Rotary Club of Jersey Centenary

Rotary Club of Jersey Centenary Stamp SetJersey Stamps will be commemorating the Jersey Rotary Club’s 100th anniversary in the issue ‘Rotary Club of Jersey Centenary’. The issue will include a set of six stamps and a souvenir sheetlet. Each of the stamps showcases the different initiatives the club has undertaken in the last century.

Rotary Club International has over 46,000 member clubs worldwide, with a membership of 1.4 million individuals, known as Rotary members. The Rotary Club of Jersey is a sub-section of Rotary Club International and 2024 marks 100 years since the formation of the Jersey branch. Bristol-based multidisciplinary graphic design agency SoDesign illustrated the stamps using Rotary’s worldwide projects as inspiration:

Conservation tasks at Les Mielles (60p) The 60p stamp depicts the conservation work Jersey’s Rotary Club has undertaken since 2021 to preserve the natural beauty and wildlife found in Les Mielles, which is a protected area of openly accessible landscape on the Island’s north-west coast.

Construction of sand dams in Kenya (98.1p) A global initiative Rotary Club Jersey has aided in is the construction of sand dams in Kenya. Sand dams are built to sustain communities living in dry land areas where access to water is limited and where there are seasonal rivers that have sandy bottoms. The Rotary Club of Jersey has been supporting a charity that specialises in pioneering the building of these dams. In Kenya alone, there are now 450 such dams built and maintained by the local community.

Children’s days out in Jersey (98.2p) To help develop local children’s social and communication skills, the club has aided in arranging days out for students. These days are made possible by the generosity, sponsorship and support of local businesses, that the club has worked with.

Promoting Peace and Conflict Resolution (£1.65) In 2015, the Island of Jersey was declared a Rotary Peace Community. The Jersey branch has worked tirelessly to promote the five principles of the Rotary Club, which are: respect, rejection of violence, resolution of conflict, reconciliation, and freedom of expression.

Good Companions Club (£2.15) Since 1948, the Rotary Club of Jersey has been a pioneer of the Good Companions Club. The club brings together various senior members of the local community and aims to combat loneliness and isolation. Part of the work includes arranging regular meet ups and social activities.

Global Polio Eradication Initiative (£2.95) Jersey’s Rotary Club has been supporting the Polio-Plus campaign since the initiative began in 1987. Due to the generous support the club has accumulated in Jersey and the dedication directed at the campaign, Rotary Club International has helped cases of the disease reduce from 350,000 in 1986, to just 21.

Philatelic stamp products such as souvenir sheetlets, first day covers and presentation packs will be available from the Jersey post offices at Broad Street, St Helier and Rue Des Pres, St Saviour and can be ordered now at or by telephoning the Jersey Philatelic Bureau on: 00 44 (0)1534 616717.


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