Welcome to the Rotary Club of Guernsey
Purple Makeover at Government House
Please click HERE for the Report and a photograph of Rotary’s Polio Bear who also came along to thank the Lt-Governor and enjoy the spectacle.
Vice Admiral and Lady Corder support Rotary's 2017 Walk
The Lieutenant-Governor of Guernsey, Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder and Lady Corder will be taking part in Guernsey’s only round the island challenge, the Saffery Rotary Walk, in June. Rotary President, Brian Acton, said, “ It is an absolute pleasure once to see His Excellency supporting our Club and the Island in general. Sir Ian’s role in Rotary is honorary, but his support and contribution is far from that.”
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Saffery Rotary Walk and with the Lieutenant Governor’s help the committee is hoping to make this year its best yet.
Sir Ian will be contacting some of his past Service colleagues to encourage them to come over to Guernsey and take on the challenge and it is hoped that in setting this great example he will encourage locals to invite their own friends and family from off-island to come over to Guernsey and take part as well.
Sir Ian said: “My wife and I are very glad to be part of the 20th anniversary of this important and inclusive annual event and are very much looking forward to meeting islanders and visitors along the route.”
Simon Milsted, chair of the walk’s organising committee, added: “Each walker is given an identification number to wear during the walk and, to mark their amazing support, Sir Ian and Lady Corder will be given the numbers 1 and 2 respectively.
“We are extremely grateful to them both for supporting the Walk in this way and we hope that many other people will be enthused to join them on the 20th anniversary of this iconic island event.
“We are also grateful that His Excellency is also planning to award a Governor’s commemorative medal to be presented to the walker who displays exceptional personal endeavour.”
Sponsor Saffery Champness is looking forward to supporting the walk for the fourth year running and is pleased to be celebrating its own 40th anniversary alongside the walk’s 20th anniversary.
Over 650 people participated in last year’s walk with one in six coming from outside the island making a significant contribution to the total £57,526 raised.
28 local charitable projects have been selected to receive funding from the monies raised by participants this year and organisers are calling for walkers to sign up now to take advantage of the early bird offers which end on 31 January.
The pictures shows Walk Chairman, Simon Milsted, explaining to His Excellency with the help of his ADC, Major Marco Ciotti, the extent of the challenge ahead before guiding him through the On-Line registration process.
For details of how to register for the 20th Saffery Rotary Walk please click HERE.
End Polio Now
The Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission (the Commission) has pledged to match fund the fundraising efforts by the Rotary Club of Guernsey & Rotary Guernesiais for the historic effort to eradicate only the second disease in human history, polio.
In reaching its decision to partner with the Rotary in Guernsey, the Commission noted that they had already raised over £66,000 since 2006.
The fundraising agreement will see the Commission match funding every pound raised by the island’s two Rotary clubs up to an overall total of £40,000 thus doubling the money they raise to £80,000. As the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has already agreed to match fund the money raised by Rotary on the basis of £2 for every £1 raised, up to an additional £160,000 will be added to the money raised here in Guernsey.
In other words, the fundraising by the Rotary clubs in Guernsey and the Commission’s pledge of £40,000 could generate a total of up to £240,000 in support of Rotary’s work to end the paralyzing disease.
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Guernsey
It is said that every minute of every day Rotary will touch the lives of millions somewhere in the world. By combining their skills and resources, members of Rotary are able to make a real contribution to the lives of others.
In Guernsey alone, our club raises tens of thousands of pounds for community projects and local charities. Members also volunteer their time supervising and running community projects and events, such as the Saffery Champness Rotary Walk, Christmas hampers for the needy and the Tree of Joy, providing Christmas presents for children who might not otherwise receive much. Several projects are aimed at promoting the achievements of young people, such as Youth Speaks and Young Chef.
The Rotary Club of Guernsey is very much a fun loving club made up of male and female members covering a wide range of professions, with the common theme of fellowship and providing service to the local community and abroad and wider support to Rotary International initiatives world wide, such as the eradication of polio.
We meet for lunch every Wednesday at the Wellington Boot Restaurant, Hotel de Havelet, St Peter Port, Guernsey and have speakers at most meetings except for our monthly business meeting. This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends, visitors and guests who are always made most welcome by the membership. The lunches are well attended and the atmosphere of laughter and conversation really make this a weekly event to look forward too.
Both guests and visiting Rotarians are very welcome and we would encourage you to come along and meet with the club. For further information relating to lunch start times etc.click on 'Meeting Information' above.
Further information on the club can be found on the website, but if you wish to contact the club click on "Contact" at the bottom of this page and someone will get back to you as soon as they can.
A short video about Rotary can be found HERE.
The Rotary Club of Guernsey was founded on the 3rd March 1923 and is within District 1110 which covers Hampshire, East Dorset, South Wiltshire, the Isle of Wight and the beautiful Channel Islands.
Honorary Members of the Rotary Club of Guernsey
His Excellency the Lieutenant - Governor Vice Admiral Sir Ian Fergus Corder KBE CB
The Bailiff of Guernsey, Sir Richard Collas
Sir de Vic Carey
Sir Geoffrey Rowland
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We meet on Wednesdays at 12:30 weekly Hotel de Havelet, Havelet, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1BA tel: 01481 722199