Come and join the Rotary Club of St. Ives

Perhaps you are looking for a new interest and want to have a positive effect on the community both locally and globally.........

Pre-Club Meeting Drinks!

Do you know what we do? 

Do you know who we are? 

Would you like to find out more about us?……..

We are a sociable bunch who love nothing better than having fun…we’ve very recently enjoyed a dazzling Burns Night celebration, a great evening…

Who are we?

We are a group of people from a variety of backgrounds who meet regularly on a Tuesday evening.  The Rotary Club of  St Ives is all about supporting and serving our local community and so much more….   

Rotary is a global organisation which aims to sponsor a range of activities to benefit local organisations and international communities.

What do we do?

Most of you will only think of us as the ‘elves’ who accompany Santa on his local rounds…… We were heartened by the support you gave us in 2022, we know times are challenging for so many people, the response from local families in a year difficult year was fantastic!

We annually take a party to Holt Island with tea with entertainment to follow. At Christmas we make contributions to Christmas Lunches at a couple of Day Care Centres, and have the opportunity to help out.

In 2022 we started a group for our recent Ukrainian residents, who now regularly meet in St Ives for a chance to share experiences and support each other.  

As a result of another successful Winter Craft Fair in 2022 we are planning our Craft Fair of 2023, a chance to showcase local crafters.

Our Youth Committee are busy talking to local schools and organising competitions for our young people, both educational and fun.  

Some of us enjoy regular visits to schools to hear children read on a one to one basis.  Our Rotary Readers scheme is a really beneficial for the children and our members enjoy the experience.

At Christmas we were able to give our Young Carers a party to remember, we plan to give them a day out later in the year.

Our International Committee had a very successful year in 2022 collecting 219 shoe boxes, full of small gifts for adults and children, that were dispatched to Moldova.

We have donated to ShelterBox for Pakistan floods this Rotary year, and are about to send for Turkey/Syria earthquake, and to Philippines typhoon. We have also sent £1000 to our partner in Moldova for Ukranian support.

This is only a very brief summary of our activities for 2022-2023, there is much much more going on all the time.   

If you would like to find out more please email Sue Duma,

or send us a message OR just come along on a Tuesday evening...

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Friends of Rotary

more We would welcome the opportunity to share our fellowship and community service with like-minded people who for the time being are unable to offer the time and commitment required of members.

Realising dreams of becoming an active college student

A new wheelchair enabling a young person to realise her dreams of becoming an active college student

more Many thanks to the Rotary Club’s people for their enthusiasm and undying support for everyone who needs help

The Kiddle Cup 22-23

more The Kiddle Cup for Rotary Year 22-23 was jointly presented to Eliz and Jon Swain.

2023 Volunteer of the Year Award

Rotary Club of St. Ives Presented with Volunteer of the Year Award - May 2023

more The Rotary Club of St Ives is honoured to be able to support the local community and proud to be recognised by Mayor Philip Pope

Presentation to the Motor Neurone Disease Association

In Memory of Steve Coleman

more Steve Coleman, a stalwart member of the Club, died from Motor Neurone Disease in 2022. The Club has raised funds in his memory.

The Mayor and the Ukrainians!

Ukrainian Friendship Meetings

more The Club hosts and facilitates a fortnightly meeting for the Ukrainians living in the St Ives Area.

Gathering the Shoeboxes for shipping to Moldova

Shoeboxes to Moldova

more Every November the Club takes part in the "Shoeboxes to Moldova" Christmas Appeal. Moldova is the poorest country in Europe and many people live in poverty. The shoeboxes are filled with "goodies" for the Moldovans of all ages.

Fen Drayton Primary - Life Education Bus

The Life Education Bus

more The Club paid for a second day of the Life Education Bus at Fen Drayton Primary School. President Sally presented the Head Teacher, Mrs McQueen, with the cheque.

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Pre-Club Meeting Drinks!

About (Who We Are)

back Rotary Club of St Ives, Cambridgeshire. Est. 1953