Completed meetings and events 2017-2018

Tue 26th June 2018 - President's Handover Dinner

Addington Palace Golf Club


Guest Speaker is Annabel Fogden,
Head of Branch Chambers team
at London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Tue 12th June 2018 - CLUB ASSEMBLY

Annual reports to be given by Council Members.

Tue 5th June 2018 Reflections on Eurostar

Report on the recent visit to Sondrio

Tue 5th June 2018 - World Environment Day

Celebrated every year to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Tue 29th May 2018 - MORRIS DANCING

President Peter will introduce
our guest speaker, Nuala O'Neill,
who will be talking about Morris Dancing.
This will be a Partners' Lunch (£12).

Wed 23rd May 2018 - Beautiful – The Carol King Musical

Members' head off for another night out at the New Wimbledon Theatre read more...

Wed 23rd May 2018 The Friends of Guy's
and St Thomas' Hospital

Present a
'Meet the Author & Illustrator' day
on Wednesday 23 May 2018


Our guest speaker today is Rosie Birch.

Tue 15th May 2018 - No meeting today.

Following Eurostar Visit


Sondrio by Paolo Bordoni Members will be visiting Rotary Club di Sondrio, Italy, from 10 to 14 May 2018 read more...

Tue 8th May 2018 - No meeting today.

Preparing for Eurostar Visit

Mon 7th May 2018 - MAY FAYRE 2018

Beddington Park, Church Road, Wallington SM6 7NN

Tue 1st May 2018 - BUSINESS MEETING

To catch up with Club activities.

Tue 17th April 2018 - Speaker
Catherine Pleasance

Told us how assistance dogs
help people with physical disabilities.

Tue 10th April 2018 - The Woodland Trust

Member Stephen Williams introduced
Martin Boiling a volunteer with the Woodland Trust.

Sat 7th April 2018 World Health Day

A global health awareness day celebrated every year under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as well as other related organisations.

Tue 3rd April 2018 - No meeting today.

Easter Week

Tue 27th March 2018 - How well do you know your ancestors?

A talk by member Brian Street.

Thu 22nd March 2018 World Water Day

A day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle water and sanitation issues.

Tue 20th March 2018 - Annual General Meeting

To agree Annual Subscription.

Tue 13th March 2018 MYANMAR (BURMA)

Member Colin Coates will be talking about his recent visit.

Thu 8th March 2018 International Women's Day

Celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.

Tue 6th March 2018 - Museum of Croydon

Guest Speaker Emily Lansell

Tue 27th February 2018 - Link to Hope

Our speaker today is Camilla Johnson.

Mon 26th February 2018 - Sun 11th March 2018 Fairtrade Fortnight begins today.

It's a shocking fact that millions of poor farmers who produce the food we love
still don’t earn enough to feed their own families. read more...

Sun 25th February 2018 Inner Wheel International Lunch

St Edmund's Church, Riddlesdown
Sunday 25 February 2018

Fri 23rd February 2018 - Rotary Day

A global celebration of Rotary International

Tue 20th February 2018 - Adult Education

Today, member Christine Jones will speak about the history of adult education in London.

Tue 13th February 2018 - Partners' Lunch
£12 per head

"Prince Charles,
Bombs and Barry"
Guest Speaker
Barry Buttenshaw

Tue 6th February 2018 - Business Meeting

Catching up with the work of the Club.

Tue 30th January 2018 - PARKRUN

Member Ian Wesson will tell us about the pleasure and benefits of PARKRUN.

Tue 23rd January 2018 - Club Meeting

Review of new meeting arrangements.

Tue 16th January 2018 - President Peter will welcome to the meeting,

The Mayor of Croydion, Councillor Toni Letts.

Tue 9th January 2018 - The John Gent Collection (Part 2)

By John Hickson

Tue 19th December 2017 - LAST CHANCE TO SEE SANTA'S HOUSE on

...when the Rotary Club of Croydon will be making their Christmas collection in the Thornton Heath area from 18:00 to 20:00. This is the final collection for 2017. WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE CROYDON RESIDENTS WHO HAVE GENEROUSLY DONATED OVER THE PAST WEEK. read more...

Wed 13th December 2017 - Sun 24th December 2017 Wishing everyone a Happy Christmas and all the best for 2018.

When we have completed our Christmas Collections, the Club will break to enjoy the festive season. Our next meeting is on 9 January 2018.

Tue 12th December 2017 A Christmas Message

with Rev. Terry Drummond.

Sun 10th December 2017 - World Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December.
It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly
adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Tue 5th December 2017 - Special General Meeting

Looking towards the 2018 to 2019 Club Year.

Tue 28th November 2017 - The Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Society

Guest Speaker Sean Creighton

Tue 21st November 2017 At Home with the Magic Circle

An evening of mystery and wonder featuring some of the club's top magicians. read more...

Thu 16th November 2017 - Youth Speaks Competition

The 'Youth Speaks ' debates for both Intermediate and Senior
will take place in the Great Hall at the Royal Russell school.

Tue 14th November 2017 - Business Meeting

A chance for members to catch up on the Club's activities.

Sun 12th November 2017 - Remembrance Sunday

President Peter will lay the Club's Wreath.

Tue 31st October 2017 - End Polio Now (World's Greatest Meal Event)

Guest Speaker Paul Hickson will speak about his and his wife's experience
working with the End Polio Now team immunising the population in India. read more...

Tue 24th October 2017 - African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust

Our speaker on 24 October 2017 was
Orin Lewis OBE, Founder of ACLT,
pictured with Richard Ford, ex-Headteacher of Archbishop Tenison’s School. read more...

Tue 24th October 2017 TODAY IS WORLD POLIO DAY

WORLD POLIO DAY is one of the biggest dates in the Rotary calendar
and is taking place on Tuesday 24 October.

Tue 17th October 2017 - Feedback on District Conference

Those who attended the Conference
will report on the highlights of the weekend.

Mon 16th October 2017 - World Food Day 2017

This year's theme is Change the Future of Migration.
Invest in food development and rural security.

Fri 13th October 2017 - Annual Quiz Night

Being held at Shirley High School

Tue 10th October 2017 - No meeting today.

Members will be preparing for this week's Quiz Night.

Tue 10th October 2017 World Mental Health Day

​Today is World Mental Health Day, designed to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilise efforts in support of mental health. read more...

Fri 6th October 2017 - Sun 8th October 2017 District 1145 Conference

Held in Bournemouth
from 6 to 8 October 2017.
Friday night is Club night.

Tue 3rd October 2017 - Age UK

Kate Pierpoint, the Chief Executive Officer of Age UK Croydon,
will be giving a presentation on the charity's work in the area. read more...

Thu 28th September 2017 - Visit to New Wimbledon Theatre

CABARET featuring Will Young and Louise Redknapp

Tue 26th September 2017 - Club Meeting

Memories of Arnhem by member Brian Adams.

Thu 21st September 2017 - International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world
each year on 21 September.

Tue 19th September 2017 - Rotary Foundation

Today we welcome David Cross, Chairman of the District Rotary Foundation Team read more...

Tue 12th September 2017 - Good Food Matters

Today we welcome Evelyn Findlater, Chief Executive and Founder
of Good Food Matters, a Community Food Learning Centre in New Addington. read more...

Fri 8th September 2017 - International Literacy Day

September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO
on November 17, 1965. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy
to individuals, communities and societies.

Tue 5th September 2017 - The Club's Development Plan

Today, member Stephen Kirkman will report back on progress
of our Development Plan, following the Visioning Day held in February 2017.

Tue 29th August 2017 - NO MEETING TODAY

Bank holiday week.

Tue 22nd August 2017 - The Family Centre, Fieldway, New Addington

President Elect Loraine Davis will introduce Claire Marsh
who will talk about the work of the Centre. read more...

Mon 21st August 2017 - Community Service

As part of the Club's new community initiative,
President-Elect Loraine Davis is organising an afternoon tea at Bedford Hall.

Tue 15th August 2017 - Croydon Night of Dance

Croydon's Festival of Morris Dancing
at the Builder's Arms, Leslie Park Road, Croydon

Tue 15th August 2017 - President Peter
and Members will welcome James Onions

Governor of District 1145

Sat 12th August 2017 - UN International Youth Day

Students at an UN-backed development project site that supports vulnerable populations in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Credit: UN Photo/Mark Garten On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. read more...

Tue 8th August 2017 - The first Business Meeting of the New Club Year

Today we will catch up with the business of the club and discuss our future plans.

Tue 1st August 2017 - Croydon Drop-in

Immediate Past President John Cheetham welcomes Kim Bennett
from Croydon Drop-in, his charity for 2016-2017.

Tue 25th July 2017 - International Needs

Today, Member Joe Trickey will introduce Danny Morris,
National Director of International Needs.

Tue 18th July 2017 - Vocational Service and the Club's future plans

Today, member Graham Harker, will talk about the Club's plans.

Tue 11th July 2017 - Rotary Young Leader Award 2017

Member Joe Trickey will be introducing this year's successful RYLA student.

Tue 4th July 2017 - First meeting for new Club President Peter Spalding

At his first meeting as President, Peter Spalding introduces David Rose, CEO of the Croydon Hearing Resource Centre, Peter's chosen charity for 2017-2018. read more...
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