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Rotary Club of Rugby - 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.

Purple 4 Polio Campaign October 2016 to Spring 2017


Planting crocus bulbs for the Rotary International Purple 4 Polio Campaign at Brinklow and in the Rupert Brooke Park and Chestnut Walk, Rugby - and seeing the results in March 2017!

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Aabenraa May 2016


Exchange visit with our twin Rotary club Aabenraa, Denmark

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The Rotary International Polio Plus+ Campaign


Members of the Rotary Club of Rugby planting crocus bulbs with the villagers of Brinklow, Warwickshire

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Rotary Memorabilia helping to raise funds for the Rotary Foundation


Rotary Memorablia

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Our 2015 Cultural Visit to Leipzig and Dresden,Germany


The Rotary Club of Rugby annual cultural Trip

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Rotary Kids Out at Drayton Manor Park


Day out for Rugby children

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About us

Statue of William Web-EllisOur Club was founded in 1922 and on July 22nd of that year the club was affiliated to Rotary International in Britain & Ireland. The Rotary Club of Rugby was the 85th member of RIBI and met fortnightly for lunch. We are active in a wide range of service projects, both local and international, but also believe in enjoying ourselves through a varied fellowship programme of social and fund raising events. Find out more about us from our  monthly bulletin -Touchline.

Rugby, the Home of Rugby Football, is located on the North East side of Warwickshire in the heart of England. If you would like to join us for lunch please contact us

Our President hopes that you enjoy your visit to our site.  If you want to know more about our club please contact us through the Join Rotary icon.

Check out our activities by visiting What We Do and the Photo Gallery





Members Planting Crocus Bulbs For The


     



For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The amount of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just two, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary.

With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.

The campaign ties in with the 100 year anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own and only charity, which has played a key role in making polio eradication become close to a reality, along with hundreds of other projects both in Great Britain and Ireland and overseas.(see more photos)





Abesu Women’s Housing Co-operative, Zambia

In 2014 the club purchased a flat bed ‘Canter’ truck for the Abesu project. In August Sue and I took our first trip to Zambia to see the work of the co-operative and the truck in action. Nelson, Memory and Melanie for the People’s Process on Housing and Poverty in Zambia (who are now partnering Abesu) took us to their offices and gave us a presentation explaining the support they provide to co-operatives across Zambia. They then took us to the Abesu compound and after a rapturous welcome of singing and dancing we met with the ladies of the project in the resource centre. Following introductions all round they explained to us the difference the truck had made to their lives. This includes not only the ability to buy materials in greater bulk, with consequent cost savings, but also to transport sand from the river valley to the building site without having to carry it by hand, transporting people including those who are ill and need more specialist medical care than can be provided at the health post. The nearest village, Chongwe, is a two and a half hour walk away which is impractical for anyone who is ill.  A guided tour of the Abesu compound and some of the completed houses followed. It’s very humbling so see how little the families in the co-operative have but how cheerful, optimistic and full of drive they all are. For anyone visiting in the future make sure you visit the ant hill cave, a partially underground house carved out of a large disused termite mound complete with statues!
On our return to Lusaka PPHPZ took us to another project they are assisting in the suburb of George. Particular thanks to Travers and PPHPZ for organising our visit.(See more photos)

Laurence and Sue Wilbraham












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Rotary Young Citizen Awards


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


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How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Fridays at 12.15 for 12.45
(1st, 3rd and 5th Fridays - but do contact us in advance: sometimes we change the system - especially 5th Fridays!!)
St Andrews Rugby Club, Ashlawn Road,Rugby, CV22 5ET. CV22 5ET

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