About us

Welcome to Rotary!

We're a small, friendly, club based in Uxbridge, Middlesex, drawing on men and women from across Middlesex and Buckinghamshire who want to make a difference.

If you think of Rotary as a dull, men-only business club, filled with elderly bores who drink sherry and eat over-cooked chicken each week, then think again.

Rotary really has re-invented itself to become relevant for the 21st century. It's a dynamic organisation which has led the way towards nearly eradicating polio and is involved in countless projects, in this country and abroad.

We are a part of Rotary International, which is the world's largest service organisation for community-minded folk. 

We like to have fun, we're passionate about community by getting involved in projects - and we hate over-cooked chicken! So if you want to find out more, or if you are a visiting Rotarian who wants to join in, then please read on....... 

Who are we?

Our members are enthusiastic men and women who want to make a difference, and we come from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups - we've even got a midwife on standby for any pregnant Rotarians, and our lady president's garage does a good deal on MOTs! 

We aim:

  • To be a force for good in and around the London Borough of Hillingdon where we seek to engage with our community
  • Work with others, to maximise our positive impact, always upholding high ethical standards
  • Support each other, respecting differences and adapting to the modern world
  • Play our part locally, nationally and internationally.


Would you like to be part of Rotary? Well, get involved in one of our projects or come to one of our events or meetings. If you'd like to give us a try, then here's four ways of getting in touch:

  • Click on Contact Us on the website, select Membership and send us an email. You can also email us directly at: membership@elthornehillingdon.rotary1090.org
  • Call our club President, Dave King on 07918 838680. Come along as his guest to one of our meetings, chat to other members, find out what we do - and even if you hate it, at least you get a free meal!
  • Simply pop in to see us on a Wednesday evening at Uxbridge Sports Club (postcode UB8 1NR). We meet in the bar from 7pm for 7.30pm.
  • If you're a visiting Rotarian, please contact Justin and Janet Tyas by email to: attendance@elthornehillingdon.rotary1090.org - ideally by the close of play on Monday. We'd love to welcome you.
We look forward to meeting you and guarantee that you'll receive the warmest of welcomes.

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      Join our weekly walk

      Rotary is about having fun and socialising, so why not join us on a Sunday morning for our weekly walk?

      Every Sunday, we gather at either at the Ruislip Lido cafe or the Rickmansworth Aquadrome car park for a leisurely mile-and-a-half to a two-mile stroll. Then we get down to the important business - coffee and a chat!  

      To find out where we're walking this week and let us know you're coming with us, drop us a line using the Contact form dropdown and select Weekly Walk.  

      We look forward to seeing you.

      We work with young people

      Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) runs a number of nationwide competitions for young people - entries are organised locally by clubs. with winners going forward to area, regional and eventually national finals. 

      We organise our local round of the public speaking competition "Youth Speaks"; and encourage young people to enter other competitions.  We also help with reading at local schools, and with mock interviews

      We work with local charities

      Every year, the Rotary Club of Elthorne-Hillingdon supports a variety of local charities including The Samaritans, and the   Michael Sobell Hospice, which based at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood. 

      We recently presented the Guide Dogs for the Blind with a cheque which will help to pay for and train a puppy, who will work with a blind person in the area.

      We work with national charities

      Every year we devote all of the proceeds of our annual Charity Golf Day to a single charity. In 2018, a cheque for £7,500 was presented to the Teenage Cancer Trust and in 2019, we are raising money for the National Autistic Society.

      And this past year, we have also given £2,500 to the London Air Ambulance It costs the air ambulance £10,000 to operate a day - £10 million a year. So our cheque will cover just over one emergency helicopter trip! 

      And we gave a similar sized cheque to Harlington Hospice - both from the proceeds of our annual Santa Sleigh Ride collection around the streets of Ickenham and Hillingdon.

      A fund-raising concert at the Watersmeet Centre in Rickmansworth featuring the RAF's Shades of Blue band, helped to raise a considerable amount of money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

      We also support other national charities in other ways, through fund-rasing and also activities, such as the BBC's Children in Need appeal in November and the Stroke Association's Check Your Blood Pressure Day, every April.

      We work with international charities

      We support many international projects, directly through the Rotary Foundation, one of the world's largest private charities, but also through a variety of other international charities.

      The Rotary Club of Elthorne Hillingdon, chartered in 1978, has a Trust Fund which is a registered charity (No.1032574).

      Happening soon...

      Meetings and events happening soon

      Sunday 21st July 10.00

      Uxbridge Auto Show

      This very successful event, which is run by the Rotary Club of Uxbridge to raise money for a number of Rotary charities, is supported by Elthorne-Hillingdon Rotary who provide volunteers for the Middlesex Showground in Park Road.

      Tuesday 23rd July 09.00

      Charity Golf Day

      This is the Rotary club's big fund-raiser. This year, 20 teams will be lining up at Batchworth Park Golf Club near Rickmansworth, with proceeds doing to the National Autistic Society.

      Wednesday 24th July 19.30

      Club committees & District Governor visit

      District Governor, Frank Quinn, who looks after the Thames Valley Rotary District (1090) will be visiting to share his vision of "Rotary Connects the World". It will also be our committees evening - a chance to hatch plans for the future.

      Sunday 28th July 10.00

      Social Walk - Rickmansworth Aquadrome

      Every Sunday morning, club members head out for a picturesque walk, and a cuppa to follow. It's a pleasant social on a Sunday morning, meeting at the Aquadrome in Frogmoor Lane.

      Wednesday 31st July 19.30

      Partners' evening - Terry Ruby (speaker)

      Whenever there is a fifth Wednesday in the month, we invite partners to our weekly meeting at Uxbridge Cricket Club. This week, long-standing Rotarian, Terry Ruby, reflects on 21 years of travel all over the world.

      Sunday 4th August 10.00

      Social Walk - Ruislip Lido

      If you fancy a Sunday morning stroll, then meet up at a Ruislip Lido for a gentle walk around water's edge, followed by refreshments afterwards.

      Wednesday 7th August 19.30

      Speaker meeting - Cllr John Morgan

      Last year's Hillingdon Mayor, Cllr John Morgan, reflects on his 12 months as the first citizen of the borough and about life as a councillor.

      Sunday 11th August 10.00

      Social Walk - Rickmansworth Aquadrome

      Every Sunday morning, club members head out for a picturesque walk, and a cuppa to follow. It's a pleasant social on a Sunday morning, meeting at the Aquadrome in Frogmoor Lane.

      Tuesday 13th August 19.00

      Darts practice

      Second Tuesday of the month, the club's darts players gather at Ruislip Conservative Club in Ickenham Road, Ruislip, for a couple of hours of arrow throwing and gossip.

      Wednesday 14th August 19.30

      Speaker meeting - Rebecca Emerick

      Rebecca is from the charity Hope & Homes for Children, a charity working with children, their families and communities across seven countries in Central and Eastern Europe, & Africa, to help children grow up in safe and productive environments.

      Sunday 18th August 10.00

      Social Walk - Ruislip Lido

      If you fancy a Sunday morning stroll, then meet up at a Ruislip Lido for a gentle walk around water's edge, followed by refreshments afterwards.

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      We meet on Wednesdays at 19:00 for 19:30
      Uxbridge Sports Club, Park Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1NR  01895 237571

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