About us

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:-


For 27 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.


This years  walk took place  on Sunday 19th May and full details and photos  can  be found by clicking on "Annual Charity Walk" on the "What we do" menu .

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 in November this year. Please keep a look out for further details 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.

We will be organising another quiz night this year. Please watch this website for the details to be announced.

Annual Concert by Local Schools


This year's 7th Annual Schools Concert, generously sponsored by Downs Solicitors, was held on Wednesday 13th March 2019 at Glive and was again a huge success.

Please click on "Details" on the featured page above or on "Schools Charity Concert" on the "What We Do" drop down menu for a full report and pictures of this great evening.

Next year's event is already being planned and is scheduled for Wednesday 11th March. Please put the date in your diary. You will not want to miss this display of exceptional musical talent.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Club Lunch Meeting

Wednesday 13th November 12.45

Club Lunch Meeting

Guildford Golf Club
Business Meeting and
Special General Meeting to adopt the club's
accounts and elect next year's officers

Mock Interviews

Friday 15th November 08.00

Mock Interviews

For Year 11 students
at St Peter's School

Club Breakfast Meeting

Wednesday 20th November 08.00

Club Breakfast Meeting

The Keep
Business Meeting

Carols on Castle Green

Thursday 21st November 15.30

Carols on Castle Green

To mark the switch on of the Guildford
Christmas Lights we will be providing
Music, carols, BBQ, mulled wine etc
on the Green by Guildford Castle

Club Lunch Meeting

Wednesday 27th November 12.45

Club Lunch Meeting

Guildford Golf Club
Philip Rambech
Cyber Fraud

Club Breakfast Meeting

Wednesday 4th December 08.00

Club Breakfast Meeting

The Keep
Speaker to be advised

Club Lunch Meeting

Wednesday 11th December 12.45

Club Lunch Meeting

Guildford Golf Club
Speaker to be advised

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

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 We meet on Wednesdays at
(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 GU1 2HL  Golf Club 01483 563941

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