Rotary Club of Elthorne-Hillingdon - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
Christmas Santa Collections in Ickenham and North Hillingdon
Christmas Santa Collections (14th, 15th, 18th, 19th, 21st, 22nd)details
New Members Welcome - You Next?
Our newest member Tony was enrolled in May: Visit us to find out more about Rotary and giving back to our local community! - All ages welcome! Fill in the Contact Form below and we'll get back to you very soon!details
If you're a visiting Rotarian, please telephone John Bruton on 020 8866 6325 (or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org), ideally by close of play Monday. Alternatively, just turn up between 7:00 and 7:30 pm and come to the main bar at Uxbridge Sports Club. We'd be delighted to see you!
The Rotary Club of Elthorne Hillingdon has 23 members, women and men who live in the London Borough of Hillingdon or close by. In addition to upholding the ideals of Rotary's "Service Above Self" ethos, we believe in enjoying ourselves while doing so!. If you'd like to give us a try and see if it's for you click on Contact Us and select Membership.
Proud winners of Rotary District 1090's Website of the Year Award 2011-2012
Santa Collections Raised more than £5,600 - Thank You!
Our collections around the streets of Ickenham and North Hillingdon and at Waitrose Ruislip, combined with our stall at the Ickenham Festival Evening raised more than £5,600 for the Guide Dogs fpr the Blind Association and other charities supported by our club. A big thank you to all who turned out to see Santa and also to all those who helped us with the collection rounds.
If you liked seeing Santa and fancy helping us collect next year, contact us through the link above.
"Lift Off" with London's Air Ambulance
Early September saw a dozen of us make the trip up to The Royal London Hospital to meet with the team from London's Air Ambulance for whom we raised Â£8,000 at our Annual Charity Golf Day (see further down the page). Great weather allowed us up to the helipad and a call-out saw the Air Ambulance take off for a four-mile trip - not often we get to see our funds in close-up action!
Annual "Big Ed" Quiz Night
In October we hold our only club funds fundraising night. Hotly contested each year, the quiz had for several years seen our neighbouring Pinner Rotary club victorious. In 2015 they came so close again, only beaten on the tiebreak question "How many rooms are in the White House" which saw "Horizontal Stripes" (pictured) emerged as the winners. For 2016 and again in 2017, RC Pinner have clearly been at the knowledge bank because back they came to take the crown again!
Edinburgh comes to Hillingdon
In what is becoming something of an annual tradition our members and partners were in for a real treat in early July - a preview of a show being taken to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Our member Joan Greening is a well-established author & she arranged for her show "The Rape of Artemisia Gentileschi" to be performed just for us at the Ickenham Village Hall. Actresses Julia Munrow & Julia Rufey comprised the cast and wowed us all.
McMillan Coffee Morning
We're proud to announce that a coffee morning as part of McMillan great coffee morning, organised in October by Brenda Udall, one of our members, raised Â£315. Well done Brenda - such a worthy cause!!
Charity Golf Day
Tuesday 25th July 2017 saw us run our 21st Annual Golf Day, at Batchworth Park Golf Club. 29 teams of 3 took on the challenge in mostly great weather for golf, with the winners being Tube & Bracket "C". Of course the big winner was Alzheimers Society to whom we donated the proceeds of the day, raising £7,000.
We'll be running this year's Golf Day on Tuesday 24th July 2018. Use the contact form above if you'd like to enter a team.
Just like the local schoolchildren, we're "walking once a week". Every Sunday we gather at either Ruislip Lido (cafe) or Rickmansworth Aquadrome (car park) for a lesiurely stroll (about 1.5 - 2 miles). 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. Look forward to seeing you.
Polio Eradication Update
For more than 30 years it's been Rotary's International prime goal to work towards the eradication of Polio. While we have encountered a recurrence of infection in Nigeria last year, the overall number of cases is now down to 21 in 2017, an all-time low.
We work with Young People
Rotary in Great Britain and ireland (RIBI) runs nationwide competitions for Young People - entries are organised locally by clubs and winners go forward to area, regional and national finals. We help to 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
Every year we support a variety of local charities including The Samaritans, , Michael Sobell Hospice and others.
We work with National Charities
Every year we devote all of the proceeds of our annual Charity Golf Day to a single charity; In 2015 we gave Â£9,000 to RNLI. We also suppport other National Charities in more limited ways.
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
Saturday 21st April 10.00
Stroke Awareness Day - Lloyds Pharmacy, Eastcote
We'll be there rounding up candidates to have their blood pressure checked!
Wednesday 25th April 19.30
Regular meetings of our Club Committees
Wednesday 2nd May 19.30
Business Meeting - Annual General Meeting
This month's Business Meeting will also be our Annual General Meeting
Wednesday 9th May 19.30
Speaker - Will Crane - Operation Smile
Will Crane from Operation Smile will be talking to us in their work with Cleft Lip & Palate patients in other parts of the world
Wednesday 16th May 19.30
Rotary Focus Evening - Youth, RYLA & Interact
We'll be focussing this evening on our work with Young People
Sunday 20th May 07.30
Michael Sobell Bike Ride
As usual, we'll be marshalling for MIchael Sobell Hospice Bike ride
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