The Rotary Club of Ripley and Send was founded in 1975 by a small group of businessmen keen on supporting both the local and International Community, yet at the same time enjoying each other's companionship. Since then we have raised over £400000 for various causes and provide on going help to both the young and the elderly both Internationally and within the Local Community.
We are twinned with the Confolens Club in France with regular exchanges taking place. We meet on a regular basis at the Talbot Inn in Ripley. Our main event is leading the organisation of the Ripley Event, a Fair which reputably has been going since Edward II's time.
However we are also very keen to support smaller local Charities and Organisations not having the Corporate Infrastructure to organise their own dedicated Fund Raising activity.
THIS YEAR IN CONJUNCTION WITH WILLS & SMEARDON WE HAVE
PRODUCED A CALENDAR BASED ON YOUR IMAGES
ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALES OF THE CALENDAR
WILL GO TO LOCAL GOOD CAUSES
CALENDARS CAN BE SEEN AT THE TALBOT INN AS WELL AS WILLS AND SMEARDON
PLEASE CONTACT JILL & DAVID BARR-COLBECK - TEL 01483 762076 FOR ORDERS
CALENDARS CAN ALSO BE PURCHASED IN THE SEND PARISH ROOMS
At our first Meeting in March 2016 we were pleased to welcome three new Members to our Club. Seen above are Gill Barr-Colbeck and her husband David who were both wecomed by President Michael as Full Members. Joining them was Associate Member Neil Freeman who has been helping us out now for a number of years.
We look forward to working with them in the forthcoming years and trust they will get as much Fun and Fellowship as our present Members have.
Last year we were able to distribute over £4000 to Local Charities. Fortunately with the assistance of the Co-op in Ripley and Waitrose in West Byfleet, coupled with the generosity of the Villagers of Ripley and Send we have been able to distribute a similar amount during 2017..
Our Major Fund Raising efforts during the year however have been working together with eight other Local Clubs and our sister Club in the Charante France together with our President's late fathers club in the Trinadad to help to put together a Rotary International Global Grant to help with the fitting out of the new Woking and Sam Beare Hospices
They are relocating to Goldsworth Park and also enlarging their catchment area to include the Villages of Ripley and Send.
This Joint Effort by nine Clubs in NW Surrey working together with Clubs in France, Scotland and Trinidad, Local Authorities and Major Donors, with the help of Rotary's own Charity in the US -The Rotary Foundation - managed to raise a total sum of between £105/110,000
ADDITIONAL FUNDS HOWEVER ARE STILL REQUIRED!!
If you believe that this is an activity that you would like to get involved in, please contact Malcolm on 01483 573274 or come along to one of our Tuesday Evening Meetings at the Talbot Inn.
Over the years we have also helped other local charities and organisations. Below are listed a few:
If you are still interested - then take the night off and visit us at
The Talbot Ripley - at 1930 for 2000 hours
Details of the Friends of Rotary Programme can be found on the Membership Page
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 27th March 19.30
An evening with our DG
Tuesday 3rd April 19.30
BANK HOLIDAY - NO MEETING
Tuesday 10th April 19.30
GUEST EVENING Lambing Evening at Barrack Farm
Neil Connisbee will once again open up Barrack Farm to share with us the work involved at this time of the year
Saturday 14th April 12.00 - 17.00 Sunday 15th April
Halfway Meeting with the RC of Capelle a/d IJssel
Based in Blackheath we will visit the Royal Observatory in Blackheath and the Chatham Royal Dockyard.details
Tuesday 17th April 19.30
Joint Council & Business Evening
This will be a Joint Meeting to review where we are and outline our prioririties moving forward
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