Welcome to the Rotary Club of Swadlincote
"A Friendly Club Meeting at the Heart of the National Forest"
On behalf of President, Mark, we would like to welcome you to our friendly club.
We are a local community service and social organisation which is there to help people who are suffering both in local and international communities and achieve the Rotary message of 'Service above self'. Founded in 1947 by likeminded professionals who wished to spread the message of fellowship and friendship, we have been going strong in our commitment to help people and bring happiness to their lives.
As part of the Rotary International family, we strongly believe in the Rotary motto of 'Service above Self'. Our members love to show humanitarian spirit and put the needs of the community before that of themselves. We also follow the messages of the Rotary Four WayTest which helps us determine that we are helping our community.
Our diverse bank of members, many of who have lived in and/or worked in Swadlincote for a number of years, come from a variety of professional backgrounds; who are dedicated to furthering the messages of Rotary and help people in need both in South Derbyshire and abroad. Our members enjoy weekly meetings to further fellowship and friendship as we discuss our future programme of events and enjoy some of the best guest speakers, many of whom give us insights into issues which can be sympathetic and some who give us a great insight into our own minds and how we view the world. Our members and their diverse ranges of experience makes our club freindly and from all of our members you would recieve a friendly and warm welcome. We like to mix traditional and modern values into every aspect of our work, from giving away coffees on the Delph to raising money for our chosen charities, you will always see our members smile; they always chat to you in a way which shows our love of extending the enjoyable fellowship our members enjoy. As an organisation within the community, we have been up and running in the for the past 69 years. Each year we pick a charity to which we are going to support and aid, this year our chosen charity is Swadlincote Villagers CFR, an organisation set up to respond to any emergency and to help save the lives of people in the community.
Our aims are:
- To promote friendship and fellowship
- Engage with society as a whole
- Bridge the gap of all forms of diversificaion
- Give back to our community
- Promote the core Rotary value of 'Service Above Self'
As part of RIBI and Rotary International, we are part of the world's largest service organisation. We are a members of Rotary District 1220 and we work side by side with other Rotary clubs on projects which we feel could benefit both the local and international communities as a whole. To this end, we are twinned with the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch in Cape Town, South Africa in 2013 and we cooperate with them on Projects that we hope will benefit the disadvantaged people of Cape Town (more details of which can be found on our International page).
There are many different types of membership availible to you ranging from full membership to a Friend of Rotary.
If your interested in being involved, you can contact us via this link: Membership or the membership page which is available from the drop down list in "What we do" at the top of this page.
We are twinned with the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch in South Africa supporting local schools.
If you would like to know more about the work Rotary does, please take a look at this video.