Some of our Upcoming Events

On 13th/14th November a team of members will be holding mock interviews with Royal Alexander School 6th Formers providing guidance and coaching in vital interview technique.

December 2018 :  The Reigate Rotary Christmas tree will be enjoyed outside the Old Town Hall during the Reigate Christmas Fayre and on Saturday the 1st December we will be giving Donkey Rides in the tunnel and Father Christmas will be welcoming children to his Grotto.

OUR CHRISTMAS COLLECTIONS ARE VERY IMPORTANT AND THE MAJORITY OF MONEY DONATED GOES TO HELP REIGATE NEEDY AND DESPERATE PEOPLE AND GOOD CAUSES.  IF YOU WISH TO HELP PLEASE CONTACT US.

4th Dec:  12:30 pm Lunch meeting Reigate Manor Hotel – Guests welcome

11th December: 12:30pm Lunch meeting Reigate Manor Hotel – Guests welcome

18th December : 12:30pm Christmas Lunch meeting with partners

Throughout December
Reigate Rotary Christmas Collections at Morissons and Old Town Hall

15th December
At the Old Town Hall the Reigate Rotary Choir will sing Christmas Carols from 11:00am

2019

In 2019 we will once again be presenting hundreds of local primary pupils with Rotary Dictionairies. Despite predictive text and Google, children continue to treasure their dictionaries.
In January 2019 we will be giving a busload of Surrey Young Carers a trip to the Dorking Pantomime: Beauty and the Beast.

We are currently reviewing applications for the Rotary Youth Leadership Programme and in April will pay for three young people aged 16/18 to attend an amazing, life-changing week long youth leadership course.

In 2019 we will, once again, hold the Young Writer competition involving local schools. In past years the creativity and quality of writing has never failed to impress. This year’s subject is ‘My Inspiration’.

We sponsor and guide the vibrant Interact Club at Warwick School. The young members of the club have raised some considerable sums to help those in need.

We will once again hold our Butterfly Competition involving local primary schools. We provide planters for children to grow flowers that attract butterflies and then we judge the blooms.

Junior Youth Speaks and Senior Youth Speaks are two very successful competitions that we have held for a number of years. Teams of three from local primary and senior schools compete in a speaking competition.

In November we will be holding the Mock Interview coaching and guidance once again at Royal Alexander School. This is of great benefit to the young people involved.

We will once again be encouraging entries for the Young Photographer competition. The 2019 theme is ‘Beauty of Nature’ – so if your son or daughter is a budding photographer please get in touch for an application.

We support the St Matthews Foodbank – if you wish to help please contact us.

We will again hold our Elderly Citizens Outing and will liaise with Age Concern, who nominate attendees whom we pick-up and in the past have taken to a suitable show.

We will hold our Quiz Night later in the year which is enjoyed by members, partners and friends and is also a valuable fund-raiser.

8th , 15th and 22nd January: Lunch Meetings Reigate Manor Hotel

25th January: Burns Night: We will have a gathering – to be announced.

Sunday 10th January: We will once again stage a Farnham Maltings Theatre Company production at Betchworth Village Hall. These events have been enjoyed by members and partners and friends and proved a valuable fundraiser also.

Club meetings will continue through the year.

March/April 2019 

Young Writer – submissions for this competition will be judged by Reigate Rotary.

Reigate Rotary will sponsor three Warwick School pupils for a week’s residential leadership course. A proven character building, life changing experience.  A Student’s view: “I am suprised at how much I have grown during the course. We worked as a team not a group”.

RYLA events are for young people aged 16 to 17 years, who are about to start their working lives or to enter higher education, and who have shown leadership potential and are likely, as adults, to become future leaders. Students are put into mixed groups of complementary ability where they take part in outdoor activities. They are placed in challenging situations to help develop leadership and team bonding skills and to increase personal confidence.
Activities may include canoeing, abseiling, ghyll scrambling, hiking and camping overnight under canvas. Students are closely supervised by specialist staff at all times. The students must be prepared for a range of tough physical and mental challenges, such as getting wet, problem solving and practical group leadership exercises where each student has the opportunity to develop key leadership skills. Students also take part in a charity car wash to raise money for local causes.
A students view : “The experience of RYLA has truly been one of the most memorable and best things I have ever done in my life. The staff are brilliant, the activities are very good, the food was great, but most importantly the people I met there are now true friends.”

RYLA Changes Lives
Reigate Rotary Club is proud to have sponsored two young people from the Warwick School and one from the Royal Alexander and Albert School at this April’s RYLA course held for one week at High Ashurst Activity Centre, at Box Hill, Nr. Dorking.