Rotary Club Meetings

We currently meet at 19.30 on Tuesday evening by Zoom. Restrictions permitting we plan to restart ‘real’ meetings during August – 18.30 at Abbeydale Sports Club, Abbeydale Road South, S17 3LJ. Please contact us for more specific information.

We aim to invite a good variety of speakers. Some arise from our various areas of activity, but most speak about subjects of general interest. Here is a recent selection….

Gleadless Valley Food Bank Gleadless Valley Foodbank
Our speaker gave a very moving talk, concentrating on the personal (but anonymous) stories of some of the clients the Grace Foodbank in Lowedges. Apart from our usual donation, we surprised her by presenting a large quantity of supplies donated by Vulcan Rotary members.
Portland Works
Many Sheffield locals will be aware of the recent development at Portland Works. Our speaker visited at a time when the purchase of the Works was at an exploratory stage. Several Rotarians helped to provide funds for the subsequent purchase and extensive restoration work that is now active.
Heeley City Farm
We heard of the history of Heeley City Farm and were amazed by the sheer variety of activities that take place as both a farm and an environmental visitor centre.
Water Aid
Sheffield Vulcan Rotary previously supported a WaterAid project in Tanzania. This year’s speaker gave us an update on this project and generally informed us of the latest initiatives and projects aimed at improving the supply and quality of water in the developing world.


Although our visiting speakers are fascinating and provide a compelling and motivating insight into topics of interest, we never cease to be amazed by the interests and backgrounds of our own members. The introductory talks by two recent new members are typical…

Not many Rotary clubs can claim their own Fellow of the Royal Society! Our representative (elected back in 1992), as well as being emeritus professor of metallurgy at Sheffield University, is Geoffrey Greenwood. Modestly, he downplayed his very real expertise in his subject, while giving us a fascinating talk of his career which included pioneering of nuclear energy (for peaceful purposes) at Harwell and other renowned institutions.

We either meet at 19.30 on Tuesday evening by Zoom or if meeting at a local venue we meet at 18:30 for dinner.
Please contact us for more specific information.