What do we do at Rotary SWF?

Here at the Rotary Club
of South Woodham ferrers
we eat and drink with friends
and make a difference to some lives
That is Rotary

We use our members’ professions, skills
and connections to bring a variety
of events to the community to benefit
good causes at home and abroad.
Can you help?

Rotary has provided support and help in many
disasters at home and abroad.
In addition we support the elimination of
worldwide medical diseases such as polio.
Join us and you could also help make a difference.

Please scroll down to find out what South Woodham Ferrers Rotary Club

Club Update & Latest News                                    Club History

Club Main Activities                                                 Club Committees

Fundraising                                                             General Club Information

Club Compliance

Club Update & Latest News

To donate to our UKRAINE DISASTER APPEAL please visit either our Invest my Community page or Ukraine Disaster Appeal

The club are pleased to announce we are meeting regularly and set out its programme going forward. Please follow the club through its various communication channels

Below are recent pictures that show what the club have been involved with. To find out in more detail please click on the thumbnail picture link where you can read in full what the club has been doing.in relation to the picture.

Community Garden

July Update

Brooklands Visit Layer Marney 

Farleigh Presentation

Swimarathon 2022 Rainbow Trust

Swimarathon Cheque Presentaion

Friends of Elmwood


St Helena Hospice  Ukraine Family Appeal

Barrow Farm Presentation

Community Garden June Update July Woodrot Magazine

Photographic Winners

Paul Harris Award Summer Colours

Jubilee Fayre

New Orchard Bench
Community Garden Update May

Club History

The Rotary Club of South Woodham Ferrers was formed in 1982. The club currently enjoys a membership of 24 and meets at The Eatery, 14-18 Heralds Way, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5TQ at 7:30pm for 8pm each Tuesday (except following a public holiday). The club forms part of RIBI District 1240, part of the world-wide Rotary organisation.

Club Main Activities

The club has organised many different events over the years. Its 2 main community events that raise monies for various local good causes and charities locally, nationally and its own Rotary Foundation.

The Sleigh returned this year and the club would like to thank everyone who made donations during this period.

The other main event is our annual Swimarathon event. Full information regarding entry, sponsorship can be found by following the link to the Swimarathon page. The 2022 event was extremely successful and planning for 2023 will start later this year. We will update everyone in due course.

In 2021 the club added another event. Leading up to Christmas we have many children in mind who may not normally have a Christmas to look forward to. The Tree of Joy was very successful and it the clubs intention to do it again in 2022.

Club Committees

The club has 4 main committees and to understand what each one's objectives nd recent activities please follow the links to Membership Services, Community Service, Vocation & Youth, Foundation & International

The club as part of its objective to benefit the local community by its various projects are pleased to be involeved with the Community Orchard near the Creek and setting a new Community Garden at Meadowcroft Nurseries.

Please follow the Community Service link above foe more information.


If you would like to support the Rotary Club throughout the year with its fundraising events and community service you can make a donation in different ways. Either by taking part or by its various collections or through our various campaigns. The club have teamed up with Invest My Community where we can set up specific campaigns or a donation to the the Club's charity account for the benfit of the local community.

To see the latest fundraising campaigns of which the club have now set up one to support those affected by the war in Ukraine is now live please visit our Invest My Community page on this website.

In addition we are now registered with Amazon Smile. Any purchase made through this way Amazon will make a donation to charities. If you wish to support the Rotary Club please visit Amazon Smile on the web and follow the How to Get Started link. It does not cost you anymore but you support the club with every purchase made.

General Club Information

The club has set itself gudelines and policies it follows in its operation. The club has its own monthly magazine called Woodrot that is available to everyone to read that gives an insight what the club has done and also planning to do in the future. Please click on the General Information link where the most recent editions can be read. All this can be located on the General Information page of this web site. It also includes letters of thanks from those organisations have recently helped and supported.

Club Compliance

Rotary GB&I have set out a series of Policies, Statements and Guidelines for individual Rotary Clubs to follow. They do not seek to advise clubs on matters of general law but try to help clubs to ensure that they comply with certain specific legal frameworks which are likely to apply to the regular activities of all or most clubs.

Our club have adopted these and can be located by following the Rotary GB&I Compliance link where all the relevant documents can be accessed.