Welcome to the Rotary Club of Farnham! Club number 166 in the British Isles chartered in 1924.
Joint Meeting with German Club
Our connection with the German club of Rotary Wetter Herdecke Ruhrtal was refreshed with a joint Zoom meeting where we discussed our recent ways of coping with the pandemic restrictions and our hopes of a visit to Farnham next year by the German club.details
Zoom Club Meeting 28 January, 2021
Speaker -- Valerie Box, a sufferer herself, gave a talk about Parkinson's Diseasedetails
Zoom -- Speaker Jacob Wrenn, Surrey Youth Mayor
This is the date earmarked for our annual Goodwill Lunch. No food this year. But an interesting speech from the Youth Mayor of Surrey.details
Club Zoom Meeting
On 11 February, Karen Fewster spoke about problems and hardship in Ethiopia.details
Zoom meeting at 2pm.
Founders of Hot Coals Theatre Company, which presents productions designed to be accessible to the deaf community, talk to the club Zoom meeting.details
Our Zoom meeting heard from Stephen Barbor about the way that Child Aid Eastern Europe assists disabled children in countries where they are frequently disowned and suffer terrible consequences.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Farnham
.We are club no. 166 chartered in 1924. We have 36 members (plus 6 honorary members) who live in the Farnham area. We normally meet each Thursday at lunchtime in The Bush Hotel, Farnham and we usually have a speaker at three of our meetings every month (BUT SEE OUR SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW). The club is part of Rotary International and its main activity is to serve the community by running local events, supporting other organisations and raising funds for local charities and specific international projects or situations. We operate our own charity, the Rotary Club of Farnham Benevolent Fund (Reg no. 200435), which we use as the means of channelling our funds to the other charities and good causes we identify.
If you are a Rotarian visiting the area you will be made welcome at one of our meetings. If you are interested in joining Rotary, please contact our President for further information (email@example.com).
Special Announcement - Suspension of Meetings
The Club Council has decided that, in the light of the circumstances arising from the coronavirus crisis, the club will not be meeting for lunches until further notice.
The Great Gatsby Gala event has been postponed from 21 May 2020 to 27 May 2021 at the Blacknest Golf Club.
Club Meetings on Zoom
Club meetings are now taking place every Thursday at 2pm on Zoom video conferencing. Members will require the Zoom software to be downloaded onto their computers, smart phones or tablet devices in order to be able to join the meeting. Details for joining meetings are emailed every week to all members. Visitors are welcome -- please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our club sent £500 to Woodlarks Centre and £500 to Bells Piece plus £200 to the Hygiene Bank to suport their activities in the Farnham area. These funds were raised through special Christmas fundraising activities including a quiz and raffle.
Single Use Plastics
Our club is starting a campaign to try to reduce single use plastics -- read the article displayed by clicking What we do above.
Meetings and events happening soon
Thu, Mar 4th 2021 2:00 pm
Speaker -- TBA
Thu, Mar 11th 2021 2:00 pm
Club Meeting -- Speaker: Nicholas Simmons, Solar Energy
Speaker -- Nicholas Simmons, Solar Energy
Thu, Mar 18th 2021 2:00 pm
Speaker -- Alice Butcher, Waitrose
Sat, Mar 20th 2021 8:00 am
Charity Cyclathon — THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED
This popular event is being revived. Teams of 4 cyclists will compete to cycle the greatest distance over a 50 minute period on static cycles at The Maltings, Farnham.
Thu, Mar 25th 2021 2:00 pm
Speaker -- Julie Mundy, Rushmoor
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks
Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Meetings are normally on Zoom at 2pm whilst the pandemic rules are in force. Please double check with Vice-President Norma Corkish (tel: 01252 891831). Attendance: Call Sarah Moss (01252 781444) . Club Secretary: email@example.com )
Bush Hotel, The Borough, Farnham, Surrey
GU9 7NN 01252 715237