WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF ALDRIDGE
last updated - Friday 24th August 2018
The Rotary Club of Aldridge is an active service club for men and women. Though small in numbers we engage in a huge amount of fundraising activities as volunteers and support many other local organisations with their charity work. The club has a long heritage having chartered in Aldridge on June 23rd 1955 but it is still very relevant today raising over £200,000 in the last four years. Some traditions remain, but the club tends to be more informal now. Rotary activities in Aldridge are not just about fundraising; Rotarians support the local business partnership, work with local schools, support local youth groups, help maintain the Aldridge environment and also have time for socialising, engage in sporting activities, quizzes and weekend’s away, but we can’t do any of these things without you, without new members who are keen to get involved and make a difference service clubs such as ours will close.
The Rotary Club of Aldridge meets weekly on Thursdays at Druids Heath Golf Club in Aldridge, although there is no requirement to attend every week. Members and friends come along when they can. Meetings are friendly evening gatherings, they might feature an interesting speaker or presentation, may be a business meeting to discuss ongoing and new projects or might be a social event. Does this sound like something you might enjoy? Email us to find out more and arrange a visit. We are waiting to welcome you.
Rotary is a really important International Organisation – its mission since 1905 has been to provide service to others, promote high ethical standards, and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by connecting business, professional and community leaders. It remains in the top 5 world of the Charity Navigator list scoring the maximum 100 for financial standards, accountability and transparency. Rotary is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate polio through its partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985, more than 350,000 people were afflicted with polio each year, and the disease was endemic in more than 125 countries. Since 1988, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have immunized over 2.5 billion children, reducing the incidence of polio by 99 percent and eradicating it from all but three countries. Rotary has contributed more than $1 billion and many thousands of hours to eradication effort.
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