About us

The Rotary Club of Gloucester Severn - Registered Charity No. 1068951

Formed in 1983, we are a very active Rotary Club, supporting local, national and international causes through a programme of fund raising. We also have a very active sporting and social calendar.

Our club, of over 50 members, meets weekly at the Bowden Hall Hotel in Upton St. Leonards, in the evening, and our ethos is based on the three core principles of fun, fellowship and fundraising. We have a wide variety of interesting speakers, as well as Vocational talks from some of our own members. 

We also augment our Rotary experience with a number of social events thoughout the year.

Why not come along and hopefully join us? You would be made very welcome.  If you are interested, click on the 'Join Rotary' graphic above we will arrange for someone to accompany you.

For more info, look at the 'Joining Rotary' tab under 'What we do' above.

Forthcoming Events

Boxing Evening - February 2018 - details TBA

Completed Events

Sporting Dinner - Thursday 6th July 2017 -

Report and slide show

Vacuum Assisted Biopsy Machine - Cheque Presentation

Dragon Boat Regatta - Sunday 7 May 2017

The annual Dragonboat Regatta came and went and is now confined to the annals of history…but what a great day it turned out to be! Over the years one of the main – if not the main – talking points has been “the weather”…but this time round there can be no complaints – a tad chilly to begin with, but soon the warm sunshine broke through, and the crowds gathered.  At one point not only were the “normal” viewing areas crowded, but also across the Docks dangling legs were spotted hanging over water’s edge, and the Llanthony Swing Bridge was on the verge of sagging, so many spectators wanting a clear viewpoint.

Teams rolled up in a colourful array of costumes – young men dressed as Brownies; ladies looking like unicorns; superheroes aplenty; bearded pirates; “Where’s Wallys”; sharks and dragons – together providing a lively spectacle as they thrashed through the waves to the oft raucous commentary.

There were stalls aplenty onsite, plus the Pate’s Grammar School Band and Danter’s Funfair, which kept everyone amused and entertained, and our own bookstall looked to be doing good business too!

For the record the Morning Regatta was won by “Safran Super Sailors” and the Afternoon Regatta by “SuperDry or Superwet”, but, at the end of the Day everyone wins – the teams, the spectators, the Docks, the merchants, Gloucester city too … and, we hope, numerous worthy causes who will, in due course, benefit from the thousands of pounds this popular event raises.

To all our volunteers (and their wives) a big “Thank You”!

Gloucester Severn Rotary especially thank the main drivers of this event (Steve Markham, Roger Barrett and John Barnes) – without their unstinting enthusiasm, drive, and input it just wouldn’t work. And so, after a bit of a rest, on to May 2018…can we have another lovely sunny day please?

Boxing Evening - Friday 10 February 2017

Another great evening run by Bob Paterson and his team.  This was a very successful evening with good boxing, a good meal, an excellent venue and an impressive speaker in Richie Woodhall.

The event ran smoothly thanks to the hard working Rotary team that put it all together.  In its  33rd year, we largely know what we are doing!

Particular thanks should go to Richard Allison in organising all the ticket sales, Derek Thomas for keeping a very close eye on all the finances, Roger Barrett for offering to organise anything and everything, Ron for putting the excellent Programme together, Jerry for selling tickets, finding worthwhile raffle prizes and being so enthusiastic and the team on the night who kept the girls in check, organised the bar and the finances and enabled all to run smoothly.

Thanks also to all the attendees, without you the event would not be successful!

From a grateful Gloucester Severn Rotary Club


Go to the tab 'What We Do' and then 'Where do we spend our money?'

 End Polio

Rotary International has been instrumental in trying to eradicate Polio for many years.

We are very close!

It was annouced at the District Conference 2015 that that India is now declared Polio Free!

Click on this video below to see some of those involved:

What can you do?

Why does it matter?  Can you help?

 Look at the video below


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Wednesday 22nd November 19.30 (members only)

Weekly Meeting - Celia Hargrave (Being a Magistrate) - Meeting with Ladies

Speaker's Friend: TBA
Vote of Thanks: TBA

'Being a Magistrate'. This should be a very interesting evening. Do support it if you can.


Wednesday 29th November 18.30 (members only)

Council Meeting 3

Steve's 3rd Council Meeting


Wednesday 29th November 20.00

Weekly Meeting - Jeremy Williamson (Llanthony Priory)

Speaker's Friend: TBA
Vote of Thanks: TBA


Wednesday 6th December 19.00 (members only)

Weekly Meeting - Going to the Dogs! (This is a revised date)

This is a revised date. Please revisit and note your attendance on the form.


Wednesday 13th December 19.30 (members only)

Business Meeting 2 & SGM

2nd Business Meeting


Wednesday 20th December 19.30 (members only)

Club Christmas Dinner and Party

Christmas Dinner at Bowden Hall. Good value at £26 pp Dress black tie.


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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

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

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How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Bowden Hall Hotel, Bondend Road Upton St Leonard, Gloucester We meet on Wednesdays at 1945
(No meeting following a Bank Holiday)
Bowden Hall Hotel, Bondend Road Upton St Leonard, Gloucester GL4 8ED  0844 815 9077

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