About us

Who are we? In 1982 the Rotary Club of Orpington created a new club for evening meetings and named it Rotary Club of Crofton. It was to meet the needs of people who could not make lunch meetings. Later we changed our name to Orpington Crofton to ensure that we had a known geographical position.


With over thirty members we support our local area with fellowship and friendship and trying to keep to the Rotary motto of "Service above self". Some of our members were founders of the Club and we have grown over the years into a positive group of men and women from diverse backgrounds and parts of the community.


We meet weekly on Monday evening at the High Elms Golf Club near Farnborough Village where we have dinner, carry out the Clubs business and frequently we have speakers. With the help of our spouses we hold numerous social events during the year.
We contribute to the local and national community, as well as charitable fund raising for local, national and international causes. We have close links with schools in the area and also help to support their charities.
I invite Rotary and non Rotary guests to visit us at our Club meeting where you will receive a warm welcome without any commitment. Just telephone our Club Secretary to make arrangements...

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Monday 21st October 19.30

Medical Detection Dogs

Speakers - Bridget Wood & Millie Harries.
Members partners invited.

Monday 28th October 19.30

Running the Marathon

Lisa Cleaver will talk about the her experiences running the many Marathons in her courier.
Club members partners invited.

Saturday 2nd November 19.00


Social evening

Wednesday 6th November 19.00

Board Meeting

Venue - Brian Hide

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A HUGE THANK YOU! From Rotary Club of Orpington Crofton to everyone who has supported our 2018 collections! We appreciate the donations given to our collectors, to Santa and his helpers and his sleigh driven so ably by Ken Gillbanks and Chris Kennedy around Orpington, Crofton and Petts Wood in 2018. In total we raised £2,830.12p. Our thanks as well to the organisations who allowed us to hold collections on their premises – Poll Hill Garden Centre, National Rail stations at Petts Wood and Chelsfield, the Nugent Retail Centre and Tesco Extra Orpington. All the money raised is to support local charities. The Rotary members and helpers have given their services voluntarily to these and other charities during 2018. Will you support us during 2019 by hosting a collection on your business premises? Would you like our Santa and his Sleigh to visit your road in 2019? Please contact us by email at

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

High Elms Golf Club, High Elms Road, Downe, Kent We meet on Mondays at 19.30
High Elms Golf Club, High Elms Road, Downe, Kent BR6 7JL  01689 858175

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