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Rotary Club of Swindon - 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.

Monthly Bulletins

These are our Monthly Club Bulletins, which you can read here or 'download' in 'pdf' format - a nice reminder for those of us who were there and of course what you missed if you weren't! - also an insight to our club for visitors or potential members


Surprise guests at lunch

Bill and Lynn receive Paul Harris Awards


New member is inducted to the club

Sheila Harrod BEM (PHF) has changed from an Honorary Member to a Full Member


Annual 'Chinese' Evening

Our Chinese evening at the Swindon Rendezvous


Swindon Cares

Swindon Cares aims to engage all areas of Swindon's community, schools, businesses, groups and individuals, to support people in our town.


Our (Gallant) Skittle Team

Well done Rotary Club of Swindon on our skittles win against Royal Wootton Bassett and District club "” with Debbie Vincent, Christopher Firth, John Woodcock, Haydn Beer and Ian Sharpe.


About us

Welcome to the home page of the Rotary Club of Swindon

Now, you may be asking...

What is Rotary??

Rotary is a truly international organisation, with some 33,000 clubs and over a million members represented in more than 200 countries worldwide.  Its aim is simply to provide humanitarian assistance and to help promote goodwill and peace both at home and abroad.  Have a browse through our 'what we do' pages and see..... well, er.... what we get up to - Whether you are a Rotarian or if you are just interested in finding out more about the global Rotary movement please feel free to come along and join us.at one of our Thursday lunchtime meetings and see just what goes on  - You will receive a very warm welcome

If you don't already know a Swindon club member and want to find out more information, get in touch with our club Secretary Leslie, who will be happy to advise and provide you with any further information you might need. 

If you decide Rotary is not for you, we really won't be offended - promise!


Rotary in Swindon - the latest....

....a roundup of this week's notice board announcements :-

Dear all

     Please see items below that were discussed in the meeting today.  


Lunch Summary Thursday 22nd November 2018

Past President Ian Larrard, covering for President Martin Groombridge
Host:  Nigel Henham

Members Announcements:-

1. Brenda Moore; The visit to The Houses of Parliament , Due to a mix up with the dates this visit may now take place on the 29th Jan , unless Robert Buckland can change his date to the 22nd Jan . A board has gone round club asking for comments/ availability on the proposed change of dates 

2. Michelle Leighton: Michelle spoke her New York Marathon experience, and brought in her medal to show. Can members who sponsored her please bring money into club, Michelle thanked everyone for their support , and in excess of £1500 was raised from her sponsors

3. Chris Loveday; Rock and Roll Bingo event booked for 5th April 2019. And Chris has twigs calendars for sale 

4. Chris Firth; Trees successfully planted at Wichelstowe , thanks for everyone’s help

Tom McMurray; It was good to see Tom at club today and looking so well. Tom gave the club a very moving and inspiring recount of his ongoing battle with cancer, unfortunately the treatment he has been receiving is no longer working, however he has been chosen for a pioneering new treatment that is being trialed from America, and he will be the only person in this country to be undergoing this. The new treatment is aiming to treat cancer by getting the cancer cells to fight each other (instead of fighting the treatment). Tom will be isolation for this and will not be able to receive any visitors, he will either be in the Churchill at Oxford or at Home for the treatment, he will find out shortly. The club acknowledged Tom’s speech with a standing ovation.

Guest today was Drago Pausek, from the Rotary Club of Zagreb

Presidents Announcements;
The club were informed by email of the passing of Matt Cammish, a previous club member 

Secretary’s Announcements;
Reminder that there will not be a lunch next week, instead we will be having our annual Christmas meal at Swindon College (6-6.30 pm)
If anyone hasn’t paid, could you please bring payment with you .We will be having a raffle and would really appreciate prizes
Birthdays; Ian Larrard, Sunday 24th November 23, 2018

Speaker today Drago Pausek - Rotary Club Zagreb Centar, Croatia Hrvatska 
We have been very lucky to have had Drago visit our club for the last few weeks while he is working here as a GP, and he kindly agreed to give us a talk at this week’s Fellowship meeting.
Drago is a member of the above club in Zagreb, the club is 18 years old and has 55 members, and apart from the usual fund raising causes they are focused on education, support and sponsorship of students 
Drago is a member of the International fellowship of Rotarian Doctors, and he is involved with reducing risks to patients as he explained the 3rd common cause of death is through medical errors.
Drago told the club about his time as a medical doctor during the war of 1191-95 and his subsequent work with the British Military. Due to the shortage of GP’s in the country Drago has been recruited to work in a practice in Eldene, this was originally planned to be for six months, but this may change 
Drago showed us various slides and gave us much more information than I have been able to explain here , and once again a member of Rotary has given a very interesting and much appreciated talk to club he has a wife 2 daughters a dog and a cat back home .

Raffle winner; Sue Frawley


Hon Secretary
The Rotary Club of Swindon 

Rotary 'Tax Disc'

Put your 'defunct' tax disc holder to good use and help 'drive' Rotary forward   

EDU Fun SA - Diepsloot Combined School

Edu Fun is a charitable organisation that teaches English to Grade 3 and Grade 4 students at Diepsloot Combined School in South Africa and is one of our International projects....  

For more info'  have a look at their Facebook page

(link on this page)



and if that's not enough...

Or if you want to find out more information or are looking for support for your charity or event please do get in touch with us today

If you would like to make a donation to support our Rotary Charities you can do so here - It's very easy.... 

Join Rotary and 'Make a World of Difference'  -  for more info, see the video below....

Nigeria One-Year Milestone from Rotary International on Vimeo.

On July 24th, the West African nation will have gone one full year with no new cases of wild-polio virus.

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 8th January

District Council – The Gables, Falfield

District Council – The Gables, Falfield

Club Council

Monday 14th January 18.00 - 19.00 Monday 9th July

Club Council

Club Council meeting tonight for all Council members
6pm at the Kings

future events Past Events calendar district events local events

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Rotary News

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.

Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities

Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Kings Arms Hotel, Wood Street, Swindon, We meet on Thursdays at 1300
Kings Arms Hotel, Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AB  01793 522156

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