The first Rotary club was founded in 1905 in Chicago. Rotary has since grown internationally
to more than 1.2 million members across 200 countries.
Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland
With around 1,800 clubs and 50,000 members with different occupations, cultures and
experiences we have a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us
accomplish remarkable results.
What makes Rotary different?
Rotary is more than a dining club, but it is still fun. We have regular meetings
with speakers on wide ranging topics. We have social events. In addition we give
time to raise money for charity and help out with local events.
Who can join?
Anyone who has an interest in making a difference. Your commitment can be just a
few hours a month.
Interested in Rotary?
Contact one of our membership liaison team to find out more and join us at one of
Barry Moxley 01494 672229
Beaconsfield Rotary Club organizes the annual Festival of Lights and assists with
organising other local events including Country Fayre.
In recent years we have donated to the following local causes:
Beaconsfield Advisory Centre Beaconsfield Air Training Corps Beaconsfield Nature
Reserve Friends of Curzon Centre
Hearing Dogs for the deaf
Helen & Douglas House
Help the Heroes
Holtspur Senior Citizens
Iain Rennie Hospice at Home Multiple Sclerosis
Wycombe Over 65 Clubs Padstones
St John Ambulance
South Bucks Hospice
Sue Ryder Homes
Woodrow High House ....
........ and many more
Rotary as the world’s largest service organisation with 1.2 million members worldwide
has always addressed international problems that governments are unable or unwilling
Rotary’s worldwide Polio eradication programme started
in 1985, long before it became ‘fashionable’. Its success can be judged by results.
In 1988 there were 350,000 cases a year in 125 countries. In 2011 there were just
3 countries where polio remains endemic.
Every year natural and man made disasters devastate different
areas of the world. Rotary’s Shelterboxes provide temporary homes and facilities.
So when Haiti was hit by an earthquake in 2010 Rotary sent 28,000 shelterboxes to