What is Rotary?

Rotary is one of the largest and most successful Service Organisations in the world with 1.2 million members. In the UK & Ireland there are 1,700 clubs with 47,000 members.


Rotarians are men and women who volunteer to help people locally, nationally and internationally by using their time and talents. They have formed themselves into local Clubs so that they can more easily help their communities and support those in need. Rotary Clubs support local hospices, charities, schools and students, the elderly, disadvantaged and disabled and they encourage young people by providing opportunities and rewarding them for their achievements. Rotary is an International Service Organisation which gives help and support to thousands of projects across the world. Donations are not given to governments but to local Rotary Clubs who oversees the projects.

On a much larger scale, 30 years ago Rotary pledged the world’s children that they would get rid of Polio from the planet so that no child would die or be disabled by the disease ever again. By persuading and working with governments, Unicef, The World Health Organisation and other charities and by raising hundreds of millions of US Dollars, the promise has almost been completed and now the world is 99.9% free of Polio. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has promised to match every dollar Rotary raises with 2 more dollars such is their trust in Rotary’s determination and professionalism.

That’s not all. Rotarians are currently focussing on promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies. Rotary does not simply give hand-outs of food or equipment; it always oversees projects and in disaster areas Rotary is among the first to render aid through the ShelterBox and Aquabox scheme which provides basic shelter, water and tools for survival to both International and Community. 

Rotary is not in any way a religious, or exclusive organisation. Its members are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life who want to help and do some good wherever they can. To do their good work Rotary clubs raise funds by organising large and small fund-raising events like Dragon Boat Races, Charity Golf Days, Sportsmen’s Dinners, Car Shows, Bucket Collections, Christmas Collections etc. Rotarians meet regularly to enjoy each other’s company, have some fun and to plan future projects –

If this is the kind of thing you think you would like to be involved with, get in touch with one of your local clubs and go and see for yourself. Look for your local Rotary Clubs on www.rotary1060

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From the left: John Stanton - the President of the Rotary Club of Kenilworth, John Ruddick - the organiser, Richard Dickson - Town Mayor, Gillian Clark - Club's member

With so many of Kenilworth's normal events and activities having been cancelled this year The Rotary Club of Kenilworth has devised this socially - distanced Treasure Hunt, for everyone's entertainment.

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Two Castles Run Committee and Rotary members would like to thank you

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Thank you for visiting our website, we would like to help you find the information you are looking for

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Picture: Kenilworth Rotarians recently hosted RYLA students, Ana and Paula, from Guatemala

News of Club Events

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www.rotaryradiouk.org Click on Listen Here for live on air or Play Again for a recording

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Special Effect - we matched the funds raised by Kenilworth School Interact Club at their recent 'Minecraft' event in aid of this charity

The community & vocational work of the club is managed by our 'C&V' committee, led by Bob Wildman

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Working to eradicate Polio

The International and Foundation activities of our club are managed by our International Committee led by Philip Austin & Foundation Committee, led by John Stanton

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The Interact Club ('junior Rotary') of Kenilworth School receive their Club Charter from Past District Governor, Peter Roberts

Kenilworth Rotary works with young people in various projects and competitions and sponsors the Kenilworth School Interact Club

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One of our main events!

This 10 kilometre run from Warwick Castle to Kenilworth Castle takes place in June each year and is our main club fundraiser Thank you to the 2020 runners who donated their fee to our charities

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Kenilworth Rotary ‘Bid 4 Awards II’ . The final event took place on the 21st of November 2019. The list of the awarded grants is in Details.

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A joint project to help tackle hunger by packing over 50,000 meals for school children overseas and collecting UK foodbank donations

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Our  Art Show took place 8th-10th November 2019
For more information and application forms visit artatkenilworth.org.uk

We sold 35 paintings and many other items like pottery, glass including Christmas decorations, felted pictures, mosaics, cards, for more than £3000. We also had a very successful tombola for Heart Start.

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Kenilworth Rotary Club was formed in 1960.

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Recent joiner Leon with Corporate Members Band Hatton Button

We currently have around 60 members, ranging in age from 20's to late 80's. We have different categories of membership, meeting formats and activities suited to individual needs.

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For members who canno attend on Mondays. There is no meal during these meeting.

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