Our club is an active part of the global network of 1.2 million Rotarians seeking to make a difference in our communities. We support local and international charities and focus on issues such as fighting disease, promoting peace, supporting education and women, and protecting the environment.
As part of the latter commitment, the Rotary Club of Henley-on-Thames is signed up to the End Plastic Soup campaign that seeks to rid rivers and seas of plastic waste.
You can also see the club's page on the Rotary national website here. Or catch up with our activities on Facebook here.
Who are we?
We are friendly club of about 20 members, who enjoy meeting on a regular basis and supporting our local community. Our members are men and women from all sorts of backgrounds sharing a common wish to give something back by helping others.
Join the fun
As well as helping in the community, raising money for charities and taking action to raise awareness of our focus area we also make sure we enjoy ourselves in the process. We have plenty of social events where parters and guests are welcome. These include dinners with speakers, theatre trips and outings to interesting places. Come along and meet us to find out more.
We have revamped our meetings as the community emerges from the pandemic. We now meet twice a month on Tuesdays for dinner (sometimes with a guest speaker) and have a coffee meeting once a month of a Saturday to discuss environmental awareness actions, particularly those related to End Plastic Soup. Most recently, for example, the club has been involved in a river cleanup between Sonning and Shiplake.
In addition, once a month we host a free public webinar on one of our focus issues. So far, these have included biodiversity, electric cars, diplomacy in difficult places, and local health during COVID-19.
As part of our focus on the environment we have been explaining to the public how their waste is recycled. We have set up a stall in the town centre on several occasions to show people what to put in their green bins.
We have been helping to clean up our section of the Thames as part of our "End Plastic Soup" campaign. (See here for more details)
Join in the fun and support your local community at the same time.