Festival of Christmas Music and Readings
Posted Nov 2012
We are delighted to announce the return of our hugely popular annual Festival of Christmas Music and Readings at Eton College. The evening will feature the Royal Free Singers directed by Ben Gunner, the Maidenhead Choral Society conducted by George Badacsonyi and the return of the Wind Quartet from St Bernard’s Convent, Slough. Finally, The Windsor and Maidenhead Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robert Roscoe and Ryan Leonard on the organ.
Our guest presenter, Jim Rosenthal, is one of the country’s best known TV sports presenters. He is also patron of The Willow Foundation, who we are delighted to support with the proceeds of this year’s concert. The Willow Foundation provide psychological and emotional support for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds through the provision of life-enhancing special day experiences.
The concert takes place on Thursday 13th December at 8pm in the Eton College School Hall.
Come and join us for a wonderful evening of Christmas entertainment. Early booking is recommended.
This is a charity event organised by The Rotary Club of Windsor St George raising funds in aid of The Willow Foundation and other Rotary charities. Celebrating over 100 years of service to the community.
Turandot - Charity Operatic Gala
Posted Sept 2012
The Rotary Club of Windsor St George and Windsor and Eton Opera invite you and your friends to come to our Charity Operatic Gala - Turandot by Puccini. This lavish and spectacular new production brings back Producer David Thomas in WEO's 50th Anniversary year. With conductor Brian Chapman and including the famous Nessun Dorma, this is set to be a powerful show.
Come and join us for a wonderful evening of entertainment on Thursday 25 October 2012 at The Farrer Theatre, Eton College SL4 6DW. For full details and tickets, please download booking form. (Early booking is recommended)
Ticket includes a glass of wine and light refreshments on the gala night only. All profits will go to The Thames Valley & Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust (registered charity No. 1084910) and other Rotary charities. (website: www.tvacaa.org)
Please check out our SPONSORS PAGE with thanks to
Kris Cruisers, The Drury House - Turners Restaurant,
Beaumont Estate (Old Windsor), Theatre Royal Windsor,
Bel & The Dragon, St Georges School (Windsor Castle),
Windsor & Eton Choral Society, La Taverna Restaurant
Posted May 31 2012
The Rotary Club of Windsor St George and the Windsor and Eton Town Partnership would like to invite you and your family to come to our special Ox Roast event on Monday 4 June to be held in Bachelors Acre, Windsor to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. There will be children’s activities, stalls, beer and Pimms tent and host of activities throughout the day and of course the centre piece a Roasted Ox... Click for more
Posted February 7th 2012
Rotary encourages speaking and presentation skills in young people through the national RIBI Youth Speaks Competition. We hosted the Zone Final where there was some stiff competition... Click for more
Posted January 2012
Windsor St George Club member, District Governor Elect Judith Diment has just returned from the Rotary International Assembly with some wonderful news about the global fight to eradicate polio. In his Annual Letter, published on January 25th , Bill Gates praised the work of Rotary and said "Rotary continues to be the heart and soul of polio eradication, supporting the program directly while also taking on a larger role in encouraging other donors to give more." Click for more
Happy New Year... 2012
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Over the Christmas period our club members were involved in many events either as organisers or helpers. Some of you caught up with us at the Windsor Christmas Lights Switch On & Lantern Parade on Saturday 19 November and the Eton Christmas Lights Switch On on Thursday 24 November. On Saturday 3 December we bucket collected for Family Friends who do a remarkable job of providing short-term support to families with children aged 0-13 across the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. Also on Saturday 3 December we stewarded the ever popular Santa's Reindeer Parade. And on Friday 9 December we organised the raffle and collection for the Diamond Jubilee Tribute at the Windsor Ice Rink. Thank you to those who stopped by to say hello.
23rd Annual Festival of Christmas Music & Readings
On Thursday 15 December we were excited to be bring our hugely popular annual Festival of Christmas Music & Readings back to the refurbished Eton College School Hall. This year we were delighted to be raising funds in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and other Rotary charities.
© 2007 Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Registered charity no. 235825
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The Rotary Club of Windsor St. George is proud to have served Windsor and the surrounding areas for 29 years. Our club was chartered on 22 November 1982.
We are a small friendly club known for our hard work and warm welcome to guests. We currently have 27 members, both men and women, who contribute to the fellowship and service we enjoy. As an active, thriving service club we are involved in the full range of Rotary activities across all channels of service covering local, national and international causes. There are two Rotary clubs in Royal Windsor.
The Rotary Club of Windsor St. George meets every Tuesday evening at the The Manor Hotel. Another Rotary Club in Windsor, The Rotary Club of Windsor and Eton, meets every Monday lunchtime at the Castle Hotel.
If you would like to find out more about what we do or would like to visit contact the Secretary on 07831 170719 or e-mail email@example.com.
Over the past Rotary year our club took part in national Rotary initiatives such as:
- Stroke Awareness Day when we helped to take over 100,000 blood pressure readings.
- Rotary Kids Out that gave over 20,000 disadvantaged children a day out to remember
- Youth Speaks where young people demonstrate public speaking skills
- RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) where young adults (18-25) develop qualities of leadership, team working, initiative and problem solving at the start of their careers
What we do internationally and locally
Community projects the Windsor clubs are involved in include the Mkuranga Water Project, which is providing clean drinking water to schools and villages in a remote area of Tanzania overseen by a Rotary club in the area. Now over 6,000 more people are enjoying safe, clean water and already water-borne disease is falling in this area. Closer to home the clubs provide parcels on a regular basis to families in need in the local area, organise an annual river trip and evening drives for old people and, working together with other service clubs, take the housebound Christmas shopping in Windsor and organise a senior citizens lunch at Wexham Park Hospital.
Regular public events organised by Rotary in Windsor include;
- Royal Windsor Midsummer Fayre
- Charity Operatic Gala (performed by the Windsor & Eton Operatic Society)
- Festival of Christmas Music & Readings
- Christmas Concert
- Windsor Schools Music Festival
- Rotary Youth Speaks
Further ongoing International work includes supporting the Rotary Shelterbox project, which provide a rapid response of shelter in the wake of disasters. Thanks to the generosity of the public, Rotary in Windsor raised over £12,500 for the Asian Tsunami Disaster alone.