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 about South Woodham Ferrers Rotary Club

Club Update & Latest News                                    Club History

Club Main Activities                                                 Club Committees

Fundraising                                                             Club Information 

Club Compliance


Club Update & Latest News

The Club's Youth Competitions have now closed. During February the judging will take place and we will be in touch with the successful entry owners afterwards. Thank you for all your entries.

Club History

The Rotary Club of South Woodham Ferrers was formed in 1982. Our members, male and female,  meet at The Eatery, 14-18 Heralds Way, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex, CM3 5TQ at 7:15 pm for 7.45 pm each Tuesday (except following a public holiday). The club forms part of RIBI District 1240, part of the worldwide Rotary organisation.


Club Main Activities

The club has organised many different events over the years. Two principal events that seek to bring our Community closer together and to raise money for various charities and worthy causes, locally and nationally, are the Sleigh, bringing Father Christmas to the children of SWF (and adults), and the Swimarathon. The 2023 Swimarathon event was extremely successful and planning for our 20th event to be held on 15th -17th March 2024 has started. Please indicate your interest by following the link to the Swimarathon page. We will update everyone in due course. Leading up to Christmas we set up the Trees of Joy which provide books and toys for children who have little to look forward to at Xmas. Hopefully, in 2023 we will be able to site them again in Asda and Trinity St. Mary's Church.

Below are recent articles which tell the reader about our many activities. Please click on the thumbnail to read the article. 


  Young Persons Presentation

Maldon Presentation


 Afternoon Teas at Lisa's  Rotary Day of Service

Cribbage Winners


 Maggie Piper  TSM & Barrow Farm

David Shea Award


Scout Presentation   20th Swimarathon

Community Garden

March Update


Town Planters   Jan Rook

Brief History of Popular Music  by Terry Hiscock

Rainbow Trust Big Thank You   Sharon’s challenge for Tommy’s Charity  TSM RotaKids Meeting 
New District Rotakids Officer New Associate Member Sleigh lead up to Christmas



 Tree of Joy

District Governor Visit
Sleigh Routes 2023



 Community  Garden Award

Boys Brigade Presentaion  Remembrance Sunday



 Chillies Fundraising

 Crocus Planting Fight Against    Polio



 Trees of Joy

 Community  Garden October Update

Scouts     Swimming Gala



 Twinning Weekend

 Guy Phethean Professional Musician Love your Library



 Open Road

Club Meeting  Tree of Joy 2023



 Doug Green

Dr Geoff Kittle  Mary's Meal



Community   Garden Update August 2023 

 Nelson & His Loves SWF FoodBanks Support


Club Committees

To help carry out our aims, the club has four main committees. To understand the objectives of each, please follow the links to Membership Services, Community Services, Vocation & Youth, International/Foundation.


If you would like to support the Rotary Club throughout the year with its fundraising events and community service, each event will enable you to make a donation in different ways. Physical help too will be greatly appreciated! The club also has teamed up with Invest My Community. We can set up specific campaigns or a donation to the Club's charity account for the benefit of the local community. Please visit the Invest My Community page on this website.

General Club Information

The club has set itself guidelines, policies and values to follow in its operation. It is very active in supporting Local, National, and International Charities and Orgnisations. Those supported in in the last few years are specified within the  General Information page on this website which also includes letters of thanks from organisations that helped and supported. 

Club Compliance

Our national organisation, Rotary GB&I has 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 ensure that they comply with certain specific legal frameworks that are likely to apply to the regular activities of all or most clubs. Our Club has adopted these. They can be read by following the link Rotary GB&I Compliance where all documentation can be accessed.