President's message

A happy club is an excellent advertisement for Rotary. I am proud to belong to a wonderful group of people. We do so much good for our local community and make a difference internationally as well. How many people can say this? Rotary really serves to change the world… for the good.

Last year was challenging due to Covid-19 but our Club continued to meet online and with many online fundraising activities managed to help numerous charities. We continue to provide weekly fresh food deliveries to Sutton Women’s Centre and donate funds to local charities like Home Start, Sutton Night Watch, Macular Society, Royal Marsden Bladder Cancer charity to name some of these charities.

We have also launched a Just Giving campaign to raise funds to buy a Bugzi, a special wheel chair to give a disabled child mobility through the charity MERU, a component of the Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation. We will carry this project through this Rotary year and work towards the purchase of the Bugzi.

Cheam and Sutton Rotary is a strong supporter of Rotary International initiatives such as the construction of low cost, low maintenance ‘sand dams’ in arid areas of the world, providing toilets to schools in Malawi and Moldova and the long-term commitment to wipe out Polio. We also have a series of environmental activities in support of stopping climate change.

At meetings, we interact with speakers, plan our projects and socialise. The main meetings are on the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month, presently online on Zoom, and our vibrant Satellite group meets on Saturday mornings, twice a month, now in open air.

Our Club calendar is on our website and you can follow us on our Facebook page for news of what we are doing.

if you want the satisfaction of making a difference in your world, and of giving something back to our community, then Rotary can provide that satisfaction, and also comradeship and fun. Please contact us. With our Satelite group we offer a wide choice of membership and If we can't persuade you to join now but would like to help out occasionally then, again, please contact us. We could not do what we do without people like you & us.

Brendan McWilliams

President 2021/22

Cheam & Sutton Rotary