Last updated: 03 December 2018 -  Enquiry: Click here

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Meriden Rotary club is located in the Heart of England between the cities of Birmingham and Coventry.

We meet every Tuesday (except following a Bank Holiday) at 7:15pm for 7:30pm at The Manor Hotel, Meriden CV7 7NH
Tel: 01676-522735

See the Who’s Who page for more information and the Club Diary for dates of our meetings and events.

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Charity for this Rotary year

Marie Curie Hospice

Breast Cancer Screening

Muscular Dystrophy

Reasons are: Personal experience of the caring work of Marie Curie; The Breast Cancer Screening Service saved a close family member's life, while the Muscular Dystrophy charity is staunchly supported by a family member who is a sufferer.

Club announcements

Important notice to all members

Please note that apologies must be made by Monday. If you do not apologise, you will be required to pay for the missed meal.

Apologies please to Phil Pardoe AND Jane Maugham either via email or by phone. This ensures that the correct number can be passed to the Manor Hotel.


Click to see the full pictureDecember 10  Meriden - start point Leys lane junction with main road

December 12  Meriden - start point Queens Head at far end of Meriden  

December 13  balance of  Meriden start from Sports Hall car park

December 14  Millisons Wood  

December 17  Hampton in Arden - start point Lapwing Drive on left as you enter Hampton

December 19 Hampton in Arden – start point

All start at 6pm Finish at 8 pm

Meriden rotary club christmas party

The Christmas Party will be held on Tuesday 18th December at The Manor Hotel.

  3 Course Christmas Dinner £23.00

  Code of Dress: Smart Casual  

Evening to mark 100 years since cessation of hostilities WWI  - 13th November

Report by Geoff A.

The evening was very well supported by our own club but unfortunately it conflicted with the District Quiz heat in which most of the clubs we hoped would be coming were competing.

We were honoured with the company of two WW2 parachute veterans, Arnie Hutchinson, 94 years old and Les Ransom who was 96 years old. They had both travelled a considerable distance to be with us and the Manor Hotel generously provided them and their carers with free accommodation.

The Cedars Suite was elaborately decorated with lots of Union Jacks, the airborne standard and bunting. The evening started with a minute’s silence in memory of those who have died in all wars. We enjoyed a WW1 themed meal specially created by the hotel’s chef, David. Before we drank the Loyal Toast with Port, President Mike read out a letter he had received from the Queen, wishing all assembled, a good evening and thanking us for remembering all those who fought in the wars. After the meal we were entertained by Jill Daniels, a well-known Vera Lynn tribute singer, who sang songs from both wars and we were able to join in with many of them. We were humbled when during her performance 94-year-old Arnie, gallantly danced with several partners.

During the evening there was a raffle which helped to raise a total £250 for the Soldier’s, Sailor’s and Airmen’s Families Association. I think everyone that was there had a great night and we must thank the Manor Staff who looked after us so well.

Visit from Rotarians and partners from Eindhoven Kempenland club, Holland - 27 November

On 27 December 6 members from the Eindhoven Kempenland club visited us with a view to restart the twinning that they had with the Coleshill Rotary Club. It was a great night with gifts exchanged, old acquaintances renewed. Everybody was very positive and were already looking forward to a return visit to the Eindhoven club in due course.  

Santa Fun Run - 2 December 2018

Sunday 2 December the annual Santa Fun Run was held again. Around 100 participants all dressed in Santa suits partook in the 4 kilometre course. Many thanks to the participants, the Mayor of Solihull, Marie Curie, the Manor Hotel for supplying the tea and coffee and to all Rotarians that set up and tore down the tents to stage this event.


Report by Geoff A.

On 12th November the honoured four that comprised the Meriden Team went to Nuneaton Golf Club for our heat in the District Quiz. Unfortunately three of us were only there just in time. It seems I had given out a starting time half an hour later than the correct time based on an email I had received from Nuneaton in response to my email asking for confirmation of the event details including the time. However this was not a problem at this stage and we enjoyed a good meal for only £11.

One of our team was joining us after the meal and before the quiz would start. This is when the time did become a problem. The anticipated start time was naturally half an hour later than anticipated!

The quiz started and continued for about two rounds with a team of three before we came up to full strength. We did have a pleasant evening in good company and finished in what has become our usual position a little way behind the winners. The heat was won by Nuneaton RC with a score of 42 points and Meriden trailed with a score of 31 points.

Thanks to the rest of our team David Burton, David Maugham and Gert Bakker and our travelling supporter Jane. Thanks also to the Quiz Master and District Organizer, Roger Swindells, who was above all levels of bribery as our score shows.

Local Club Announcements

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Advance announcements

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Senior citizens’ party 26 January 2019

The Senior Citizens’ Party is to be held on Saturday 26th January 2019 1.30pm in St. Peter’s Hall, Balsall Common. Further details to follow from David Maugham regarding drivers and helpers.

Burns night celebration 25 January 2019

Fellowship Evening on Friday 25th January 2019. Burns Night Celebrations in the Cedars Suite. Further details to follow from Mike Holdsworth and Julia Bennett.

Dog training demonstration 19 Febriary 2019

Tuesday 19th February 2019 in The Aylesford Suite. Nuneaton Dog Training Exhibition.


The recruitment evening organised by Tony Hill has been rearranged and will be held on 9th April 2019.

Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Meriden. Below you will find the latest news and announcements for our club. The Diary page has our schedule of meetings and events. If you wish to contact us, use the “Enquiry” form by clicking on the link at the bottom of each page.