Our current President for 2020/2021 is Gill Bar-Colbeck. Gill and her husband David (Current Treasurer) since joining us, have been very active members, responsible for the launch of our yearly calendar, Promoting Youth opportunities and also producing our monthly publication (Rotary Ramblings). We are grateful for Gill for taking over the reigns and heres to a great Rotary year!
! BING REWARDS !
- AMAZON SMILE -
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic raising funds has been very challenging and so our cub has signed up to Amazon Smile as a registered charity. Each purchase made through AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.co.uk) results in a percentage of the sale (0.5%) being donated to our Rotary Club which we can then use towards providing financial support to various local and national charities.
Please support our club by registering with Amazon smile and selecting our club (Rotary club of Ripley and Send) as the charity you wish to support.
Many thanks for all your support !
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 one European Roary Club, The Confolens-Charante Limousine Club in South West France with regular exchanges taking place on a bi annual basis.
In 2019, together with the Confolens club we raised funds to create a Garden of Tranquility on the Send Recreational ground which was formally opened on Monday 23rd September 2019 by the Mayor of Guildford along with representatives from both Rotary clubs, memebrs from the Send Parish Council and some pupils from the Send Primary School.
One of our popular charity fund raisers is the Santa Collections that we perform around the houses of Ripley, Send and Clandon. This is a great teat for all the local children to come out and meet Santa and for the villagers to donate towards various local charities.
In September 2018 we were honoured to be one of only five Clubs in District Rotary South to be awarded the Rotary International's Presidential Citation for making differences to the lives of People all around the World (Michael Ramcharan Past President 2015-2018).
This was the third time that the Club had been honoured this way - the first being in 2008 as a result of the efforts of past Rotarians Mike Grey and Ernie Stubbs for the production of the Club Magazine.
The year 2020 has certainly been an interesting year with the world as we know it having to adopt various precautions to fend off the Corna virus. This has affected everyone and all Rotary clubs have had to adopt new ways of operating in order to try and maintain contact with its members and run various projects within the communities as bets as possible.
Our club has run Zoom meetings for members who have access to the technology and produced monthly publications (Rotary Ramblings) to keep all members up to date and informed of ongoing activities. We still plan to do as much as we can in raising much needed funds for local and some national Chraities so watch this space and our Facebook page for updates.
WHO Africa Region- POLIO FREE !!!!
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 (West Indies), 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 Pritchett 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
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.
Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks
Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic meetings will now take place every other Tuesday via ZOOM at 17:00. Invites will be sent out by our current President)
From 29th October 2013
GU23 6BB 01483 225188