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
We look forward to seeing you at next year's walk which will be on Sunday 13th May 2018 - please put the date in your diary
For the last two years we have organised and taken part in a static Bikeathon. This year we had a new format which included events at the site where family and friends were entertained whilst the cyclists pitted their cycling skills against the other entrants. In the first year "The Team" raised in excess of £3000 which was put to combatting Prostate Cancer and this year some £4,000 was donated to "Topic Of Cancer". The event took place on Saturday 8th October 2016 at Turnfit Studio. This was a really fun day with a BBQ and drinks available together with live music.
This event will be repeated next in March 2018 ; plenty of time to arrange to bring not only your friends but also the family to watch the fun and cheer on their chosen team.These events encourage the teams to get fit and to have some fun in competition.
What about organising a team from your work place (or if you belong to a cycling club) and compete against other teams in the area? Just use imagination and get as many people involved as you can for a day of fun and excercise. It is a great way to spend a Saturday in March raising money for a good cause,having fun at the same time.
Fish & Chip Supper & Quiz
The club has an evening of fun and fellowship 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 this 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.Please join us for next year's event.
Annual Concert by Local Schools
On 16th March 2017 we held our 5th Annual Schools Concert at GLive given by children attending schools in the area. It was another huge success. For a full report please click on "What we do/Schools concert 2017" above.
Next year's concert is on Thursday 15th March 2018 - Please put the date in your diary.
Meetings and events happening soon
Friday 24th November 08.00
Held at St Peter's School, Guildford
Saturday 25th November 10.00
Car Parking at Watts Gallery Victorian christmas weekend
Wednesday 29th November 19.00
Christmas Party with partners
Great evening with entertainment
Speaker Bill Biddell - Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Surrey
Wednesday 6th December 07.45
Club Breakfast Meeting
@ Jackson & Rye
Speaker to be advised
Tuesday 12th December 18.00
Club Council Meeting
@ Guildford Golf Club
Wednesday 13th December 12.45
Club Lunch Meeting
Business Meeting @ Guildford Golf Club
Wednesday 20th December 07.45
Club Breakfast Meeting
Jackson & Rye
Speaker to be advised
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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 Jackson & Rye, Upper High Street. Guildford, Surrey. @ 7.45 for 8.00 am Golf Club 01483 563941