Welcome to Rotary in the Thames Valley
We are people of action, making a difference in our communities.
Rotary is one of the world’s largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Our very lively District, which covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire, South Buckinghamshire and West Middlesex has 58 clubs and approximately 1860 active members all serving their communities and having great fun at the same time. See more
GIVE SOMETHING BACK: If you enjoy helping others, connecting with Rotary gives you the chance to do something really worthwhile.
FUN AND FRIENDSHIP: Rotary membership is a lot of fun. We arrange activities which provide a welcome distraction from busy lives and the opportunity to make new friends who share common values.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES: Rotary was founded over 100 years ago as a business networking club and this is still part of Rotary life. Ethical practice is encouraged and, with members drawn from all walks of life, the opportunities to network are endless.
New members are always welcome, and with the unique character of each Rotary Club, the opportunities are endless. Clubs meet for breakfast, lunch, in the evening and even at the weekend. So what are you waiting for? Start your Rotary journey today...
The Young Chef Competition 2019 District Final
This is the qualifying heat for the Rotary District competition with all of the competitors having won their local Rotary Young Chef competitions earlier in the year.
The Winner and Runner-up of this District Final goes forward to the Regional Final which is being held on Saturday 23rd February at Orpington College. The winner of the regional final goes forward to the National Final at Leeds City College in April. The District Final was held on Saturday the 19th of January at Newbury College Catering Department
The competitors are required to produce a healthy 3-course meal within a set budget of £20. They are given 2 hrs to produce the meal and the candidates are judged on their costing and planning of the menu in addition to the quality of the meal that they produce
The winner of the national final wins a prize which includes a visit to the olive harvest sponsored by Filippo Berio who are international producers of olive oil.
Ron Howard, Thatcham Rotary Club and competition organiser, said that
‘I am delighted with the excellent facilities provided by Newbury College and we are very grateful they have been made available to us. The skills and maturity shown by all the candidates during the competition was very impressive.’
The winner of the competition was Amy Price, 15, of Licenced Victuallers School, Ascot, sponsored by Ascot Rotary Club. The runner-up of the competition was Emily Woodford, 14, of St Gabriel’s School, Newbury, sponsored by Thatcham Rotary Club.
Both candidates were presented with book tokens and a voucher for a meal at the Red House, Hamstead Marshall. They both proceed to the Regional Final later in the year
The competition was judged by Malcom Baggott, Catering Course Leader at Newbury College and Laurent Lebeau who is the Chef/ Proprietor of the Red House at Hamstead Marshall.
.The Competition was opened by Rotary District Governor Gillian Pearce and the prizes were awarded by Chas Cairns, Rotary District Co-ordinator for Youth.
So if any of the above inspires you to get involved, get in touch with us today and become a Rotarian.
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Two days, 29 Rotary clubs, hundreds of volunteers and 100,000 meals packed to feed hungry school children in Kenya. Together, we unite to make a difference.
Thames Valley e-Rotary is a new venture, introducing a different set of opportunities for those wishing to support their local community but unable to participate regularly though pressures of work, family or travel. This new group operates online with regular discussions, interesting speakers and support for local communities.
The aim is to offer Rotary 24/7 so you can keep informed of the latest developments and projects and offer what time you can to participate in activities undertaken by ordinary people just like yourself. Find out more on Facebook
Thames Valley e-Rotary could offer a solution. No matter your background, age, experience or skills, Rotary can bring a new dimension into your life. Why not connect with us and find out for yourself? http://thamesvalleyerotary.org/
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Spanning the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire and West Middlesex
Winners of the RIBI Best District Bulletin Award 2017
Winners of Vernon Schwartz Interact Development Award 2017