Rotary South East (UK) & Gibraltar
77 Rotary Clubs - All Making A Difference
We have 77 great Rotary Clubs in Rotary District 1120; stretching from the South East of London, along the Kent and Sussex coasts and also including Gibraltar. We are 2,100 men and women; all having fun whilst serving our communities and making a difference worldwide.
What We Do
We like to meet people, socialise and have fun together whilst doing good in the world.
We apply our leadership and expertise to solve social issues. We raise funds and manage projects both locally in our own communities and also overseas to promote peace, alleviate poverty, support education, fight disease, provide clean water and address poor sanitation.
Since the mid eighties Rotary, together with the World Health Organisation and other partners, has also been at the forefront of the battle to eradicate polio from the world.
Rotary At The Heart of Your Community
"Rotarians are ordinary people who go that extra mile to help other people and in the process widen their circle of friends and enhance their social life"
Looking for a new opportunity?
Rotary is not just a club that you join. It is an invitation to endless opportunities. Rotary opens opportunities for you to serve in a project as big and historic as End Polio Now and also in a small community project, where you just plant a tree. ... Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.
Canterbury Cathedral Goes Purple
We are grateful to Canterbury Cathedral for illuminating part of the cathedral with purple lighting on World Polio Day 2017.
Polio latest (as of 19 Feb 2020)
The eradication of polio has been the number one project for Rotary over the past 30 years.
Five Key Facts You Need To Know About Polio:
1. Polio mainly affects children under age 5.
2. There is no cure, but polio is preventable with a vaccine.
3. Only two countries continue to show new cases of wild polio virus
4. We’ve reduced cases by 99.9% since 1988.
5. Until we end polio forever, every child is at risk.
Lastest from the Global Polio Eradication Initiative
Cases of wild poliovirus to date in 2020 = 12 (all in Pakistan)
Cases of wild poliovirus in 2019 = 168 ( Afghanistan 29 & Pakistan 139 )
The fight continues ....