Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Guildford District
We are a group of men and women of all ages and experiences from Guildford and its surrounding area who, together, use our time, talents and knowledge to try to help Guildford and the wider world be a better place.
We raise funds, make friends and try, through our efforts, to help those less fortunate whilst having fun and enjoying each other's company
Rotary is all about Communities. These are local, national and international. Wherever there is a need Rotary is there, whether it is a disaster such as a Tsunami or an awful storm in the Philippines, or an earthquake in Nepal,Rotary will be there in some form to help.
Locally we help a large number of Charities and individuals who are in great need. How is this all achieved? Quite often we fundraise.The idea that Rotary is all about collecting in the High Street or outside a supermarket is however far from the truth. We do do this but it is a very small part of our fundraising efforts.
The following are some of the things that we are currently doing:-
ANNUAL CHARITY WALK
For 26 consecutive years we have run a Charity Walk from Shalford Park where the walkers raise money for their favourite charity at no cost to them.
Last years walk took place on Sunday 13th May 2018 and full details and photos can be found by clicking on "Annual Charity Walk" on the "What we do" menu . From the "related pages" on that page you can also download the maps and sponsor forms for this year's event, which is scheduled for Sunday 19th May 2019.
Please see the above 'Save the date' flyer, putting the date in your diary.
Also please follow us on Twitter@ShalfordWalk
For the last three years we have organised and taken part in a static Bikeathon.Last year's event was on 3rd March 2018 and full pictures and a report are shown on the featured page above which you can access by clicking on "Details", or on the drop down menu "What we Do".
We shall be organising another such event this year. Please keep a look out for the date to be announced.
Fish & Chip Supper & Quiz
The club has an evening of fun and fellowship annually in September/October when we hold a Fish and Chip evening for club members and their guests. As well as the food there is a competion in the form of a pictorial quiz, and last year the evening, including a raffle, raised over six hundred pounds towards buying a laptop for Challengers following their disastrous fire at their Guildford headquarters.
We had agreed that this year the event would be on Friday 12th October but due to the sad passing of the main organiser, Chris Parker, this was cancelled but was brought back as the Rotary Club Christmas Party in December with some excellent entertainment provided by the U3A Ukulele Band.
From this event the club was pleased to donate £350 to the band's chosen charity, Shooting Star Chase.
Annual Concert by Local Schools
On 15th March 2018 we held our 6th Annual Schools Concert at Glive given by children attending schools in the area. It was another huge success.We have some great young musicians in the area.Please click on "Details" on the featured page above for photographs and a full report on the brilliant concert.
This year's 7th event, generously sponsored by Downs Solicitors, was held just recently on Wednesday 13th March 2019 and was again a great success. Please keep an eye on the website for this year's pictures and report
Meetings and events happening soon
Saturday 27th April 10.00
Gosden House school followed by
a beer in a pub
Wednesday 1st May 07.45
Club Breakfast Meeting
Speaker to be advised
Wednesday 8th May 12.45
Club Lunch Meeting
AGM & Club Assembly
Guildford Golf Club
Wednesday 15th May 07.45
Club Breakfast Meeting
AGM & Club Assembly
Sunday 19th May 09.30
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(When there is a 5th Wednesday evening meetings arranged with partners)
The Club House of Guildford Golf Club, High Path Road, Merrow, Guildford. GU1 2HL at 12.30 for 12.45 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
On the Ist & 3rd Wednesday in the month at The Keep, 29 Castle Street . Guildford, GU1 3UW. @ 7.45 for 8.00 am Golf Club 01483 563941