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What is our Club all about?


A very special Christmas event at Gt St Mary's Church

Carol Concert for the homeless and the Arthur Rank Hospice


What we do outside Rotary

Rotarian Clare Waterhouse runs her own relocation business, Cambridge Property Search Limited.


About us

"Making connections whilst working for local and international community projects."


 you to these local organisations who support our website
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for the Rotary Club of Cambridge Carol Concert on 10 December.  Full details are given above.


The David Parr House Project

Behind an ordinary façade in an unprepossessing terrace house in Gwydir Street an artistic treasure lay unsuspected for nearly a century, until Tamsin Wimhurst came to interview an old lady in 2009. Before Elsie Palmer had come to the house in 1927, the house had belonged to David Parr, who worked with the nationally renowned builders Frederick Leach and the designer William Morris. Parr, a not-so-ordinary Cambridge workman, had decorated the whole of his house with designs that would be used in colleges, churches and stately homes.

A Heritage Lottery grant has enabled a trust to undertake the complete conservation of this remarkable art work in a nineteenth century workman’s house.

Tamsin spoke on 9th October to the Rotary Club of Cambridge about the conservation work being undertaken and the fascinating stories that have been revealed.

This remarkable house will open to the public next May.

Madi Vorva, one of two Rotary Scholars being hosted by the Rotary Club of Cambridge visited us recently.

Madi has started at Darwin College and is reading Environmental Policy.  She comes from Michigan USA.

The Rotary Foundation and clubs invest in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study.

The Rotary Club of Cambridge is making plans for the 2019 Young Photographer of the Year Award.

The theme will be "Beauty of Nature"

Keep in touch for further details.


On 25 September the Club celebrated the anniversary of it`s founding in 1922.

The black-tie dinner meeting at the Gonville Hotel was addressed by a suitably high profile speaker, Sir Alan Yarrow, former Lord Mayor of London. Sir Alan became Lord Mayor in 2014, the 687th, after an illustrious, thirty seven year long career in the City. He had been Chairman of the Kleinwort Banking Group, Chairman of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, Deputy Chairman of the former Financial Services Authority Practitioner Panel, and a member of the Council of the British Bankers Association and a member of the Takeover Panel.

He told us that it was his perception that as a Country we were too self deprecating. The problem about being British was that we forget to “market” what we do. The City of London  annually generated billions of pounds for the Government, and  underwrote 36 million City and Guild awards, but how many people were aware of that? In his year as Lord Mayor the City had raised £3.5 m for Mencap and Scope. Giving he said was not about sackcloth and ashes but should be fun.

Taken from a longer piece by Rotarian Jim Stewart.

Rotary Youth Leadership Award


Takes place at Grafham Water 

Led by Rotary District's indomitable Robin Wraight.

This annual project which terminates with a week long residential course at Grafham Water has become a proven success in bringing the best out in young people whilst increasing confidence and promoting leadership skills.


Sue Marchant of     Radio Cambridgeshire covers RYLA between 3 and 4 pm on Monday 10 September.

If you missed the show please listen to it by clicking here.

New members join us over the past year....


More about our Club

We meet every Tuesday, mainly for lunch, but once a month for breakfast and also for an evening meal, at the Gonville Hotel Cambridge.

If you are interested in finding out how to join us please email our Club Secretary cambridgerotaryuk@gmail.com


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 23rd October 12.00 - (members only)

Public Image Committee meeting

Tuesday 23rd October 12.15 -

Fellowship and Entertainment committee

12:15 meeting at the Gonville

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Tuesday 23rd October 13.00 -

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Prabhu Guptara 'Understanding , managing and measuring relationships in business and in personal life';
Host - John Holroyd; Cashier - John Parry; Reception - Edward Coe; Equipment/projection - Nigel Neville

Evening meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Tuesday 30th October 19.00 -

Evening meeting at the Gonville Hotel

High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Dr Andy Harter and his wife, Lily Bacon Deputy Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire
Host - David Ball; Cashier - Joshua Vanneck; Reception - Anne St Ives ; Equipment/projection - Graeme Minto

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Tuesday 6th November 13.00 -

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Cambridge Water Company - speaker and subject TBA
Host - David Spreadbury; Cashier - Dee Hutley; Reception - Jenny Shaw; Equipment/projection - Robert Ransom

Tuesday 6th November 18.00 - (members only)

Council meeting

Tuesday 6th November 18.00 - (members only)

Council meeting

Tuesday 13th November 07.30 -

Monthly Breakfast Meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Cashier - Anthony Nix

Tuesday 13th November 13.00 -

Lunch meeting at the Gonville Hotel

Meeting details TBA
Host - Jim Stewart; Cashier - Sally Stewart; Reception - Jenny Chapman-Hay; Equipment/projection - Morris Chudleigh

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Rotary News

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Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities

Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

at the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge. Times vary so see the Programme for time and details. Please give notice of intention to attend <b>before noon on the Friday</b> before the meeting by phoning Coulson Reception on 01223 423800 We meet on Tuesdays at
at the Gonville Hotel, Cambridge. Times vary so see the Programme for time and details. Please give notice of intention to attend before noon on the Friday before the meeting by phoning Coulson Reception on 01223 423800

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