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Rotaract is an opportunity to……… part of a fun, dynamic and unique International organisation for people aged 18-30, offering a wide range of activities that will enable you to try something new, whilst having a great time and meeting others.

The Club President is Suzanne Roe, Treasurer is Sam Branter

Check out STOP PRESS for great news on Rachel seen here with the collecting bucket.

Rotaract Selling their new calendar in Tescos

Rotaract Selling their new calendar in Tescos

Rotaract offers a wide choice of social activities, actively supports your local community, raises money for charity and gives you the opportunity to develop your personal skills and gain new life experiences in the UK and abroad.

There are about 100 clubs in Great Britain and Ireland, and more than 7,600 in 158 countires around the world. Each club organises its own social activities, which could just be a trip down the pub, ten-pin bowling, or maybe a meal, a theatre trip, or even a holiday abroad.

Rotaractors also make a difference in their local community, including raising funds for charities, and activities such as gardening, marshalling or helping the elderly.

In many of the larger districts, joint events are held with other neighbouring clubs most weekends. This can be a theme disco, a quiz night or a dinner dance. Some national Rotaract events are also organised. There are currently about 3,000 Rotaractors in Great Britain and Ireland, giving you the opportunity to meet lots of new people.

Rotaract helps you, helps others, enhances your social circle and is fun! So, come find your local club and make contact for more information.

Our work in Zambia – a report from Mike Ware

Zambia 2015

My Rotary Club, Bourne End and Cookham have for the last 8 years supported our local Upper School, Bourne End Academy, with Project Zambia.

Up until 2010 a party of students have visited Libala High School in Lusaka, worked with the students over there and more recently worked in and with the junior schools that feed into Libala (they call them Basic Schools).

In 2011 for the first time funds were raised to bring over a party of Libala students and staff to spend 2 weeks in the UK, hosted by Wye Valley students and parents. During this visit they made many educational trips, visited our junior schools and also attended the Rotary Conference for District 1090 in Birmingham. I think it as fair to stay they featured in the morning session but “starred” in the afternoon Foundation Rally! This year it was Wye Valley’s turn to return to Zambia and I  was  privileged to be able to accompany this trip and work with our young people and the Zambian young people.



All of the above was organized by Rotarian and Head of Sixth Form Sue Pomeroy supported by a team of link teachers in Zambia, my Club, Foundation and the students themselves who were required to raise most of the expedition costs.. An amazing trip with lessons learnt and life changing experiences brought back by all concerned.