Our club meets on Mondays, at 18.30 at the Palace Hotel.

At most meetings, we will have an interesting talk given by a distinguished speaker, except in the instance of business meetings that we have a few times a year. Please check the schedule for future events below and come back soon for amendments that tend to appear weekly.

All Rotarians are naturally welcome to all our club meetings. As the traditional meal is part of our club meetings, previous notification to club secretary about your visit (and dietary requirements, if any) is recommended for practical purposes. However, this is in no way a requirement, just feel free to show up at the beginning of the next meeting and be very welcome. The hotel will do the best to serve your selection from the restaurant menu.

SEASON 2019/2020

02.09.19 Guest speaker MIHKEL KANGUR, Senior Researcher at Tallinn University: Is climate change real and what can we do about it?

09.09 Charter Member VLAD VERNYGORA: International Relations and Security…plus a bit on Europe.

16.09 Charter Member, Club President, ILIAN MADJAROV: Strategic Planning for Non-Profit Organizations

23.09.19 Guest speaker TAIMAR PETERKOP, Secretary of State: Quo Vadis Estonia?

30.09.19 Guest speaker Gedy Matisen, leader of adventurous hiking interest group and coordinator of international cooperation at Tartu Loodusmaja: Examples of informal/formal education about sustainability, nature and climate-friendly solutions.


07.10.19 Charter Member of RC Tallinn Global, TIMOTHY MATTHEW SENNETT: “The European Union – a friendly critique from a British Brexiter’s perspective”

14.10.19 We meet outside our usual setting – NO MEETING AT PALACE, instead, we will a company called Estelon, which is a boutique Estonian producer of high-end sound systems. The meeting takes place at Kukermiidi 6, Tallinn, 11216

21.10.19 Guest speaker Javad Keypour: Lecturer and Doctoral candidate, TalTech Law School: “Energy Security: a global overview”.

28.10.19 Guest Speaker Liis Mure, Director of the NATO and EU Department, Estonian Ministry of Defence: “NATO in crisis: is this the end of the 70 year bond between the US and Europe, and what does it mean for European security?”


04.11.19 Charter Member of RC Tallinn Global Robert Begsy talks about his experiences in business and living abroad in Switzerland, Estonia, Dominican Republic and Australia. He will talk about work and living culture, politics and corruption, education, language and socializing.

11.11.19 Guest speaker John Longhurst:  “2020 global geo-economic outlook”.

18.11.19 Guest speaker Madis Müller, Governor, Bank of Estonia,  member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank: Estonian and World Economy – do we need to worry?

24.11.19 SUNDAY FAMILY EVENT – Visit to FOTOGRAFISKA TALLINN. We gather in the lobby at 14.45-15.00 (welcome drink served, optional). 15.00 we start a guided tour and 17.00 have a meeting over cocktails with Rain Tamm, the founder-CEO of Fotografiska Tallinn.

25.11.19 Business Meeting


02.12.19 Speaker, Jesse Wojtkowiak. “The state of cybersecurity.”

07.12.19 A festive dinner with partners/families – members + invite-only.

02.12.19 Last official meeting for 2019, the guest speaker to be announced



13.01.2020 – First official meeting in 2020

20.01.2020 – Guest speaker RIHO KRUUV – Head of Strategic Relations at Levercode, former Estonian Ambassador to India: “What is interesting about India?”

27.01.2020 – Business meeting


03.02.2020 Charter Member of RC Tallinn Global, TIMOTHY MATTHEW SENNETT: “The use of web platforms for investment”

10.02.2020 – RC Charter Member Dr. JAANUS PIKANI ‘How personal is personal medicine?’

17.02.2020 – Guest Speaker Mr. Milad Asdaghi, lecturer of Riga Business School will talk about Bahai Faith and Community.

24.02.2020 – Public Holiday, no meeting


02.03.2020 – Meeting with the District Governor and 4 other clubs. 5PM there will be a meeting with AG and Club officers, and at 6PM will start the meeting with all club members. Both meetings will be held at Nordic Hotel Forum, Tallinn. 

09.03. 2020 – Guest speaker ASKO KÜNNAP – poet, graphic artist, book & board game designer, ex CD in advertising: “Designing words, books, minds.”

IMPORTANT! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic as of 13.03.2020, all activities of the club are cancelled until further notice.

16.03.2020 Private meeting at Tom’s bunker

19.03.2020 CANCELLED! An Introduction to Grapes – a charity event

23.03.2020 Guest Speaker Herkki Haldre, Captain, Sunline Cruises, one of the few seamen in the world who is entitled to wear an earring. He will discuss the current status of the Estonian marine industry and the campaign: “bring all the Estonian vessels under the Estonian flag”. You will also learn how the Port of Tallinn gained wealth in the middle ages.

30.03.2020 Guest speaker Georgian Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Estonia, H.E Archil Karaulashvili  



1.06.2020 John Longhurst, a member of RC Tallinn Global: Black Swans and White Elephants – half-year update on global Outlook”