Who we are, quick facts   

  • Rotary has 1.2 million members worldwide of which 40,000 are in the UK
  • Rotary has 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries.
  • Rotary’s greatest achievement is the virtual eradication of polio in all but a handful of countries.
  • Clifton Rotary has 37 male and female members and 2 honorary members.
  • Clifton Rotary helps to organise the annual Fireworks at Canford Park which raises funds for local communities and charities.
  • Clifton Rotary has donated over £100,000 to charities and good causes in the last ten years.
  • Clifton Rotary supports disaster relief worldwide and the needs of local organisations.
  • Clifton Rotary helps local charities to raise funds by organising an annual Swimarathon event.
  • Clifton Rotary has been twinned with a Rotary Club in Brittany for over 40 years and takes part in reciprocal visits and projects.
  • Clifton Rotary has an active social programme for its members, their families and friends.
  • Clifton takes part in voluntary work in the community.
  • Clifton Rotary runs annually the following youth competitions in the Bristol area: Young Musician, Youth Debate, Young Chef and Young Photographer. We also sponsor a local pupil to attend the Rotary International World Affairs Conference in the US.
  • Clifton Rotary supports underprivileged and disabled children including the annual Lord Mayor of Bristol Children’s Appeal. 

Join us

If, after reading the above, you are interested in joining Clifton Rotary please call 07854 583773 or email secretary@cliftonrotary.orgJoining Clifton

Rotary is easy and straightforward. You may have heard about us and the great things that we do as a Rotary club. You may know someone who is a member of Clifton Rotary or one of our sister clubs in Bristol. Or you may be part of an organisation that wants to work with local communities in Clifton or Bristol.

Individual Membership

Clifton Rotary is about people like you. We enjoy each other’s company and before joining us we would encourage you to come to some of our events to find out what we are about. Why not come to our Wednesday lunch meetings at the Redland Green Tennis Club and meet some of our members and their guests and invited speakers? Ask us about our social and sporting events and if there is one coming up, come along and join in.

Corporate Membership

Clifton Rotary is also about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). If you are a local organisation that is interested in CSR and “giving back to the local community” come and talk to us about corporate membership. Perhaps your business, school or other organisation (public sector or private sector) is looking for opportunities to give your staff a chance to develop their skills by getting involved in charitable projects? Clifton Rotary helps many local charities and philanthropic initiatives, so corporate membership can help you achieve your CSR objectives and help your staff to develop their leadership, management and public speaking skills.

Clifton Rotary is proud of its association with corporate members and encourages them to use our famous Rotary trade mark on their websites and stationery.

"I was a member of Rotary for 40 years and had a wonderful time being part of an organisation that provided me with plenty of opportunities to be useful in my community and internationally. 30 happy years were spent with Clifton Rotary, the friendliest club imaginable with members who had a lot of fun, shared their knowledge and experience and helped me to learn and develop. Most importantly, Rotary with 1.2 million members in 180 countries sharing the common aim of world peace and understanding allowed me to meet and make friends all over the world." (Steve Perry)