Welcome to The Rotary Club of Ramsey website. Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left. We hope to meet you soon.
An Evening of Magic & Comedy
Eugene Matthias will delight and entertain you at this fundraising spectacular. Venue: TBA Poster: to follow.details
New public seat for walkers
During May, Ramsey Rotary, in agreement with Ramsey Town Council, renovated two public bench seats at The Mortuary Chapels. One has been replaced, the old one being relocated along the footpath between Ramsey Cemetery and Muchwood,.details
Fine weather for 'Kids Out' at Wicksteed Park, Kettering
64 children from Ramsey Warboys and Upwood accompanied by teachers and assistants took part. Rotarians Ian Caunt, Carole & Sarah Broom, Sylvia Abblitt & Chris Wick escorted the group and provided each child with a packed lunch, printed ‘T’ shirt and cap.details
A new Rotary Year sees a changing of faces
Each year around this time we Handover office from the outgoing President to our shiny, new President. Here are some images from the evening.details
Rotary Junior Technology Course -Ashbeach School
Pupils at Ashbeach Primary School took part in the Rotary Junior Technology Tournament. They were required to build, with the materials supplied, a scale model of a bridge for wild animals to cross over a public pathway.details
THE ROTARY CLUB OF RAMSEY
Giving to Rotary, means Rotary gives back!
Registered Charity Number 1025083
49 YEARS OF SERVICE 2018 / 2019
Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Ramsey
The Rotary club of Ramsey is open for membership to anyone who is interested in helping the community and we encourage both male and female membership. We are a friendly Club of 31 Members, including 9 Ladies and we range in age from not quite 30 to 65+. The Club still enjoys the company of two founder Members who helped start the Club some 49-years ago.
We support many local and International causes. If you live, work or have any connection to Ramsey, come and experience first hand the benefits of joining Rotary - we want you to be part of our Club. Our members make a difference at home and around the world.
We are a very social Club and meet weekly for Club functions, where our meeting programme will normally be as follows:
- 1st Tuesday of the Month will be Committees
- 2nd Tuesday of the Month we shall enjoy a guest Speaker
- 3rd Tuesday of the Month our Council meet and we then hold our Business Meeting
- 4th (and when there is a 5th) Tuesday of the Month we shall do something social, such as a visit somewhere or an event at Ramsey Golf Club.
- Always check our Programme on this website for the latest information.
New members are always welcome as you will:
• make new friends
• be part of the world-wide well-respected Rotary International organisation
• take part in our many activities and projects
• hear informative and interesting speakers
To learn more about our Club and what we do, I invite you to browse through our website. Feel free to contact us for more information. The links provide more detail on the Club’s members, past members, officials and history.
I look forward to meeting you.
Rotary Club of Ramsey
What is Rotary?
Our members are men and women of all ages who come from many walks of life (just like you!) whether business people, professional people or community leaders alike we have a common bond: we are keen to utilise our skills and resources to help others.
With 34,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic regions worldwide, boasting 1.2 Million members, Rotary is far reaching. In Great Britain & Ireland alone, there are in excess of 51,000 Rotarians in 1,810 Clubs. Each member enjoys the opportunity to give something back to communities at home and abroad, learn new skills, expand their social network and have a huge amount of fun in the process.
Rotary runs countless humanitarian projects locally, nationally and internationally and also partners with many charities worldwide. Members initiate projects which address the needs of their local communities such as running food banks or fundraising for their local children's hospice.
Rotary Clubs are autonomous and determine service projects based on local needs. By combining their skills and resources, our members are able to make a real contribution to the lives of others.
What we do
Members volunteer their time to serve the local community, through activities such as supporting community events, runnning educational programmes, supporting local businesses or helping out at music festivals, fun runs and marathons.
They organise national competitions in music, cookery, photography, public speaking and citizenship to help young people improve their skills.
Because of Rotary's vast international geographic spread, we are in the unique position to be able to reach people in need all over the world, from running life changing projects in developing countries to making an immediate response to disaster hit regions.
Rotary has it's own charity, The Rotary Foundation, which funds the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty throughout the world.
In local communities
Rotary Clubs carry out a range of different activities and projects which aim to help improve the quality of life in their local communities
- Kids Out day - an annual day out for disadvantaged children
- Assisting at music festivals, concerts and fetes
- Youth projects - encouraging young people's talents and opportunities
- Supporting foodbanks
- Sponsored bike rides and races
- Christmas collections
- Support for local residential homes - for the elderly or disabled
- Support for schools - with mock interviews and business days
- Volunteering alongside local charities
- Support for hospices
The crippling and sometimes fatal disease of polio is still a very harrowing reality for children in parts of Africa and Asia and threatens children everywhere.
Rotary has made polio eradication its top priority since 1985 and every pound Rotary raises becomes £3 with generous support by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. To date around US$1 Billion has been raised.
Latest updated pages (click to view)
Meetings and events happening soon
Saturday 29th September 19.00
Quirky Quiz Night at Ramsey Mereside Village Hall
Saturday 29th September 2018.
Venue - Ramsey Mereside Village Hall
A Quiz with a difference
Tuesday 2nd October 19.00 - 21.30 Tuesday 30th October
October's Hosts are Brian Mathson & Brian King
Tuesday 2nd October 19.30
Committee meetings & Guest Speaker: Rev Canon Ken Berkin with an update on Friends of North Kigezi Diocese (one course meal Cold meat selection, jacket potatoes and salad with coffee/tea & mint to finish @ £10)
Tuesday 9th October 19.30
Speaker evening: Nicola Gitsham (nee Hyde - oh yes, there's more!) on The NHS - Three Score Years and Ten (one course meal of Lasagne, garlic bread and salad with coffee/tea & mint to finish @ £10)
Tuesday 16th October 18.15
Council at Ramsey Golf Club
Tuesday 16th October 19.30
Business Meeting (one course meal of Chicken & mushroom pie, new potatoes & vegetables with coffee/tea & mint to finish @ £10)
Tuesday 23rd October 19.30
Social evening at Lakeside Lodge - 10 pin bowling with food. Further details to come.
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.