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The fastest growing clubs in the Rotary family


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.


Humanitarian Grants: District Grants and Global Grants

Humanitarian grants from the Rotary Foundation enable Rotarians to support service projects that provide water wells, medical care, literacy classes and other essentials to people in need. Rotarian participation is key to the project's success.


Rotary in the Thames Valley and BBC Children in Need

Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland is a partner with BBC Children in Need, working to help disadvantaged children across the UK.


In the next 30 days...

21 for 21 Thame & Villages

Thame & Villages 21 for 21

Saturday 9th January 2021 - Wednesday 31st March 2021

RC Thame and District Take on the challenge 21 for 21! In the 21st year of the 21st Century, it is all about NUMBER 21…


Understanding the Dilemma of Plastic

Wednesday 20th January 2021

RC Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St. Peter @ 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 20th January, Daniel Castle from Chalfont St. Peter will help us to better understand where plastic can hide and how to do without it as much as possible.

Brad Howard photo

Strengthening Membership Initiative.

Thursday 21st January 2021

District Event: Sustain, Evolve and Adapt to recruit new members for the long term survival and growth of your Club. A talk by Brad Howard on Thursday, 21 January at 6pm on Zoom.

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Social Media Workshop

Saturday 30th January 2021

District Event: Your Public Image Team are holding a Social Media Workshop on Saturday, 30th January at 9:30. Do you want to know how to use Social Media to promote your events and tell your story? Then this is the workshop for you - from Facebook onwards.

Free webinar

Green Investing

Wednesday 10th February 2021

RC Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St. Peter @ 7.30 p.m., Wednesday, 10th February: this free webinar is intended for investors who care about the planet.


District Officers Training Seminar - DOTS

Saturday 13th February 2021

District Event: The Training Seminar for the incoming District Officers at the Christchurch Centre in Henley on Saturday 8th February 2020 from 9.00 until 13.30.


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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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  

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  

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