WELCOME TO THE CLUB

Picture shows a few members enjoying a World War II in the USA evening


A big welcome to the Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury.

So what actually is Rotary?

The Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury is part of Rotary International which provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. Today there are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians who belong to more than 31,000 Rotary clubs located in 167 countries

What does this club do?

Joining a Rotary Club is a great way to meet people and make new friends whilst, at the same time, doing something you often hear people talk about - putting something back into society.

We meet regularly for sociable and interesting events whilst also working to help support local and international projects. Across the world members are encouraged to be actively involved in their local communities. Many of our projects are organised for the local community, some on a regional basis, whilst others are organised at an international level.

And where does that money come from?

In Chipping Sodbury our club currently raises money through four main annual events; a classic car run; the Sodbury Sportive - a non-competitive, long-distance cycling event, a lung-busting off-road running event known as the Sodbury Slog, and the sale of Mince Pies and Mulled Wine at the town's annual Victorian Day.

In the last year alone, we raised over £30,000 which has enabled us to support a wide range of causes.**

Friendship is a key word within the club and supporting the community is always combined with fun.

Key events include The Classic Car Run (June), The Sodbury Sportive (August), The Sodbury Slog (November) and a Mulled Wine and Mince Pie stall (December) 

We also have a number of social events though the year that are open to everyone. To find out more use the CONTACT tab at the top of this page

For further club information, see items under WHAT WE DO tab above

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The Chipping Sodbury Town Hall was chosen to display pictures representing the closeness of Polio being eradicated throughout the world. Recently Africa was declared free of Wild Polio.

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Event pictures including: Tree planting, Sportive, Young Inovator, Polio Day, Classic Car.

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`SUMMARY OF CLUB ACTIVITIES (as featured in the Yate and Sodbury Voice May 2021)`.

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Golf day in aid of Freewheelers Blood Bikes. Unfortuanetly due to current restrictions we have had to postpone this event but hopefully will be able to run it at a later date.

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One of many local youth projects that we support, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, gives students the chance to take on physical, social and personal challenges.

One of many local youth projects that we support, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, gives students the chance to take on physical, social and personal challenges.

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Mums presenting a cheque to Southmead Hospital Baby Unit, the money was raised by manning a Pop-up Shop in Yate Shopping Centre, selling toys and baby clothes. Rotary were able to provide manpower and financial assistance.

Our Club is committed to assisting the local and wider community in as many ways as it can, either through regular, ongoing support or helping with one off events, providing manpower and / or financial assistance as required.

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A proportion of the money we raise from events or receive as donations is given by the club to charities operating internationally and the Rotary Foundation fund.

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"The club organises a number of fundraising events in order to fund its various charitable activities. Regular events include the Classic Vehicle Run, assisting with the Sodbury Slog, the Victorian Day and the Sodbury Cycle Sportive.

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Picture shows a few members enjoying a World War II in the USA evening

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