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Rotary Club of Portishead - 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.

Foodbank Collection @Sainsbury's

Sainsbury's and Portishead Rotary continue to support Clevedon Foodbank


Young Chef 2016-17

Our culinary challenge to Youth


Memory Cafe

Our community project for those with memory issues ...


Young Photographer 2016-17

Chloe Stanton wins District 1100 Junior competition


Swimathon 2017

Our Annual Charity swimming marathon


About us

Kanamai Trust Appeal

In 2005 Portishead residents Pearl & Paul Walker were on holiday in the Kanamai costal region of Kenya when they came across a small school meeting in a tin shed, which by European standards was not fit for animals

They were shocked and since that time have worked tirelessly to improve conditions and have achieved amazing results:-

·         Set up the Kanamai Development Trust in the UK

·         Rebuilt the school to include classrooms, school equipment and provide two meals a day

·         Built blocks of toilets

·         Completed wells in two villages

·         As a doctor Paul returns regularly to give medical treatment and advise

Clearly all this requires money and Portishead Rotary club have regularly financially supported the Trust, with the latest funding equipping a new staff room at the school – see image 

Unfortunately the Kanamai region has just suffered devastating storms and flooding, considerably damaging the school –see images

Please help our appeal to assist in getting immediate repair work undertaken. Already the Rotary Club has committed £500 but needs further funding to make good all the damage

The Kanamai Trust have a Mydonate page ( see link below ) and we hope you will consider a small donation (£5-£ 10). Please if you do donate kindly indicate in the comments box that it is part of the Rotary appeal. https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/kanamaidevelopmenttrust

What is Rotary?

Rotary has 33,000 clubs in 200 countries representing a network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.

Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.


We work with youth to create our future leaders:

• by challenging our young to apply their skills. Through a number of national competitions we help them to achieve pride in their work.

We support those in our community:

• and look for projects which will make a difference to people’s lives.

We help local charities and causes raise funds for their projects:  

• we both organise fund-raising events and directly collect funds to help them carry out their work.

We aim to make a difference both here in Portishead and around the world.


Our impact starts with our members: people who work tirelessly within clubs like Portishead Rotary to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges. 

Our efforts are supplemented by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which in turn support our work around the world. 

Rotary is a “bottom-up”, member led, organisation where the focus is on making a difference locally at the same time as supporting projects across the world that make a difference to the communities they reach.

Our Club

The Rotary Club of Portishead meets every Tuesday evening at Clarence House for a meal and we normally have a speaker presenting a subject relevant to our work within the community and Rotary.

We also talk and plan what we can do for the local community as a group as well as supporting projects .located both in the UK and internationally

Why not come to one of our meetings and find out what it is all about.

For more information, you can download our brochure or contact us via the "Join Rotary" link at the top right of this page. Alternatively you can phone our Membership Secretary: Lance Allen on 01275 814 104 (landline) or 07789 478 300 (mobile)

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 25th July 19.00

Presentation of Swimathon Cheques

Presentations to Rainbow Trust, Gordano Valley Leg Club and others

Tuesday 1st August 14.10

The Memory Cafe

Meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 2:15pm-3:45pm at the Jubilee Day Centre, Slade Road

Speaker Evening: Helen Harvey-Foster from The Alzheimer's Society

Tuesday 1st August 19.00

Speaker Evening: Helen Harvey-Foster from The Alzheimer's Society


Council & Business Meeting

Tuesday 8th August 19.00

Council & Business Meeting

Our Monthly Council meeting followed by dinner & our Business Meeting

Tuesday 15th August 14.10

The Memory Cafe

Meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. 2:15pm-3:45pm at the Jubilee Day Centre, Slade Road


Tuesday 15th August 19.00

Speaker Evening: TBA


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Rotary News

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Rotary Young Citizen Awards

Watch coverage of the 2017 'Rotary Young Citizen Awards', highlighting outstanding young people.

Details on RotaryGBI.org

How Rotary is Funding Polio Immunization in 2017

Find out more about Rotary fighting disease

Details on Rotary.org

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 7pm for 7:15 pm start
(No meeting on Tuesdays that follow a Monday Bank Holiday)
Clarence House, High Street, Portishead, BS20 6PY  01275 847051

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