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.

Our members 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 Wednesday at different venues and Zoom carrying 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...

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KNOCKHOLT GRAPEVINE.......... The Rotary Club of Orpington Crofton are continuing to support the local community and have collected and distributed some laptops and tablets to local schools and charities. Laptops have gone to a local school, to JusB, a charity that support vulnerable teenagers, and to CASPA that supports autistic children. The need is there and perhaps can you help? The lockdown has highlighted the digital divide within our community, and shown how necessary it has been to try to get laptops to children. Many charities have responded to this need. Whilst the schools will return in the next week or so, this will mean that some children will need to return the laptops they have been loaned, meaning they can no longer support their education at home. If you have a laptop with Windows 7 or more with the cables this can be used. It is really important that even with those old laptops that have been in the cupboard or loft for the past few years you look carefully at what is stored there. Make sure that you look carefully at photos and documents that you might want to keep and make sure these are transferred to another computer or storage medium. After that we recommend that you restore old laptops to the factory reset. This will delete everything that you have stored. In our experience the factory reset took about 4 hours, but doesn’t need your attention whilst this is done. The receiving charities also ‘clean’ the laptops before they install the software that the children will use. If you feel that you have a laptop or tablet that can be used please contact the Rotary Club of Orpington Crofton at rcorpingtoncrofton@gmail.com to discuss. Many thanks for your support. Rotary Club of Orpington Crofton rcorpingtoncrofton@gmail.com

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Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at Zoom meetings - Conovavirus

(Weekly meetings rotating each month between dining out lunch and evening, Zoom and organised social events)

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