About us

Reading Abbey Rotary Club is one of six Rotary Clubs in and around Reading. You probably already realise that Rotary exists to:

  • Help others through volunteering, fund raising and community service
  • Facilitate the making of new friends and business contacts

What you may not have realised is how much fun this can be!  What sets Reading Abbey apart from other clubs is the people, men and women from all walks of life, bringing a variety of knowledge and experience to everything we do. We are an irreverant bunch!  The conversation is lively and the social calendar busy. We like to pitch in and contribute to our big events but we accept that family and work come first.

If you fancy the idea of putting something back and having fun at the same time then you will find a welcome with us, regardless of how much time you can afford. Come and get stuck in and see for yourself.

We meet weekly,  on Thursday evenings, in the superb Caversham Business suite of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, starting with networking, followed by dinner and then listening to an interesting speaker on a topic of general interest.

On these pages you will find something for everyone but the events we are most proud of are our big fundraisers. These provide the best opportunities for us all to work together. There are always tasks to suite any ability and we love putting a smile on the faces of the people involved.

The main events are:

    • AM-AM Golf competition
    • Englefleld 10k Run
    • Purple for Polio
    • Various Other Charity Events

    Happening soon...

    Meetings and events happening soon

    Thursday 29th March 19.15

    Partners meeting

    Partners meeting
    Thames Suite at the Crowne Plaza, 7:15 for 7:45 pm
    Speaker: Dick Smith: Beaconsfield Town Crier​


    Thursday 5th April 20.00

    Chris Brownlee of Thames Valley Advanced Motorcyclist

    Chris Brownlee of Thames Valley Advanced Motorcyclist


    Thursday 12th April 20.00

    Jane Stanford‑Beale, CEO of Autism Berkshire

    Jane Stanford‑Beale, CEO of Autism Berkshire


    Saturday 14th April 19.00

    The Rotary Club of Reading Abbey proudly presents A Race Night of unbridled fun and frivolity in aid of HELP for HOSPITALS in UGANDA


    Thursday 19th April 20.00

    Samantha Harman, Editor of the Reading Chronicle

    Samantha Harman, Editor of the Reading Chronicle


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    Meetings & Venue

    Where and when:

    We meet on Thursdays at 19.15 for 19.45
    The Crowne Plaza Hotel
    Caversham Bridge
    Richfield Avenue Reading RG1 8BD

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