Rotary Club of Witney - welcome!

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Fire Walk 2024 Carterton

Fire Walk 2024 Carterton

Carterton - 15 March
See details for report, photos and a short video of event that raised over £20k for local charities

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Rotary Club supports the West Oxfordshire Boxing and Fitness Club

Rotary Club supports the West Oxfordshire Boxing and Fitness Club

Rotary Club is pleased to support for the West Oxfordshire Boxing and Fitness Club

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History of Witney Blankets

History of Witney Blankets

Keith Crawford gave his "History of Witney Blankets" talk to Years 5 and 6 at Witney County Primary School in April 2023

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President's Handover event at Freeland Village Hall

President's Handover event at Freeland Village Hall

As President Ron Spurs hands over the chain to incoming President Keith Crawford

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About us



“Help make a difference!”

Thank you for finding your way to the website of the Rotary Club of Witney, District 1090.  Witney is an attractive old Cotswold town, located in West Oxfordshire, with a growing population of about 30,000.

I have been a member of Rotary for 36 years and this is the second time I have served as President of the Club.  I am descended from a family of Witney blanket-makers, trained as an engineer, and was most recently employed as a lecturer at Abingdon and Witney College.  

The Club was chartered in 1955.  We have always been much involved in the local community – we help to run the annual July Carnival and the Christmas Lights switch-on, support a thriving Interact Club at Wood Green School, and promote community environment projects.  We are also involved in the wider world – hosting Global Scholars, supporting Rotary’s international campaign to eliminate polio, and fund-raising to send Shelter Boxes to disaster areas.  We believe that our effectiveness is much enhanced when we collaborate with other organisations, especially those with local or Rotary connections.

Whether you are visiting our website to find out who we are and what we do, or to seek assistance with a particular venture, or because you might want to join us as a member, we hope that you find what you are looking for.  If not, please ask!

Keith Crawford
President 2023-24
Rotary Club of Witney


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No Meeting - Bank Holiday

Mon, May 27th 2024 12:40 pm

No Meeting - Bank Holiday

No meeting

Zoom Meeting - Dr Neil Rust, ‘Modernisation in family medicine –friend or foe’,

Mon, Jun 3rd 2024 12:00 pm

Zoom Meeting - Dr Neil Rust, ‘Modernisation in family medicine –friend or foe’,

12 noon by Zoom
Intro: Chas Simpkins; VoT: Hilary Hogg

SVP Interview - Simon Hamilton

Mon, Jun 10th 2024 12:40 pm

SVP Interview - Simon Hamilton

Blue Boar 12:00 for 12:40
Cashiers: Steve Holborough, Chris Jose; Reception: David Lewis; Reserve: David Lord; Interviewer: Richard Smith

Mon, Jun 10th 2024 6:00 pm

Club Council

Home of the President 1800

Business Meeting

Mon, Jun 17th 2024 12:40 pm

Business Meeting

Congregational Church 12:30 for 13:00 meeting, bring own sandwiches

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Mondays at 12.40

(The Club meets 1st Monday of the month at 12.00 via Zoom; 2nd & 4th Mondays at 12.00 for 12.40 pm in the Blue Boar, Market Square, Witney; 3rd Monday 12.00 for 12.40 for Business Meeting at the Congregational Church, and has occasional evening meetings.) 28 Market Sq.

Witney
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