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100 Years of District 1070

During the Rotary Year 2023-24, District 1070 are organizing and running events to celebrate the 100 Years of its existence. This group of pages will grow as we go through the year.


Open Home for coffee and cake

Mon 30th October Barbara (RC Sleaford) opens her home for coffee and cake. We all donate cake , raffle , tombola and bric a brac and we help .
We charge for coffee and cake and all proceeds go to End Polio Now xx
It's 30th October either 10 til 12am or 7 til 9pm


District Conference

Fri 28th June District Conference is an annual event when Rotarians can get together with their Partners for a Sociable Weekend. This is an opportunity for a bit of learning, a bit of eating, a bit of doing good AND A LOT OF FUN.


Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2024

Sat 3rd August This is an opportunity for young people between 18 and 26 to do a leadership course involving physical challenges.


Charity Dinner

Thu 21st March Charity Dinner event where we will be having a celebrity speaker supported by a comedian, is confirmed.The event will be taking place at Wicksteed Park.


In the next 30 days...

Stand Up Comedy Showcase

Rotary Club of St Neots - Impact Group Stand Up Comedy Showcase

Friday 22nd September 2023

District Event: Stand Up Comedy Showcase


Honey and the Bear

Saturday 23rd September 2023

RC Bourne The much acclaimed multi-instrumentalists Jon and Lucy perform a mix of traditional and their own compositions based around their Norfolk home. Doors open at 7.00 pm for 7.30 start. Bourne Abbey Church Hall. https://honeyandthebear.co.uk/

Meeting for Potential District Team Members

Tuesday 3rd October 2023

District Event: Zoom. Details to be confirmed.

DG Continuity Meeting

Friday 6th October 2023

District Event: Zoom

Past District Governors' Lunch

Saturday 7th October 2023

District Event: Greetham Valley

End Polio Walk

Saturday 14th October 2023

District Event: Rushden Rotary

Walk for Polio

Saturday 14th October 2023

RC Rushden Chichele Hall Park, Rushden


Celebrate the 70th Charter of the Rotary Club of St. Ives - October 2023

Saturday 14th October 2023

RC St. Ives Come & celebrate with us in the Corn Exchange, St. Ives! Our special guest speaker is Lucy Lewis - UK's first Female Bomb Disposal Expert & First Female Cambridge University Marshall


Barn Dance

Friday 20th October 2023

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Barn Dance

Friday 20th October 2023

RC Rushden Chichele Higham Ferrers Working Men's Club


AG Development Day

Saturday 21st October 2023

District Event: Provisional timing

Concert for the Mind

Saturday 21st October 2023

District Event: This is a concert featuring our local young musicians, a music therapy organisation called Chiltern music therapy who provide support to children with neurological disorders



Welcome to the website of Rotary International District 1070, a district that covers the East Midlands - including Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rutland, Southern Lincolnshire and parts of Cambridgeshire.

But how can you get involved?

2024 District Disability Games

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Baked Beans Grown in Lincolnshire

Hurrah Minor Sports is Back

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Rotary is for people of all ages

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We have now reached the end of the first season of the Coats4Kids project.  

I am very pleased to report that due to the generosity of Rotary clubs, societies,  businesses  and a few matching grants from District, we were able to send out 1089 Vouchers. 

The vouchers were distributed to 129 primary schools across the entire District 1070, but this is only the beginning!  Because of the amazing success of this first season, the 2023/24 season will see the project rolled out across the entire country.  

 There were a few unredeemed voucher codes ( for several different reasons) these have been put back into the pot for next year and if they were from a Rotary club those clubs will be contacted to see if they want them kept for next season in their name for local schools or put into the UK wide pot. We are already receiving requests for coats from schools outside our own district, and wherever possible, we are meeting these requests. 

Our own fundraising will continue throughout Spring and Summer, we encourage you to start planning your fundraising early too should you wish to continue to support this project. 

We will restart voucher distribution to schools at the beginning of September 2023 across the UK, we will start contacting schools  at the end of the 2023 Summer Term. 

Once again, we thank you for your commitment to the project. There are now approximately 1,000  primary aged children  who have experienced the thrill of a brand new warm winter coat.


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RI President 2023-24 Gordon McInally

Gordon McInally has been selected to serve as Rotary International Presdident  for the year 2023-24.

Gordon is a member of South Queensferry, a past District Governor of D1020 and a past President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. He has also served Rotary International as a director and as member or chair of several committees. He is currently an adviser to the 2022 Houston Convention Committee and vice chair of the Operations Review Committee.

Congratulations to Gordon, this is a richly deserved appointment, and we know he will be a first-rate RI President.

You can see more about his appointment here.

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