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!
We aim to:
- Be a force for good in and around the London Borough of Hillingdon, 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.
Celebrating our new members
We're coming to the end of our Rotary year, which ends on June 30th, and we're celebrating the addition of four new members to our club in this year.
Johnny Juj (top left) joined us in September following the closure of his previous club and Dave King (top right) transferred to us from the e-Club West of England following a job move.
Meanwhile, Janet Tyas (bottom left) and husband Justin Tyas (bottom right) approached us through this site looking to give something back to the community in which they live. They were all welcomed to Rotary Elthorne-Hillingdon by club president, Brenda Udall.
We are delighted to welcome our new quartet, and you could join us and them - just get in touch!
Santa Collections Raised more than £5,600 - 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 £5,600 for the Guide Dogs fpr the Blind Association 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.
Edinburgh comes to Hillingdon
In what is becoming something of an annual tradition, our members and partners are in for another real treat in July - a preview of a show being taken to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!
Our member Joan Greening is a well-established author & she has arranged for her show "The Amours of Lillie Langtry" to be performed just for us at the Ruislip Conservative Club. Actresses Sarah Archer and Emma Hopkins comprise the cast!
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 £315. Well done Brenda - such a worthy cause!!
Charity Golf Day
Tuesday 25th July 2017 saw us run our 21st Annual Golf Day, at Batchworth Park Golf Club. 29 teams of 3 took on the challenge in mostly great weather for golf, with the winners being Tube & Bracket "C".
Of course the big winner was Alzheimers Society to whom we donated the proceeds of the day, raising £7,000.
We'll be running this year's Golf Day on Tuesday 24th July 2018. 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 more than 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 21 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).
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 20th June 19.30
Speaker - Rebecca Pennells - Amasango Project
Rebecca will tell us about her project
Wednesday 27th June 19.30
Regular meetings of our Club Committees
Wednesday 4th July 19.00
Well be having a speaker this evening -TBA
Wednesday 11th July 19.00
Handover Meeting - Gerrards Cross Golf Club
Thus meeting will not be held at Uxbridge Sports Club
Wednesday 18th July 19.00
No Meeting at Uxbridge Sports Club this week - Dress Rehearsal for Joan Greening's play, "The Amours of Lillie Langtry"
We will not be meeting at Uxbridge Sports Club this week - instead we will enjoying the Dress Rehearsal for member Joan's new play for the Edinburgh Fringe, "The Amours of Lillie Langtry"
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