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We’re stronger together

Cheltenham Rotary always welcome new members. Members benefit from being part of Rotary International as well as the Cheltenham club. If you’ve got some time on your hands, if you want to give some of it to our community, if you want to make new friends, please consider joining Cheltenham Rotary.


Cheltenham Rotary is part of a worldwide network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Our town benefits greatly from Cheltenham Rotary, both in terms of funding for local charities, and also because we support local good causes like Open Door and Battledown Centre for Children and Families. But it’s not just about what we do for others. Our members also derive great pleasure and social interaction here and abroad by being part of Cheltenham Rotary Club.

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We’re making a difference to someone right now!

We’ve been a vitally important supporter of local charities and good causes for over a hundred years. This isn’t just financial support. We give our time and our enthusiasm too, often in unseen ways. Over the years, the lives of many thousands of local people have been enhanced by our efforts and projects.

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To read about our last 100 years

Video introduction to Cheltenham Rotary

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Cheltenham Rotary presentation evening

Our members enjoy a very active social life as well as knowing that we’re making a real difference to the lives of so many, both here and internationally. We meet at least twice a month for a brief meeting, a meal and a time to chat. We also get together more informally for numerous activities like 10 pin bowling, theatre trips, garden parties, a murder mystery evening, or just a simple coffee morning ......... Basically, any excuse to socialise!

In 2021 we contributed £30,000 to a fund which carries out Covid-19 vaccinations in poorer countries.

Our groundbreaking campaign was taken up by an international organisation and we were mentioned and thanked for our efforts by Jonathan Van-Tam, the UK Deputy Chief Medical Officer on a live television broadcast.

Cheltenham Rotary celebration evening

Over the past 2 years we’ve planted 100 trees in Cheltenham. One of the first ones was planted by Alex Chalk MP and the last one was planted by TV celebrity Adam Henson. We planted 100 trees for two reasons. Reason 1 is because it was to celebrate our club’s centenary, and reason 2 is to show our commitment to the environment. We don’t stop at just helping people in need. We try to encourage everyone to care for the planet

Cheltenham Rotary members in Pittville Park Cheltenham Rotary planting 100th tree Cheltenham Rotary members and friends

Rotary members and friends spent a very pleasant Sunday in Montpellier Gardens raising funds to pay for vaccines in poorer countries in the End Polio Campaign. Scouts from 1st Hatherley helped. Town Mayor, Councillor Sandra Holliday and MP Alex Chalk were in attendance and congratulated us on raising around £7,000.

This photograph and an accompanying article appeared in The Gloucestershire Echo.