Welcome to Rotary!
We're a small, friendly, club based in Uxbridge, Middlesex, drawing on men and women from across Middlesex and Buckinghamshire who want to make a difference.
If you think of Rotary as a dull, men-only business club, filled with elderly bores who drink sherry and eat over-cooked chicken each week, then think again.
Rotary really has re-invented itself to become relevant for the 21st century. It's a dynamic organisation which has led the way towards nearly eradicating polio and is involved in countless projects, in this country and abroad.
We are a part of Rotary International, which is the world's largest service organisation for community-minded folk.
We like to have fun, we're passionate about community by getting involved in projects - and we hate over-cooked chicken! So if you want to find out more, or if you are a visiting Rotarian who wants to join in, then please read on.......
Who are we?
Our members are enthusiastic men and women who want to make a difference, and we come from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups - we've even got a midwife on standby for any pregnant Rotarians, and our lady president's garage does a good deal on MOTs!
- To be a force for good in and around the London Borough of Hillingdon where we seek to engage with our community
- Work with others, to maximise our positive impact, always upholding high ethical standards
- Support each other, respecting differences and adapting to the modern world
- Play our part locally, nationally and internationally.
Would you like to be part of Rotary? Well, get involved in one of our projects or come to one of our events or meetings. If you'd like to give us a try, then here's three ways of getting in touch:
- Click on Contact Us on the website, select Membership and send us an email.
- Simply pop in to see us on a Wednesday evening at Uxbridge Sports Club (postcode UB8 1NR). We meet in the bar from 7pm for 7.30pm.
We look forward to meeting you and guarantee that you'll receive the warmest of welcomes.
- If you're a visiting Rotarian, please contact John Bruton on 0208 866 6325 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org - ideally by the close of play on Monday.
Keep scrolling down for details of forthcoming club meetings, a map with details of where to find us, and also links to our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Join our weekly walk
Rotary is about having fun and socialising, so why not join us on a Sunday morning for our weekly walk?
Every Sunday, we gather at either at the Ruislip Lido cafe or the Rickmansworth Aquadrome car park for a leisurely mile-and-a-half to a two-mile stroll. Then we get down to the important business - coffee and a chat!
To find out where we're walking this week and let us know you're coming with us, drop us a line using the Contact form dropdown and select Weekly Walk.
We look forward to seeing you.
We work with young people
Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) runs a number of nationwide competitions for young people - entries are organised locally by clubs. with winners going forward to area, regional and eventually national finals.
We organise our local round of the public speaking competition "Youth Speaks"; and encourage young people to enter other competitions. We also help with reading at local schools, and with mock interviews
We work with local charities
We recently presented the Guide Dogs for the Blind with a cheque which will help to pay for and train a puppy, who will work with a blind person in the area.
We work with national charities
Every year we devote all of the proceeds of our annual Charity Golf Day to a single charity.
In 2015 we gave £9,000 to Royal National Lifeboat Institute. And in 2017, we presented the London Air Ambulance with a cheque for £8,000 from the golf day's proceeds - which is apparently enough fuel for 16 busy days!
We also support other national charities in other ways, through fund-rasing and also activities, such as the Stroke Association's Check Your Blood Pressure Day, every April.
We work with international charities
We support many international projects, directly through the Rotary Foundation, one of the world's largest private charities, but also through a variety of other international charities.
The Rotary Club of Elthorne Hillingdon, chartered in 1978, has a Trust Fund which is a registered charity (No.1032574).
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 22nd August 19.30
A chance for members to discuss areas of club work including: International, Membership, Youth Service, Fund-raising and Rotary Foundation. If you've got an idea - we'd love to hear it!
Wednesday 29th August 19.30
Partner's evening with Elizabeth Moses of AlphaZulu Advocates
An opportunity for the better half to see what their loved one gets up to on a Wednesday evening - well, it beats Coronation Street! This evening we'll be hearing from Elizabeth Moses of AlphaZulu Advocates taking about sustainable development goals.
Wednesday 5th September 19.30
Speaker - Sue Serret: Head of Fundraising for Trinity & SHOC
Trinity Homeless Projects and Slough Homeless Our Concern (SHOC) works with people in the area who have been badly affected by homelessness and social exclusion. Sue will talk about the work they do and the scale of homelessness today.
Wednesday 12th September 19.30
Speaker: Ron Burton - Disability Association Hillingdon (DASH)
According to DASH, disability does not mean inability. Ron will be talking about the charity which DASH strives to empower, inspire and motivate disabled people of any age to reach their full potential every day and in every situation.
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.