A committee within the Club, the Community and Vocational Committee, identifies and acts on
ways in which Club members can usefully provide a service within the local community. This
ensures that the Club continues to meet with the ideals of Rotary, including Service above Self
whilst providing benefits for the community and raising the profile of Rotary. The Club is involved
with the following activities at present, as well as considering ad hoc requests from the local
community that the Club receives:
a. Kids Out. A national initiative, Kids Out provides a day out for children on a specific day in
June each when Rotary clubs from all over the country are involved. For our Rotary District this is a
school, Welcombe Hills. It's a rewarding day out for those Rotarians who help, and the children
have the opportunity to use all the rides and facilities at Drayton Manor and, come rain or shine
seem to really enjoy this day off school.
b. Riding for the Disabled. This is a local initiative where the committee sponsor someone
financially who could benefit from the opportunities this National organisation provides. Club
Members also have the opportunity to visit RDA to see how RDA helps others in the community.
c. Food Bank. A national charity run on a local basis by external volunteers, the committee
provide a roster drawn from all Club members to help in the distribution of the food the Bank
provides for families in need.
d. First Responders. A national organisation which relies on local support, the committee help
by providing finance for equipment.
for providing a summer holiday for less fortunate children at a holiday camp in Mablethorpe in
Warwickshire Young Carers organisation, to a summer holiday they may not otherwise have an
opportunity to enjoy.
f. As You Like it Club. A committee initiative to host an annual lunch for members of the
g. SWEEP. A committee initiative to help with the cleaning of the river and canal through the town, requiring volunteers from the whole of the club membership to help periodically with collecting refuse from the river and canals from the deck of the SWEEP narrowboat. This can end with a sandwich and pint from one of the fine canal side pubs on route!