Rotary is Online

Mon, Jun 1st 2020 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lockdown in the UK may have temporarily paused the Rotary Club of Nottingham’s meetings in person, but that doesn’t mean that our commitments to each other and the community we serve have stopped

Zoom meeting with Rotarians from Philadelphia & Rotaract Members

Lockdown in the UK may have temporarily paused the Rotary Club of Nottingham’s meetings in person, but that doesn’t mean that our commitments to each other and the community we serve have stopped.

Our online weekly Zoom meetings have proved to be incredible popular with members and visitors alike, with up to 35 people joining in at any one time! Indeed, the Rotary Club of Nottingham connected the world at the beginning of May with their weekly meeting joined by participants from the Rotary Club of Philadelphia (including their Club President and a Past District Governor); Rotaractors from Bulgaria and Jamaica; and regular members hailing from Finland, Hungary and France.

The Club has been focussing on learning more about our fellow Rotarians, including new and older members providing an insight into how they became members of Rotary, their careers and family history. That has prompted plenty of questions and engagement.

We also held a successful online AGM with 25 members in attendance. We agreed to continue to honour all widowers as Honorary Members, received updates on those members unable to join us for health reasons and agreed to continue to meet online on a weekly basis.

Our future speakers have been announced as:

8 June – Club Assembly, we will be joined by AG Martyn as we review our 2020/21 Club Programme

6 July – Geof Bosworth, an opportunity to hear from our incoming President

13 July – Adrian Hatch, Workaid

Please do let us know if you are interested in joining us for our weekly Rotary meeting on Monday night at 6pm, everyone welcome! 

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Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Nottingham Rotary

A packed Lutterell Hall at West Bridgford enjoyed a brass band concert from the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band on Saturday October 14th raising over £1200 for local good causes.

farah deba a health worker

In a historic milestone to mark World Polio Day on 24 October, type 3 of the wild poliovirus has been declared eradicated. Following the eradication of smallpox and wild poliovirus type 2, this news represents a new achievement for humanity.


Raising local child literacy level and fostering a love of reading in pre-school children

some of the team that run Studio House

Studio House is a residential rehabilitation centre for people with alcohol and/or drug addiction problems

Carol Concert at William Booth Memorial Halls

Featuring Salvation Army Bands and Choirs with Nottingham school choirs and guests. In the presence of The Lord Mayor of Nottingham. All proceeds go to The Salvation Army.

Rotary Club of Nottingham Centenary in Pictures by John E. Wright

Two enormous coloured display banners showing the 100 year history of Nottingham Rotary Club took centre stage at a civic meeting hosted by the Lord Mayor

Councillor David Mellen with the 5,000th child to receive the free books, baby Remae Gordon-Goode, with dad Raelle, mum Melanie and sister Kyron (Image: Nottingham City Council)

The Imagination Library aims to improve children’s literacy levels so that they are more likely to be ready to start school when they turn five.


There are many ways to fund raise for charities. One Nottingham Rotary club member combines a winter holiday in a warm climate with running a half marathon for Nottingham charities.

Shirland Welfare Brass Band

Shirland Welfare Brass Band has been named as the selection for the 2018 Listen with the Band concert on Saturday 20th October


Rotary clubs, like Nottingham, enable people to give some of their time to help make the world a better place under the ideal of 'Service above Self'.

President Paul Jones welcomes his Dad Howard

President Paul Jones welcomes his Dad Howard as a new member to the club

Deck The Halls Rotary Club Of Nottingham

Featuring Salvation Army Bands, Choirs, Timbrels and Nottingham Primary School Choirs

Emmanuel House charity workers Gill Barker and Lauren Howatson

We shared the £1200 we raised at our annual brass band concert last year between three local charities and last month we visited Emmanuel House to hand over their cheque.

Nottingham Rotary Football Club awards with Shirley Mee

Nottingham Rotary Club Football Team held their awards night at the club this week. The club with the unusual name started life when Jake Spencer, the son of Rotarian Chris couldn't find a Five-a-Side team with a spare place and decided to start their own