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British Citizen Award


January 2021: Mukesh Malhotra has been awarded The British Citizen award

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Youth Competitions - District Winning Entries 2021


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Protective 3-layer fabric face mask


A breathable and shaped non-medical face mask.

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In the next 30 days...

Walkers ready to start the walk

The Waterways of Shepperton 10km Sponsored Walk

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.

International and Foundation - District Assembly breakout session

Tuesday 11th May 2021

District Event: Training session for Club International and Foundation officers

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Community Service - District Assembly breakout session

Wednesday 12th May 2021

District Event: Training session for Club Community Service teams

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District e-Meeting (online via Zoom)

Thursday 13th May 2021

District Event: 19.00 for 19.30hrs - District Youth with Carole Knight (District Youth Service Team Lead)

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Compliance - District Assembly breakout session

Friday 14th May 2021

District Event: Training session for Club Compliance Officers

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Public Image - District Assembly breakout session

Saturday 15th May 2021

District Event: Training session for Club Public Image teams

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Give us a Smile Competition

Monday 17th May 2021

RC Cuckfield & Lindfield Make Us Smile. Create an object in your front garden or window to make us smile using household items.

Peace and Inter Country Committees - District Assembly breakout session

Wednesday 19th May 2021

District Event: Training session

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District e-Meeting (online via Zoom)

Thursday 20th May 2021

District Event: 7.00 for 7.30pm - Downlands Trust with Noreen Siba

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Speaker : Matt Pinches - Guildford Shakespeare Company

Monday 24th May 2021

RC Guildford 150 yr anniversary (2018) Charles Dodgson

Compliance - District Assembly breakout session

Tuesday 25th May 2021

District Event: Training session for Club Compliance Officers

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Treasurers - District Assembly breakout session

Wednesday 26th May 2021

District Event: Training session for Club Treasurers

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district e-Meeting (online via Zoom)

Thursday 27th May 2021

District Event: 19.00 for 19.30hrs - Brand Centre Resources with Anthony Beevor (District Public Image Team Leader)

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Compliance - District Assembly breakout session

Friday 28th May 2021

District Event: Training session for Club Compliance Officers

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Young Photographer

Saturday 29th May 2021

RC Epsom A competition for Scouts and Guides to show their photography skills

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Vocational Services - District Assembly breakout session

Saturday 29th May 2021

District Event: Training session for Club Vocational Service teams

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Russell preparing for the Marathon

Russell’s Midnight Marathon Trek Across The South Downs

Sunday 30th May 2021

RC Sussex Vale, The Rotarian and our secretary Russell Taylor is walking a marathon across the South Downs through the night to raise funds for the Sussex Cancer Fund and the club has very generously sponsored Russell £500 to help get him to his target of £2000.

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Compliance - District Assembly breakout session

Tuesday 1st June 2021

District Event: Training session for Club Compliance officers

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district e-Meeting (online via Zoom)

Thursday 3rd June 2021

District Event: 19.00 for 19.30hrs - Transform Housing and Support - Surrey with David Annand

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Ashtead Rotary is a UK ambassador for the End Plastic Soup campaign.

End Plastic Soup Day

Saturday 5th June 2021

RC Ashtead Day of activities to launch End Plastic Soup campaign and Rotary's seventh area of focus: to support the environment.

Membership part 2 - District Assembly breakout session

Saturday 5th June 2021

District Event: Training for Club Membership teams (part 1 on 6 May at 7pm at the District e-meeting, registration not necessary)

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Festival of TRansport

Festival of Transport - Postponed to 2022

Sunday 6th June 2021

RC Farnham Weyside A must for all car lovers, and a great day out for all the family

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Speaker: Matthew Alexander

Monday 7th June 2021

RC Guildford 100 years in Guildford 1921-2021

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.

5K May - Run for Heroes with RC of Bognor Regis

(May 2021) Run for Heroes is launching its latest challenge by turning the month of May into a celebration of physical activity with their 5kMay campaign. 

Since March last year Rotarians in Bognor Regis have been working closely with several local primary schools and their dedicated teachers – who are their Heroes -  to help feed those children who do not benefit from the Free School Meal Voucher scheme and where they have, to date, raised over £37000.  Despite the lifting of Covid restrictions, the difficulties do, regrettably, continue and they are now looking to help those children over the summer holidays. The Rotarians in Bognr calculate that they would need to raise some £1000 for each week of the holidays.

You can take part on your own or as a group, donate your £5 to The Rotary Club of Bognor Regis, then nominate 5 friends or family members to complete their own 5km challenge and support us. Sign up to the challenge at here.

Surrey 216 -  RC of Ewell's Bike Ride for DEBRA

(April 2021) Between April and June Rotarian John Davis will be cycling through 216 towns, villages and hamlets in Surrey to raise money for the charity DEBRA, for people whose skin doesn't work.  

See details of the routes here and click here to donate.

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. 

Click here to read more about Challengers, listen to the recording and support 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.




Rotarians! We welcome stories about the activities of any of the 1145 Clubs.  Contributions from members of the District Team would also be welcome.

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