Rotarians volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local community and communities around the world.
We endeavour to give something back to society, while never forgetting Rotary International’s founder Paul Harris’s original desire to promote fun and fellowship amongst club members.
By combining their skills and resources, members of Rotary are able to make a real contribution to the lives of others.
In local communities alone, each club raises tens of thousands of pounds for community projects and local charities, often more. Members volunteer to supervise community events, and run a host of projects aimed at promoting the achievements of young people, coordinating educational programmes, and supporting local businesses.
Rotarians are enthusiastically committed to the drive to wipe out polio from the world. Since Rotary became involved in polio eradication in 1985, the number of reported polio cases has fallen from 350,000 a year to 82 in 2014; 125 endemic countries have been reduced to just 2 - Afghanistan, and Pakistan; and over two billion children have been protected from the disease.
Because Rotary is found in more than 200 countries and regions worldwide, we are in the unique position of being able to reach people in need all over the planet, from running life-changing projects in developing countries to making an immediate response to disaster-hit regions.
In addition, Rotary also has its own charity - The Rotary Foundation - which funds the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty throughout the world.
Over 1,300 Ambassadorial Scholarships are awarded annually for study in other lands. Grants are also awarded for university teachers to serve in developing countries and for international exchanges of professionals.
We welcome both male and female new members. Prospective members are adults of good character and good business or professional reputation, who hold or have held a position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognised business or profession.
If you would like to be considered for membership, why not fill in the contact form. Our Secretary, David Dunsmore can then invite you to join us one Wednesday for lunch.