About us

Round Table India

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 Tables elsewhere.

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Tabling

Round Table is internationally a friendship organization, founded in Norwich, England by Louis Marchesi, then a Rotarian in 1927. From a small group of 8 members, today it has grown to 43,000 members across 52 countries representing every corner of the world. Round Table came to India in 1957 with the formation of Madras Round Table No 1 on November 14th 1962. Over the past four decades it has grown to become a 5,000 member strong association.

Round Table India is a non-religious, non-political and non-sectarian organisation offering its members the best opportunity to connect with each other, to give back to the society.

The young business professional men of Round Table India get together round the table, adopt methods that proved good in the past, adapt them to the changing times and wherever possible, improve Round Table India has around 325 Tables located in 119 cities and towns, comprising of businessmen, entrepreneurs, technocrats and professionals, men who can rise above personal concerns to seek and serve the larger needs of the community.

On the administration front, Round Table India has a very active National Board, which guides the affairs of the association. Round Table India is divided into 17 Areas, which have their own Area Board to administer them. The National Secretariat, the hub of all activities of Round Table India, is located at Chennai.

Round Table India foundation is a trust formed in April 1980. In recent years, RTIF is extending support to projects taken by the Ladies Circle India and RTI national projects.

After 1945 theh pattern of growth was rapidly re-established with Tables being ‘charterd’ all over the UK. Today there are about 900 Tables with a membership of of around 10,000.