The Rotary Club of Ripley and Send was founded in 1975 by a small group of businessmen keen on supporting both the local and International Community, yet at the same time enjoying each other's companionship. Since then we have raised over £400000 for various causes and provide on going help to both the young and the elderly both Internationally and within the Local Community.
We are twinned with the Confolens Club in France with regular exchanges taking place. We meet on a regular basis at the Talbot Inn in Ripley. Our main event is leading the organisation of the Ripley Event, a Fair which reputably has been going since Edward II's time.
However we are also very keen to support smaller local Charities and Organisations not having the Corporate Infrastructure to organise their own dedicated Fund Raising activity.
As a result of last years succesfull Ripley Calendar Project, courtesy of funding by Wills & Smeardon, we will be again producing one for 2019 - This time courtesy of Ewebank Auctioners:
At our first Meeting in March 2016 we were pleased to welcome three new Members to our Club. Seen above are Gill Barr-Colbeck and her husband David who were both wecomed by President Michael as Full Members. Joining them was Associate Member Neil Freeman who has been helping us out now for a number of years.
We look forward to working with them in the forthcoming years and trust they will get as much Fun and Fellowship as our present Members have.
Last year we were able to distribute over £4000 to Local Charities. Fortunately with the assistance of the Co-op in Ripley and Waitrose in West Byfleet, coupled with the generosity of the Villagers of Ripley and Send we will be able to distribute a similar amount during 2018..
Our Major Fund Raising efforts during the year however have been working together with eight other Local Clubs and our sister Club in the Charante France together with our President's late fathers club in the Trinadad to help to put together a Rotary International Global Grant to help with the fitting out of the new Woking and Sam Beare Hospices
They are relocating to Goldsworth Park and also enlarging their catchment area to include the Villages of Ripley and Send.
This Joint Effort by nine Clubs in NW Surrey working together with Clubs in France, Scotland and Trinidad, Local Authorities and Major Donors, with the help of Rotary's own Charity in the US -The Rotary Foundation - managed to raise a total sum of between £105/110,000
ADDITIONAL FUNDS HOWEVER ARE STILL REQUIRED!!
If you believe that this is an activity that you would like to get involved in, please contact Malcolm on 01483 573274 or come along to one of our Tuesday Evening Meetings at the Talbot Inn.
Over the years we have also helped other local charities and organisations. Below are listed a few:
If you are still interested - then take the night off and visit us at
The Talbot Ripley - at 1930 for 2000 hours
Details of the Friends of Rotary Programme can be found on the Membership Page
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