Completed meetings and events 2022-2023

Fri 17th March 2023 No Lunchtime meeting. Evening STARS visit to the theatre instead.

NO lunchtime Rotary meeting today. Evening visit to the theatre, instead, under the auspices of our Social Events Society, the Society of The Abingdon Rotarians (STARS) . Contact President David for more details.

Wed 8th March 2023 "Shooting the Breeze" by Rtn Andy Arthur

One of our newer members, Vice-President Andy, tells us about one of his fascinating hobbies. read more...

Fri 3rd March 2023 First Friday Social Lunch

Every month, we meet socially, and informally, on the first Friday, in The Brewery Tap on Ock St, Abingdon from 12.30pm. Order drinks and food at the Bar, and come and join us in the Snug!

Wed 22nd February 2023 "Energy in the 21st century" with Rtn Brian Hooton

"Energy in the 21st century". Local Rtn Brian Hooton talks to Abingdon Rotary Club about his new book. King's Head and Bell, Abingdon from 7.30pm for Fellowship (drink/food and a chat), 8pm Talk, zoomed on
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Fri 17th February 2023 "The Causes and Effects of Sight Loss" : Guy Lawfull from MyVision Oxfordshire

Guy Lawfull, from MyVision Oxfordshire, talks to Abingdon Rotary Club about the widespread problem of sight loss. King's Head and Bell, Abingdon, 1pm Fellowship (drink/food and a chat), 1.30 talk, zoomed on

Wed 8th February 2023 “A new Vision of the Universe - the Big Bang unravelled

Rtn Dr Paul Smeulders, a member of the Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper and former Senior Researcher at the European Commission and the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, tonight presents his latest book to the Rotary Club of Abingdon. read more...

Fri 3rd February 2023 First Friday Social Lunch

Every month, we meet socially, and informally, on the first Friday, in The Brewery Tap on Ock St, Abingdon from 12.30pm. Order drinks and food at the Bar, and come and join us in the Snug!
Rotary Voluntary Training Tour to Uganda

Wed 25th January 2023 Rotary teaches emergency birth skills in Uganda

PDG Gillian Pearce explains: “Rotary teaching emergency birth skills in Uganda”. 7.30pm Fellowship. 8pm Zoomed Talk on
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Fri 20th January 2023 Update on Rotary's fight to eliminate Polio

Two UK coordinators in Rotary's fight to eliminate Polio, Keith Paver and Derek Rothwell, join us via recorded video to give an update from the front line. Zoom streamed on from 1.30pm.
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Wed 11th January 2023 The charitable work of African Adventures Foundation

Rachel Northover from The African Adventures Foundation will tell us about the work her charitable organisation does, with the help of funds donated by our Rotary Club. Zoom-streamed on from 8pm.
The Brewery Tap, on Ock Street

Fri 6th January 2023 First Friday Social lunch at The Brewery tap

Every month, we meet socially, and informally, on the first Friday, in The Brewery Tap on Ock St, Abingdon from 12.30pm. Order drinks and food at the Bar, and come and join us in the Snug!
A Christmas Tree

Fri 16th December 2022 "A Christmas Message" by Rev Charles Miller

The annual "Christmas Message" to Rotarians is given by our local Area Rector, the Revd Charles Miller.. King's Head and Bell 1.00pm; Talk 1.30pm:

Wed 23rd November 2022 Rtn Steve Axtell: "My Job"

Rtn Steve Axtell explains what he does for us, to keep us safe on a daily basis, outside Rotary. Join us to hear his talk, in person from 7.30pm in The King Charles Room, or online from 8pm via Zoom:

Fri 18th November 2022 "Plastic pollution and what we can do about it" - Anne Smart talks to Rotary

Today's lunchtime meeting, upstairs in The King's Head & Bell, welcomes Anne Smart, from Abingdon Cuts Plastic, who will raise our awareness of this pervasive scourge. Join us in person at 1pm or online at 1.30pm:

Wed 9th November 2022 Rotary Abingdon meets the Rotary Scholars

The King Charles Room (upstairs) in The King's Head and Bell pub in central Abingdon, will be the venue tonight for a glittering evening, when several Rotary Scholars explain their studies to us, in person and on Zoom:

Fri 4th November 2022 Social Lunch Meeting at the Brewery Tap - CANCELLED

Out of respect for Paul Harris Fellow Ian Clough, whose funeral is held at 11 am today in Garford Crematorium, followed by refreshments at the Hilton Garden Inn in Abingdon, our social lunchtime meeting today is cancelled.

Wed 26th October 2022 Evening Business Meeting

Our monthly Fellowship and Business meeting. All welcome, in The King's Head and Bell. Fellowship from 7.30pm, Business from 8pm.

Wed 28th September 2022 Social and Business Meeting

Our monthly Rotary Business meeting, in the King Charles Room (upstairs) in the King’s Head and Bell. Social Fellowship from 7.30pm to 8pm, Zoomed business meeting from 8pm, on the link

Wed 24th August 2022 August's Business Meeting

This month's Fellowship and Business meeting. Fellowship from 7.30pm, Business (also streamed via Zoom - link is from 8pm. Signal your attendance by emailing
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Fri 19th August 2022 Toastmasters and Rotary

Toastmaster Anders Markvardsen talks to the Club about the Alliance between our two organisations. The Talk will be streamed via Zoom on:

Contact to let us know you're coming!

Fri 5th August 2022 Abingdon's Mayor visits Rotary

The mayor of Abingdon, Cllr Andy Foulsham addressed a packed club about his vision of our town read more...
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Fri 22nd July 2022 Lunchtime Social Meeting, in the King's Head and Bell, with Sue Richards, from the charity Mary's Meals

Mary's Meals "sets up school feeding programmes in ... the poorest communities, where hunger & poverty prevent children from gaining an education" Sue Richards explains how Rotarians can help. Can you be there? Email
Thames Valley District Governor 2022-23 Marius Hopley

Wed 13th July 2022 Evening Social Meeting

Our first evening meeting in the King's Head and Bell of the new Rotary year. We will be addressed by this year's Thames Valley District Governor, Rtn Marius Hopley. Email your attendance to
DGE Kate Hodges, Membership Team Leader

Fri 8th July 2022 Lunchtime meeting, with DGE Kate, who explains why Membership Matters

Our dynamic District Governor-Elect Kate, who has brought many people into Rotary, and started a new Club from scratch, explains to us, in the King's Head and Bell, how Membership Matters. Email to tell us you're coming.

Sat 2nd July 2022 Club Summer Lunch

A celebration of summer, in person, with your Rotary friends and guests. Join us again at The Flowing Well pub. near Abingdon.
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