This club, number 48 in Britain and Ireland, was founded in 1921.
We are a member of District 1250.


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 2016/17 are as follows:
President: Terence Patrick 
Secretary: Rodney Cartwright
Treasurer: Ken Morris
Vice President: Neil Ritchie
Immediate Past President: Chris Blow
Service Programme (Community, Youth, International): Mike Wills, Grant Connell and Roger Nicklin.
Events: Sue Lawson, Barrie Hill and Emma Valler. 
Scribe/Friends: Peter Walker.
Speakers: Chris Hodgson.
Rotary Foundation: Andrew Jackson.
Compliance: Emma Valler.
Website and Social Media: Chris Shorter.
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