Surbiton Rotary Club
Like most Rotary Clubs throughout the world our Club was unable to meet in person but with the help of Zoom we were able to continue to raise money in unique and new ways. We have, therefore, been able to support local good causes including donations to Kingston Hospital Charity (new shower/restrooms for staff), local Foodbanks and the charity HomeStart.
We will, once again, be touring the streets of Surbiton, Tolworth, Berrylands and Chessington on weekday evenings in December with Father Christmas and his elves collecting money for local causes. This will include YORDA (Play projects for children), KCAH (Kingston Churches Action on Homelessness, Alfriston (Daycare and outreach services for older people) and Kingston Foodbank.
As a group of like-minded people we share the same aim –
to help others less fortunate than us and support good causes in the best way can.
We aim to raise sufficient money from our fundraising activities to be able to support a range of charities
and individuals primarily in the Surbiton, Tolworth and Chessington areas.
In addition we offer the chance for individuals to develop new friendships through
our regular social functions, dinners, meetings and other events.
We are always keen to welcome new members to join in the fun and the fundraising.
Help us, join us, support us
Surbiton Rotary Club has helped develop a host of friendships between young and old, individuals and businesses for over 80 years.
There are options to join in formal meetings to plan how we raise money and a range of social and fundraising functions that provide plenty of opportunity for friendship and fun.
Our current members join in a range of events throughout the year to raise money for a whole host of good causes. From regular donations to local organisations and individuals to national and international
disasters or emergencies.
Surbiton Rotary Club have raised over
£750,000 since it's inception.
As a Rotary Club we offer help to groups and individuals in a range of different ways. We give more than just money and advice. From running competitions for young people to improve their skills and life chances, to sponsoring individuals to go on trips abroad with recognised charities to help those less fortunate.
Rotary began with a small group of like-minded individuals coming together in order to advance goodwill and peace around the world and to help provide humanitarian services by encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.
They first met in 1905 and they 'rotated' round each others houses for meetings – hence the name.
There are now over
1.2 million members
in over 200 countries.
Rotary's prime objective is to encourage and foster the 'ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise'.
The Rotary Four Way Test
Throughout all our undertakings, Rotarians follow these simple principles to make the world a better place for all
Is it the truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
We meet on the evenings of the first and third Tuesday of every month -
apart from December when no meetings take place.
On the first Tuesday the meeting is remote using Zoom.
On the third Tuesday we meet at one of several locations in the borough.
If you would like to join us at one of these meetings or wish to have more details
about what we do then please insert your contact details below.