About Rotary Chester

About The Rotary Club of Chester

About Rotary Chester

The Rotary Club of Chester started life in 1921 and currently meets at the Mill Hotel, Chester. Meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 12:15  for lunch at 12:30 pm. Extra meetings, usually in the evening, are arranged when there is a fifth Monday in the month,

After a meal we have a speaker at about half our meetings covering a variety of topics. Recent speakers have included a young man who rowed across the Pacific Ocean in 45 days, a speaker who was on Everest when the Nepal earthquake occurred and a Liverpool river pilot.

One meeting a month is set aside as a “business meeting” at which  projects and activities are discussed.

About Rotary  International

Rotary is an international organisation formed in Chicago in 1905. It is made up of people who share a passion for and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the globe. There are 35,000 clubs across the world with over 1.2 million members. They meet to exchange new ideas, apply expertise and implement improvements that transform communities.

 

Fundraising

The Club aims to raise money in various ways to support both local, national and international charities. Regular fund raising events take place throughout the year, supporting our Community Award Fund that makes awards to local charities and good causes

Social events

Apart from fundraising we have social events including a formal dinner to celebrate the Chartering (birthday) of the Club in February, Christmas and other socials and a knock out quiz with other clubs in the district.

We have developed links with the Rotary Club of Lorrach in Germany (Chester is twinned with Lorrach) and had exchange visits with them.

Members of Chester club are welcome to attend meetings of other clubs such as when you are away on holiday.

You can find out about our club history at this page

We are a part of Rotary District 1180 and Rotary GBI

Please use our contact page if you want to find out more about us.

Prof Simon Burtonshaw-Gunn

David Cotgreave

President – The Rotary Club of Chester

About us - Rotary Chester

Club History

 

 

We celebrated 100 years of history in 2021.

You can read about Rotary Chester and see the list of 100 years of Rotary Chester Presidents and our Paul Harris Fellows at our Club History page

Rotary Chester historic roundel

Rotary Clubs Around the World

Rotarians in Total

Members in Chester Club

Countries with Rotary Clubs

Why I Joined.  I joined to contribute to our commuity. I stayed for the friendship and camaraderie found at every meeting.

Heather

Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meetings or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.

Brendan