About us

President  :  Barry Ednie  
Hon. Secretary  :  Harry Lilly   
Membership  :  Sonia Williams   

Ours is a friendly club of approximately 27 members, formed in February 1924. We meet each Thursday at the Rose and Crown Hotel in Tonbridge.

Our Business Partners Scheme enables the business community to help us meet local and international needs, and give Business Partners publicity and networking opportunities.  They are associated with a club which is part of Rotary International, the world’s largest service organisation.  With over 1.2 million members and a presence in 68 countries Rotary advances causes for peace and to help mankind through improvements in health, education and resources.  For more details about our Business Partners Scheme, contact David Wells.

Our major fundraising events of the year are the Tonbridge Half Marathon, staged jointly with Tonbridge Lions Club under the auspices of the THM CIO, the Rotary Charity Golf Day and the Rotary Tonbridge Christmas Festival, which is run on behalf of Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council for the benefit of the local community. 

We also support many local community groups and events, and raise money for local and international charities, including Shelter Box, Water Aid, Anesthaesia Worldwide and The Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust.   In the past we have donated large sums to Carers First, Compaid, Headway, Hospice in the Weald, Scotts Project, Porchlight and many other lesser known but essential local charities.

Our Community and Vocational Service projects include the Kids Out Theme Park adventure, Senior Citizens' theatre visits, Country drive & tea, mock interviews at local schools and career mentoring in conjunction with Tonbridge Job centre.

We contribute to the Rotary/Carers UK Forum.   Carers UK provides information and guidance to unpaid carers.  Phone Helpline 0808 808 7777 Mon-Fri 9am-6pm or email advice@carersuk.org.   Unpaid carers can join Carers UK free and will be given login details for the Carers UK Forum.

NOTE:  All Rotary Club, Council and Committee meetings are being held via Zoom until virus restrictions are lifted. Our first meeting back at our HQ the Rose and Crown Hotel in Tonbridge High Street  is currently expected to be on 22 July 2021.

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Thu, Oct 21st 2021 12:30 pm

Frugal lunch

Soup bread and cheese for charity

Thu, Oct 28th 2021 6:00 pm

Tunbridge Ware

A talk by Dr Ian Beavis

Thu, Nov 4th 2021 12:30 pm

November Business Meeting

Reports of Cub business

Thu, Nov 11th 2021 6:30 pm

Appeasing Hitler - the road to war

A talk by PP Eddie Prescott

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 12:30 for 13:00

(4th Thursday each month - evening meeting - 18:30 for 19:00 5th Thursday each month - evening meeting with wives/partners - 18:30 for 19:00) Rose and Crown Hotel
125 High Street
TN9 3DD  01732 357966

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