Rotary in Gravesend

Find out about the Rotary Club of Gravesend. It has been active in supporting its community since 1927 and is one of three in the borough.             Read more …

Helping people and communities

Rotary’s motto is “service above self” We welcome new members who share our ideals and would like to help with our work          Read more …

Our activities during Lockdown

All meetings and other “face to face” activities have been cancelled until further notice.

On your Bike

The coronavirus restrictions may continue for several months so we plan to hold the ride in the summer or autumn of 2021.


  • Remembrance Sunday
    Remembrance Sunday

    Club President, Brian Portway, laid a wreath at the war memorial in Clarence Place on Sunday. Although there was no ceremony or parade due to the lockdown, our tradition was

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  • Clock tower floodlit purple
    Clock tower floodlit purple

    To mark World Polio Day on the 24th October, Gravesend’s clocktower was floodlit in purple – the signature colour of the campaign. The rain was pouring down but the purple

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  • An off the record look at the UK economy
    An off the record look at the UK economy

    On Tuesday 27th October 2020 Gravesend Rotary held the latest in its series of business networking sessions. The meeting was opened by Gravesend Rotary president Brian Portway and he introduced

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  • Clock Tower to shine purple on World Polio Day
    Clock Tower to shine purple on World Polio Day

    Gravesend’s famous Clock Tower will shine purple from sunset to midnight on Saturday, 24 October, 2020, joining thousands of buildings around the globe for World Polio Day. Polio now seems

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  • Business Networking with the Bank of England

    The Rotary Club of Gravesend invites you to its next lunchtime special business networking event Tuesday, 27 October 2020 Michael SaundersMember of the Monetary Policy Committee,Bank of England The Speaker’s

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  • Polio Out of Africa
    Polio Out of Africa

    It’s official — history has again been made with confirmation that you and me and all have helped kick wild Polio out of Africa. For four years there has not

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