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A talk about strengthening Rotary membership

A talk given by Brad Howard on Zoom from Californian on 21 January 2021 to help us Sustain, Evolve and Adapt by recruiting new members for the long term survival and growth of our Clubs and the creation of new Clubs.


Events Outside the District

This page gives further information and links to external events run by Rotary International and Rotary In Britain an Ireland and Joint events with other partner organisations.


Rotary Foundation grants supporting our local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic

Clubs and the Rotary Foundation have responded to use grants to support their local communities



Rotakids: What, Why? How?


Preventing Iodine Deficiency Disease in Nepal

For over ten years Rotarians in Jordans and District Club and in Dharan Ghopoa Club in Nepal have been working together to reduce the incidence of iodine deficiency disease in Nepal.


In the next 30 days...

Calculate your carbon footprint

Calculate your carbon footprint

Wednesday 3rd March 2021

RC Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St. Peter @ 7.30 p.m. Wednesday, 3rd March: Phil Clarke of Consciam Ltd. will guide you through the science of how you can calculate your own carbon footprint and make changes.

Guest speaker, Tom Griffin, President RGB&I

Guest speaker, Tom Griffin, President RGB&I

Thursday 18th March 2021

RC Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St. Peter Tom Griffin, President of Rotary in Great Britain & Ireland, will be our guest speaker at this online club meeting. If you wish to join us, as a visiting Rotarian or guest, please email 'info.gxrotary@gmail.com'.

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President Elect Training Seminar - PETS 2

Saturday 20th March 2021

District Event: The Second Training Seminar for the 2020/21 President Elects to be held on Zoom at a date/time to be announced

Speaker Meeting..Graham Brack

Tuesday 23rd March 2021

RC Banbury Cherwell Graham Brack has been writing for as long as he can remember, but now concentrates on crime fiction. Three times shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association's Debut Dagger prize (in 2011, 2014 and 2016)

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Third District Council Meeting 2020/21

Wednesday 24th March 2021

District Event: Christ Church Centre, Henley-on-Thames, RG9 1AG, Wednesday 24th March 2021 - Tea/Coffee/Biscuits available 18.45. All D1090 Rotarians welcome

Spring Break..No Meeting

Tuesday 30th March 2021

RC Banbury Cherwell Spring break.No Meeting


Rotary in the Thames Valley

We are people of action, making a difference in our communities.

Rotary is one of the world’s largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Our very lively District, which covers Berkshire, Oxfordshire, South Buckinghamshire and West Middlesex has 58 clubs and approximately 1860 active members all serving their communities and having great fun at the same time. See more

GIVE SOMETHING BACK: If you enjoy helping others, connecting with Rotary gives you the chance to do something really worthwhile.

FUN AND FRIENDSHIP: Rotary membership is a lot of fun. We arrange activities which provide a welcome distraction from busy lives and the opportunity to make new friends who share common values.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES: Rotary was founded over 100 years ago as a business networking club and this is still part of Rotary life. Ethical practice is encouraged and, with members drawn from all walks of life, the opportunities to network are endless.




New members are always welcome, and with the unique character of each Rotary Club, the opportunities are endless. Clubs meet for breakfast, lunch, in the evening and even at the weekend. So what are you waiting for?

There are also Rotarian Action Groups which are involved in making a difference in their community.

  Start your Rotary journey today...


District 1090 Handover



The first virtual District Handover



Calling All Rotary Clubs!






Earlier today we heard news that Super Typhoon Goni hit the Philippines with 140 mph winds and torrential rainfall – ripping off roofs, taking out power and damaging buildings. It caused landslides and flooding across parts of the country.

This was the most powerful storm to hit the country since Haiyan in 2013. Almost 1 million people have been forced from their homes and this time families face a double threat of having nowhere to live except for overcrowded evacuation centres whilst also trying to protect themselves from coronavirus.

We have a team on the ground and ShelterBox aid is already in the country. We are preparing supplies of emergency shelter, solar lights and other essential aid items to help families in the worst hit areas. This will enable some of the most vulnerable people to move from evacuation centres to a more private space, where they will be able to socially distance.

Rotary in the Philippines plays a key part in our work in the country. Without Rotary support we would not be able to help families across the Philippines recover after disaster.

Zoom Session on Compliance -26th November - compliance evening with Peter King 

H&S, Safeguarding, Mediation and Risk Assessment 

Thursday, 26th November 7.00pm - 8.30pm 

The presenters will be: Costa Franceskides - Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge Health and Safety Officer Peter King - Rotary Club of Kew Gardens President - Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland (RIBI) 2014/15 Compliance Officer – Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland 2020/21 Kevin Mack - Rotary Club of Rushmoor District 1145 Safeguarding Officer 

Gillian Pearce - Rotary Club of Elthorne-Hillingdon District Governor 2018/19 Public Image Team Leader Compliance Officer Equality & Diversity Officer





Welcome to Marius Hopley- District Governor 2020/2021


Rotary Opens Opportunities and Marius' journey as District Governor has started. There are a few different challenges this year but although the situation is unprecedented, Rotary Clubs have been showing their community spirit and adaptability. 

Lets welcome him in on Friday 3rd July at 7pm via Zoom


PHF by Immediate Past District Governor Frank

PDG Tim Cowling and his wife Linda hosted the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellowship award to Angela Campbell in their beautiful garden at the end of July. Angela has been recognised for her continued hard work with the Wye Valley Project in Zambia,  her contribution to the 2020 Conference and many other projects often with her husband, Wallingford and Didcot Rotarian Colin Campbell.
It was my pleasure and honour to remind the small gathering of Angela’s commitment to Rotary.  
As a non Rotarian Angela also received a fully illustrated book on the History of the Rotary Foundation
IPDG Frank 

On the hottest day of the year, in the rear garden of the Old Boot Inn  at Stanford Dingley, it was my pleasure to present Kate Hodges of Reading Maiden Erlegh Rotary Club with her Paul Harris Award. Kate has shown enormous energy and initiative in her role as Membership Ambassador.  She has , and continues to work with Clubs, Reading University and others to increase Rotary’s presence in the Thames Valley.
District Governor Marius and Assistant Governor Tony (Green Area) were also present.

IPDG Frank


Purple 4 Polio Crocuses for 2021

 Following the success of our crocus planting over the last two years, find out how your Rotary Club or RHS Group can help paint District 1090 in the Thames Valley even more Purple4Polio in the Spring of 2021.


Polio and Covid-19 are each classified by the World Health Organisation as a public health emergency of international concern.  The world is now only too aware that a virus can literally be just a plane ride away.  Thankfully for the Poliovirus there is a safe and effective vaccine but we still have to ensure every single child across the globe receives their polio immunisation.

Creating awareness of Rotary's number one goal of eradicating Polio from the world is a great way to support the Polioplus initiative; and what better way to raise awareness than turning our towns purple in spring?

Click here to find out more and to order your crocus corms by 31st August 2020 and lets go Purple4Polio!



Does your club have a story you want to share to the world? If so contact us via Webmaster@rotary1090.org


OK Our Kids



Proudly supported by Rotary in the Thames Valley


A new initiative has been launched across Rotary in the Thames Valley in partnership with "OK Our Kids". It is hoped that all primary school children across Thames Valley see a copy of the book Watch Out, published by OK Our Kids, to help them navigate through the dangers in the world out there which all children face these days.

Without exception, the response from the teachers in the schools so far approached by our Rotary Clubs has been very positive.

The Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches (RCBB) is the host club for OK Our Kids. The Club has been very successful in obtaining outside funding to help fund the cost of free books. Outside organisations are very supportive and are aware of the challenges that young people are facing in the community today. They want to help!!

Frances Habgood Thames Valley Police Speaking about OK Our Kids.

The Way Forward

If you would like to support OK Our Kids, then the first stage is to purchase a small number of books to give to head teachers in the schools in your area. They are £1 per book.

The Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches is managing the process for ordering books and payments. To order books please contact Ian Griffith via email or phone. Contact details: Tel: 01753-644151


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Kicking off from 7th-9th May 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham, Volunteer Expo will connect, educate and inspire volunteers, organisations and charities to change lives and take action in their communities.
Register for your free tickets! Kicking off from 7th-9th May 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham, Volunteer Expo will connect, educate and inspire volunteers, organisations and charities to change lives and take action in their communities. Register for your free tickets!more  

A walking event, online, using either the health app on an i-phone, similar app on android or a Fitbit / similar.
Event Dates  25th August to 31st August.

In aid of End Polio. A walking event, online, using either the health app on an i-phone, similar app on android or a Fitbit / similar. Event Dates 25th August to 31st August. In aid of End Polio.more  

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