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January 2020

Burns Night Supper and Guest Speaker – Helen & Douglas House

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
St Michael & All Angels Threshold, Lonsdale Rd, Summertown
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 7ES United Kingdom
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We'll be having our informal Burns Night supper, with the toast to the haggis, followed by a presentation of a donation to Zachery from the Oxford Winter Night Shelter which we supported with our Christmas cafes and carol singing last month.   We will also hear from Alison Hooker about the work of Helen and Douglas House. This hospice has supported children and young people for over 30 years and is well known throughout the region. The charity is supported…

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February 2020

Children Singing for Children – part1

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Edburg’s Church, Old Place Yard
Bicester, OX26 6AU
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We will be back at St Edburg's Church in Bicester with choirs from some local schools having a great time. Raising funds for the Oxfordshire Fund for Music, OK Our Kids and the Oxford Children's Hospital Charity.   See the photos from the two concerts in 2019.

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Children Singing for Children – part2

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St Edburg’s Church, Old Place Yard
Bicester, OX26 6AU
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At St Edburg's Church in Bicester again with the second group of choirs from local primary schools. Raising funds for the Oxfordshire Fund for Music, OK Our Kids and the Oxford Children's Hospitals Charity.

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Paul Harris Fellows Lunch

February 23 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Calcot Hotel, Reading

Celebrating the work of the Rotary Foundation, Rotarians and others recognised for their community service will be at a lunch where they will hear from Georgia Richards, a past Rotary Scholar who is studying for a PhD at the University of Oxford. details on the district website.

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May 2020

Club Meeting & Guest Speaker – on Zoom – 12th May 2020

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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We will be joined by Frank Quinn, our Rotary District Governor on our online Zoom meeting. Frank chose two charities to promote during his year as our District Governor: Rotary's End Polio Now campaign and Hope & Homes for Children. Frank will tell us about his work to support Hope & Homes, how he first heard about the charity and why he continues to support it.           We will also report on activities across the Rotary…

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Club Meeting & Guest Speaker on Kids Out – on Zoom – 26th May 2020

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Glyn Rees from Witney Rotary is the KidsOut Ambassador for Rotary in District 1090 across the Thames Valley. Kids Out is a charity with a long association with Rotary across Great Britain and Ireland, and in our District many clubs take part in the days out and provide financial support for the charity's work. From the Kids Out website: "The first Rotary KidsOut National Day Out took place 25 years ago on the 13th June 1990 for only a couple…

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June 2020

Club Meeting & Guest Speaker – Alan Wolstencroft – on Zoom – 9th June 2020

June 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Alan Wolstencroft from Banbury Rotary will be joining us to talk about his work in Sierra Leone. Alan first visited Sierra Leone in 2005, with Mercy Ships. He has returned a further 11 times and has raised a huge amount for projects at schools in and around Freetown. With lots of supporters in the Banbury area and across our Rotary District, Alan continues to lead on some amazing projects. You can see his newsletters and photos on his website Alan's…

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Club Meeting & Guest Speaker – Gordon Hughes – on Zoom – 23rd June 2020

June 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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  Gordon Hughes from Faringdon Rotary will join us to speak about his work in Nepal, supported by Faringdon Rotary and a few clubs across our Rotary District. Gordon has worked in and visited Nepal for many years and encouraged Rotary clubs in our area to get involved. The HORAC children's home in Nepal has 32 children aged from 3 to 21 years. Many have been supported by Rotary in their education. In July 2019 Gordon and Faringdon Rotary launched…

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July 2020

Club Meeting & Guest Speaker – Dave King on Polio Immunisation Days – on Zoom – 14th July 2020

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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We will be joined by Dave King at our club meeting. Dave is editor of Rotary magazine, and last January spent a week in India as part of the national polio vaccination programme. He is Past President of Elthorne-Hillingdon Rotary in West London, and works as a lecturer in journalism at the University Campus of Football Business, based at Wembley Stadium. Rotary has been leading on polio eradication since the mid 1980s and is a key member of the Global…

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Club Meeting & Guests from Uruapan Rotary in Mexico – on Zoom – 28th July 2020

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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We are delighted to be joined by members of Uruapan Rotary in Mexico. This is our partner club for the sponsorship of one of our Rotary Scholars, Emilia, studying at Oxford University. We will hear about the club's large water project that they are coordinating, and we will share stories on how Rotarians are helping their communities in both countries during the covid-19 pandemic.   Visitors are very welcome, from any timezone. To join us, either email a member of…

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