Rotary Club of Burnham Beeches - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
Make a donation
If you wish to help us with our fundraising you can do so by making a donation online to our registered Charitable Trustdetails
Induction of new member - Claire Popple
Claire Popple was inducted to the Club by President Ray Dance in August 2016. Claire who is in Charity administration was introduced by Rtn Nick Tealedetails
Induction of new member - Rainer Struck
Rainer Struck was inducted to Club membership by President Ray Dance in January 2017. Rainer was formerly in Education and was introduced by Rtn Michael Mills.details
Speaker - Pop Goes Round the World
Hazel Shackleton and Janet Stelling talking about the Choir's plansdetails
Past Speaker -Education in England today- Jesse Elzinga
A topical talk by The Head Master of Reading Bluecoats School.details
About our Club
Burnham Beeches Rotary was chartered in April 1985, and has maintained a membership of between 30 and 40 ever since. Members are drawn principally from Burnham and the Farnhams, and other local villages. We meet each week in a magnificently converted medieval barn situated in a beautiful part of Buckinghamshire.
The Club runs a busy programme of social events, many of which are open to non-members. These events have helped forge a strong sense of fellowship and goodwill between members, as well as with the community at large. The Club's fund-raising activities support local, national and international charitable causes.
The main fund-raising event, held each year in May, is the Burnham Donkey Derby. Over the last few years, the Club has donated more than £250,000 to such causes as Marie Curie Cancer Care, the Thames Valley Hospice and the Thames Valley Adventure Playground, and many others. The Club places great emphasis on youth development, working closely with local schools sponsoring academic competitions, providing careers advice, and general support. Youth sporting development is also encouraged. A 5-a-side football tournament is organised by the Club for the local primary schools each year. Another major event is the Burnham Beeches Run held each autumn in Burnham Beeches.
The Club was project leader on behalf of District 1090, in the construction of a new classroom block for a tsunami ravished school in Sri Lanka. This involved Club members travelling to the site at their own expense. This example has been followed by other Club members who have visited Africa in support the 'Africa Micro-credit' charity, and India in support of Rotary's 'End Polio Now' campaign and support for Africa Vision Malawi
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 23rd November 20.00
Speaker - Dr Andy Gillespie - Burnham Grammar School
Dr Gillespie, Head of Burnham Grammar School, will bring members up to date with the success story of the School, which currently is over-subscribed.details
Thursday 30th November 20.00
Speaker - The Association of Dunkirk Little Ships - Jane Percival
A partners' and guest evening at Huntswood Golf Club with speaker Jane Percivaldetails
Thursday 7th December 20.00
Burnham Xmas Fayre - No Club Meeting
Thursday 14th December 20.00
Thursday 21st December 20.00
Club Christmas Dinner
Club Christmas Dinner at Burnham Beeches Golf Club
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Note: Once you are in Britwell Road look out for the entrance board for Grenville Court. Having taken the turning then turn left into Brightwell Grange and to the Tudor Barn )
The Tudor Barn
South Bucks Bridge Centre, Britwell Road, Burnham, SL1 8DF 01753 642330