Rotary in Marlow
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.
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
STOP PRESS January 2018 Rotary International has granted us a $200,000 grant to build a medical Oxygen Plant in Monrovia.
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 will use the Rotary Global Grant process to look to the future with sustainable projects to help with the legacy of Ebola. Currently, we have 2 projects in place, one to provide scholarships to medical students to help replenish the staff killed by the outbreak, and as of January 2018 we are starting to build a much needed medical oxygen plant. Currently medical oxygen is not available and industrial oxygen has to be used with the occasional disasterous result.
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Would you like to join us
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 email@example.com or phone or text 01628 481296
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 30th August 19.30
Evening meeting with our partners - speaker Naomi Riches
Thursday 6th September 12.00
Our speaker today is Steven Whitehouse telling us all about Tai Chi.
Sunday 9th September 14.00
Join us for a traditional cream tea at Little Marlow Cricket Club.
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.
Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(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
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