Rotary Club of Rochdale

The Rotary Club of Rochdale


The Rotary Club of Rochdale, founded in 1926, is a member of Rotary International.

We meet every Thursday.

The 1st,3rd (& 5th) in the evening, 6 pm for 6:30,

and lunch time on the 2nd and 4th, 12 p.m. for 12:30.

The first meeting of the month is also for Friends of the club and visitors.

Currently, owing to the Coronavirus pandemic, all group meetings have been suspended until further notice.


93rd  President for 2019/20 is Ravi Sharma

There are 31 Members from all walks of life, 3 Hon Members and 20  Friends who help at fundraising events. Being a service organisation, much of the activity is helping local & international charities. There is a strong social programme with day trips, crown green bowling and book group. Restaurant and musical events are held regularly.

There are links with local schools and a seniors afternoon out. A particular interest is in an UrbanFarm concept allowing growth of plants in small growbags allowing water conservation - a worldwide project is underway. A regular Cricket dinner has funded extra cricket coaching for amateur youth cricketers in the area and a Classic Car Show is organised annually.

Worldwide there are 1.2 Million Rotarians in  more than 33000 Rotary Clubs in 200 countries and geographical regions. Nearby clubs include Rochdale East, Heywood, Middleton, & Bury. Oldham has 2 clubs. United by the District 1285 organisation multiclub events are held to raise funds for Polio eradication and socially there is an inter-club quiz most years.

The first Rotary Meeting was held in February 1905 in Chicago, USA. The Rotary Club of Rochdale was formed in 1926. We are a group of  friends, business and professional people who enjoy fellowship and volunteer our time and talents to serve our community at home and overseas.

The overseeing body in the UK is RIBI

Our local district infomation is here

The President this Rotary year 2019/20 is Ravi Sharma, who can be contacted by e.mail at:

His chosen charities are Lendi with Care, Chai Project, Malaria No More & Jaipur Limb Project.

Secretary is Bob Chadwick  email

The Immediate Past President is Keith Banks email:-





Contact Information

Rotary Club of Rochdale

Masonic Buildings
Richard Street
OL11 1DU

Tel: 01706 767409

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