Welcome to Rotary!
We're a small, friendly, club based in Uxbridge, Middlesex, drawing on men and women from across Middlesex and Buckinghamshire who want to make a difference.
If you think of Rotary as a dull, men-only business club, filled with elderly bores who drink sherry and eat over-cooked chicken each week, then think again.
Rotary really has re-invented itself to become relevant for the 21st century. It's a dynamic organisation which has led the way towards nearly eradicating polio and is involved in countless projects, in this country and abroad.
We are a part of Rotary International, which is the world's largest service organisation for community-minded folk.
We like to have fun, we're passionate about community by getting involved in projects - and we hate over-cooked chicken! So if you want to find out more, or if you are a visiting Rotarian who wants to join in, then please read on.......
Who are we?
Our members are enthusiastic men and women who want to make a difference, and we come from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups - we've even got a midwife on standby for any pregnant Rotarians, and our lady president's garage does a good deal on MOTs!
- To be a force for good in and around the London Borough of Hillingdon where we seek to engage with our community
- Work with others, to maximise our positive impact, always upholding high ethical standards
- Support each other, respecting differences and adapting to the modern world
- Play our part locally, nationally and internationally.
Would you like to be part of Rotary? Well, get involved in one of our projects or come to one of our events or meetings. If you'd like to give us a try, then here's four ways of getting in touch:
- Click on Contact Us on the website, select Membership and send us an email. You can also email us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call our club President, Dave King on 07918 838680. Come along as his guest to one of our meetings, chat to other members, find out what we do - and even if you hate it, at least you get a free meal!
- Simply pop in to see us on a Wednesday evening at Uxbridge Sports Club (postcode UB8 1NR). We meet in the bar from 7pm for 7.30pm.
We look forward to meeting you and guarantee that you'll receive the warmest of welcomes.
- If you're a visiting Rotarian, please contact Justin and Janet Tyas by email to: email@example.com - ideally by the close of play on Monday. We'd love to welcome you.
Keep scrolling down for details of forthcoming club meetings, a map with details of where to find us, and also links to our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Join our weekly walk
Rotary is about having fun and socialising, so why not join us on a Sunday morning for our weekly walk?
Every Sunday, we gather at either at the Ruislip Lido cafe or the Rickmansworth Aquadrome car park for a leisurely mile-and-a-half to a two-mile stroll. Then we get down to the important business - coffee and a chat!
To find out where we're walking this week and let us know you're coming with us, drop us a line using the Contact form dropdown and select Weekly Walk.
We look forward to seeing you.
We work with young people
Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) runs a number of nationwide competitions for young people - entries are organised locally by clubs. with winners going forward to area, regional and eventually national finals.
We organise our local round of the public speaking competition "Youth Speaks"; and encourage young people to enter other competitions. We also help with reading at local schools, and with mock interviews
We work with local charities
We recently presented the Guide Dogs for the Blind with a cheque which will help to pay for and train a puppy, who will work with a blind person in the area.
We work with national charities
Every year we devote all of the proceeds of our annual Charity Golf Day to a single charity. In 2018, a cheque for £7,500 was presented to the Teenage Cancer Trust and in 2019, we are raising money for the National Autistic Society.
And this past year, we have also given £2,500 to the London Air Ambulance It costs the air ambulance £10,000 to operate a day - £10 million a year. So our cheque will cover just over one emergency helicopter trip!
And we gave a similar sized cheque to Harlington Hospice - both from the proceeds of our annual Santa Sleigh Ride collection around the streets of Ickenham and Hillingdon.
A fund-raising concert at the Watersmeet Centre in Rickmansworth featuring the RAF's Shades of Blue band, helped to raise a considerable amount of money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
We also support other national charities in other ways, through fund-rasing and also activities, such as the BBC's Children in Need appeal in November and the Stroke Association's Check Your Blood Pressure Day, every April.
We work with international charities
We support many international projects, directly through the Rotary Foundation, one of the world's largest private charities, but also through a variety of other international charities.
The Rotary Club of Elthorne Hillingdon, chartered in 1978, has a Trust Fund which is a registered charity (No.1032574).
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 26th February 19.30
Speaker meeting - Susanne Rea: World's Greatest Meal
Australian Susanne Rea is a distinguished Rotarian who is one of the founders of the highly successful World's Greatest Meal fund-raiser for polio. Susanne is visiting England, and her first port of call is Uxbridge!
Sunday 1st March 14.00
Senior Citizens' Tea Party @ Tudor Club, Eastcote
Every three months, the club helps with the Senior Citizens' Tea Party at the Tudor Club in Eascote, in conjunction with the Ruislip-Northwood Old Folks Association.
Wednesday 4th March 19.30
Speaker meeting - Geoff Morris: Prostate Cancer UK
Geoff Morris, a volunteer from the charity Prostate Cancer UK will be visiting. At Christmas, the club raised a considerable amount of money for both Prostate Cancer UK and also the Michael Sobell Hospice.
Tuesday 10th March 19.00
Second Tuesday of the month, the club's darts players gather at Ruislip Conservative Club in Ickenham Road, Ruislip, for a couple of hours of arrow throwing and gossip.
Wednesday 11th March 19.30
Speaker meeting - Nicky Blake, Herbalife UK
Nicky Blake is a mum, a singer, but she is also very active with the business Herbalife UK, which seeks to promote healthy living. She will be explaining how you can achieve a balanced life.
Friday 13th March 09.00 - 13.00 Sunday 15th March
The District 1090 Conference for our club and those in the Thames Valley region, takes place at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire. For more details, speak to John and Joan Greening.
Wednesday 18th March 19.30
Speaker meeting - Amanda Lee Ajada
Amanda Lee Ajada, from the City of London Corporation, will be talking about equality & diversity.
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