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


Once again Guildford Rotary were in the High Street collecting monies for local Charities.

This year the collection was for The Samson Centre and Multiple Sclerosis

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.



sident Chris Blow was pleased to welcome the Right Reverend Andrew Watson, Bishop of Guildford as speaker to our 19th October meeting.


World Sight Day on the 7th October saw RotarianSam Das once again promoting The Guildford Rotary Eye Project which he founded and pioneered〈=en


The Rotary club of Guildford gave a boost to stroke recoverers in Surrey when a cheque for over £2,000 was handed to TALK, the local charity that works with stroke recoverers . Last year’s club President, Mike Ellis, made TALK his local charity and the efforts of members produced a sum that will enable TALK to carry on its work at five locations in Surrey. Acting chairman Peter Drew said: “This sum will greatly assist our work in helping our members whose aphasia means that they cannot easily communicate."
The picture shows vice-president Sam Das, right, handing the cheque to Peter Drew at a meeting of the club at the Holiday Inn on Monday [10th Aug]


Rotary supports ShelterBox’s work in Nepal

Devastation in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital captured by Rotaractor Ashish Chaulagain
Since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal on Saturday, 25 April, our Rotary connections in the country have been assisting ShelterBox with essential information and logistics.

The ShelterBox operations team was first able to get a clear idea of the level of destruction when Ashish Chaulagain, who is a member of Rotary International’s youth programme Rotaract, got in touch to explain situation in the capital of Kathmandu.

Ashish said: ‘The situation is that the environment is filled with fear. Still there is an expectation of more tremors and the weather forecast has also said to be alert.  There is much damage in Kathmandu. Emergency relief is required that is for sure.’

The speed of information helped to inform ShelterBox’s decision to send an assessment team, made up of Phil Duloy (UK) and Nicola Hinds (UK) to the city.

The team arrived yesterday afternoon and were met by local Rotarians, who were able to give them a full brief of the current situation.

Phil said: ‘We have had a huge amount of help from Rotary groups so far. They have been taking part in search and rescue teams, debris clearance and facilitating bringing aid into the city, so they have been able to give us an insight into the type of aid that is needed.’

ShelterBox is sending an initial 500 shelter kits to Kathmandu to help provide shelter to the thousands of people who have been sleeping on the streets, despite the plummeting temperatures and thunderstorms. The shelter kits can be used in a variety of ways to help repair structures and create temporary shelters.
Local Rotarians will be further assisting ShelterBox by acting as consignee for the shelter kits, helping to import the aid into the country and take responsibility for it as it goes through customs.
The global network of Rotary clubs has been important to ShelterBox since it was formed in 2000. It was first adopted as the millennium project of the local Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard and in 2012 became Rotary International’s first project partner. 
As our response in Nepal demonstrates, the partnership offers opportunities to collaborate and combine resources with Rotary clubs around the world to quickly provide emergency shelter for people affected by disasters and humanitarian crises. 


The Right Honourable Anne Milton was our guest speaker on Monday 30th March pictured

with the Mayor of Guildford, Councillor David Elms (Left) and President Mike Ellis (Right)

Guildford Rotarian, Councillor Terence Patrick, presented two Rotary cheques to the Mayor. The first was for �2,142.51 in aid of the Mayor�s Local Distress Fund, raised at the Christmas carol concert, and the second was a cheque for �748.06 raised from the retiring collection at the concert, for the Army Benevolent Fund, Surrey, a charity supported by Councillor Elms during his Mayoral year.


Let Guildford Rotary know if you have any old Mobiles to Donate

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�5,000 was presented



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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The Mayor of Guildford Davis Elms visits the Eye Project stand in the Guildhall Saturday 15th November.  Also in the picture Fiona Mikes, President of Leatherhead Rotary Club and Rotarian Terry Powles of the Guildford Club.


Ebola - The Facts

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Report from Hilary Byrne "From the ground in Liberia"


24th october 2014  End Polio Now Day


Malala is One of Us

This Rotarian�s daughter is an unstoppable force for education
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Recent New Scientist Article reflects heigthened awareness and shows why Rotary's efforts are so important  Click here for article view.
Rotary Club of Guildford's 'Buckets for Buckets' street collection held  

on September 25th,  

raises over �675 for the Ebola bucket clean water initiative

Guildford Mayor, David Elms, gave invaluable support to the cause,

which raised over �675 on the day

Liberia Ebola Appeal
New Initiative
A previous member of the Rotary Club of Guildford, is now working for community development in Liberia and has  sent a plea for help in dealing with the outbreak. Her name is Hilary Byrne and she asking for help to buy some rather special buckets, fitted with tops and taps, so that they could be filled with clean water and placed at strategic point where the locals could wash their hands, thus, hopefully, preventing the spread of infection.
Club Members have already donate �450 themselves (some 50 buckets) . The Club is holding a special collection day in Guildford high Street on Thursday the 25th September in order that Guildford residents themselves can help with this much needed practical initiative.

For many years the club has led a major initiative in "avoidable blindness".
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raises enough money for 
250 Eye Operations

President Grant Connell is assisted by Vice President Mike Ellis
and fellow Guildford Rotarians Chris Blow and Peter O'Keefe
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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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