Rotary Club of Croydon - 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.
Meetings and Social events
cancelled until further notice.
LIVE CLUB MEETINGS
AND SOCIAL EVENTS
HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED.
CLUB MEETINGS WILL BE HELD VIA ZOOM.
NEW CLUB YEAR : NEW PRESIDENT : SAME CHARITY
The COVID-19 lock down was an unexpected end to President Christopher Dighton’s year.
Not to be defeated, though, Christopher successfully kept members together via regular Zoom meetings, and organised us into raising funds to donate to the Trussell Trust Foodbank.
Despite our main fundraising activities coming to an abrupt halt in March, we were able to send £7,500 to the Crisis Skylight Centre in Croydon, President Christopher’s chosen charity.
Even with the easing of lockdown restrictions, it was not possible to hold the President’s Handover event in the presence of our members. Instead, a socially distanced handover took place in the garden of our now new President, Patricia Painting.
To ensure all members were kept informed, President Patricia had written to each of them outlining her programme for the year, which will be linked to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are designed to address global challenges, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace, and justice. For more information go to UNSDGs.
Support for the Crisis Skylight Centre will continue throughout the year. This is an important resource for homeless people in the community, offering free practical and creative classes and workshops, as well as individually tailored advice, guidance, and coaching sessions. Many of their classes can lead to qualifications and all activities are run by qualified tutors. To learn more visit CRISIS SKYLIGHT.
Until the club can meet again, regular Zoom meetings have been arranged, some with guest speakers. For full details visit the FUTURE MEETINGS page.
The Rotary Club of Croydon was founded in 1921
and since that time has been a source of enjoyment to its members
service to the local community.
We currently have over 30 members, both men and women, with a wide mix of social and vocational interests.
We meet every Tuesday for lunch at the Masonic Halls in Croydon (see below), where we enjoy a meal and share lively conversations. We often have guest speakers and regular meetings devoted to discussing the business of the Club and planning our Community and International fundraising activities.This year we plan to hold occasional evening meetings.
In addition to our weekly meetings, we hold social and fundraising events, including theatre trips, and partake in the local Rotary community sporting activities.View the WHAT WE DO section for more information about the activities of the Rotary Club of Croydon.
Planning is underway for our Centenary Celebrations in the Club Year 2021-2022.
Contact our Secretary to arrange a visit to Croydon Rotary Club to meet and hear more about how Rotarians and the Rotary International organisation can "be the inspiration" in their local and international communities.
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 14th July 12.00 -
Guest Speaker Grace Onions
On her campaign to reduce the use of plasticdetails
Saturday 18th July 13.00 -
NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY
Declared by the UN General Assembly in November 2009details
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.