About us


Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Guildford District

We are a group of men and women  of all ages and experiences from Guildford and its surrounding area who, together, use our time, talents and knowledge to try to help Guildford and the wider world be a better place.

We raise funds, make friends and try, through our efforts, to help those less fortunate whilst having fun and enjoying each other's company

Rotary is all about Communities. These are local, national and international. Wherever there is a need Rotary is there, whether it is a disaster such as a Tsunami or an awful storm in the Philippines, or an earthquake in Nepal,Rotary will be there in some form to help.

Locally we help a large number of Charities and individuals who are in great need. How is this all achieved? Quite often we fundraise.The idea that Rotary is all about collecting in the High Street or outside a supermarket is however far from the truth. We do do this but it is a very small part of our fundraising efforts. 

The following are some of the things that we are currently doing:-



ANNUAL CHARITY WALK

For 27 consecutive years we have run a Charity Walk from Shalford Park where the walkers raise money for their favourite charity at no cost to them.

THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL BE ON SUNDAY 17TH MAY 2020

 
 
    

ThE 2019  walk took place  on Sunday 19th May and full details and photos  can  be found by clicking on "Annual Charity Walk" on the "What we do" menu .

Next year's walk is already being planned for Sunday 17th May 2020. If you have not taken part before, you support a charity, can get sponsorship and want to raise money without any cost to you or your charity then please get in touch at :- charitywalk@guildforddistrictrotary.org.uk

Please also follow us on Twitter@ShalfordWalk


    60's/70's Night

 

The 1960’s and 70’s were a great time for pop music. Many of us well remember bands like the Beatles, Abba, Rolling Stones and some will even admit to the Sex Pistols!

Well on 10th January people had the  chance to strut their stuff to that music again.

They came to Clandon Regis Golf Club for a nostalgic evening.

The Rotary Club had organised a live band, a buffet plus an auctionto raise money for local charities.

A lot brought their friends for what did indeed prove to be a great evening.

Many were fantastically dressed in the style of the era and some £1300 was raised for good local causes

 

Bikeathon

   


On Saturday 3rd March 2018 in our 3rd Bikeathon/Indoor Cycling Challenge was organised in partnership with Turnfit Studio.

The first year that the event was run we raised some £3,000 for the Prostate Project, the next year we raised some £4,000 for Topic of Cancer and in 2018 we reached almost  £5,000, again for Topic of Cancer.

 The funds raised for Topic of Cancer helps their Cancer Support Groups and also ToCFit weekly exercise classes for cancer patients and survivors in need of  rehabilitation, run by a trained Turnfit fitness instructor dedicated to this class.

Massive thanks are due to Andy Day from our Club and Gaynor Arnold from Turnfit and their small committee for all their hard work in putting on this event.

This year the event is back and is scheduled for Saturday14th March 2020. Please keep an eye on this website for further information - particularly a new flyer - apologies for using one from a previous year!

Annual Concert by Local Schools - This Year on 11th March

 


Last year's 7th Annual Schools Concert, generously sponsored by Downs Solicitors, was held on Wednesday 13th March 2019 at Glive and was again a huge success.

Please click on "Details" on the featured page above or on "Schools Charity Concert" on the "What We Do" drop down menu for a full report and pictures of this great evening.

This year's event is well advanced in its planning and is scheduled for Wednesday 11th March. More House School will be replaced for this year by Christ's College.We thank our new sponsors Ash Contracting for their generous support for this year's event. 

Please put the date in your diary. You will not want to miss this display of exceptional musical talent.





Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Club Breakfast Meeting

Wednesday 22nd January 08.00

Club Breakfast Meeting


The Keep
Business Meeting

Chantries Club Event

Saturday 25th January 19.00

Chantries Club Event


Burns Night Supper @
Wilfred Noyce Centre
Godalming

Wednesday 29th January 12.45

Club Lunch Meeting


Guildford Golf Club
Speaker - Callum Russell
Sight for Surrey

Club Lunch Meeting

Wednesday 29th January 12.45

Club Lunch Meeting


Guildford Golf Club
Speaker to be advised

Guildford Club Event

Monday 3rd February 09.00

Guildford Club Event


Traditional Scottish Breakfast
The Royal Oak
Holy Trinity Courtyard
Guildford

Club Breakfast Meeting

Wednesday 5th February 08.00

Club Breakfast Meeting


The Keep
Speaker to be advised

Chantries Club Event

Thursday 6th February 18.00

Chantries Club Event


District Youth Debate Semi Finals
@ Bushy Hill School

Club Council Meeting

Tuesday 11th February 18.10

Club Council Meeting


The Keep

Club Lunch Meeting

Wednesday 12th February 12.45

Club Lunch Meeting


Guildford Golf Club
Speaker to be advised

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Rotary News

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.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Club House of Guildford Golf Club, High Path Road, Merrow, Guildford. GU1 2HL at 12.30 for 12.45 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
On the Ist & 3rd Wednesday in the month at The Keep, 29 Castle Street . Guildford, GU1 3UW. @ 7.45 for 8.00 am We meet on Wednesdays at
(When there is a 5th Wednesday evening meetings arranged with partners)
The Club House of Guildford Golf Club, High Path Road, Merrow, Guildford. GU1 2HL at 12.30 for 12.45 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
On the Ist & 3rd Wednesday in the month at The Keep, 29 Castle Street . Guildford, GU1 3UW. @ 7.45 for 8.00 am GU1 2HL  Golf Club 01483 563941

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