now campaign called Thanks for Life. I also keep the Club’s Flickr photoblog up-to-date'

Avi Tchiprout

email: tel: 077 8753 8925

Avi is also a Past President has been a member of Ealing Rotary since 2006.

Avi has a wife, six daughters and a 'very fast' Greyhound.  It is was his daughter Ariel's participation in the Rotary 'Youth Speaks' competition a few years ago that led Avi to hear about and later join the Rotary Club of Ealing. His main role with the club, not surprisingly, has been to organise the annual 'Youth Speaks' competition on behalf of the west london area. Additionally, Avi looks after all the club's technology needs, including this website.

John Barker 

Tel: 0208 571 0737    

John is our curent President for this year and has been a member since 2008.
Now retired and a part-time tutor (in the first & third ‘Rs’), John spent most of his working life in the Human Resources area of British AirwaysHe joined the Rotary family, 'wishing to follow in his father’s footsteps as a member of such a beneficent organisation' With regards to Ealing Rotary, he says he's 'impressed by the range of the Club’s membership and its mutually-supportive style'.

Alan Gillet OBE

email: alan@grampa,,uk  

Alan has been a member of Ealing Rotary for 45 years.

Having joined in 1968. He has been Club President a record seven times. He is a retired Chartered Surveyor and visiting Professor to the school of surveying at Kingston University. He has always enjoyed his Rotary experience, especially organising '

Other Members

Our other members are listed below. We'll be posting a more detailed biography on each member in the very near future.

Simeon Arnold
Lisa Barbaric 
Helen Barber 
Linda Newton
Emmanuel Edet
Ian Gardiner
Helen Cox

Honorary Members

Barbara Yerolemou 
Jagdish Gambhir