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.
These are our Charity Ball or Marriott Ball pages, showing our forthcoming and past events now including latest details of our 2018 Ball - For more information, please click the button below:-details
Peter Wells receives a Paul Harris Fellowship award
Peter Wells receives a well deserved Paul Harris Fellowship award on the 3rd Septemberdetails
Local Brewer James Arkell receives a Special Rotary Award
James Arkell, Chairman of Arkells Brewery, receives a surprise 'Paul Harris Award from the clubdetails
Our (Gallant) Skittle Team
Well done Rotary Club of Swindon on our skittles win against Royal Wootton Bassett and District club "” with Debbie Vincent, Christopher Firth, John Woodcock, Haydn Beer and Ian Sharpe.details
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 our lunchtime meeting today.
Lunch Summary - Thursday 22 August 2019
Welcome: President David Pratt
Host: Jan Blankenstein
Ian Sharpe; A reminder that to anyone wanting to book a hotel room for next year’s conference in Weymouth , please let Ian know and there is a deposit of £45 per to be paid by today
Michelle Leighton; Brighter Futures Butterfly Ball
Saturday 28th September Spittleborough Farmhouse
£45 / ticket Inc. drinks on arrival, 3 course meal, live music, raffle and an auction
Would Rotary like to take a table? , a board will be going round
Guests: Welcome to
Courtenay Marchant, our speaker for today from Open Door
I have been asking members for their input as to what they would like me and the club to achieve this year
Cliff Puffett has suggested that every member bring along 2 guests to club, 1 before Christmas and 1 after Christmas
We would also like volunteers to help with raising funds to promote new club membership
A reminder that there is no lunch meeting next Thursday, instead there is a 5th Thursday evening meeting at the Kings, Sue Huck will be giving us an update on Diepsloot School
Speaker, Courtenay Marchant
Open Door Centre; www.theopendoorcentre.co.uk
The Open Door Centre will be one of the two beneficiaries of next year’s charity ball
The Open Door Centre exists to make a positive difference in the lives of adults with learning disabilities, enabling our members to achieve their highest potential. We do this by providing a range of activities within a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment, and members are involved in every level of decision making about the running of the Centre.
Members are encouraged to be independent adults, understanding their rights and choices, in order to become respected, confident, valued members of society.
Courtenay once again gave us a passionate talk on why the Open Door Centre is so valuable to the people who attend, without their support these very vulnerable people would have no support, no one to protect them and no one to make them feel valuable members of society
The Open Door Centre has lost the £50,000.00 of funding they received from the Borough Council, and they urgently need to find this sum to keep this centre going to enable them to apply for funding and grants elsewhere
I would like every club member to pass this message on to any contact they know who may be able to help in any way possible.
As a challenge I am donating £500 from my company
The raffle today was won by Ian Larrard, who donated his winnings to the open door
Raffle Winner; John Palmer: John donated his winnings to the Presidents Charity fund
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....
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 19th September 13.00
Speaker Meeting - Irene Watkins
Irene Watkins, the Chief Executive of Prospect will come and speak to us todaydetails
Wednesday 25th September
TWIGS Annual Clay Shoot
Barbary Shooting School
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