Rotary Club of Swindon - 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.
New member is inducted to the club
Sheila Harrod BEM (PHF) has changed from an Honorary Member to a Full Memberdetails
Local Brewer James Arkell receives a Special Rotary Award
James Arkell, Chairman of Arkells Brewery, receives a surprise 'Paul Harris Award from the clubdetails
The latest news from our club
Visit from our District Governor Joan Goldsmith and our President being given a 'special' club banner from the Rotary Club of Portlanddetails
Welcome to the home page of the Rotary Club of Swindon
Now, you may be asking...
What is Rotary??
Rotary is a truly international organisation, with some 33,000 clubs and over a million members represented in more than 200 countries worldwide. Its aim is simply to provide humanitarian assistance and to help promote goodwill and peace both at home and abroad. Have a browse through our 'what we do' pages and see..... well, er.... what we get up to - Whether you are a Rotarian or if you are just interested in finding out more about the global Rotary movement please feel free to come along and join us.at one of our Thursday lunchtime meetings and see just what goes on - You will receive a very warm welcome
If you don't already know a Swindon club member and want to find out more information, get in touch with our club Secretary Leslie, who will be happy to advise and provide you with any further information you might need.
If you decide Rotary is not for you, we really won't be offended - promise!
Rotary in Swindon - the latest....
....a roundup of this week's notice board announcements :-
Please see items below that were discussed in the meeting today.
Lunch Summary - Thursday 23 May 2019
Speaker Meeting - Jan Blankenstein
Welcome by; David Pratt
Host; Sue Frawley
Gerald Greenaway; Grace was followed by 1 minute’s silence in remembrance of Gerald, who sadly passed away this week
Michael Hillier, Remembering Gerald;
Gerald became a member of this club on January 1st, 1970, and although he never sought office he worked hard behind the scenes of Rotary. He was responsible for taking and inserting the photos of every member into the Rotary yearbook celebrating the club’s 50th Anniversary in 1975 and again for the millennium.
Gerald was always upbeat, despite having to deal with cancer for the last nine years, and was a great support to me when I had to undergo the same procedure, he had
Due to family reasons Gerald’s funeral will be Monday 1st July, 12 noon at the North Wilts Crematorium. There will a simple service at Gerald’s request and family flowers only, everyone is invited to attend the service and a collection for cancer research will be available
Mike Hiller will be saying a few words at the service
Alan Stone: Son in Law will be taking part in Cotswold 113, Triathlon and is raising money for Uplands School, there is a board going around club for donations /sponsorship
Gerald; There is a card going around club and Byron will be taking it to Joan after lunch
Derek Austin; Derek is still undergoing treatment and it may be several months before Derek is back at club
Chris Loveday; unable to contact him
Chris: I have managed to speak to him
Swindon Cares; Evening meal at Fabio’s 2nd July, James Arkell, his wife and 2 others from Arkell’s will be attending this fundraiser
Peter Hayman; There was a meeting on Thursday with James Arkell and Presidents of the Rotary Clubs and Arkell’s have agreed to meet with an architect with a view to putting a lift into the Kings
Michael Morse: A reminder for the Charity Concert taking place in Salisbury on Sunday 16th June, they would appreciate support from the club
Area meeting tonight at Marlborough Golf Club, 6.30pm
Brighter futures Golf day 23rd July, a board is going around club
Next week is an Evening Meeting at the Kings, Byron will be giving a lighthearted talk on his years in the law
David Pratt’s birthday 31st May
Today’s Speaker; Jan Blankenstein ‘Will the last person out, please switch off the light ‘
Thank you, Jan, for stepping in at the last minute
Jan gave us a talk on the history of lighthouses, the various places they are sited and his year as a lighthouse man (the best year of his life)
Debbie was very interested to hear he spent a lot of that year cleaning; the bad news is she will have to coat the house in brass to get him to do it at home
Today’s raffle was won by :Ian Dobie
The Rotary Club of Swindon
Rotary 'Tax Disc'
EDU Fun SA - Diepsloot Combined School
Edu Fun is a charitable organisation that teaches English to Grade 3 and Grade 4 students at Diepsloot Combined School in South Africa and is one of our International projects....
For more info' have a look at their Facebook page
(link on this page)
and if that's not enough...
Or if you want to find out more information or are looking for support for your charity or event please do get in touch with us today
If you would like to make a donation to support our Rotary Charities you can do so here - It's very easy....
Join Rotary and 'Make a World of Difference' - for more info, see the video below....
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.
Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(5th Thursday an evening meeting only , contact secretary for details)
Kings Arms Hotel, Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AB 01793 522156