Welcome to our Rotary in Ramsey website. Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left. We hope to meet you soon.
Goldrush Hoedown - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Goldrush Hoedown at Johnson's of Oldhurst Steakhouse. POSTPONED until further notice.details
Speaker evening: CANCELLED
Dereck will be speaking about Knysna (pronounced naɪznə) in the Western Cape province and the local Rotary Club's fundraising efforts, particularly following a devastating fire in 2017.details
School is making a difference
Delighted to share this wonderful article, edited by Rotarian Janet Cooke, regarding the success of The David School in seeing it's first two Graduates graduate from The University of Sierra Leone, Freetown.details
Rotary in Ramsey Trust Fund
Giving to Rotary, means Rotary gives back!
Registered Charity Number 1025083
50 YEARS OF SERVICE 2019 / 2020
Welcome to our website for Rotary in Ramsey
“Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change
— across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves”
is the new Rotary International Vision Statement introduced worldwide in 2019/20.
This identifies what makes Rotary different from other organisations.
Rotary in Ramsey is open for membership to anyone who is interested in helping the community and we encourage both male and female membership. We are a friendly bunch and have 33 Members, including 9 Ladies and we range in age from 30 to 65+.
Rotary in Ramsey still enjoys the company of two founder Members who helped create the group some 50-years ago.
We support many local and International causes. If you live, work or have any connection to Ramsey and the surrounding villages, please do come and experience first hand the benefits of joining Rotary - we want you to join us!
Our members make a difference at home and around the world.
We are a very social group and meet weekly, where our meeting programme will normally be as follows:
- 1st Tuesday of the Month will be Committees
- 2nd Tuesday of the Month we shall enjoy a guest Speaker
- 3rd Tuesday of the Month our Council meet and we then hold our Business Meeting
- 4th (and when there is a 5th) Tuesday of the Month we shall do something social, such as a visit somewhere or an event at Ramsey Golf Club.
- 5th - Always check our Programme on this website for the latest information.
As a new member you are very welcome and you will:
- make new friends
- be part of the world-wide well-respected Rotary International organisation
- take part in our many activities and projects
- hear informative and interesting speakers
To learn more about us and what we do, I invite you to browse through our website. Feel free to contact us for more information. The links provide more detail on our members, past members, officials and history.
If you wish to hear more about the us or wish to visit the us please e-mail me at
or our Club Secretary, Mark Pettitt PHF at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to meeting you.
PDG Richard Hyde PHF MBE
Rotary in Ramsey
President 2019 - 2020
What is Rotary?
Our members are men and women of all ages who come from many walks of life
(just like you!) whether business people,
professional people or community leaders alike we have a common bond: we are keen to utilise our skills and resources to help others.
With 34,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic regions worldwide, boasting 1.2 Million members, Rotary is far reaching. In Great Britain & Ireland alone, there are in excess of 51,000 Rotarians in 1,810 Clubs. Each member enjoys the opportunity to give something back to communities at home and abroad, learn new skills, expand their social network and have a huge amount of fun in the process.
Rotary runs countless humanitarian projects locally, nationally and internationally and also partners with many charities worldwide. Members initiate projects which address the needs of their local communities such as running food banks or fundraising for their local children's hospice.
Rotary Clubs are autonomous and determine service projects based on local needs. By combining their skills and resources, our members are able to make a real contribution to the lives of others.
What we do
Members volunteer their time to serve the local community, through activities such as supporting community events, running educational programmes, supporting local businesses or helping out at music festivals, fun runs and marathons.
They organise national competitions in music, cookery, photography, public speaking and citizenship to help young people improve their skills.
Because of Rotary's vast international geographic spread, we are in the unique position to be able to reach people in need all over the world, from running life changing projects in developing countries to making an immediate response to disaster hit regions.
Rotary has it's own charity, The Rotary Foundation, which funds the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty throughout the world.
In local communities
Rotary Clubs carry out a range of different activities and projects which aim to help improve the quality of life in their local communities
- Kids Out day - an annual day out for disadvantaged children
- Assisting at music festivals, concerts and fetes
- Youth projects - encouraging young people's talents and opportunities
- Supporting foodbanks
- Sponsored bike rides and races
- Christmas collections
- Support for local residential homes - for the elderly or disabled
- Support for schools - with mock interviews and business days
- Volunteering alongside local charities
- Support for hospices
The crippling and sometimes fatal disease of polio is still a very harrowing reality for children in parts of Africa and Asia and threatens children everywhere.
Rotary has made polio eradication its top priority since 1985 and every pound Rotary raises becomes £3 with generous support by Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. To date around US$1 Billion has been raised.
Latest updated pages (click to view)
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 3rd March 19.00 - 21.30 Tuesday 31st March
March's hosts are Sylvia Abblitt & Brian King (& Sarah Broom 3rd March)
Tuesday 31st March 19.30
Social Evening, where we will be focussing on our Santa Float debrief. (One course meal of Jacket Potatoes, Fillings and Salads with Tea or Coffee @ £11)
Tuesday 7th April 19.00 - 21.30 Tuesday 28th April
April's hosts are John Arkle & Peter Walker
Tuesday 7th April 19.30
Committee meetings (one course meal of Chicken Dhansak, rice and nan bread followed by tea/coffee @ £11)
Tuesday 14th April 19.30
Speaker evening - Rtn Bill Barber (one course meal of Roast pork and all the trimmings followed by tea/coffee @ £11)
Tuesday 21st April 19.00
Vocational visit to The Great Fen (a Fish and Chip Supper will be provided, cost £TBA)
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.