News from around the District

stories from our Rotarians and clubs


Princes Day Care Centre Garden at Bourne End

5th May 2022

Wheels beyond Wheels

4th May 2022

Desks for Primary Schools in Ukerewe Tanzania

1st May 2022

23rd April 2022

Haddenham Rotarian recognised for outstanding volunteering in national awards

29th March 2022

Paul Harris Fellowship for Covid Vaccine Creator

25th March 2022

Immediate response to the crisis in Ukraine

3rd March 2022

Afghan All-Stars shine against local footballers

10th February 2022

Sowing Seeds - a Rotarian perspective on Forest Schools

28th January 2022

New series of children's books on everyday dangers supported by a Rotary Foundation grant

23rd January 2022

Thames Hospice Rotary Foundation Grant Approved

59,605 US dollar project approved for training staff at the new Thames Hospice

19th January 2022

New Year’s Honours awards for Thames Valley Rotarians

Congratulations to Lisa Hunter of Maidenhead Bridge Rotary and Sarah Gardner of Elthorne-Hillingdon Rotary, both recognised in the New Year’s Honours List this week.

5th January 2022

 Outstanding Response to Fire Tragedy

A devastating fatal fire in Tilehurst, Reading, on 15th December left approximately 20 people homeless.

21st December 2021

97 Rotary Shoe Boxes with Christmas presents wrapped up by Thame Rotary

Megan Tiddy, a member of the Phoenix Community Club, an offspring of Thame and District Rotary, coordinated the filling up of 97 Rotary Shoe Boxes

19th December 2021

Using the Reach of Rotary to Expand the Impact of Fuel-Saving Stoves

Rotarians from Abingdon continue to promote fuel-saving stoves

16th December 2021

12,000 hours of covid vaccination centre volunteering!

Rotarians across the Thames Valley have been volunteering at covid vaccination centres since January, and they are still going strong.

26th November 2021

Thames Hospice gives personal thanks to generous Rotary Clubs for their donations

clubs continue to support the local hospice

24th November 2021

Confidence Building Through Creative Art

Reading Matins Rotary supports a pilot programme to help young people to cope with lockdown challenges

13th November 2021

Reflections on our Graduate Scholarship Programme

a personal view of the scholarship programme and our visit to South Wales

October 2021

Raising Money for Vaccines

Elthorne-Hillingdon Rotary's support for the COVAX scheme

July 2021

Lisa Hunter - Service Above Self Award

Marius Hopley awards Lisa Hunter for her service to her community

June 2021

News from around the District pages:

Princes Day Care Centre Garden at Bourne End

more completion of another great Rotary garden project supported in part by the Rotary Foundation

Wheels beyond Wheels

more Rotary's Inter Country Committees - celebrating two charter events

Desks for Primary Schools in Ukerewe Tanzania

more Newbury and Witney Rotary clubs have supported a project to provide desks for primary schools

Bourne End Peace Garden

Rotary Clubs across our District supporting Ukraine – an update

more Clubs and Rotarians across our district continue to work with local organisations and use their contacts with Rotary clubs in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to support those affected by the war in Ukraine.

Haddenham Rotarian recognised for outstanding volunteering in national awards

more Martin Andrew is recognised for his organisation of the team of volunteers at the local covid vaccination centre

Karen Eveleigh presenting a Paul Harris Fellowship to Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert

Paul Harris Fellowship for Covid vaccine creator

more Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert, who helped develop the Oxford Astra-Zeneca vaccine, has been recognised with one of Rotary’s highest awards.

The crisis in Ukraine

more How Rotary and the Clubs in the Thames Valley are responding to the crisis in Ukraine.

Afghan All-Stars line up

Afghan All-Stars shine against local footballers

more Pangbourne Rotarians have supported local Afghan refugees and organised a football match against a local team

January 2022 News

more The News from January 2022 (4 pages below this)

December 2021 News

more The news from December 2021 (3 pages below this)

Earlier 2021 News

more The news from before December 2021 (6 pages below this)