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.
These are our Charity Ball or Marriott Ball pages, showing our forthcoming and past events now including latest details of our 2018 Ball - For more information, please click the button below:-details
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 :-
Please see items below that were discussed in our lunchtime meeting today.
Lunch Summary - Thursday 21 November 2019
Past presidents Lunch and Speaker Meeting
Welcome: David Pratt
Host: Nigel Henham
Debbie Vincent; Debbie announced the amazing news that Martin Tredham from the Wasdell Group will be sponsoring our Charity Ball next year the sum of £20,000.00
Martin Groombridge; the membership meeting held on 18th November went very well and a report will be following soon
Richard Deacon; Deacons will be holding an event to mark the opening of the new shop on the 5th November, this will be a ticket only event, please contact Richard if you would like to attend.
Jan Blankenstein; The quiz tem came second in the first round of the quiz
Skittles season starts soon anyone wishing to be on the team please contact Jan
Sue Huck; The Hub at Diepsloot is coming along well and will be ready in January
Guests: Welcome to:-
Martin Tredham guest of Mike Bawden
Neil Montgomery (Thamesdown Hydrotherapy Pool) guest of Mike Morse
Ross Stein, guest of Sue Huck
Dr. John Philip, Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors, and member of the Rotary Club of Newbury. Our Speaker today and guest of Drago Pausek
Drago Pausek ; Rotary Club of Zagreb
Howard Small ADG
The President welcomed our guests and all Past Presidents
Christmas Tree , Christ Church event ; Apologies for forgetting the decorations that we were hoping the members would use to hang on the ‘memory tree’ I will have to resort to plan B ( as soon as come up with one ! )
The handbook states that next week is an evening event , this is incorrect please all turn up next Thursday lunch time , our speaker is Chief Supt. Debs Smith who will be talking about her work as public protection lead for Wiltshire police.
Host is Gary Herbert
Happy Birthday to Ian Larrard for the 25th November
Debbie Vincent, Sue Frawley and I attended a meeting of the Phoenix Club last night, we were made very welcome and had some interesting discussions, one of which included their Christmas party, Alan Goulding and a pea shooter
Speaker: Dr. John Philip, Am I my Brother’s keeper?
Dr John Phillip is a past District Governor, a member of the Rotary Club of Newbury and Chair of the International Fellowship of Rotarian Doctors
John spoke to us today about a project in Ukerewe which is the largest inhabited island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania
The project supports schools on the island, their general aim was to ‘inspire and empower children to be engaged in preserving and protecting their environment as well as benefitting from it as future farmers’
Most schools have 1000 pupils, these pupils are eager to learn and often have to walk long distances on an empty stomach and would be lucky to get something to eat when they get home
At the moment the project has been supporting 7 schools, and there are 120 schools on the island. The aim is to turn the unused areas of the schools into farms, where they plant, grow and harvest a variety of crops. The crops are used to feed the pupils and some are sold to generate funds to buy items needed.
Each school has also managed to establish a tree nursery (total trees planted exceed 35,000.00) these included many fruit trees
The mission of Newbury Rotary Club is to offer 7,000 pupils porridge breakfast 3 times a week, this costs just £1.20 per child per year
Raffle; the raffle is week was won by Ray Fisher, who donated it to the speakers project
The Rotary Club of Swindon
Rotary 'Tax Disc'
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....
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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.
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RotaKids supporting their local community
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(5th Thursday an evening meeting only , contact secretary for details)
Kings Arms Hotel, Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AB 01793 522156