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The founder of Round Table is Erminio William Louis Marchesi. A son of a Irish mother and Swiss father that was born in 1898. You can read all about Louis Marchesi on our history page.

To know more about the international events, you can contact your national IRO. IRO stands for International Relationship Officer. This is the man who should give all the information you need. If you want to see which events are coming up, you can also visit our events page

You can sign up for our RTI newsflash to stay up to date of all events, news and international service projects. Just visit the newsflash page and sign up.

Membership of Round Table is open to young men aged between 18 and 40 [or 18 and 45] depending on your country of residence irrespective of their religious beliefs or political opinions.

You would normally join an individual club where you work or where you live so that you can benefit most from your membership as you certainly get out of it what you put in, as with any hobby. Most clubs meet twice a month and are responsible for creating their own programmes. This means that no two clubs are exactly the same. One meeting might be activity based and the next might involve a matter of local concern or provide an insight into a local business and there are always plenty of social events for partners or wives and families to get to know each other.

Read more about this on the ‘How to join’ page.