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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Guildford.

Guildford Eye Project (Global Sight Solutions)

From 1st January 2018 The Guildford Rotary Eye Project will primarily be known by its trademarked name of Global Sight Solutions


Samson Centre Project

Rotarians from Kolkata(Calcutta) India, have sponsored, through The Rotary Club of Guildford, a 'Rotary Foundation Matching Grant Project' enabling the gifting of two pieces of equipment to assist the mobility of those affected by Multiple Sclerosis.


About us

This club, number 48 in Britain and Ireland, was founded in 1921.
We are a member of District 1145.


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President's chosen Charities for 2018-2019:

Cognitive rehabilitation, support and services for those affected by brain injury across the county of Surrey.   

      Based in Guildford, Vaughan House offers supported housing to those who are single, homeless or at risk of homelessness.




Saturday 2nd February 2019


It is with a great deal of sadness that that the Club must record the passing of our Honorary Member Mike Clark 

Club Member Clive Addis-Jones records this tribute:

Mike Clark, Hon member & a past President of our club, sadly died on 25th Sept. in Marlborough, where he had lived near his daughter Sarah for just two years.

Appointed as lecturer in mathematics to the newly formed university of Surrey, he also became the warden of Battersea Court , a small residential block for undergraduates.
As newly appointed student medical officers my wife and I were invited to dine with them there in the early days. We have been friends ever since. 

Mike, in his teens, had suffered a subarachnoid haemorrhage of his brain. Neurological examinations failed to locate the aneurism, but he fully recovered . Mike went to university to graduate . Always very determined, he was to excel academically and at sport . A natural swimmer he represented Britain at water polo and later as its secretary. We often played squash at the University, but I never won! 
Mike loved classical music too.,
Mike was a plllar of our RotaryClub. I was pleased, as District Governor  in 1992/93 to make him my Sgt at Arms at our Bournemouth Conference for over 900 attendees..

Mike will be remembered with much affection by the Rotarians in Guildford

October 3rd 2018

Share your gift of song or mastery of a musical instrument in Rotary’s Young Musician competition. Participants will get the chance to experience performing on a public stage and receive feedback from experienced judges, plus it offers a great chance

25th June 2018:The President Terence Patrick presented a cheque for £2,111.53 to Jill Cook of Cherry Trees 

Expressing her thanks, Jill gave a brief update of the work of the charity that provides home-from-home specialist short breaks for children and young adults aged from 0 to 19 with a range of disabilities.  She pointed out that last year it had provided 64,000 hours of care and so far this year the total was just below that figure, mainly because many more children were presenting with more complex disabilities. There was a requirement to provide one-to-one care to 75% of the children, giving much-needed respite to families. It had been proven that respite care was vital in keeping a family together. Founded 38 years ago Cherry Trees was now helping more than 100 families with care.

Purple Pinkie

On Friday,Saturday and Sunday 24-26th March the RHS Wisley very kindly allowed the Rotary Clubs of Guildford to hold a 'Purple Pinkie' weekend at Wisley Gardens. Coinciding with the 'Butterfly Exhibition' in the main glasshouse there was heavy public footfall throughout the day. Over £500 was raised on the Saturday so the final totals when they are known should be very pleasing.

For voluntary donations  'Purple 4 Polio' wristbands were handed out and children could, if they wished, have a "Purple Pinkie" to simulate the finger markers given to children taking part in the Polio vaccination programme promoted and funded by Rotary International. 

"Purple Pinkie" is a campaign by Rotary to raise money to End Polio Now – one of the world’s biggest ever immunisation programmes.

In its first year it was a tremendous success capturing the imagination of the public and to build on that success, "Purple Pinkie" is coming up with many more innovative ideas - full of fun - with something for all ages.
Polio has no cure. It is a crippling and potentially fatal disease and children under the age of five are at greatest risk. However Polio is easy to prevent by vaccination that costs just 50p. When a child is vaccinated, they have a purple stamp put on their little finger – giving them a "Purple Pinkie."


This year's Christmas High Street  Collection morning, raised over £700 for Cherry Trees (A local Charity providing home from home specialist short breaks for children and young people with disabilities )

Rotarians from Kolkata(Calcutta) India, have sponsored, through The Rotary Club of Guildford, a 'Rotary Foundation Matching Grant Project' enabling the gifting of two pieces of equipment to assist the mobility of those affected by Multiple Sclerosis.



In 1985 Guildford Rotary Member, Dr Clive Addis-Jones, helped to set up the Rotary Jaipur Limb Project, and was the Founder Chairman when it became a registered charity in 1993.

The Rotary Jaipur Limb project is a pro-active fund-raising and project-initiating body of Rotarians, drawn from all over RIBI (the Rotary International region covering Britain and Ireland). It was formed in 1985 and became a registered charity in 1995.

There are 9 trustees, assisted by several co-opted managers, who divide their time between raising awareness of the project among Rotarians in RIBI, identifying appropriate sites for projects, principally in India and Africa, and assisting in the preparation of programmes, budgets and financing for those projects.

In recognition of his long standing involvement in the Charity, which includes two periods as Chairman, the Trustees and Management Committee have invited Clive to be a Patron of the Society having  �..been at the forefront of being able to see the concept flourish....and push the frontiers to a level never envisaged in the early years �

The Rotary Club of Guildford feels privileged to count Clive among its membership and warmly congratulates him on the honour bestowed upon him.

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End Polio Now 


Rotarians � men and women alike � volunteer their efforts to improve the quality of life in their own communities and beyond their communities' borders. The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. Club membership represents a cross-section of local business and professional leaders.

The main objective of Rotary is service � in the community and the world. We build goodwill and peace, provide humanitarian service, and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations.
The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self"

There are 1.2 million Rotary members worldwide, in 166 countries, and
60,000 members in Great Britain & Ireland in 1800 clubs.

Our Officers and Committee Chairs for 2018/19 are as follows:
President: Oliver McGeachy 
Secretary: Kim Barden
Treasurer: Ken Morris
Vice President 1: Oliver McGeachy
Vice President 2: Charles Cornew
Immediate Past President: Terence Patrick
Elected Council Members: Barrie Hill and Andy Bowen-Ashwin 
Service Programme (Community, Youth, International): Mike Wills, Grant Connell.
Events: Sue Lawson and Emma Valler. 
Speakers: Chris Blow.
Rotary Foundation: Andrew Jackson.
Compliance: Emma Valler.
Website and Social Media: Chris Shorter.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 18th February 13.00

Speaker: Celia Johnson

Speaker on Feltham Young Offenders Institution.
Followed by Council meeting

Friday 22nd February 11.00

Start of three-day Purple Pinkie Event

at RHS Wisley

Sunday 24th February 11.00

District Young Musician Final

at St Catherine's School, vocal in the morning and instrumental in the afternoon

Monday 25th February 13.00

Business meeting

review of February Council meeting

Friday 1st March 19.00

Chantries Club Quiz Night

at St Peter's

Monday 4th March 13.00

Speaker: Col Lucy Giles

Guests to be invited.
Colonel Lucy Giles, an officer of the British Army's Royal Logistics Corps and the first female College Commander at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst commanding New College.

Monday 11th March 13.00

Speaker: Joe Crome

Community Foundation for Surrey

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 12:45.
Weybourne House, 101 Portsmouth Rd, Guildford GU2 4DL

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