Rotary Club of Oundle - 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.
The Rotary Club of Oundle introduced the British Heart Foundation’s Heartstart scheme to Oundle and District in 2011 and to date have provided more than 60 Emergency Life Support training sessions to the citizens of the Town.details
We are always looking for prospective members to come and find out more of what we do. On 8th May 2017 we inducted our latest member, David Cheney. We wish David a long and happy membership. He follows our previous new member Andrea Gray.details
World Conker Championships - Car park duties
Members will be manning the World Conker Championships car parking at Southwick, near Oundle, on 8th October 2017 to help raise funds for our charitable causes. Additional help would be welcome.details
End Polio Now
Rotary International has been working since 1988 to eradicate polio worldwide. In 1988 the disease was endemic in 69 countries and there were over 300,000 cases a year. By 2016 polio was still endemic in just 3 countries and there were just 37 cases.details
The Rotary Club of Oundle was established in 1974. We have 15 members and are active in supporting local, national and international charities.
Each year we run a potato-growing competition with our mother club, the Rotary Club of Corby. This year we have raised £130 from our share and this will be donated to the Sue Ryder Charity at Thorpe Hall, Peterborough. From our Charity Antiques evening we are sending cheques for £750 to the Red Lion at Warmington, who hosted the event, for onward transmission to Sue Ryder, and £750 to CJD Research.
In the last Rotary year (2016-17) we have supported the following with donations:
· Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) research
· Salvation Army, Peterborough
· CHAT, Oundle (local youth counseling charity)
· International Children’s Trust (ICT)
· Rainbow Trust (National charity caring for families with a child suffering from a terminal or life-threatening illness)
· Mercy Rescue Trust (supporting children in Kitale, Kenya)
· West Porch Café (based at St, Peter’s Church, Oundle, a drop-in after-school centre for secondary school children, with free snacks and soft drinks)
· Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust Osprey Project (based at Rutland Water)
· Bethany Children’s Trust (charity to help children in central Africa)
· Oundle Music Trust
· Heartstart (see separate page on this site)
For 20 years we have promoted an annual Christmas concert in St Peters Church usually on the evening of the first Friday in December, considered by many regular attendees to be the start of Christmas for them.
For several years we have organised and funded a Seniors’ Party for the more senior members of our community. They come together at Laxton Junior School in February and we supply them with home-made sandwiches and cakes with tea/coffee, and a little entertainment. Over 100 residents enjoy this annual event.
A major annual event which takes place in the village of Southwick, close to Oundle, is The World Conker Championships where we are visible carrying out car parking duties for the many thousands who attend.
Every Christmas visitors to Oundle's picturesque market place can see the magnificent Tree that the club provides and decorates. The tree stands in front of the Rotary Millenium Clock which is mounted on the old town hall building.
In March 2017 we held a Charity Race Night at Warmington Village Hall and, thanks to the generosity of those attending (and some who were unable to attend) we raised over £2200 net for our charitable causes. In May 2017 we held an Antiques Evening at the Red Lion, Warmington, and raised approximately £1500 for our charities Sue Ryder (Thorpe Hall, Peterborough) and CJD research.
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A snapshot of who we are.
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders. Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
There are 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Clubs are non political, non religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. Members are both male and female and of all ages.
As signified by the motto Service Above Self, Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world.
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland has over 55,000 members in 1840 clubs.
Rotarians are encouraged to apply the four way test to all the things they think say or do:
- Is it the truth?
- Is it fair to all concerned?
- Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
- Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
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Meetings and events happening soon
Monday 21st August 18.30
Business Meeting and Fellowship
Tuesday 29th August 17.45
Rotarians and guests will gather at Oundle Bowls Club for an evening of bowling, followed by a fish and chip supper. £10 each. N.B. Flat shoes only.
Monday 4th September 18.30
Talk introduced by our President Elect Jane Grant - local raconteur and Corby Radio presenter Rob Jones.
Monday 11th September 18.00
Council at The Ship Inn
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