About us

For very nearly 100 years, Purley Rotary has served the local Purley community to make a real contribution to the lives of others. As People of Action, we pool our talents and resources to get things done and genuinely make a difference to local life.

Like all organisations, our activities have been badly hit by Covid-19 but nevertheless since last April we have:

* Organised a community Art Competition of people's reflections on life in lockdown and turned the 12 winning entries into a 2021 calendar. Click here to see some of wonderful Art Competition entries.
* Litter-picked in Purley Rotary Field several times a week to keep it clean and safe.
* Supported Purley Food Hub, the local food bank.
* Donated over £2,500 to other local charities.
* Raised £3,500 COVID funds.
* Raised £8,500 for the Rotary Club in Beirut to aid victims of last August's explosion in the city.
    In addition, we have continued to meet online via Zoom on Wednesday nights, for ‘open chat’ sessions, quizzes and a range of excellent speakers. We are men and women from all walks of life and are always looking for new people to join us - to take part in an existing project or set up a new one, while also enjoying good fellowship and having FUN.  

    To find out more, take a look at our Newsletters and Diary of Events, or phone us on 020 8651 1829 or email purleyrotary@gmail.com and we will get back to you. We very much look forward to introducing ourselves to you.

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    Our Swimathon 2021 has been cancelled but we will be back in 2022, with an even bigger splash, to raise more cash for our local & international charities!

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, and the need to follow advice from HM Government and Public Health England, all future meetings will be held via ZOOM until further notice. Should you wish to join in one of our meetings, please contact our club Secretary on 020 8651 1829. Thank you.

    Happening soon...

    Meetings and events happening soon

    Wed, Jan 20th 2021 8:00 pm

    Zoom Meeting-International (Detmold, Arnhem Oost and Rouen Bruyeres


    Chance to meet up with our contact clubs

    Wed, Jan 27th 2021 8:00 pm

    Council Meeting via ZOOM


    Monthly Council Meeting

    Wed, Feb 3rd 2021 8:00 pm

    Business meeting via ZOOM


    Monthly Business Meeting-all members

    Wed, Feb 10th 2021 8:00 pm

    Zoom Meeting-DG Nick Drake in attendance


    Annual attendance by District Governor Nick Drake

    Wed, Feb 17th 2021 8:00 pm

    Zoom Meeting-Speaker tbc


    Weekly meeting with a Speaker (tbc)

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    Rotary News

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    Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values



    Meetings & Venue

    Where and when:

    We meet on Wednesdays at 19:30
    ( First Tuesday Lunch: 12.30 for 13.00 following Wednesdays Dinner: 19:15 for 19:30.)
    The Club meets at the Purley Sports Club, The Ridge, Purley, Croydon.
    The Club welcomes visitors from other clubs and individuals who feel they may be interested in joining.


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