Our club embodies "Service Above Self"
in many ways.
We work with YOUNG PEOPLE by organising “YOUTH SPEAKS” an annual schools public speaking competition. Our children's’ POETRY COMPETITION attracts more than 100 fantastic entries every year. In partnership with Chichester Model Engineers we entertain children from local special schools to rides on miniature steam trains and a picnic.
We care for ELDERLY folk by providing cash vouchers or food parcels at Christmas and responding to particular needs. We also arrange outings.
In conjunction with the Stroke Association we organise an annual KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE DAY where over 200 people each year have their blood pressure checked. The free test has helped to save lives and reduce the risk of a devastating stroke.
We support INTERNATIONAL disaster appeals and sponsor Shelter Boxes. We have provided an ambulance and medical equipment for clinics overseas, books and desks for schools in Africa and given funds for eye and limb camps in India. Through Rotary Foundation we have played our part in the campaign to eradicate polio.
Much of our income for charitable purposes is generated at the ROTARY TREE OF GOODWILL which, for at least the last 50 years, we have erected near the Chichester Market Cross and where we have collected donations from the generous people of Chichester.
We MEET weekly on Tuesdays, mostly at lunchtime but with evening meetings as well. We have an interesting and varied programme including social activities and outings. Last year we met our Member of Parliament at Westminster.
The very first meeting of the nascent Club was held on 2nd December 2019 and we received our charter on 1st May 1920. We were the 26th Club formed in RIBI. We will be celebrating our centenary throughout the Rotary year 2019-2020. Although we are an old established Club and some of our members are not in the first flush of youth we are active and young-minded and don't dwell in the past. We enjoy plenty of laughs together and visitors comment on the friendly and relaxed atmosphere at our meetings. There will be many special events during the year.
We regret that owing to the coronavirus pandemic we have had to cancel the Concert planned for 28th March with the Chichester City Band. We hope we may be able to stage it later in the year. In the meantime we will be reimbursing current ticketholders.
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 7th April 12.30
Speaker Joanne Kondabeka Chichester Food Bank
Duty Rotarians M. Berry(1) M. Best (2)
Tuesday 14th April 12.30
Duty Rotarian B. Bird
Saturday 18th April 10.15
Know Your Blood Pressure Day
Testing blood pressures in association with the Stroke Association in The Old Court Room, North Street
Tuesday 21st April 12.30
St George's Day Lunch
A celebration of England's patron saint and draw of the Centenary Lottery
Tuesday 28th April 12.30
Speaker Meeting Fiona Miles Global Sight Solutions
Duty Rotarians A. Colenutt (1) R. Dawson (2)
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(5th Tuesday in a month is often an evening meeting - please check the Club Programme.)
Chichester Park Hotel
Chichester PO19 7QL 01243 782219