Rotary Club of Rickmansworth - 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.
We are a friendly club of 14 members. We are taking the initiative this year to try to increase our membership, as the projects we persue are too valuable to our community to lose.
The Santa Run (house to house collection) We raise over £5k which is distributed to local charities and the needy within our community
Dictionaries for Life - given to children at the Maple Cross JMI School
Youth Competitions, principally
Ricky Young Musician of the Year.
We meet at The Bedford Arms Hotel in Chenies
2nd Tuesday of the month - we meet at lunchtime 12h30 for 13h00 start
4th Tuesday of the month we meet in the evenings at 19h00 for a 19h30 start. This is usually a speaker meeting. See our Programme of Events for the Year.
Ad Hoc meetings - please see our Programme
We welcome any body who is looking to help serve local, national or international projects, seeking fun and friendship, whether in employment or retired.
We would also welcome new guests to any of our weekly meetings.
We would be pleased to talk to you about Rotary and how you, too, may become a member of this international service organisation.
We yearly support local charities in Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Croxley Green and nearby communities in SW Hertfordshire.
The Club is part of the worldwide family of Rotary and therefore also contributes to Rotary supported charities across the globe. This is done through our links with Rotary Clubs abroad so that we can be sure the money raised is properly directed to those in greatest need.
In the course of this year we have collected over £7,000 to devote to charitable projects. This has been done by collections outside local stores, collections before Christmas by touring in our area with Santa Claus and Rudolf and by running events such as Quiz nights.
Examples of charities supported are:
Michael Sobell Hospice
Mount Vernon Cancer Centre
The Walsingham Trust Care Home for Adults with Learning Disability
contributions towards the new MRI scanner for Harefield Hospital.
Motor Neurone Disease Association
The Alzheimers Society
Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
Contribution to the Polio Plus campaign to eradicate Polio throughout the world, jointly run by Rotary and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Shelter boxes for international disasters such a Haiti & the Philippines
Aqua boxes to enable those in third world countries to have fresh water.
If you are interested in visiting us and possibly joining our Club, we meet at The Bedford Arms Hotel, Chenies, on Tuesdays (alternate lunch/evening). Please contact:
Secretary: Denise Wellham 01923 775794
Meetings and events happening soon
Tuesday 24th April 19.30
Chair Person - Marysia
Tuesday 8th May 13.00
Chair Person - Den
Friday 11th May 07.00
RICKMANSWORTH YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Dates for Heats to be confirmed
Tuesday 22nd May 19.30
Chair Person - Den
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