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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.

Annual North Star College Dinner

A great evening was had by all


New member is inducted to the club

Sheila Harrod BEM (PHF) has changed from an Honorary Member to a Full Member


Local Brewer James Arkell receives a Special Rotary Award

James Arkell, Chairman of Arkells Brewery, receives a surprise 'Paul Harris Award from the club


Another new member is welcomed to the club

Daniel Stallard is inducted by our President Ian


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 Portland


Annual 'Chinese' Evening

Our Chinese evening at the Swindon Rendezvous


About us

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 :-

Dear all

     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 


Member Announcements 

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 

Presidents Announcements;

No announcements

Secretary Announcements;

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


Hon Secretary
The Rotary Club of Swindon 

Rotary 'Tax Disc'

Put your 'defunct' tax disc holder to good use and help 'drive' Rotary forward   

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....

Nigeria One-Year Milestone from Rotary International on Vimeo.

On July 24th, the West African nation will have gone one full year with no new cases of wild-polio virus.

Our Social Media

Rotary News

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:

Kings Arms Hotel, Wood Street, Swindon, We meet on Thursdays at 1300
(5th Thursday an evening meeting only , contact secretary for details)
Kings Arms Hotel, Wood Street, Swindon, SN1 4AB  01793 522156

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