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 The Magic of Father Christmas

The Magic of Father Christmas

The Magic of Father Christmas Ryde Rotary Club invites you book a personalised call with Father Christmas live on Zoom! Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of December 2020 Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of December 2020


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The Magic of Father Christmas

Ryde Rotary Club invites you book a personalised call with Father Christmas live on Zoom!

Friday 11th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of December 2020
Friday 18th, Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th of December 2020

Other dates and/or times may be added in the future

Some of us will not be able to spend Christmas with the people we love, perhaps left feeling isolated and alone. Help Mountbatten give Islanders and their families the hospice care and support they need this festive season.

From the comfort of your own home, join Father Christmas for a wonderful, personalised Zoom meeting lasting up to 10 minutes.
This year Ryde Rotary is very excited that Father Christmas has kindly agreed to make himself available for some very special live video meetings using Zoom with children and their families.  During your personalised meeting, which will last up to 10 minutes, Father Christmas will listen as you tell him all about your Christmas wishes and dreams and he'll give you an update on what he and the elves have been doing to get ready for the big day
A digital certificate of the meeting for each child to keep forever.
A minimum payment of £5 is required per booking.  All preceeds will be distributed equally between Mountbatten (Hospice) Christmas collection and Ryde Rotary’s Christmas yearly giving to good causes in the local community.
 All children MUST be accompanied online by a parent, guardian or responsible adult over 18.


"Some feedback from our Daughter/Granddaughter who had one of these calls this afternoon. Apparently it was a full 15 minutes and the chap used all of the information they were given to personalise the call and to make it extra special for one excited little girl. Thoroughly recommended so do book a call for your own little ones as they can't go to Santa's Grotto this year. We made up a pretendy Santa gift that he sent by special delivery as he's trying to distance so he can do his deliveries on Christmas Eve. Monies raised go to charity. Still time to book now."

"We’ve just had our call from Santa and you have absolutely made Sophie’s year! She’s been so anxious about if Santa will be safe this year if he will be able to visit as usual- to have this personalised call and for Santa and his elf to know all about her absolutely blew her mind and put the sparkle back in her eyes. Thank you sooo much Rotary Club for arranging such a brilliantly planned event - you’re super stars in my eyes . "


2020  - 2021 President of Ryde Rotary Club Peter Wellington 

Welcome to the Ryde Rotary Club’s website.

Ryde Rotary Club is an active and friendly club linked to with many local community groups, we have a great record of providing charitable support within our community and overseas.

Ryde Rotary Club has a wide ranging and varied programme of Club meetings, social events and exchange visits with Clubs and students in this country and abroad.

Our Club's monthly programme is relaxed which give members flexibility and choice regarding attendance.

Ryde Rotary Club values - We build lifelong relationships, we honour our commitment, we connect diverse perspectives and we apply our leadership and expertise to solve local issues. You can learn more about our involvement in our local community, our support of overseas projects and how we enjoy ourselves in Rotary by clicking on the "What we do" tab at the top of this page.

Fellowship is integral to our Club, we enjoy fun and fellowship in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere of friendship and goodwill, we recently celebrated the 90th anniversary of our club's charter.

Join Rotary and make a world of difference to your own community, to the lives of those less fortunate around the world, to your fellow club members - like-minded men and women of all ages - and, just as important, to yourself! The projects Rotarians get involved in are incredibly fulfilling, worthwhile and rewarding - and there's plenty of fun involved.

To understand more about Rotary why not contact us and watch this video

Ryde Rotary – we’re for communities

12 Reasons to join Rotary

Rotarians are just ordinary people who together do extraordinary things:
save lives, change lives and give hope.

FRIENDSHIP:  In an increasingly complex world Rotary provides you with the most basic of human needs – the need for friendship and fellowship.

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT:  Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of businesses in a community. Its members come from all walks of life.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:  Being a Rotarian enables growth and education in human relations and personal development.

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT:  Serving on Rotary projects helps in learning how to motivate, influence and lead.

CITIZENSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY:  Membership of a Rotary club helps you to understand and become involved in community needs.

CONTINUING EDUCATION:  Each week at Rotary there is a programme designed to keep members informed about what is going on in the community, nationally and globally; providing an opportunity to hear different speakers on a variety of topics.

FUN:  Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Join us and see.

PUBLIC SPEAKING SKILLS:  Rotary develops confidence and skill in public and personal communication.

CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORLD:  Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary International.” There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian – even encouraged – to attend any of the 32,000 clubs in over 200 countries. This means instant friends in both your local community and the word community.

TRAVEL ASSISTANCE: Because there are Rotary clubs everywhere, many a travelling Rotarian in need of a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist advice etc., has found assistance through Rotary.

ENTERTAINMENT:  Every Rotary club and district has events and activities that provide diversion in your business life. Rotary holds conferences, conventions and assemblies that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education and service.                         

DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL SKILLS:  Every week and at various events and functions Rotary develops your personality, social skills and people skills.



Happening soon...

Tue, May 11th 2021 6:30 pm

Council meeting by Zoom

Tue, May 11th 2021 7:00 pm

Club Zoom meeting

Tue, May 25th 2021 7:00 pm

Club Fellowship meeting (times/details TBA)

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 18-30 for 19-00
(There is no Club meeting on 1st Tuesday. Please check programme for any variations of venue etc.)
Yelf's Hotel, Union Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

PO33 2LG  01983 564062

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Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks

Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values