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Rotary Club of Oundle - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Santa Sleigh visits to Oundle and surrounding villages

Santa visited us again in December 2107 and his visit was another resounding success for everyone. He was sorry to have to miss out on his visit to Glapthorn, Cotterstock and Tansor because of the recent snowfall. We look forward to his 2018 visit



The Rotary Club of Oundle introduced the British Heart Foundation’s Heartstart scheme to Oundle and District in 2011 and to date have provided more than 60 Emergency Life Support training sessions to the citizens of the Town.



We are always looking for prospective members to come and find out more of what we do. On 8th May 2017 we inducted our latest member, David Cheney. We wish David a long and happy membership. He follows our previous new member Andrea Gray.


End Polio Now

Rotary International has been working since 1988 to eradicate polio worldwide. In 1988 the disease was endemic in 69 countries and there were over 300,000 cases a year. By 201 polio was still endemic in just 3 countries and there were just 21 cases.



A new film telling a very personal story of a family affected by polio, This will be shown at the Oundle Cinema on 5th May 2018 at 7.30. Contact the cinema booking office direct for tickets.


About us

The Rotary Club of Oundle was established in 1974.  We have 14 members and are active in supporting local, national and international charities. 

Our major charities this year include the Sue Ryder Hospice at Thorpe Hall, Peterborough, Prostate Cancer UK and Shelterbox.  We will also be helping the Salvation Army, Peterborough, Heartstart and others.

Each year we run a potato-growing competition with our mother club, the Rotary Club of Corby.  This year we have raised £130 from our share and this will be donated to the Sue Ryder Charity at Thorpe Hall, Peterborough

For 21 years we have promoted an annual Christmas concert in St Peters Church usually on the evening of the first Friday in December, considered by many regular attendees to be the start of Christmas for them.

For several years we have organised and funded a Seniors’ Party for the more senior members of our community.  They come together at Laxton Junior School in February and we supply them with home-made sandwiches and cakes with tea/coffee, and a little entertainment.  Over 100 residents enjoy this annual event.

A major annual event which takes place in the village of Southwick, close to Oundle, is The World Conker Championships where we are visible carrying out car parking duties for the many thousands who attend.

Every Christmas visitors to Oundle's picturesque market place can see the magnificent Tree that the club provides and decorates. The tree stands in front of the Rotary Millenium Clock which is mounted on the old town hall building.

This event ties in to our Santa Sleigh.  We welcome Santa to lead us on his sleigh around parts of the town and some local villages (weather permitting).  Children are welcome to come and see Santa and his sleigh, and we welcome donations from members of the public towards our charitable causes.

This tells you more about Rotary International:


A snapshot of who we are. 

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are non political, non religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. Members are both male and female and of all ages.

As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.

Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has over 55,000 members in 1840 clubs.

Rotarians are encouraged to apply the four way test to all the things they think say or do:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

You can find out more about Rotary at the following websites www.rotary.org and 


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 19th March 18.30

Business Meeting and Fellowship

Monday 2nd April 18.30

No meeting - Bank Holiday

Monday 9th April 18.30

Speaker Meeting

Speaker is Club Secretary John Mumford

Saturday 14th April 09.00

Stroke Awareness Day

We will be paling our part in the Stroke Association’s Annual event to check the blood pressure of people in the town.

Monday 16th April 18.00

Council at The Ship Inn

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Ship Inn
West Street
Oundle We meet on Mondays at 18.00 for 18.30
(Meetings Ist and 3rd Mondays except on Bank Holidays (5th Monday no meeting). )
The Ship Inn
West Street
Oundle PE8 4EF  01832 273918

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