Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Jordans & District
JORDANS AND DISTRICT ROTARY CLUB
Our Meeting Place
Rotarian John Evans has served the club as President for two years and during this time has transformed it into the dynamic club it is today. Th atmosphere and enthusiasm which he has injected into the club are a great credit to him and he will be a hard act to follow. On Monday the 2nd of July it was perhaps with some relief that he handed over to incoming President Yvonne Childs. The evening was further enhanced by a visit from Niall Blair, our Past District Governor, who had come especially to present to the club a Certificate. This was to confirm that we had been awarded the best small Rotary Club in the South of England by virtue of having achieved the standard required to earn the International Changemaker Award. (For more details see Club Service Section)
The Club was founded in 1980 as an Evening Club for business and professional people.
It meets on Mondays at 8 pm. at the Bellhouse Hotel.
Rotary is one of those few worldwide organisations that make a 'real difference' to peoples lives. -because the 1.2 million Rotarians in 34,000 clubs in more than 210 countries are committed to our motto of 'Service before Self' If you want to know more link into our sites www.rotary.org and www.rotary-ribi.org
We help people in need, in practical and immediate ways eg UK flood victims. Through our network of Rotary clubs we not only understand local needs but can by-pass the 'red tape' and provide valuable 'hands on' support to the victims of the disaster
Rotary Clubs all retain their own individuality. Some are local business people helping through their businesses, others like ourselves are more broadly based consisting of both working and retired professionals who use their experience to help others. In all cases we enjoy making a difference.
It is intended that the Meetings be educational and entertaining, but also provide for good fellowship. Committee Meetings are held once a month, at which we review projects in hand or under way. (The committees are International, Community/Vocational & Youth, Charity and Social.) Every Club member belongs to a specific committee.
We have had talks on subject as diverse as - Dental Health in Africa, Origins of English , Hotspur Bank Local Nature Reserve and Wild Flowers in the Chilterns, Education in Northern Ghana, Walking the Inca Trails in Peru, Graphology; that is to name but a few.
In December we, in partnership with Beaconsfield Rotary, organise the Festival of Lights which gives pleasure to many visitors,thereby hopefully providing a facility for the local people. We have raised thousands of pounds for Local and International Charities. We send young adults with leadership potential who might not afford it, to Outward Bound Leadership Courses, To the peoples of deprived countries we send educational books and old spectacles.
We are an active club and could do more with your help. Whilst 'Rotary' is the largest service organisation in the world, it's activities are not widely known or appreciated. We are looking for anyone who would like to learn more and perhaps experience what a normal meeting is like. Interested? Then just give Ian Dickson a ring on (01494) 675319 and you can come along on a Monday evening without cost or obligation.