The Rotary Club of Guildford District is made up of an enthusiastic group of professional men and women of all ages who give their time, talents and knowledge to try and help various community groups and charitable organisations in Guildford and surrounding areas.
Each year the club raises funds through a number of events including a Bikeathon challenge with TurnFit Studio, raising funds for Topic of Cancer and their research programme at Surrey University, in addition to funding special support groups and specialist exercise classes for cancer patients and survivors.
For many years the club has successfully run a family-friendly charity walk that provides those taking part with the opportunity to raise funds for any charity or community group of their choice. Local charities and community groups themselves are also invited to join in and it’s free to enter. Rotary organise the entire event and all the details like health and safety and marking the route are taken care of by the club.
Walkers come from Guildford and surrounding areas and set off from Shalford Park on a 5k or 10k route that takes in some wonderful Surrey countryside. This year, the event, sponsored by OSP Architects, will take place in Sunday 19th May. They would love to see you there and dogs are welcome too!
There is also the annual schools concert sponsored by Downs Solicitors. This fabulous event showcases some of the amazing young talented musicians we have in the area providing them with the opportunity to perform on a large stage whilst also raising money for their school. It takes place at Guildford’s prestigious G Live and this year will be on Wednesday 13th March.
Members attend regular meetings to talk about up and coming events; listen to a variety of entertaining and interesting speakers and to share news with Rotary friends.
Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of the month at The Keep, 29 Castle Street, Guildford GU1 3UW at 7.45am for 8am and at lunchtimes on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at The Club House of Guildford Golf Club, High Path Road, Merrow, Guildford. GU1 2HL at 12.30pm for 12.45pm.
When there is a fifth Wednesday in the month evening meetings are arranged where partners may also attend.
Rotary is all about, ‘Service Above Self,’ and is an International organisation that reaches across countries and nationalities to make a difference globally wherever there is a need, often responding to international disasters, national problems or local issues.
We are always looking for new recruits so if you think this is a club you would like to find out more about please do get in touch via the website details below. They look forward to seeing you!