Rotary Club of Reading

Meeting Place


The club meets at the Pepe Sale Restaurant on Tuesdays at 12:30 for 1pm situated in Queens Walk in Reading (Down the side of the Penta Hotel in Oxford Road)

Except there is usually an evening meeting on the 5th Tuesday of the month at Caversham Heath Golf Club (7:30pm for 8:00pm)

Prospective visitors to evening meetings must contact the Club's Secretary by MIDDAY THE FRIDAY PRECEDING THE MEETING

Save the Date!


The Reading Santa Run (organised by The Rotary Club of Reading) is on Sunday 9th December 2018 - 10am from The Forbury
Details out soon

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Mike Bissell MBE

Michael Bissell, at the Royal County of Berkshire Show. Credit: Matthew Webb photography

Congratulations! Rtn. Michael Bissell MBE

We are delighted to announce that one of our long serving members, Michael Bissell, has been honoured by the Queen for voluntary work in Reading, Newbury and Sri Lanka
Michael, who has been a part of the Rotary Club of Reading since 1971, was named in the Queen's Birthday Honours on Friday, June 8. Michael has been made a Member of the British Empire (MBE).
He commented: 'It's a privilege to be granted this reward. 'I'd like to say thank you to all who believed in me and put me forward. 'I'm humbled and will stay humble as well! It's a great honour, being recognised by your countrymen and being put forward for such a reward.'

Picture - Michael Bissell, at the Royal County of Berkshire Show. Credit: Matthew Webb photography

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Rotary Club of Reading Summer Social event Raises 340

The mad hatters tea party

On Sunday 10th June, The Club held a very enjoyable Afternoon Tea and 'Amateur Bake-Off Competition' in a member's beautiful garden. A big thank to all our members, who made some excellent cakes for this competition, and for supporting this great fun afternoon.

Mapledurham House and Mill

The Miller

Corry the Miller

The Miller of Mapledurham, Corry Sterling, joined us after our enjoyable meal at this month's evening meet to give us an overview of Mapledurham Mill where Corry and his wife run an inspired commercial business. Mapledurham Watermill is located in the grounds of the historic Mapledurham House, a privately owned country estate which has been in the same family since 1492.
There has been a watermill at Mapledurham for over 1000 years and it appears in The Domesday Book written in 1086.

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President's message:-

President 2017/2018With our growing membership, our ambitious programme
of helping those in need and our lively social life, we are
committed to doing even more of the same good things
that we have achieved of late.
Eric Moyse

Next Meeting
12th June 2018
Subject: Supporting families whose children have special needs/disabilities
Speaker: Sarah Bamford, Volunteer Co-ordinator,
Reading Information Advice & Support Service

Future meetings

19th June 2018
Subject: Former Ambassadorial Scholar
Speaker: Mr J Elzinger, Headmaster, Reading Blue Coats

26th June 2018
Presidential Handover Meeting

3rd July 2018
Subject: BWA update
Speaker: Liz Terry,

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