Our Projects

Rotary, to borrow from the pages of Rotary International, is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. We, as a very small wheel in this network, do our best to do our share to affect positive and lasting change locally and globally.

On the pages in this section you will find information on current and past projects that we have been involved in as a club.

Of course one major requirement to run successful projects is fund-raising. To do so – and to help you to help us do so – we have founded a charitable foundation:

Stichting Community Service Rotary Club Utrecht International
IBAN: NL51 ABNA 0423 5991 27

The Stichting is registered in the Netherlands as an Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling (ANBI)
RSIN/fiscaal nummer: 8157 93 170.
KVK number: 302121183
Contact address: A. G. Hearn, Huib van der Vechtlaan 5, 3981 WB Bunnik

Recent Project News:

20km team taking a rest in the sunshine

Two teams of Rotarians took to the streets to walk in aid of refugees and internally displaced people. A team of RCUI girls walked 20km in Amsterdam and a mixed team of RCUI and RCHI members walked 40km from Utrecht to Amersfoort.

RC Utrecht International was the only club taking part in the ‘Nacht van de Vluchteling’ but in the true spirit of our club, we invited other clubs and were joined by a couple of members of RC Hilversum International.

Our teams raised more than €3,000, money that is badly needed with more than 68.5 million people on the run from war and violence.

If you would like to donate towards this worthy cause, please do it now here: https://www.nachtvandevluchteling.nl/team/rotary-utrecht-international

The teams were tired, but a few blisters didn’t deter them from committing to this becoming an annual event for our little club!

Great work teams!

SUB (Stichting Utrecht Breed) is a foundation/charity whose mission is ‘to bind as many children and local residents as possible to the playground and thereby become the beating heart of playing in De Meern (Veldhuizen) and Vleuten (Vleuterweide)’

  • Volunteer Activity: Members of our club will be helping to renovate the community centre, to make it nicer for the community, in particular the children
  • Date: Saturday 23rd June 2019
  • Time: 10:00 to 17:00 (to be confirmed)
  • Address: Augustusweg 30, 3453 KS Utrecht (behind restaurant Balijepark)

Find out more about SUB at: www.sub-vdm.nl

Want to help? If you’re not a member of our club but like the idea of helping your local community in this way, please contact our Membership Committee (recruitment.rcui@gmail.com) to find out more about becoming a member.

SUB Community Centre

NL Doet is the name of the annual volunteer day in the Netherlands. This day is organised nationally every year by the Oranje Fonds together with thousands of organisations across the country; the largest volunteer action in the Netherlands. NLdoet puts volunteering in the spotlight and invites everyone to roll up their sleeves for a day.

Nine RCUI members and three of their children braved typical Dutch weather (cold, rain and strong winds) to join the other volunteers at Maximapark Utrecht. Gardening was the order of the day; a great many unwanted weeds were removed from the fence line around the dog exercise and swimming area, enabling the young shrubs to flourish.

Rotarians hard at work
Warm and cosy inside building bird boxes

Hot drinks were delivered despite the winds to the workers! And afterwards hot soup and sandwiches were gratefully received at the office of the Máximapark foundation, followed up with chocolate brownie.

Rotary Club Utrecht International