About us


Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Guildford District

We are a group of men and women  of all ages and experiences from Guildford and its surrounding area who, together, use our time, talents and knowledge to try to help Guildford and the wider world be a better place.

We raise funds, make friends and try, through our efforts, to help those less fortunate whilst having fun and enjoying each other's company

Rotary is all about Communities. These are local, national and international. Wherever there is a need Rotary is there, whether it is a disaster such as a Tsunami or an awful storm in the Philippines, or an earthquake in Nepal,Rotary will be there in some form to help.

Locally we help a large number of Charities and individuals who are in great need. How is this all achieved? Quite often we fundraise.The idea that Rotary is all about collecting in the High Street or outside a supermarket is however far from the truth. We do do this but it is a very small part of our fundraising efforts. 

The following are some of the things that we are currently doing:-



ANNUAL CHARITY WALK



    
We look forward to seeing you at next year's walk which will be on Sunday 13th May 2018  - please put the date in your diary
 

    Bikeathon


For the last two years we have organised and taken part in a static Bikeathon. Last year we had an improved format which  included events at the Turnfit site where family and friends were entertained whilst the cyclists pitted their cycling skills against the other entrants. In the first year the event raised in excess of £3000 which was put to combatting Prostate Cancer and in the 2nd year  some £4,000 was donated to "Topic Of Cancer". 

This event will be repeated next on 3rd March 2018; plenty of time to arrange to bring not only your friends but also the family to watch the fun and cheer on their chosen team.These events encourage the teams to get fit and to have some fun in competition.

What about organising a team from your work place (or if you belong to a cycling club) and compete against other teams in the area? Just use imagination and get as many people involved as you can for a day of fun and excercise. It is a great way to spend a  Saturday in March raising money for a good cause,having fun  at the same time.  

Fish & Chip Supper & Quiz


The club has an evening of fun and fellowship in September/October when we hold a Fish and Chip evening for club members and their guests. As well as the food there is a competion in the form of a pictorial quiz, and this year the evening, including a raffle, raised over six hundred pounds towards buying a laptop for Challengers following their disastrous fire at their Guildford headquarters.Please join us for next year's event. 

Annual Concert by Local Schools

 

On 16th March 2017 we held our 5th Annual Schools Concert at GLive given by children attending schools in the area. It  was another huge success. 

This year's 6th concert is on Thursday 15th March 2018 - see details above - Please put the date in your diary - Why not get up a party and enjoy a great evening of inspiring music by some very talented young people.

  Pudding evening

A few years ago we had a great pudding evening in Merrow when some 35 puddings were produced by members, partners and friends for our enjoyment. We are having a similar event on Wednesday 31st January at the Bramley Village Hall. Please put the date in your diary and start cooking!

Bring along your friends and as many puds as you wish and sample even more. A main course will be provided together with some entertainment. Although mainly a social event we do hope to make a little extra for Rotary charities.


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Wednesday 24th January 12.45

Club Lunch Meeting


Guildford Golf Club
Speaker - Evelyn Nathanson
Macmillan Cancer Support

Wednesday 31st January 19.00

Social Pudding Evening


Puddings Puddings Puddings!
Bramley Village Hall

Saturday 3rd February 10.00

Garden Maintenance


Gosden House School

Wednesday 7th February 07.45

Club Breakfast Meeting


Jackson & Rye
Speaker to be advised

Tuesday 13th February 18.00

Club Council Meeting


Guildford Golf Club

Wednesday 14th February 12.45

Club Lunch Meeting


Guildford Golf Club
Business Meeting

Wednesday 21st February 07.45

Club Breakfast Meeting


Jackson and Rye
Business Meeting

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Rotary News

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.

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

The Club House of Guildford Golf Club, High Path Road, Merrow, Guildford. GU1 2HL at 12.30 for 12.45 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
On the Ist & 3rd Wednesday in the month at Jackson & Rye, Upper  High Street. Guildford, Surrey. @ 7.45 for 8.00 am We meet on Wednesdays at
(When there is a 5th Wednesday evening meetings arranged with partners)
The Club House of Guildford Golf Club, High Path Road, Merrow, Guildford. GU1 2HL at 12.30 for 12.45 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday
On the Ist & 3rd Wednesday in the month at Jackson & Rye, Upper High Street. Guildford, Surrey. @ 7.45 for 8.00 am  Golf Club 01483 563941

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