SO WHAT IS ROTARY?
The first Rotary Club was formed in 1905 by a lawyer, Paul P. Harris in Chicago with three friends, a merchant, coal dealer and a mining engineer. By the end of the year it had 30 members and 3 years later the second club was formed in San Fransisco.
Now it is an international organisation made up of people who share a passion for helping folk in their community and are committed to improving life for others in all parts of the globe. More than 1.2 million men and women in virtually every community in the world come together at regular intervals, usually weekly, to exchange ideas, donate their expertise and work with local organisations to transform the places in which they live. They also lend support to international projects seeking to tackle some of today's most pressing humanitarian challenges. You can learn about those projects by visiting the website links to our national and international headquarters.
Below is a link to our own envirocharity page. It is a simple way to raise money for one of our humanitarian schemes; "Polio Plus Eradication." Donate old, unwanted mobile phones, at no cost to the donor and we could raise £3 per phone for this worhwhile cause.
PLEASE use this link. It's a simple way to raise funds for Polio Plus without putting your hand in your pocket.
See how ShelterBox is doing. A successful scheme to provide humanitarian aid to peolpe who have been displaced form their homes through natuaral or man-made disasters: www.shelterbox.org
We meet on Tuesdays at 1930
(We do not meet on the Tuesday after Bank Holidays
Redworth Hall Hotel
Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6NU tel: 01388 770600