Read the 2023 Newslettersmore
This is the one of Rotary's largest programmes, running since 1947.more
We are delivering large Generators to Hospitals in Ukraine. Please donate here.more
How we have supported Ukraine and Ukrainians over the past yearmore
In the next 30 days...
Friday 24th March 2023
RC Witney New event for 2023 - 24 March from 6pm - 10pm. See details for entry and also to donate for participantsmore
Saturday 25th March 2023
District Event: at St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, Oxfordmore
Saturday 15th April 2023
RC Thatcham & District Join us for an evening with the Cor Meibion Morlais Male Voice Choir.more
Rotary in the Thames Valley
Welcome to our Rotary website, showcasing Rotary across the Thames Valley, across Oxfordshire, parts of Berkshire and a small part of Middlesex.
With 56 Rotary clubs, plus Rotaract, Interact and Rotakids clubs we have members making a huge difference in their local communities and supporting many international projects. From Banbury in the north, Burford and Faringdon in the west, Hungerford and Newbury in the south and Pinner, Hillingdon and Uxbridge in the east you will find Rotary’s presence supporting many initiatives.
We have a new ‘latest’ page, with stories of some of our club activities. We’ll continue to develop this and we hope that it gives you a taste of our interests.
If you are looking for a club near you, then click on the ‘clubs’ link at the top of the homepage. And if you are looking for more information then please use the contact form at the top of the homepage or use the contact form at the foot at lots of the pages through the site.
Copied in full from the Rotary International website
It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.
At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.
As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.
In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.
Rotary International 25-Feb-2022
To read more about Rotary’s activities under our Area of Focus Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention:
Rotary Peace Fellows website – that describes the seven Rotary peace Centres around the globe and our growing group of peace fellow alumni. https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/peace-fellowships
The Rotary Foundation pages for our Rotary district in the Thames Valley
Rotary International’s pages on Peace
Introduction to the Rotary Foundation
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.
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.
There are also Rotarian Action Groups which are involved in making a difference in their community.
The magazine for Rotary in Great Britain and Irelandmore
clubs can apply for new peace grantsmore
district conference in March 2022more