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Surrey Hero Recognised for Innovative Volunteering in National Awards.

The prestigious Champions of Change award has been presented to Jim Onions.


Protective 3-layer fabric face mask

A breathable and shaped non-medical face mask.


Engaging young people with Rotary.

Young people work with Brighton and Hove Soiree Rotary Club on the Zanzibar Schools Project (ZSP).


In the next 30 days...

Buy Tickets for Father Christmas' Balloon Race

Tuesday 27th October 2020 - Monday 21st December 2020

RC Epsom Need a novel present for the Grandchildren (or children)? Buy them a virtual balloon in our race!


Best Dressed Christmas Tree

Sunday 1st November 2020 - Friday 25th December 2020

RC Epsom Family Christmas won't be the same this year, but you can show your Chrismas Tree to the world

Christmas Raffle covering the whole of Sunbury & Shepperton

Christmas Raffle

Wednesday 11th November 2020 - Monday 14th December 2020

RC Shepperton and Sunbury A Christmas Raffle which we are running between Shepperton & Sunbury Rotary and Shepperton Aurora covering all areas of Sunbury & Shepperton. Please support us!



Monday 23rd November 2020 - Friday 15th January 2021

RC Worthing Rotary Club of Worthing working with Worthing Food Foundation

district E-Meeting (online via Zoom)

Thursday 3rd December 2020

District Event: 19.00 for 19.30hrs: District Quiz by Simon Edmands. Zoom invitation will be sent to all Rotarians in District. Guests welcome.


Santa Stories

Wednesday 9th December 2020 - Wednesday 23rd December 2020

RC Fleet Santa reads his first story on 9th December 2020


district E-Meeting (online via Zoom)

Thursday 10th December 2020

District Event: 19.00 for 19.30hrs. End Polio Now with Jannine Birtwistle. Zoom invitation will be sent to all Rotarians in District. Guests welcome.

Family Christmas Games

Thursday 10th December 2020

RC Richmond, Surrey 7.00 for 7.30pm. An hour of fun Virtual Games on Zoom including Video clips, Paintings Photos,, Film clips, Music, Science, Literature, etc In support of Shooting Star Children's Hospices.


Quiz Night

Friday 11th December 2020

RC Cuckfield & Lindfield Teams of 6. All welcome. Taking part on Zoom Video Conferencing. Entry just £5.00 per person. Prizes for winning and 2nd placed teams.


district E-Meeting (online via Zoom)

Thursday 17th December 2020

District Event: 19.00 for 19.30hrs: Ann Dieckmann on Zanzibar. Zoom invitation will be sent to all Rotarians in District. Guests welcome.


Online Christmas Quiz

Friday 18th December 2020

RC Twickenham Get in the party spirit and join us for a festive quiz. All proceeds will go to charity.


Wednesday 23rd December 2020

RC Redhill, Reigate and District Long-standing annual event. Fun and gifts for all children under 10 (older siblings (considered Helpers) receive a token gift. Breakfast for children, tea/coffee for adults included.

XMAS Appeal to raise £7000 by

Friday 25th December 2020

RC Chichester Harbour We are looking to help those most in need in our Community by providing Xmas Meal Tokens and Xmas Sacks to families that would otherwise go without.


District 1145 brings together 90 Rotary Clubs in 6 Greater London Boroughs, Surrey, East & West Sussex and neighboring parts of Hampshire to develop fellowship and service opportunities.

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.

Rotary Club of Croydon launches Rotary Stars Citizenship Award

An exciting new partnership project with Broadmead Primary School

Launch ofRotary Stars Citizenship Awards
(September 2020) Awards, comprising a personal certificate of achievement, a book token and a lapel badge, will be made annually to children, selected by their teachers and head teacher. 

The children will have demonstrated or performed an act of community service such as helping or supporting others, their school, their community, the environment, etc.  In effect they will be demonstrating Rotary’s ideal of ‘Service above Self’. 

The Rotary Stars project is open and suitable for all children irrespective of age, talent, or academic ability. It is all down to personal achievement with no competition element. 

Read the full story here

The WHO Africa Region declared wild polio-free! 

(25 August 2020) The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Africa region has officially been certified free from wild poliovirus, signifying a major milestone in the battle to eradicate the disease worldwide.

Read a summary of the world-wide media coverage of this achievement.

This progress is the result of a decades-long effort across the 47 countries which make up the WHO’s African region and now means that five of the six WHO regions, which represent 90% of the world’s population, will be free of wild polio.

Rotary members have played an invaluable role in the effort to rid the African region of wild polio.

By raising funds for polio eradication, advocating with world governments and national and local leaders, and raising awareness, Rotarians have contributed nearly US $890 million to conquer polio in the region.

Read the full story here

Leatherhead light up the old pumping station in bright purple!

Throughout the evening of Wednesday 24th October, many visitors to Leatherhead will hopefully have seen the town’s old pumping station lit up in bright purple! This was one of four landmarks around the town lit up in purple by Leatherhead Rotary, as part of a global initiative by Rotary Clubs around the world to raise awareness of World Polio Day and ‘End Polio Now’, Rotary’s international polio eradication campaign.

Link to this story on the Leatherhead Rotary Club website

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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