About us

Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Guildford District

We are a group of people of all ages and experiences from Guildford and its surrounding area who, together, use our time, talents and knowledge 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 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 the awful storm in the Philippines, or an earthquake in Nepal,Rotary is 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 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



                For further details of this walk click on "What we do / Annual Charity Walk 2017" above  

    Bikeathon

 

Last year for the first time the Breakast Group organised and took part in a static Bikeathon. This year we had a new format which  included events at the site where family and friends were entertained whilst the cyclists pitted their cycling skills against the other entrants. Last year "The Team" raised in excess of £3000 which was put to combatting Prostate Cancer and this year  some £4,000 was donated to Topic Of Cancer. The event took place on Saturday 8th October last at Turnfit Studio.     This was  a really fun day with  a BBQ and drinks available  together with live music.  Why not arrange to bring not only your friends but also the family to watch the fun and cheer on their chosen team next year. The events encourages 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 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 cold wet Saturday in October raising money for a good cause at the same time.  


For detail Flyer for this year's event  CLICK HERE    




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 last year a raffle raised around six hundred pounds towards helping those suffering from the storms in Haiti. 

Annual Boxing Evening & Charity Auction 

Each year for the last 40 years we have run an charity dinner with boxing bouts as the entertainment. This year was held at the HG Wells Centre in Woking on Friday 24th February with  9 bouts in a competition between South of England and the Republic of Ireland  in aid of Rotary charities, including the local Jigsaw Trust. 

This is an important date in the social and sporting calendar. Yet again it was a very special evening.  








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. For a full report please click on "What we do/Schools concert 2017" above.

Guildford District Rotary Club is always keen to further the interests of young people in as many ways as we are able. We already go to two large schools where we give those approaching their final years at school an idea of how to conduct a job interview or one to obtain a place at University. Leadership skills are encouraged and suitable youngsters are supported to go to a RYLA camp which most find extremely rewarding and help their leadership skills and make friends that will last in some cases for life.

Together with the Mayor and his team efforts are being made to engage with industry locally to give pupils in their final years at school real work experience that really gives them a view of what life after school is all about. In addition to this there are many National competions such as Young Chef, Young Speaker, young writer and many more.

                                                                    


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Meetings and events happening soon

Wednesday 26th July 12.45

Club Lunch Meeting


Lunch Meeting @ Guildford Golf Club
Speaker - Alan Cooke - "WIFI & Radiation"

Wednesday 2nd August 07.45

Breakfast Meeting


Breakfast Meeting @ Bill's Restaurant
Karen Morton - RSCH

Tuesday 8th August 18.00

Club Council Meeting


Council Meeting @ Guildford Golf Club

Wednesday 9th August 12.45

Club Lunch Meeting


Speaker to be advised

Wednesday 16th August 12.45

Club Breakfast Meeting


Business Meeting @ Bill's Restaurant

future events completed calendar district events local events



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.

Rotary Young Citizen Awards


Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.


Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017


Find out more about Rotary fighting disease


Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

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 Bill's Restaurant High Street. Guildford, Surrey. GU1 @ 7.45 for 8.00 am  Golf Club 01483 563941

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