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Welcome to the Gloucester Severn Rotary Website! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.

Sporting Dinner

The 2018 Sporting Dinner was another success!


Rotary in Gloucester Awards Scheme

A joint project of the 4 Gloucester Clubs to assist organsations with small donations.


Kids Out 2018!

KIDS OUT! 13th June 2018. Vounteers required to help protect the vulnerable and generally help out on the day.


Annual Dragon Boat Regatta

The Annual Dragon Boat Regatta returns to Gloucester Docks!


Club Tenpin Finals

A select few gathered for the finals of the Club's first Tenpin bowling event.


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.

We are an evening club of over 50 members and meet most weeks for dinner at Bowden Hall Hotel, followed by presentations by interesting speakers on a wide range of topics ranging from the serious to the light-hearted. We also have a varied social programme. Our club’s core values are fun, fellowship and fund-raising and we try to incorporate these into everything we do, 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.

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Forthcoming Events

Sporting Dinner - 11 July 2019 - details see below:

The Sporting Dinner has been confirmed for Thursday 11 July in the Kings School Marquee, 7.15pm for 7.45pm. The main speakers are Maggie Alphonsi MBE (ladies International Rugby Player and TV presenter) and James Haskell (England and Lions Rugby International). Two very articulate speakers

The cost is £120 per double ticket (£60 a head) for pre dinner aperitif's, a four course meal plus coffee, and two great speakers. Fantastic value!!

Contact us through the website for futher details and tickets.

Completed Events

Sporting Dinner - Thursday 12th July 2018

Another stunning good weather event ably organised by Jeff Roberts and his team.  Speakers Tessa Sanderson and Mike Tindall kept us all entertained and compered by Ian Robertson.

See report and slide show here


Dragon Boat Regatta - Sunday 13 May 2018

Dragonboat day again! Sunday May 13th,
thankfully oncemore dry and more or less sunny for the most part. The great Gloucestershire public turned out again to support our popular, colourful event, though a few late cancellations left unfilled holes in the team competitors’ list.  Nevertheless some 27 determined crews battled it out to win the much coveted “Gloucester Dragonboat Shield”, the eventual victors being the strangely named “Stinking & Sinking”.

Apart from the races themselves we had, as usual, Danters funfair in full swing, and a goodly number of stalls, plus some live entertainment, so much to keep families and youngsters interested for the duration of their visit to the Docks.

This was the 21st year of the Dragonboat Regatta, some record indeed, and its popularity shows no sign of waning…preparations for May 2109 loom on the horizon!  My thanks, as ever, to my cohorts, Rog Barrett and John Barnes, whose efforts and enthusiasmin the background go unseen but are vital to the success of this fundraiser. Thanks to to Derek Thomas for keeping me updated on a regular interval as to how we stand financially;  to Roger Hart and Richard Allison and their team for supervising the “yellowboards”; to all Club members and, not forgetting, wives, for their support on the day stewarding, selling programmes, and making delicious home made cakes!

Our Dragonboat Regatta has developed into one of Gloucester’s foremost family “day outs” and, I’msure, does no harm from a PR  perspective for the existence and work of our Club. Finding teams to enter gets no easier, and Club’s help with this in future would be much appreciated…but we truly have a charity fundraising event here which ticks all the boxes!

Steve Markham


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 17th July 20.00

Weekly Meeting - Jerusalem - whose City? (David Lees)

Speaker Meeting (Friend/VOT TBA)

Wednesday 24th July 20.00

Weekly Meeting - Whisper of Eternity (Peter Petrie)

Speaker Meeting (Friend/VOT TBA)

Wednesday 31st July 20.00

Weekly Meeting - Walk with the Ladies

Speaker Meeting (Friend/VOT TBA)

Wednesday 7th August 20.00

Weekly Meeting - The Butterfly Garden (Chris Evans)

Speaker Meeting (Friend/VOT TBA)

Wednesday 14th August 20.00

Weekly Meeting - Speaker ??

Speaker Meeting (Friend/VOT TBA)

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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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