The following is aimed as an introduction to Rotary and will hopefully answer some questions that you may have about it:
Who and what are we?
Rotarians are members of Rotary clubs. Rotary clubs belong to Rotary International. To become a Rotarian, you must be invited to join a Rotary club by a member of that club.
A qualified candidate for Rotary club membership is an adult of good character and good business, professional, or community reputation. The candidate fits one of the following criteria (1) Holds or has held an executive position with discretionary authority in any worthy and recognized business or profession. (2) Serves or has served as a community leader
Thinking about joining?
We are business and professional leaders who take an active role in our community while greatly enriching our personal and professional lives. Our club contains a diverse group of professional leaders from the community that we serve.
If you are interested in learning more about joining Rotary, start by filling out the prospective member form, or give our Secretary a call on (01686) 412 395 , and make a difference.
Let's go a little deeper:
Rotary is a global network of community volunteers.
Rotary works to improve the quality of life for all people.
Rotary exists to do good in the world.
Rotary is an international service organization of 1.2 million business and professional men and women who, as volunteers, address needs of their home and international communities.
Rotary initiates' local and global service projects to promote world understanding and peace and improve the life conditions for people of all ages and cultures. An example is PolioPlus through which Rotary is working to eradicate polio Worldwide.
Rotary's strength lies in the volunteer service of its membership, an international network of business and professional leaders implementing a wide range of programs to meet human needs.
Rotarians are men and women of integrity who represent a cross-section of business and professional backgrounds. As volunteers of all ages, they work to meet community and international concerns.
Rotary's strength is that it is both international and local. For example, today's critical problems, such as health and sanitation, hunger, and environmental deterioration, must be addressed at local levels. With more than 30,000 clubs in 163 countries, Rotary is ideally suited to address such problems.