Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Louth
We are a group of men and women of all ages and backgrounds who meet on a regular basis to enjoy the company of good friends, share a meal and use our energies, humour and professional skills to make a real difference to the lives of others.These projects can be in the local community or for a wider national or international cause.
Our weekly meeting is held on Monday evening at Louth Golf Club and is relaxed and friendly, making all our guests feel welcome and at ease.
Hands-on projects in the local community in which we took part in 2009 included the completion of a 'sensory' garden for a SENSE residential home in Louth and the running of the Leisure In Louth event at the Town Hall.An international project supported was the ShoeBox scheme for sending such boxes filled with items for children and adults in Romania.In 2010 and 2011 each year we sent a record 700 boxes from Louth. We are taking on the same commitment in 2012.
The Annual events we help to sponsor and organise include the Bonfire Night Celebrations, the Victorian Market (with an Antiques Valuation event) and the Christmas Market,all of which help to raise funds for charity. Money thus raised is used for supporting communities both locally and internationally.
On Christmas Day each year we provide transport for local senior and disabled people to attend the local Salvation Army Christmas Lunch. Post Christmas we will collect natural Christmas Trees and arranged for their recycling into compost. In the spring of 2010, Louth Rotary Club supplied crocus bulbs to several local schools for planting in their own environment.This spring we will have artificial crocus flowers aimed for the same project. Funds raised are helping to complete the eradication of polio across the world. Last Spring we gave students of Cordeaux School coaching in interview techniques.We have also guided students into gaining scholarships to study in the USA which Rotary clubs in the state of Georgia support free of charge.
These are just a few of the projects carried out in the last year. For details of our forthcoming events please see the Club Diary.