Welcome to the Rotary Club of Guernsey
Induction of New Members - Wednesday 18 January
L-R: David Raines, Mike O'Hara & Martin Ozanne (Photograph by Jerry Girard)
20th Saffery Rotary Walk - Registration Now Open
Registration has officially opened for the 20th Saffery Rotary
Walk, Guernsey’s only around-the-island walk, offering participants
early bird prices for those who sign up before 31 January 2017.
2017 represents a very special year for the Walk’s organising
committee with it being the 20th anniversary of the first Rotary Round
the Island Walk. Event sponsor, Saffery Champness, also celebrates 40
years here in Guernsey in 2017.
Those who register by 31 January will pay a discounted price of £20, after which the regular registration fee will be £25.
Due to the incredible success of the relay team option, which was
launched during the 2016 walk, walkers will once again be able to take
part as a relay team with a maximum of seven people in each team. The
early bird price of £100 for team registration will be available until
31 January, after which the regular team registration fee will be £140.
Chair of the walk’s organising committee, Simon Milsted, said: “The
relay option was a popular addition to last year’s walk with 19 groups
taking part. It’s a great alternative for people who may not want or are
unable to complete the whole walk but still want to take part and
support local charities.
“The walk is divided into sections by a number of checkpoints along
the route, with each section being between four and eight miles in
length and of varied levels of difficulty.”
Next year’s Saffery Rotary Walk takes place on Saturday 3 June 2017
and the organisers hope to attract a record number of participants.
“The 2016 walk raised a record breaking £57,526 which was donated to
18 local charities. We plan to do better still both in terms of numbers
of people taking part and money raised in this our 20th anniversary year of the Walk,” said Mr Milsted
The Saffery Rotary Walk, sponsored by Saffery Champness, has launched
a new website to mark its 20th anniversary. Participants can register
through the event’s website: www.safferyrotarywalk.com via the online sign-up and fundraising platform Race Nation which also
enables people to raise sponsorship and donate through a secure online
Alternatively, paper registration forms are available from the
offices of Saffery Champness at La Tonnelle House, Les Banques, St
Director at Saffery Champness and head of the firm’s CSR activity,
Lisa Vizia said: “We are pleased to sponsor an event which helps so many
deserving charitable projects on the island. Being involved in the 20th Saffery Rotary Walk is also a great way to celebrate Saffery Champness’ 40th anniversary in Guernsey and we are determined to help make this year’s walk its best event yet.”
Walkers complete the challenge in aid of a range of local charities
and not for profit organisations, all of which operate in Guernsey and
the Bailiwick. The 2017 recipients will be announced in January.
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.
If you would like to support the work of Rotary by making a
donation please click on the Giving.gg logo below.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Excellency the Lieutenant - Governor Vice Admiral Sir Ian Fergus Corder KBE CB
Bailiff of Guernsey, Sir Richard Collas