Banbury Rotary Club
People of Action Helping Communities
Making a difference to Communities
Rotary is one of the world’s largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries.
We have a unique position of being rooted within our own communities, but with a global outlook, ready to tackle challenges at home and abroad.
We are People of Action, ready to turn our ideas and vision into lasting change, by creating opportunities and supporting those who need it most.
Our activities are hugely varied. Much is with schools, charities and other organisations in and around Banbury. Our ‘can-do’ support literally extends from nursery to hospice and everything between!
We also link into the Thames Valley district and national Great Britain and Ireland Rotary networks offering opportunities to contribute to projects at regional and national level for those who so choose.
We support numerous Banbury based international projects and regularly engage with other European Rotary Clubs. Additionally we contribute to Global Rotary projects. The key ‘focus areas’ we support are outlined below.
What are the Rotary Focus Areas
Internationally Rotary has traditionally had six areas of focus.
More recently a seventh (The Environment) has been added and so this is an area we’ll need to more explicitly explore as a club. Maybe you could help?
What do you actually do?
Supporting Young People
With the cooperation of local schools, colleges and clubs we offer a wide range of activities for young people – ranging fom support for individuals through to activities with several hundred participants.
Members find themselves engaged in a diverse range of projects: recycling blister packs, planting crocuses to brighten up local areas, supporting local food-banks and hands-on establishment of schools in Africa and India.
Supporting Each Other
We believe Rotary works best when it offers members a supportive atmosphere of real friendship. There are frequent member events you can attend or maybe help organise.
What’s the latest?
Collections for Local Charities
Our collections have had to adapt to the pandemic but despite the challenge we are still doing our best to support local charities.
Assisting the vaccine roll-out
Cancelled community events have given way to assisting in activities such as responding to the PPE crisis or helping with the vaccination roll-out.
We’ve had to cancel events normally engaging several hundred young people but have created alternatives the most recent one being Young Photographer. Get snapping for the 2021/2 competition.
How do I Find out More
Download our leaflet
Use the Site Menu
Use the site menu at the top of the page to explore Rotary activities not just at our club but also at District, National and International level.
If you like what you see then get in touch!
Get in touch
Address: Freemasons Hall, Marlborough Road, Banbury OX16 5DB
Existing members can log in to access the member area of the site here.