Centenary of the Rotary Club of Guernsey

Celebrated on Stamps issued 15 February 2023

We are delighted to announce that Guernsey Post’s philatelic bureau is to release a set of commemorative stamps to mark the centenary of The Rotary Club of Guernsey. The stamps, which depict some of the Club’s projects in Guernsey and internationally, will be released on 15 February 2023.

The Rotary Club of Guernsey was officially chartered on 3 March 1923 and has achieved a great deal over the last 100 years. Not only does the Club manage key community projects within the Bailiwick of Guernsey but also proactively supports Rotary’s International goals to eradicate polio worldwide and to assist in the relief efforts for those suffering following worldwide emergencies.

It is so rewarding to see some of our main projects highlighted by these stamps that will be in wide circulation as we continue to commemorate and celebrate our centenary milestone. The Club is very grateful to Guernsey Post for launching this issue to acknowledge the service provided to the community and we are sure that these will be enjoyed by many.

The stamps depict the following projects:

Delancey Garden – 56p
Supported by individuals and local businesses, The Rotary Club of Guernsey transformed a derelict area of Delancey Park into a beautiful sensory garden and picnic area overlooking one of the best views in Guernsey.

Round Island Walk – 79p
The Saffery Rotary Walk, which celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2023, has attracted some 13,000 walkers over the years who collectively have raised over £850,000 for local charities.

End Polio Project – 87p
Delivering lifesaving drops of polio vaccine into the mouths of children is critical to achieving Rotary’s dream of a polio free world. The Rotary Club of Guernsey proudly supports Rotary’s Global End Polio Now campaign.

Japanese Pavilion - £1.21
The Rotary Club of Guernsey, with support from the local community, led a centenary project to replace the Japanese Pavilion at Saumarez Park. This much-loved iconic structure is enjoyed by many people in the community.

Christmas Food Parcels - £1.39
The annual Flag Day, which raises funds to provide Christmas food parcels for those in need in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, was launched by The Rotary Club of Guernsey in 1938. It continues today, thanks to the generosity of the local community.

Tree of Joy - £1.50
The Tree of Joy campaign was launched by The Rotary Club of Guernsey in 1994. It continues today as a community project to provide Christmas presents to children across the island who might otherwise not receive a gift at Christmas.

The stamp products will be available to pre-order from 1 February 2023 at www.guernseystamps.com or by calling Guernsey Post Philatelic Customer Services on +44 (0) 1481 716486.

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