Welcome to the Rotary Club of Elthorne-Hillingdon
If you're a visiting Rotarian, please telephone John Bruton on 020 8866 6325 (or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org), ideally by close of play Monday. Alternatively, just turn up between 7:00 and 7:30 pm and come to the main bar at Uxbridge Cricket Club. We'd be delighted to see you!
The Rotary Club of Elthorne Hillingdon has 27 members, women and men who live in the London Borough of Hillingdon or close by. In addition to upholding the ideals of Rotary's "Service Above Self" ethos, we believe in enjoying ourselves while doing so!. If you'd like to give us a try and see if it's for you click on Contact Us and select Membership.
Proud winners of Rotary District 1090's Website of the Year Award 2011-2012
Santa Collections Raised more than £5,100 - Thank You!
Our collections around the streets of Ickenham and North Hillingdon and at Waitrose Ruislip, combined with our stall at the Ickenham Festival Evening raised more than £5,100 for the "Mencap Pool" (Hillingdon South Society for Mentally Handicapped Children) and other charities supported by our club. A big thank you to all who turned out to see Santa and also to all those who helped us with the collection rounds.
If you liked seeing Santa and fancy helping us collect next year, contact us through the link above.
"Lift Off" with London's Air Ambulance
Early September saw a dozen of us make the trip up to The Royal London Hospital to meet with the team from London's Air Ambulance for whom we raised Â£8,000 at our Annual Charity Golf Day (see further down the page). Great weather allowed us up to the helipad and a call-out saw the Air Ambulance take off for a four-mile trip - not often we get to see our funds in close-up action!
Annual "Big Ed" Quiz Night
In October we hold our only club funds fundraising night. Hotly contested each year, the quiz had for several years seen our neighouring Pinner Rotary club victorious. In 2015 they came so close again, only beaten on the tiebreak question "How many rooms are in the White House" which saw "Horizontal Stripes" (pictured) emerged as the winners. For 2016, RC Pinner have clearly been at the knowledge bank because back they came to take the crown again!
Edinburgh comes to Hillingdon
In what is becoming something of an annual tradition our members and partners were in for a real treat in early July - a preview of a show being taken to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe! Our member Joan Greening is a well-established author & she arranged for her show "The Allergic Audience" to be performed just for us at the Ruislip Conservative Club. Actresses Julia Munrow & Julia Rufey comprised the cast and wowed us all.
McMillan Coffee Morning
We're proud to announce that a coffee morning as part of McMillan great coffee morning, organised in October by Brenda Udall, one of our members, raised Â£315. Well done Brenda - such a worthy cause!!
Charity Golf Day
Tuesday 19th July 2016 saw us run our 21st Annual Golf Day, at Batchworth Park Golf Club. 33 teams of 3 took on the challenge in mostly great weather for golf, with the winners being It&ly Hair & Beauty . Of course the big winner was London's Air Ambulance to whom we donated the proceeds of the day, raising £8,000.
We'll be running this year's Golf Day on Tuesday 25th July 2017. Use the contact form above if you'd like to enter a team.
Just like the local schoolchildren, we're "walking once a week". Every Sunday we gather at either Ruislip Lido (cafe) or Rickmansworth Aquadrome (car park) for a lesiurely stroll (about 1.5 - 2 miles). 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. Look forward to seeing you.
Polio Eradication Update
For almost 30 years it's been Rotary's International prime goal to work towards the eradication of Polio. While we have encountered a recurrence of infection in Nigeria last year, the overall number of cases is now down to 5 in 2017, an all-time low.
We work with Young People
Rotary in Great Britain and ireland (RIBI) runs nationwide competitions for Young People - entries are organised locally by clubs and winners go forward to area, regional and national finals. We help to 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
Every year we support a variety of local charities including The Samaritans, , Michael Sobell Hospice and others.
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 Â£9,000 to RNLI. We also suppport other National Charities in more limited ways.
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).
In the next 30 days...
We meet on Wednesdays at 19:00 for 19:30 Uxbridge Sports Club, Park Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1NR tel: 01895 237571