Rotary Foundation

An overview of the Objects and Mission of the Rotary Foundation.


The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Our mission

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

                     Rotarians are people of Action by making a difference in our communities

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People in Action


Rotary People in Action (11) www.rotary.org

Ending Polio


Rotary Ending Polio (12) www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/ending-polio

Wild poliovirus type 3 certified eradicated on World Polio Day

Today, on World Polio Day, Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners announced that wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide.

WPV3 is only the third infectious human disease-causing pathogen to be eradicated in history, following smallpox and wild poliovirus type 2.

This achievement means that two of the three wild polio strains have now been wiped out, an important marker of progress against the disease.

The announcement comes on the heels of recent news that Nigeria has gone three years without a case of wild poliovirus, which means that the entire African region could be certified wild poliovirus-free in 2020.


UK Government pledges £400m to support polio eradication

The Department for International Development has pledged up to £400 million worth of UK aid to help eliminate polio worldwide.

This new package of UK aid, which will go towards the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, will support 20 million health workers and volunteers to deliver potentially life-saving vaccinations to 400 million children per year around the world between 2020 and 2023.

Donna Wallbank, President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland said: “This pledge is a huge vindication of all the effort that Rotary clubs and volunteers have made across the country by hosting events and raising awareness, not only on World Polio Day last month, but for years.”

For details of the initiative by the Cheltenham North Foundation Committee to raise funds for End Polio Now and to promote fellowship within Club Members and Partners please see the sub-page to this document.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

The Queens Hotel

A selection of Pictures taken at the 50th Celebration Dinner at the Queens Hotel on 14th April 2022.

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Firstly a successful collection TOTALLING NEARLY £32000 on behalf.of Ukraine. See "Details" for info. Also please see details for a Statement by Rotary on the Ukraine Situation

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Carol Concert

A Review of our activities in a year of Cheltenham North.

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The Club Officers 2021/2022 See "Details" for information.

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The Club Committees for 2021/2022

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We regret to announce that due to internal reorganisation at Newlands the planned Beer Festival organised by Cheltenham North Rotary Club and Cheltenham Tigers Rugby Club will not be able to take place in July 2022.

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The Carol Concert is held Annually at the Princess Hall Cheltenham Ladies College. For more about this event please see "Details" below

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Details of the Charitable Donations made by the Cheltenham North Rotary Club

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President Geoff Fox with New Member Heath Wilson June 2022

This is a summary of our activities, other than our normal Club Meetings, over the past twelve months. You can also view our Club Bulletin in the "What we Do" area of the Home Page of this website.

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The 2021 Event Held on the 30th October 2021 was a great success see "Details" for more information. The 2022 event will take place on 29th October 2022

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The Club Bulletin is Issued on a regular basis usually every Month

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Please Note the the Meeting Notes for Club Meetings are only available in the Member's only area. Details of Club Meetings are available using either the Contact form for the Secretary or the Future Events Area on the Home Page.

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Cheltenham North Rotary Club has supported the purchase of a New Community Bus for operation by Cheltenham based Community Connexions. See "Details" for information.

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A selection of letters issued to all members from the District Governor For 2021/2022 the Newsletter format has changed and copies are available from the Secretary.

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Copies of letters received by Cheltenham North Rotary Club

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Selection of Photos from Various Events

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An overview of the Objects and Mission of the Rotary Foundation.

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A selection of Photographs by Antony Thomson from the 40th Charter Dinner

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