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Rotary in Marlow 


There are three Rotary Clubs in Marlow    

Marlow Bridge meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.  Marlow Thames meet every Wednesday evening and Marlow meet every Thursday lunchtime at the Grouse and Ale, Lane End.  Membership of the Marlow Club is mainly retired and those close to retiremement age.   

The Rotary Club of Marlow

Has been serving the community for 8 decades, it is a club of like minded people from all walks of life.  With a membership of 45 male and female, we meet on a regular basis and get involved in many projects locally and internationally, sometimes this involves simply raising money, but we get regularly involved as a 'hands on' Club, helping the elderly, the young and the disabled.  We enjoy a good social life.  Being a Rotarian is about having fun and helping others. 

To stay vibrant and active, Rotary is always looking for new members.  Do you feel you could give something back to the community and have fun at the same time?  If so, why not come along to one of our meetings where guests are always welcome.  Contact the Club Secretary David Duxbury on 01628 481296 to have a chat and book your lunch.  (You will find meeting information at the bottom of this page).

Being a member of Rotary is not about attending weekly meetings, it is about a committment to Rotary and a desire to give something back to the community.  So whether you have a lot of time available or just a little if you want to help others, you would be very welcome within Rotary. 

Boat trip for the senior citixens

So What Do We Do?  We support the elderly and disabled with events, entertainment and boat trips.  

We organise many events for the young of the community, including Youth Speaks an inter-school competition for secondary pupils.  

We listen to the young reading.  

We help with technology tournaments.  

We have 'Best Potential Young Citizen Award and more.  

We organise fund raising concerts and have a presence at Carnival, Love Marlow and other events. 

We organise street collections for disasters and collections for our own charities. .

Overseas - working in conjunction with 4 linked clubs in Paris, Cologne, Venice and Binche (Belgium), we have helped supply sanitation and clean water to schools in Uganda.  In Monrovia - Liberia - we are in the process of installing a medical grade oxygen generating plant, as medical oxygen is virtually not available in Liberia.  

We work closely with MarlowTown Council and the Chamber of Trade and Commerce, have a presence at Late Night Shopping, Carols Around the Tree, May Fair and with the other two cubs of Marlow, we organise the fantastic Santa's Fun Run - a spectacle not to be missed when 2500 runners fill the High Street in a 'sea of red and white'.  Santa's Fun is always on the 1st Sunday of December.  

Street collections for disasters, including disasters in the UK.

Do we have fun? .................. YES  Not only do we meet on a regular basis to enjoy good speakers and fellowship, we also have events with our partners, go on trips and walks and get a great deal of pleasure in giving something back to our community.

Web links

To find out about Santa's Fun Run click HERE

To see more on our Facebook pages by click HERE 


Ebola Crisis - The On-going Legacy                  

In September 2014 The Rotary Club of Marlow started collecting money to help support the Rotary Club of Monrovia in their fight against the appalling spread of Ebola.

The campaign initially was to suply protective clothing, sterilising and washing facilities and general help for those quarantined or displaced with food and clothing.  Education was a high priority from the start, and we believe that the co-operation between the Rotary Club of Monrovia, the communities, the hospitals and the government has had a major influence on the reduction of the re-infection rate.

Our campaign has now moved into a second phase, where we plan to use the Rotary Global Grant process to look to the future with sustainable projects to help with the legacy of Ebola.  If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email: jonson@sky.com. 

Would you like to join us

Enjoy the fellowship, have fun and help the Marlow communitity and communities overseas. The Rotary Club of Marlow meets at lunchtime on Thursdays at the Grouse and Ale in Lane End
Membership is open to all adults, but you don't have to be a member to come and see what we do. Guests are always welcome at our meetings and events.
You could be part of Rotary in Marlow - find out more and how you can get involved - contact us through the web site, email us at secretary.rotaryclubofmarlow@hotmail.co.uk or phone or text 01628 481296

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Speaker Meeting

Thursday 23rd November 12.30

Speaker Meeting


Come along and listen to Roy Wood give us more information about MapAction.

For further details contact David Duxbury 01628 481296

Lunch with Partners

Thursday 30th November 12.30

Lunch with Partners


We are sharing our lunch meeting with our partners and friends at Flackwell Heath Golf Club and our speaker will be Karen Shardilows on behalf of ScanAppeal.

Reservations are essential. Contact David Duxbury 01628 481296

Santas Fun Run

Sunday 3rd December 09.00

Santas Fun Run


With our other two Rotary Clubs in Marlow we run the Santas Fun Run. Starting and finishing in Higginson Park, Marlow it is an experience not to missed and is our major fund raiser for the year.

See www.santasfunrun.org

Late Night Shopping

Thursday 7th December 18.00

Late Night Shopping


Come and say hello to us on our stall in the High Street for Marlow's Late Night Shopping.

Thursday 21st December 12.30

Christmas Lunch


The last meeting before Christmas and we get together for a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.

Prior reservation is essential.

Contact David Duxbury 01628 481296

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Our Social Media


Rotary News

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.

Rotary Young Citizen Awards


Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.


Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017


Find out more about Rotary fighting disease


Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 12:00 for 12:30
(If there is a 5th Thursday in the month we hold a partners meeting at a larger venue - contact secretary 01628 481296 for details - everyone is welcome)
Grouse & Ale
Lane End, Bucks
HP14 3JG HP14 3JG

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