WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF
THE ROTARY CLUB OF HARLOW
Chartered on 29 February 1956, the club currently has 23 members. We meet every Monday lunchtime at 12:15 for 12:30 until 14:00 hours at Canons Brook Golf Club, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, CM19 5BE. Additionally we have social functions and fundraising events intermittently throughout the year.
Perhaps you know little about Rotary. It started from an idea of Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney, who met with three other local businessmen in 1905 - 'rotating' the hospitality between the four of them, from which small beginnings Rotary International grew and spread around the world.
WHAT IS ROTARY?
WHAT CAN ROTARY DO FOR You
Rotary can enrich your life beyond measure.
get involved in projects in the local community, through the UK and in the wider world,
network with the local business community and bring your vocational expertise to help local young people,
expand your social circle and make new friends for you and, if you have one, your partner,
get a feeling of giving something back that is beyond words.
WHAT DOES THE ROTARY CLUB
OF HARLOW DO?
These are just a few of our activities
We have a wide range of events for members and friends including formal dinners, informal meetings with or without entertainment. At our weekly luncheons we endeavour to get interesting speakers on a wide range of subjects.
We also raise money for charity with a variety of fund raising events such as sponsored cycle rides, collections at supermarkets and council car parks, and race nights.
The money raised is donated preferably to local charities and internationally. We have raised substantial sums for the eradication of polio and for shelter boxes and aqua boxes for disaster relief.
In the 1980s Eve Conway was a reporter on a now defunct local newspaper. She was sponsored by this club for an Ambassadorial scholarship and studied journalism in America for a year. Since then she has had a very successsful career in Television. In the next Rotary year 2016/2017 she will be President of Rotary Great Britain and Ireland.
On 19th. October 5000 crocus corms were planted in the Town Park Harlow as part of the purple4polio programme. The planting was carried out by pupils from Burnt Mill Academy and Tanys Dell junior school. This is to mark the near completion of the eradication of the wildd polio virus from the world to protect children.
Tuesday 24th.October is world polio day. A day to mark 31 years of polio eradication. In 1986 there were 400,000 cases reported. So far this year there have been 9. We are nearly there.
CHRISTMAS CAROL EVENING
18th. December at Canonsbrook Golf Club, Elizabeth Way Harlow with the Church Langley Singers.
We have donated £500 to the British Virgin Islands for Hurricane Irma relief.
22nd Jan. We have today donated £600 to Build Aid, a Harlow based charity which in partnership with Rotary which carries long term aid projects in this case rebuilding schools in the Phillipines.
Friday 9th. February we are holding a Race Night in the evening. Tickets available from Alan Leverett Tel. 01279491326
Rae of Sunshine
Henry Moore's Family Group 1954 -5, commissioned by Harlow Arts Trust
It is the town's unofficial emblem and is on display in the Civic Centre.
It is also displayed on the Club Banner
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Rotary supporting young people
Rotary on the brink of polio history
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(No meetings on Bank Holidays. Occasional evening meetings replacing those at lunchtime.)
Harlow Rugby Union Football Club
Howard Way, Harlow.