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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.

Two members receive their 'long service' awards

Rtn Mike Hillier and John Wicking receive their awards


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.


Diepsloot School in South Africa

President Peter, Jan and John having a session packing the pencil cases to be sent to Diepsloot Combined School in South Africa.


Another new member is welcomed to the club

Daniel Stallard is inducted by our President Ian


End Polio Now campaign

Our contribution to the International "End Polio Now" campaign raises over $15,000 in 2016/17


Gary Herbert receives Award

Gary Herbert receives a well deserved Paul Harris Award


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 Denise, 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 :-

Please see below, summary of noticeboard items that were circulated at club today, with other information.  

Evening Meeting with Partners - Thursday 29 March 

Speaker:  Action through Enterprise

Venue:     Masonic Hall, Old Town 
Cost:       TBC
Time:      6.30 for 7.00pm start 

 Please add your name to the board currently circulating at club if you would like to go 

Old Town Rotary Quiz and Chips - 13 April

Venue:  Lethbridge Road School
Cost:     £10.00 per person which includes a fish and chip supper with vegetarian option of pancake spring role 
Team:    Teams of up to 6 

If you are interested in putting a team of 6 into this quiz, please contact Dick Matticks at dicmatcoate1@aol.com 

Networking event with Old Town Business Association - Wednesday 25 April 

This event also provides an opportunity to preview a newly installed art exhibition 

Venue:  The Museum, Old Town
Time:     6 - 8.00pm
Cost:     £10 per person which includes wine and canapes

Please add your name to the board currently circulating at club if you would like to go  

  • A Day at the Newbury Races - Friday 18 May 

Basically there are two packages to choose from either the Premium Bumper Package which includes entry to the Premier enclosure, £2.00 tote pool bet, £10 food/drink vouchers and an official race card voucher or the racegoers package which includes a table for the day, three course lunch and a tipster talk from an expert.  

 The Premium Bumper Package costs £36 pp, whilst the Racegoers package costs £79.00

 Please add your name to the board currently circulating at club if you would like to go    

 If we can get around 20 people going then we could hire a coach from Barnes.  

 Michael successfully climbed the Dome 

Both Michael and Lynda Morse successfully climbed the Millennium Dome. If you have sponsored either of them, please see Michael at club next week.   

  • Bill is swimming 21 miles raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

If you would like to sponsor him, please catch up with him at club 


Date for your diary - Thursday 12 April - Annual General Meeting

Regards Denise

Hon Secretary
The Rotary Club of Swindon 

Surprise guests at lunch...

Bill and Lynn have been serving us at the Kings Arms Hotel and giving exceptional service to our club at lunchtimes for a combined 99 years! 

They are both retiring, so today they were surprised to be asked to join us for lunch on the top table, to be themselves served lunch by King's management and staff. 

As a further surprise - President Ian then presented them with Paul Harris Awards, to acknowledge their dedication.

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

Thursday 22nd March 13.00

Speaker Event - Mark Powell

Today's speaker is Mark Powell from Prime Theatre


Sunday 25th March

District Conference - 23


Thursday 29th March 18.00

Evening Meeting

Tonight we have a speaker from Action Through Enterprise


Thursday 5th April 13.00

Fellowship meeting

Today is a 'Fellowship' meeting, a chance to chat with friends


Thursday 12th April 13.00


Today is our annual AGM - see below for the Agenda plus a link to the 2017 Minutes


future events completed calendar district events local events

Our Social Media

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.

Rotary supporting young people

Rotary on the brink of polio history

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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