Service above Self
are held at the Royal Hotel, St Peter Street, Winchester SO23 8BS
Our club Programme is available to download:
1st and 3rd Mondays at
12.45 – 1.45pm
2nd and 4th (and sometimes 5th) Mondays
7.00 for 7.30pm
3rd Wednesdays (not August)
If you would like more information about Rotary Membership please contact our membership Director, Hugh McNeill:
For a broader picture of Rotary nationally and internationally follow the links below:
Please remember: For late apologies and for no shows at Evening Meetings, regretfully members will be charged for missed meals.
There are no birthdays today
The outline Strategy Review was well received by the Directors on 15th April but we are still aware that not everyone in the club has had the chance to make a contribution.
To this end Marcus will put a quick Survey on this website – Please take a few minutes to express your thoughts and support.
Once again the campaign to "End Polio Now" is making headline news around the world, due to attacks on volunteer workers in Pakistan and Nigeria, carrying out the vaccination programmes. Rotary International has supported this work for 30 years and taken up up Bill Gates' challenge to work with the World Health Organisation to "End Polio Now". As a result, India is now polio-free.
Rotarians pledge to put service above self, their motto, but they have no specific global health mandate. They are not polio experts. They are regular people who go to work and spend time with their families. For three decades, they have also spent time advocating for polio eradication, raising money to support vaccination, and giving kids polio drops all over the world - Bill Gates.
One of our members has made available the text of Bill Gates' recent Dimbleby Lecture on the campaign. Download and read this by clicking here: Bill Gates Dimbleby Lecture.pdf
SWIMATHON SUCCESS - 29 TEAMS SWAM FOR CHARITIES OF THEIR CHOICE
29 teams took part in Winchester Rotary's second major fund raiser on Saturday 23 February 2013 at St Swithun's School. Click on the Swimathon logo above for news and very soon photos from the day! In October 2012 we organised the Clarendon Way Marathon which had around 900 runners taking part and raised £20,000 for our partner charities and individual causes supported by runners – see the slideshow below for photos from the day. You can find out more or register for the 2013 Marathon by clicking on the Marathon logo above.
Of course, this is not all we do - we have a wide range of meetings, social and fundraising events which continue month by month throughout the year. Browse this website for more details.
We are one of the oldest, largest and most active clubs in the South. We were formed in 1926 and currently have 89 members with a good balance of working and retired men and women. Our age does not reflect our membership and we can boast Rotarians in their twenties in our midst. We meet at the Royal Hotel in St Peter Street in the centre of the city. What is unusual about our club is that we have meetings at lunch time, in the evenings and over breakfast to meet the needs of our diverse membership. Other clubs have split to keep to fixed meetings. We believe our size gives us greater flexibility and makes it possible for us to undertake a wider range of activities.
We are, of course, part of a world wide organisation with some 33,000 clubs in 200 countries around the word with a total membership in excess of 1,200,000. Our international work includes the End Polio Now project, work with a number of clubs in India and an ongoing relationship with twin clubs in Germany (Oberhausen Antony-Hütte) and France (Le Havre de Grâce).
We are part of Rotary Wessex (Rotary District 1110) which is our local district. With them we run a major event each year for some 1,300 special needs children in the South at Paulton’s Park. Clubs work collaboratively together but our principal interest is the community of Winchester. We have neighbouring clubs in Basingstoke, Andover, Chandler’s Ford, Bishop’s Waltham and Alresford.
The concept of Rotary is to make new friends who can enjoy each other’s company socially and in working on projects. These aim to help those whose needs are greater than ours, here in the city of Winchester or in the wider world and to do so in the company of like minded people. You can find more details about our programme and our meetings on this website.
To find out more, browse this site, don’t hesitate to contact our Club Secretary: Gill Russell, on 01962 855615 - or email the club:
President, Winchester Rotary
Winchester Rotary JustGiving site: Winchester Rotary - JustGiving
Congratulations and thanks to all who took part! Click here for full results on the Marathon website: www.clarendon-marathon.co.uk
The winner of the full Marathon was Andrew James of Newbury Running Club, seen here at the finish being interviewed by Winchester Rotarian Anna O'Brien for Winchester Hospital Radio:
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