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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 (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

St Basil’s – a charity for young homeless.

SIFA Fireside – a charity for homeless adults

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We will be holding a Celebration Evening to include 100 years of Foundation on Tuesday 28th March 7.30pm at The Manor Hotel in the Aylesford Suite. Ticket price £21.00 (cheques preferred on the night). Code of Dress: Black Tie preferred (or Lounge Suit), Evening or Cocktail dress. It will be a ‘dress up’ night. The entertainment will be provided by Malcolm Stent, a close up magician and professional musicians. Bring as many family and friends as you can to support the evening. Other local clubs have been invited.


Following the visit to Lavender Hall Park a number of weeks ago, attended by Roger and Paula Ball, Julia and Roger Ball are looking for volunteers to help restore the Rotary posts. If you can assist liaise with Roger Ball to arrange a suitable day and time (weather permitting).

A list will be available at Rotary meetings to complete or email Julia or Roger if you are not attending for a few weeks.

District quiz final 11 April 2017

This will be held at Maxstoke Golf Club on Tuesday 11th April. Meriden Rotary Club will attend as a fellowship event instead of our usual meeting.


A date for your diary: Sunday 4th June on Meriden Village Green. Further details to follow shortly.

Local Club Announcements:

Rotary Club of Edgbaston Convention now meet at 7.15 pm on Monday evenings at the The Cobden Hotel, 166 Hagley Road, Birmingham B16 9NZ.

The Rotary Club of Henley-in-Arden has changed its' meeting day and time: The Club will now meet at 12.30 pm on TUESDAYS (as of Tuesday 7th February, 2017). They have not changed the venue. They will not meet on any Tuesday that follows a Bank Holiday Monday.

District Announcements


Kids Out at Drayton Manor will be on Wednesday 14 June 2017. RIBI Kids Out Coordinator is PDG Steve Cartwright.

Megaride 2017 - 25 June

Preparations are underway for the next Megaride. Date is set for 25 June 2017. Make a note in your diary as we will need your help on the day. More information on the website.

Cliff Whitney - A tribute

Some thirty eight years ago, our Founder President Cliff, undertook the considerable task of founding the Rotary Club of Meriden. In those distant days, an initial membership of 25 male members, who in turn were prepared to commit to a 90% attendance, was the absolute minimum standard when establishing a new Rotary Club. Cliff not only achieved this (with help from the Coleshill Club)  but over the ensuing years the resultant Club, has raised more than £250,000 for National and Local Charities.

Which is why, in August 2016, I considered it was high time we recognised his achievements.

With significant help from Ian & Sheila Courts, we were able to get permission via Solihull Parks Department, to effect the planting of a tree, within Katherine’s Wood, at Lavender Hall Park, Balsall Common, in recognition of Cliff’s efforts.

Pam Witney carried out the final phase of planting at a splendid ceremony on Saturday 17th December 2016. A sizeable group of Family and Meriden Rotarians were there to underline our appreciation of this exceptional man.

Roger Ball

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