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Your 2-Minute guide to Rotary Club of Milton Keynes Grand Union (MKGU)

What is Rotary?         It is a worldwide organisation with 1.2million members but most activities are organised by local clubs

What is MKGU?          It is a very active local club with 28 members.  The members are active locally (& at times internationally) by organising events, raising (and distributing) money for charity or just by providing help in the community

How does MKGU make a difference?         Here are a few great examples:

·         Our biggest fundraiser – and greatest amount of fun – is organising an overseas 500-mile team cycle challenge that raises about £80k annually

·         Community projects include creating a garden at Medical Detection Dogs and at MK University Hospital, creating an outdoor area for a young person with cerebral palsy and we provide student bursaries

·         We provide help to local charities/organisations eg we help marshal Willen Hospice Midnight Moo, we arrow the route of the Willen Hospice Ride for Willen, we manage a drinks station on the MK Marathon

·         Overseas we have orchestrated a major drainage system in Bakau, The Gambia to remove water that causes malaria and other serious diseases (first year reduction of over 70% in malaria cases)

·         We actively support Rotary International’s campaign to eradicate Polio

·         We support local youth and schools projects

·         We hold many social events for members and their families, including quiz nights, walks, charity race nights, fun golf evenings etc.

We believe that enthusiastic groups can achieve more than individuals.  If you want to help others, contact us and come and join our activities.

We have many interesting speakers at our weekly Thursday evening Zoom meetings.  Meetings commence informally from 6.30 for a casual chat. At 7pm we welcome all members and guests and introduce our speaker. Our meetings end at 8pm.  

Contact us in advance to request a Zoom invite to sample our hospitality and help to make a difference.

Ø  Ask any member of MKGU Rotary and come along and get involved.

Ø  Or search mkgu-rotary.org.uk and enquire through the Contact page.

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Our MKGU Rotary President for 2023/24 is Mike Rhodes. Mike's chosen charity for 2023/24 is MK Snap. https://mksnap.org/ MKGU Rotary Club celebrates its' 30 year anniversary in 2024.

Recent visit to The Gambia

Work has almost completed on a significant project to reduce Malaria in The Gambia thanks to the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes Grand Union (MKGU).

Volunteers at MK Marathon

MKGU Grand Union Rotary Club turned out in force to support the MK Marathon and half-Marathon on Monday 01 May.


The winning team of Breege Traynor, Eric Hamilton and John Kelly with Vice President Chris Duff at the MKGU Rotary'End Polio Now' Golf Day


The photographic archive for our club is kept on a Flickr account. You can access it using the link below.

The Crocuses planted at the Open University, our meeting venue, to mark our commitment to Rotary International's fight to eradicate polio

A brief description of what the Rotary organisation world wide stands for.

One of our annual quiz nights

Some information about our club

Tabitha Cobb, Ethel Morris and Maureen McColl were inducted as members of the club in January 2018

Information on how you can get involved with MKGU Rotary

An intrepid cyclist on the challenge

Our biggest charity effort comes through supporting the organisation of the Extra Mile Challenge annual relay cycling event.


We have fun together in a variety of social events organised by the club

MKGU Bursary Awards to Catherine Agunede, Shinta Francis & Rochelle Archer

The Bursary Awards are made each year to students studying for careers in the public sector. This year's award of £300 each was made to students at MK University Hospital NHS Trust, Catherine Agunede, Shinta Francis & Rochelle Archer.

Local workers starting to survey the drainage route

We are putting our funds, together with a grant from the Rotary Foundation to support a drainage improvement project in the Gambia