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Some of our Many International Projects

Some of our Many International Projects

Our energetic International team create and deliver projects that have lasting benefit for communities in Africa, and are exploring new opportunities in India

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Volunteer With Rotary

Volunteer With Rotary

Help us to help others

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Haddenham Junior School Forest School Project

Haddenham Junior School Forest School Project

Forest School is a long term child-centred inspirational play and exploration process
which includes supported risk taking

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Haddenham Village Benches

Haddenham Village Benches

Rest awhile in quiet contemplation of the world around us

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Charity Film Night: 'One Life' with Speaker

Charity Film Night: 'One Life' with Speaker

Tuesday June 11th 7.30pm, joint with Haddenham Screen. Haddenham Village Hall, Banks Road, HP17 8EE.
Tickets £10 and proceeds used to support local children's charities and causes

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We Help Fight Disease

We Help Fight Disease

Now only two countries are reporting cases of wild polio

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About us

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Go HERE to read about our many Community Activities

A Friendly Volunteer Community of Men and Women
Making The World a Better Place

 

Haddenham Junior School 10k Run 2024

 

A magnificent sunny day for Haddenham Rotary Members helping with HJS popular 10k run

Haddenham Rotary Global Scholar Natalia jogged all the way from Washington DC
to take part in the HJS 10k Run, Oh! and to do a spot of studying in Oxford while she's here

Congratulations to Natalia for finishing the course and much faster than the time clock suggests

 

Photo: photoninja
Haddenham Rotary Young Photographer Competition

 

Details of our 2024 Competition available soon

 

Haddenham Rotary Sponsored Ride

 

With apologies to all our loyal riders, we anticipate moving the event from May to early autumn 2024
subject to agreeing a date with the Waddesdon Estate


By kind permission of Waddesdon Estate, we do intend to run the event in May 2025

Further information as becomes available
Or you may CONTACT US HERE

 

Prevention Efforts Intensify Against the Polio Virus in 2024

 

Despite significant geo-political and environmental challenges in the two remaining endemic countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the polio programme continues to reach greater numbers of children with polio vaccines

In both countries, efforts are increasingly focused on reaching and vaccinating the last remaining ‘zero dose’ children – children who have received no vaccines of any kind

Thanks to strong political commitment, improved collaboration with the national immunisation programs, new efforts like Pakistan’s Nomad Vaccination Initiative and focused vaccination activities at border crossings, the number of cases of Polio continues to decline

Nearly 1 billion doses of comparably safe, effective and  genetically stable oral polio vaccine have been administered across 35 countries, protecting millions of children from illness and paralysis

Photos: GPEI

Much more on the Global Polio Eradication Initiative HERE

More about Volunteering with Rotary, HERE

Rotary Humanitarian Aid for Ukraine

 

Shortly before the second anniversary of the Russian invasion ​of Ukraine, UK Rotarian volunteer drivers made the 1,200-mile trip across Europe to deliver two ambulances and seven 4x4's, filled with humanitarian aid

Within days of arriving, the ambulances were handed over ​to medical extraction units to transport badly injured people away from the front ​line

Five 4x4s were purchased or ​donated by individuals in the UK and Ukraine. Two will be converted for rapid patient evacuation in areas ​of dangerous or harsh terrain


Photo: Tony Preston

Organiser Tony Preston was making his 30th, 20 hour journey to Ukraine

Tony is Service Project Chair for Ukraine Unity Rotary based ​in Lviv, and an honorary member of the Whitstable Rotary in Kent who undertake the administration

Tony said:
"The Ukraine aid project has been widely supported by Rotary ​across Great Britain and Ireland since inception and is a fine example of Rotary collaboration making these journeys successful

One driver from Hereford Elgar filled his ambulance with medical supplies; Chislehurst Rotary in London funded ​several sets of thermals and a defibrillator for a children's hospital; Royal Wootton Bassett Rotary in Wiltshire provided seven in-demand 2000w portable power stations, which are not cheap

One donation which stood out this time was 60 boxed pairs of  children's footwear which will be split among several orphanages"

"Sometimes, it's the simple items that can be so rewarding”

Tony may be contacted at:  acp57@icloud.com

Original article by the Editor in Rotary Digital

 

Haddenham Community Library Memorial Garden 2024

 

The Daffodils we helped to plant in the autumn, have bloomed
into a wonderful display

Blossoming in 2024

Photo: Rotarian Humphrey Creed

Planting in 2023

 

Photos: photoninja

 

Haddenham Pharmacy COVID Programme

 

On Thursday 15th February in glorious early Spring/late Winter sunshine, Ronak Patel, owner of Vicary’s Pharmacy in Haddenham, presented Haddenham and District Rotary with a generous cheque for £300 in recognition of our volunteers help with the Autumn 2023 Covid Vaccination Programme

 

 

Ronak made the presentation to Rotarian Martin Andrew, accompanied by
pharmacy staff Sunil and Emma who played key roles running the COVID clinics
together with six of the clinic volunteers

The donation will be used by Haddenham Rotary to support local projects and deserving causes

 

Left to right: Rotarian Martin Andrew; Pharmacy Staff Sunil, Ronak and Emma;
Volunteers: Tim Ward-Barber, Grace Brown, Lynne Hobbs
David Brown and Kathy Parkinson

Photos: photoninja
A Fourth Community Noticeboard for Haddenham

 

October: Haddenham and District Rotary have sponsored

the provision of a Community Noticeboard on the old Haddenham Airfield Site

Close to the recreational area and new sports pavilion

 

 

Photos: photoninja
Haddenham Rotary Volunteer Helpers

 

We welcome volunteer helpers

Rotary volunteers work with us to make the world a better place

You don't need to be a member. Do what you can, when you can

Come and have fun

More about Volunteering with Rotary, here:

 

Haddennham and District Rotary Support Aylesbury Youth Action

 

July: Aylesbury Youth Action recently moved premises and enquired whether Rotary
could support refurbishment of this new space
 
Haddenham and District Rotary together with our friends in Aylesbury Hundreds Rotary
were only too delighted to help, and gave assistance to improve and enhance the AYA kitchen area
 
"Projects like these lie at the heart of our commitment to society at large
and Aylesbury Vale in particular" said Haddenham Rotary Community Officer

Aylesbury Youth Action was founded over 50 years ago
with aims closely aligned with the aims of Rotary – Service Above Self
 
AYA primary focus is to:

- Mentor young people who are keen to contribute to society
- Develop positive feelings and mental health through volunteering activities
- Explore their creative skills in an artistic environment involving such activities as singing, painting, writing, designing, photography
- Develop their skills base in support of their career development 
 
AYA have a considerable record of achievement in promoting the principles and practice of good citizenship and service to the youth community in and around Aylesbury Vale
 
 
Haddenham and District Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2023
 
Haddenham and District Rotary sponsor Rotary Youth Leadership Awards
an all-expenses-paid opportunity for personal learning and growth,
enabling young people to develop qualities of leadership,
team working personal initiative and problem solving
 
Here are a few pictures from recent adventures:
 
Planning and Team Building
 
 
Problem Solving and Communication
 
 
Preparing to Kayak
 

On the Water

Abseiling

Preparing to Sail

On the Water

Photos: Rotary District Governor Kate

 

Read more about the
Rotary Youth Leadership Award here:

 

Haddenham Rotary's Human Fruit Machine Features at Haddenham Fete
 

Haddenham Rotary's amazing Human Fruit Machine was again a popular attraction at 2023 Haddenham Fete

Photo: Keith Milmer

An exclusive 'peek behind the scenes' at the complex working of our Human Fruit Machine

Photos: Rotarian David Robinson

 

Haddenham Rotarian Awarded British Empire Medal


Read about the award winning Haddenham Volunteers Vaccination Programme here:

 

Haddenham Junior School Forest School Project

 

Continues to inspire and facilitate development of practical life skills
with support from tree expert and Haddenham and District Rotarian David Rankin

New log cutting facility

Photo: Rotarian David Rankin

Read more about the HJS Forest School Project here:

 

Rotary Support for Ukraine

 

            Rotary delivers humanitarian aid and support for Ukraine:

               -  Hosting Ukrainians displaced by the conflict

               -  20,000 Tourniquets

               -  Warm clothing, toiletries, toys, furniture, household goods

               -  Modular Homes for Moshchum

               -  Magnetometers to facilitate mine clearance

               -  Power Generators for hospitals

              -  Laptops and Phone Cards for communication and translation

              -  and much much more

More about Rotary support for Ukraine here:

 

The Scope and Scale of Rotary Volunteering


A recent study found that Rotary volunteers contribute an estimated 47 million hours each year

That's almost 27,000 full-time paid workers, equivalent to about £650 million in avoided costs, every year!

The full report is here 

 

Rotary Magazine



A wide range of fascinating features exclusive interviews and inspiring human interest stories from across the world of Rotary

To view and download digital editions of Rotary Magazine, click here

 

Rotary Saves Lives

 

 

Haddenham Rotary saves lives by funding defibrillators at St Mary's Centre and the Coop store in Haddenham

Click here for more information

 

 

Haddenham Rotary saves lives by supporting 'End Polio Now', which has vaccinated 2.5 billion children

Just 1% of all children mostly in hard to reach areas, remain un-vaccinated

Click here for more information

Click here to see 'Why Zero Matters' in our global campaign to eradicate Polio

 

 

 

 

 

Happening soon...

Bank Holiday: No Meeting

Mon, May 27th 2024 8:00 pm

Bank Holiday: No Meeting

No Meeting

Business Meeting

Mon, Jun 3rd 2024 8:00 pm

Business Meeting

Seven Stars

No Meeting

Mon, Jun 10th 2024 8:00 pm

No Meeting

Replaced by Charity Film Night screening of 'One Life', jointly with Haddenham Screen, Tuesday 11 June at 7.30pm
Members, Honorary members, Partners and Guests welcome

Charity Film Night: 'One Life' with Speaker

Tue, Jun 11th 2024 7:30 pm

Charity Film Night: 'One Life' with Speaker

Tuesday June 11th 7.30pm, joint with Haddenham Screen. Haddenham Village Hall, Banks Road, HP17 8EE.
Tickets £10 and proceeds used to support local children's charities and causes

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President's Night

Thu, Jun 13th 2024 7:30 pm

President's Night

La Table d'Alix: The Old Plough, Rectory Road, Great Haseley, GB OX44 7JQ (01844 279283)

Council Meeting, Assembly and Handover

Mon, Jun 17th 2024 8:00 pm

Council Meeting, Assembly and Handover

Seven Stars. Council at 6pm

BBQ

Sun, Jun 23rd 2024 1:30 pm

BBQ

At Julian and Sue's, Meadle

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 19.30 for 20.00hrs

( Use our Contact Page to offer help with our events or to enquire about joining a meeting) Stars Lane.

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