Last updated: 19 February 2019 -  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.

If you wish to contact us, please use the Enquiry form by clicking here.

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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.

Midland Community Draw 2019

Leads for potential participants in the Midland Community Draw (MCD) are urgently required. Could everyone give David Burton at least one possible organisation that might be interested? For more information, click here to see the flyer.

Dog training demonstration - 19 February 2019 - Starts 7pm!

Tuesday 19 February 2019 in The Aylesford Suite. Nuneaton Dog Training Exhibition.The meeting on this evening will start at the earlier time of 7.00pm. The demonstration starts first, then followed by the meal. Friends and family are invited to this event. Make sure you are there well before 7pm!

Marie Cure & Meriden Rotary Club Collection - 24 February 2019

Meriden Rotary Club have been asked to help with collecting at Cannon Park outside Tesco Supermarket on 24th February.

Club members have been asked to collect in shifts of 2 hours from:
(1) 10 – Noon, (2) Noon – 2pm, (3) 2 – 4pm

If you are available for a couple of hours on 24th February, contact Mike Holdsworth.
Maybe you can only commit to 1 hour, in which case we shall need more volunteers to cover the slots required

Charity Boxing Evening, Friday 1st March 2019

Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege are holding their next Charity Boxing Evening. More details in the “Local Club announcements” (see bottom of page).

Firebird Singers - 3 March 2019

The Firebird Singers Present ‘Supergroups Recharged’ on Sunday 3rd March at The Manor Hotel Meriden 2.00pm and 7.00pm. Tickets £8 are available from Val Martin 01676 522963 or Anna 07792 525999. Our chosen charity is the Meningitis Research Foundation

Desert Island Discs - 5 March 2019

Charles Perry will be the guest in the chair for Desert Island Discs on Tuesday 5th March. Friends and family are invited to this meeting.

Flower arranging - 12 March 2019

Jane Fox will be our visiting speaker on Tuesday 12th March. Her subject is flower arranging. Friends and family are invited to this meeting.

Advance announcements

Make a note in your diary about these dates.

Recruitment evening - 9 April 2019

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

District Quiz Final - 16 April 2019

The final of the District Quiz has been rearranged and will be held on 16th April 2019 at The Manor Hotel, Meriden.

President’s Evening - 11 June 2019

President’s Evening and Meriden Rotary Club 40th Charter Celebration will be held on Tuesday 11th June at The Manor Hotel. It will be a very special evening celebrating 40 years since the club was chartered with a popular entertainment guest, Don Maclean. Spread the word and bring as many family and friends as you can.

District Handover Evening - 29 June 2019

District Handover, Saturday 29th June 2019 at Hamilton Suite, Drayton Manor Park, Fazeley, Mile Oak, Tamworth B78 3TW, 6.30pm for 7pm
Dress Code: Gentlemen - lounge suits.
Cost £25 per person - reception drink and three course meal.
Bookings need to be made by 21st June.

Event reports

Meriden Rotary Club Burns Supper - 25 January 2019

The very first Meriden Burns Supper was arranged jointly with Yardley and Sheldon Rotary Club 28 years ago.

When President Mike joined our club, he brought with him, from his previous club, Monkspath Rotary, the established successful program format of holding a Burns Supper. Last year he organized Meriden’s return to a second attempt at Burns Supper, which attracted about thirty people. This proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable evening and last Friday the 25th January, just over sixty people attended, our third Burn’s Supper.

Knowing, not everyone, is a fan of Robert Burns, we restricted our Burn’s poems to just two. The chosen poems were in Gaelic and difficult to pronounce and understand but, made a small Scottish influence on the proceedings.

The supper started traditionally, with the piping in of the haggis, followed by the address to the haggis.

The Manor Hotel’s executive Chef Kelvin transformed the haggis into a superb, starter culinary presentation, of compote’ al anglaise, comprising Haggis, neeps, tatties, garnished with salad and burnished with 37% proof gravy. However traditional roast gravy, (Au jus) was available for the teetotal members.

The main course consisted of a more English meal of Roast turkey, followed by cheese cake dessert.

A thoroughly pleasant social evening was complimented with live 60’s background music from the duo “Two Left feet”.

It was our intent to make it a very pleasant evening for Burns and non-Burns fans which we feel we achieved.

We hope to hold a larger event next year which will be our fourth Burns Supper.

Geoff Arthur

Senior citizens’ party - 26 January 2019

The Senior Citizens’ Party was held on Saturday 26th January 2019 in St. Peter’s Hall, Balsall Common. Here are a few pictures of the event. Entertainment was by the group Cameo and by the reactions of the audience it was much appreciated. Thanks to all the people that helped to put this event together and all those that gave lifts to our guests.


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.

Local Club Announcements

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District Announcements

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