Community Projects & Partnerships

Rotary is about much more than fundraising and distributing those funds to local, national and international good causes – although that is an important part of what we do.  Community Service is about making a difference in our local communities through our actions and projects.  Some of these projects involve the use of funds raised, such as providing primary school children with a Dictionary for Life, but most involve giving our time, energy and expertise for a wide range of local projects in line with our ethos of Service Above Self.  

These might be environmental projects involving planting trees, clearing woodland paths or recycling; they might involve providing a direct service to members of our community such as Kids Out or outings for older people or those with disabilities; or it might involve using our vocational skills to enable small charities and voluntary groups to survive in the current challenging funding environment.  These projects put Rotary at the heart of local communities.


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“I just want to thank you guys, you may well have saved my life!”

“I just want to thank you guys, you may well have saved my life!”
These were the words of a visitor to Poplars Garden Centre last month who had discovered that he had dangerously high blood pressure, though he previously knew nothing about it. He was speaking to members of The Rotary Club of Flitwick Vale who each year offer free blood pressure checks in conjunction with the Stroke Association. Twelve months ago this fit young man was told to urgently visit his doctor as his blood pressure put him at high risk of a stroke. He is now on routine medication, his blood pressure is in in a safe range and his young family can look forward to having dad still with them for many years to come. It is for reasons like this that Rotarians give up their day to host... Read more:

RIBI Environmental Sustainability Newsletter

The June/July edition of the RIBI Environmental Sustainability Newsletter has been added to the Documents section of the website. It includes mention of Dr Bob Thurlby, the District Environment Officer for our district, and a member of the Hitchin... Read more:

Cumbria Flood Funds

Cumbria Flood Funds
Arthur Jones, the DG of the Cumbria District has sent a document detailing the allocation of funds by Rotary to help the victims of the floods. To see the details, Click... Read more:

District Environment Officer

Every district in RIBI has appointed a district environment officer, DEO, whose responsibilities and activities include: Acting as the specialist advisor on environmental and sustainability activities and a point of liaison with the District by... Read more:

May 2016 RIBI Environmental Newsletter

You can access the Newsletter by Clicking... Read more:

Rotary and Inner Wheel visit School Aid

Rotary and Inner Wheel visit School Aid
Chesham Club President Peter Squire and Inner Wheel President Jeannette Lee visited the School Aid Warehouse in Beaconsfield and were introduced to Tom Broom Operations Intern and other volunteers busy packing boxes for the next container shipment... Read more:

Environmental Sustainability Newsletter April 2016

Please find the April Newsletter from the Rotary in GB& I Environmental Sustainability Group in the Community Section of Documents. It has been sent out a little early because of Easter and also because part of it refers to the RIBI... Read more:


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