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Rotary Club of Swadlincote - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.


Types of meetings



Our International Projects including work with our twin club, sightsavers, school aid and AQUABOX


Festival of Transport 2016

Last Year's Festival of Transport Pictures (2015)


About us

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Swadlincote

Fundraising at Morrisons for Marie Curie

Over the three days of 10th/11th/12th March we collected £1089 at Morrisons supermarket for Marie Curie. We were ably assisted by our student friends from the Pingle schoolThank you girls.

 Also a big thank you to the generous people of Swadlincote for making this such a success.



"A Friendly Club Meeting at the Heart of the National Forest"

To contact us phone Chris on 07584095601 or our meeting co-ordianator  Philip on 01283701927

On behalf of President, Chris, we would like to welcome you to our friendly club. 

We are a local community service and social organisation which is there to help people who are suffering both in local and international communities and achieve the Rotary message of 'Service above self'. Founded in 1947 by likeminded professionals who wished to spread the message of fellowship and friendship, we have been going strong in our commitment to help people and bring happiness to their lives. We celebrated our 70th Birthday in February. We did not have a Charter Dinner this year but had a small relaxed dinner celebration at our usual Lakeside home. 

As part of the Rotary International family, we strongly believe in the Rotary motto of 'Service above Self'. Our members love to show humanitarian spirit  and put the needs of the community before that of themselves. We also follow the messages of the Rotary Four WayTest which helps us determine that we are helping our community.  

Our diverse bank of members, many of who have lived in and/or worked in Swadlincote for a number of years, come from a variety of professional backgrounds; who are dedicated to furthering the messages of Rotary and help people in need both in South Derbyshire and abroad. Our members enjoy weekly meetings to further fellowship and friendship as we discuss our future programme of events and enjoy some of the best guest speakers, many of whom give us insights into issues which can be sympathetic and some who give us a great insight into our own minds and how we view the world.  Our members and their diverse ranges of experience makes our club freindly and from all of our members you would recieve a friendly and warm welcome. We like to mix traditional and modern values into every aspect of our work, from giving away coffees on the Delph to raising money for our chosen charities, you will always see our members smile; they always chat to you in a way which shows our love of extending the enjoyable fellowship our members enjoy. As an organisation within the community. Each year we pick a charity to which we are going to support and aid, this year our chosen charity was Swadlincote Villagers Community First Responders Group and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Amblulance. We raised a record amount of money at the Festival of Transport in Swadlincote in May and are looking forward to having our fifth transport event in May next year.

Our aims are:

  • To promote friendship and fellowship
  • Engage with society as a whole
  • Bridge the gap of all forms of diversificaion
  • Give back to our community
  • Promote the core Rotary value of 'Service Above Self'
We meet on the first and third Thursday of the month. Our fornightly meetings at Lakeside, Moira are not just about planning for future events but furthering fellowship by listening to fantastic speakers. these speakers range from charitable organisations telling us about their own work and how we can contribute to furthering their own cause, to speakers talking about subjects varying from historical events to literature and from the history of transportation to the history of our area. In our meetings, we also plan events which help charitable causes and further fellowship within the community. Details about meetings and speakers is posted on the Club programme section of the website. 

As part of RIBI and Rotary International, we are part of the world's largest service organisation. We are a members of Rotary District 1220 and we work side by side with other Rotary clubs on projects which we feel could benefit both the local and international communities as a whole. To this end, we are twinned with the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa in 2013 and we cooperate with them on Projects that we hope will benefit the disadvantaged people of Cape Town (more details of which can be found on our International page).

There are many different types of membership availible to you ranging from full membership to a Friend of Rotary. 

If your interested in being involved, you can contact us via this link: Membership  or the membership page which is available from the drop down list in "What we do" at the top of this page.

We are twinned with the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch in South Africa supporting local schools.


Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

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How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 18.30 for 19.00
Shortheath Water
Shortheath Rd
DE12 6BW  01283 763777

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