The first Round Table was formed in Norwich, England in 1927. The Founder, Louis Marchesi, was a young member of Norwich Rotary Club who felt a need existed for a club where the young business men of the town could gather on a regular basis.
At their meetings they could exchange ideas. learn from the experiences of their colleagues and play a collective part in the civic life of Norwich. Within a year of inception, the membership of this Round Table had grown to 85 and interest was being shown in establishing Round Table elsewhere. From a very early stage, it was agreed that Round Table would be non-religious, non-political club and this has continued to this day.
The First Overseas Round Table was formed in Copenhagen in 1936. After 1945, the pattern on growth was rapidly re-established with Tables being chartered all over the UK. Today Round Table is a truly international organisation with over 34,000 members in 60 different countries. Together we all stand for fun and friendship, service in our communities and unique and everlasting friendships which have no borders.
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