In the next 30 days...
Thursday 22nd April 2021
District Event: 19.00 for 19.30hrs - Judith Diment MBE, Dean, Rotary Representatives to UN and Representative to the Commonwealthmore
Friday 23rd April 2021
RC Guildford Chantries Today we celebrate our 30th 'Birthday': the Anniversary of the Founding of the Club on this date in 1991.
Friday 23rd April 2021
RC Croydon Another fun event hosted by Graham and Barbara Harker.more
Thursday 29th April 2021
District Event: 19.00 for 19.30hrs - Tom Griffin, President, Rotary GB&Imore
Friday 30th April 2021
RC Ewell Rotarian John Davis is cycling through 216 towns, villages and hamlets in Surrey to raise funds for the charity debra.more
Friday 30th April 2021
RC Twickenham Beat the lockdown blues........Raise funds for Charity! (Featured charity this week - DEBRA Foundation)
Saturday 1st May 2021
RC Epsom Some of the best performers of Epsom and Ewell have put together a programme for you to watch on Mayday evening. Just log in to YouTube with the supplied link and prepare to be amazed! Free to watch, but donate to our charity collection if you wish!more
Thursday 6th May 2021
District Event: 19.00 for 19.30hrs: Membership with Paul Hickson (District Membership Team Lead) and Lisa Hunter (Maidenhead Bridge Rotary)more
Sunday 9th May 2021
RC Shepperton and Sunbury Raise money for your own preferred Charity by completing this walk. The event will be lead & marshalled by Rotary members.
Thursday 13th May 2021
District Event: 19.00 for 19.30hrs - District Youth with Carole Knight (District Youth Service Team Lead)more
District 1145 brings together 91 Rotary Clubs in 6 Greater London Boroughs, Surrey, East & West Sussex and neighboring parts of Hampshire to develop fellowship and service opportunities.
Young Photographer competition results announced
(March 2021) The digital camera has revolutionised the photographic world with instant results and the end of the concept that the camera never lies. As a talent, and an art form, we celebrate the photographic skills of thousands of young people with a sequence of competitions that give them the chance to demonstrate and display just what they can produce. Winners in the District-level competition for 2021 have just been announced in three categories covering ages from 7 - 17 years.
The theme for 2021 is "Wild Nature" - see the winning photos and find out more here.
Our Involvement with COVID-19 Vaccination - a message from the Rotary International President and The Rotary Foundation Chair
Concert with a difference
(March 2021) Every March the Rotary Club of Guildford District organises a school concert, held at the GLive venue in Guildford, Surrey with some 350 pupils from four local schools - Christ's College Guildford, Duke of Kent School, George Abbot School and Prior's Field School.
Due to the national lockdown restrictions this year's 9th concert was cancelled so instead pupils from each of the school's choirs recorded a version of the Coldplay song 'Fix You' to raise money for one of the Rotary supported charities - Challengers.
Young Writer competition results announced
(March 2021) Creative writing is a talent to be celebrated and to be able to write is a special gift. The annual Rotary Young Writer competition celebrates this talent. Winners in the District-level competition for 2021 have just been announced in three categories covering ages from 7 - 17 years drawn from schools across our District.
The theme for 2021 is "My Happiest Day" - read the winning contributions and find out more here.
Rotary Club of Croydon awards its first Rotary Stars Award
(December 2020) The Rotary Club of Croydon recently launched the Rotary Stars Award, an annual scheme giving the opportunity to recognise and reward primary school age children for acts of good citizenship.
The Club is pleased to announce that our their winner, a pupil at Broadmead Primary School, is 10-year-old Nathan Findlator who received the award in recognition of his great generosity and thoughtfulness during the COVID Pandemic. Nathan received a certificate, a badge, and a copy of The Christmasaurus written by Tom Fletcher.
Due to COVID restrictions, Head Teacher Sarah Hunter presented the certificate and prize to Nathan on behalf of Patricia Painting, President of the Rotary Club of Croydon.
If you would like more information about the Rotary Stars Citizenship Award, together with the Teachers’ Information document, please view our website.
Schoolbooks for students in Nairobi
(November 2020) These students attend a school in a deprived, poor area of West Nairobi, called Excel Emmanuel. The children come from families that cannot afford to dress them or feed them and yet the children are aspirational, hard workers, with good academic achievements. Twickenham upon Thames Rotary Club was initially introduced to a Charity, called Porridge and Rice from Whitton (part of Twickenham), several years ago. An initial donation by the Club paid for some of daily food - one cup of porridge and rice per child.
In February 2020 Jan Doskar from the Club went to Kenya to help build a Sand Dam and afterwards he visited the school. There are nearly 450 children in packed, dark classrooms, short of everything and with about one book per classroom. On his return Jan asked for support for the textbooks. Between them Twickenham upon Thames and Titsey Clubs donated £300.
Fellow Rotarians at the RC of Milimani (in Nairobi) bought the books and presented them to the children on our behalf.
One day, if we have more funds, it would be great to give them solar panels so they can learn in a reasonable light.