Speaker Programme

Typically twice monthly we have a speaker at our lunchtime meeting.

Details of speaker sessions can be found on the pages below:

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Hope & Homes For Children

more 1st May 2024: Rotarian Malcolm Rolfe speaks about Hope & Homes For Children

Nicky Alberry

Evening meeting with speaker Nicky Alberry

more 31st Aug 2022: Nicky Alberry speaks about the Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service

Evening meeting with speaker Graham Light

more 24th Nov 2021: Speaker subject "My photography & what drives me"

Speaker: Lauren Sterenberg, a Regional Grants Officer for Rotary International

A Special Guest Speaker

more 2nd Sept 2020: Speaker: Lauren Sterenberg, a Regional Grants Officer for Rotary International

Rainbow Trust

more 10th June 2020: Speaker Oonagh Goodman from the Rainbow Trust

Dressability is helping the fight against Covid-19

Dressability and Covid-19

more 6th May 2020: Sharon Tombs speaks about how Dressability is helping the fight against Covid-19

Ali Herbert with President John

Mercy Ships

more 11th March 2020: Ali Herbert speaks about the work of Mercy Ships

President John with Becky from Swindon Night Shelter

Swindon Night Shelter

more 5th Feb 2010: Becky Davison speaks

Chris Firth speaking at lunch

Lunchtime meeting with speaker

more 11th Dec 2019: Fellow Rotarian and DGE Chris Firth speaks

James (centre) with President John and fellow Rotarian Ray

Evening meeting with James Thomas of BBC Radio Wiltshire

more 27th Nov 2019: Speaker at our evening meeting

President John with Katherine and Rotarian Linda

Special Care Baby Unit (Neonatal Unit)

more 30th Oct 2019: Katherine Newman representing Brighter Futures speaks about fund raising for two more incubators

President John and Sarah

Evening meeting with speaker Sarah Archer

more 25th Sept 2019: Speaker subject "A look behind the scenes of stand up comedy and the Edinburgh Festival"

Phil Smith with Club President John Loran

Power Of 10

more 11th Sept 2019: Phil Smith speaks to us about his annual group of 10 teenagers and potential future leaders

President John with Sue and Rotarian Mark

Hedgehog Street

more 21st Aug 2019: Sue White speaks about hedgehogs and how to encourage them into our gardens

Heather Wannell from Awdry Bailey & Douglas Solicitors with Dave Gardner (RWB&D Junior Vice President) and Robin Snell

Evening meeting with speaker Heather Wannell

more 31st July 2019: Speaker subject "A light hearted look at The Law"

Evening meeting with speaker

more 20th Feb 2019: Tony MacAleavy talks about 'The witches of 17th century Malmesbury'

President Elect Richard with Natalie and Fellow Rotarian Tom

Youth Adventure Trust

more 10th July 2019: Fundraiser Natalie Levin speaks about The Youth Adventure Trust

Nicky with President John and fellow Rotarian Robin

Lunchtime meeting with speaker Nick Alberry

more 3rd July 2019: 'Recently retired High Sheriff of Wiltshire'

Wiky receiving a Club donation from President Phil

Swindon Sands

more 19th June 2019: Wiky Gardner speaks about 'Sands' both nationally and locally in Swindon.

President Phil and Steve

Bell ringing

more 12th June 2019: Steve Bucknell talks to us about British Bell Ringing

President Phil with Ollie

Lunchtime meeting with speaker

more 15th May 2019: 'My Journey' by Ollie Blease, Curate at St Bartholomew's



more 8th May 2019: Emma Walker speaks about a charity providing low cost clothing alteration/adaptations

Club President Phil with Aliison and guest Howard

Allison Bucknell - Chair of Wiltshire Council

more 17th April 2019: Rotarian Allison talks about her career and becoming Chair of Wiltshire Council

Rita with President Phil and a Wizzybug


more 3rd April 2019: Rita Jolliffe speaks about 'Wizzybug' a mobility machine for children

Andrew Martin with Club President Phil

Young Enterprise

more 10th April 2019: Andrew Martin speaks about Young Enterprise

Graham with Junior Vice President Richard

Lunchtime meeting with speaker

more 6th March 2019: Graham Clarke speaks about Metalwork courses

Sue with President Phil and Junior Vice President Richard

Royal Wootton Bassett Local Youth Network

more 13th Feb 2019: Sue Hughes speaks about local youth initiatives

Lunchtime meeting with speaker

more Rotarian Linda Clarke speaks on the subject of 'Understanding Depression'

Junior Vice President Richard with Helen and Caroline

Caroline and Helen talk about the NSPCC and the Swindon Service Centre

more 16th Jan 2019: Caroline and Helen speak about the NSPCC

President Phil with Stewart

Stewart Ross, our District 1100 Community Chair

more 5th Dec 2018: Stewart speaks about Rotary at District & National level regarding working within the Community

Danielle Mills receiving a £100 cheque donation to the charity

Medical Detection Dogs

more 28 Nov 2018: Danielle Mills talked about the incredible ability of dogs to ‘diagnose’ people who have various early stage (and previously undetected) cancers.

Adrian Brewer presents 'Roll-Out-The-Barrel'

Lunchtime meeting with speaker

more 7th Nov 2018: Subject: 'Roll out the Barrel'


Capreolus Distillery talk - 14th March 2018

more Barney Wilczak talked about Capreolus Distillery and Garden Tiger Gin