The Club’s International Committee works to give help and assistance directly to those individuals and countries where major disasters have happened throughout the world such as earthquakes and floods etc. It also carries out work with other humanitarian and educational projects often in developing countries, which are working to improve food production and dietary intake and Educational programmes etc.


Latest News from this committee:

Medical Detection Dogs and Covid-19
Back in those halycon pre-Covid-19 days Banbury Rotary used to have what we called “5th Friday Meetings” in  which included
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Club Pilates Classes – 19:00 Mondays
Pilates Classes for beginners – with Sakine  A great Opportunity to stay physically and Mentally toned -Whilst raising money to
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Zoom Advice – May 2020
Besides the main meetings a lot of sub-groups are meeting using Zoom. Rotary has highlighted advice on how to set
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Rotary ‘Virtual’ Meeting – 2020
The next virtual Meeting is : Friday Lunch Meeting Time: 13:00 London Date: May 1, 2020 Sign in to the 
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AGM Meeting – 24th Apr 2020
The AGM will be held on Friday  24th April at 1pm by Zoom and email Further information should have been
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Global polio infrastructure & Covid-19
Story Written By:  Rotary International  Mar. 30, 2020 In every corner of the world, it seems that not a single
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Below are just a few of the many projects this committee may be involved with; many individuals are also supported, details of whom are kept confidential.

Sierra Leone Schools Project

In 2005 Rtn Alan Wolstencroft visited Sierra Leone as a volunteer for the Charity Mercy Ships and identified ways that he, with the support of the Club, could “make a real difference” working directly with communities.

Since 2007 Banbury Rotary Club has supported this project and it has become the Clubs preferred international project. During this period we have supported development at 4 schools which has included the building and equipping of 22 new classrooms and 3 toilet blocks and refurbishing 14 classrooms, a toilet block and a water well and the installation of a rainwater harvesting system at one of the schools.

Shelter Boxes

These boxes contain basic necessities for the victims of disasters, the contents are collected by the Shelter Box Trust charity and are kept in a central storage until required. Rtn. Andrew Fairbairn champions this cause by giving numerous demonstrations of and talks about Shelter Box throughout our District.

Aqua box

Provide in the wake of both man-made and natural disasters a rapid response provision of safe drinking water and welfare aid items. This comprises of a rigid re-enforced plastic container and a single Filter/Purification set with an 1100 litre capability.

The box comprises of 75 litre containers, 30 Filter/Purification sets with a 33,000 litre capability. Again Rtn. Andrew Fairbairn champions this cause by giving numerous demonstrations of and talks about Shelter Box throughout our District.