Rotary is for Village People

The new Rotary Club of Eynsham held it's Inaugural Meeting on Wednesday 7th December 2010 at St Leonard's Hall, Eynsham to join the growing Rotary family

District Governor Laurie Cunningham signs the Charter Application Form at the Inaugural meeting of the newly formed Rotary Club of Eynsham on 7th December 2010, as Founder President Philip Spencer keeps a watchful eye on proceedings.

The new club, boasting twenty founder members, was co-sponsored by Witney and Oxford Isis Rotary Clubs, with support and encouragement from Past District Governor Brian Key who originally suggested the idea in January 2009.

In the two years following, a small team worked hard publicising the embryo club in the village and encouraging potential members to attend and make the commitment.

An appearance with Thomas The Tank Engine at Eynsham Carnival helped to boost interest, and a successful Race Night raised £1600 to support the village Day Centre of the Elderly.

Prospective Rotarians also worked in the Primary School assisting their Eco-club, and, with the help of a ShelterBox, raised over £1200 for three Boxes.

The club was formally Chartered in Sring 2011

Local involvement in the village has helped to convince many of the new Rotarians that this is an organisation that they would wish to support and they have gone from strength to strength. Most recently they joined with other clubs in the Area and were successful in obtaining a Rotary Global Grant for a Water and Sanitation profect in Kilifi, Kenya, where one of their members had previously worked.