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Wed 2nd July 2014

Howie Rose President of the Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal 2017/2018

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Hi,  I am Howie Rose, President of the Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal. Please take a look at our Club website at www.rcnvr.co.uk where you can view the events we currently have planned. 

      An Opportunity for You?

            - Would you like the satisfaction of contributing something back into your local community?

            - Would you like to increase your international awareness?

            - Would you like to make new friends?

            - Do you have ideas for helping people in the local community and the surrounding area?

            - Are you interested in networking with other like minded professionals & business people?

            - Do you have the know-how and contacts that can be of use to others? 

        

What is Rotary?

            - Rotary International is a worldwide organisation of men and women who volunteer their

            time and talents to serve their communities at home and overseas.

             - Rotarians are people who provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical

            standards in everything they do and help to build goodwill and peace in the world.

            Rotary is inclusive of gender, culture, race and creed.

             - There are Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries and territories throughout the world.

            Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland has over 56,000 Rotarians and 1840 Rotary Clubs.

What does Rotary provide?

              - Networking & Friendship: Rotarians are a cross-section of the local community.

            The weekly meetings are a great way to keep in touch with what is happening in

            your local area and beyond. A Rotarian is welcome at any Rotary meetings

            anywhere in the world.

              - Social Responsibility: Beyond the special events such as street collections,

            Rotarians use their expertise skills and knowledge to serve their local communities

            through a range of projects with a strong emphasis onhelping young people,

            from primary school events through to helping university students to complete

            postgraduate studies in other countries.

              - International Action: Rotary is the largest global volunteer network in the world.

            It is a non-religious, nonpolitical organisation. Rotary is one of the largest

            non-governmental providers of humanitarian, educational and cultural support

            programmes in the world.

                Leadership Skills Development: Rotarians have the opportunity to develop their

            leadership skills in project management, through talks and presentations, teamwork

            and partnerships with other agencies in the community.    

        

 Rotary Club of Northwich Vale Royal activities: 

            An example of the local organisations we support include, The Neuromuscular Centre,

         St Luke's Hospice, St John's Ambulance, The Joshua Tree and Chernobyl Children

         Lifeline as well as local branches of the Salvation Army, The Samaritans, Age Concern,

            NSPCC, and Macmillan Nurses. At a national level support has been given to The

            British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Alzheimers Society, Mencap and Barnados. 

            Further afield International help has been given to childrens charities in Romania and

         Georgia, cataract eye camps in India, earthquake relief in Haiti, China & Pakistan, Tsunami

         relief in South East Asia, support for an eye hospital in Kenya and HIV Aids education in

         Mothusi South Africa. All of these projects were as a result of specific contacts and

            initiatives instigated by Club members. 

            We also support the development of our next generation of adults through Youth Speaks,

         Young Musician, Young Chef, Young Enterprise and Youth Designer. 

            We contribute to Rotary International projects through our own Charity, Rotary Foundation.

         These include Polio Plus which aims to eradicate polio worldwide through the provision

         of anti-polio vaccine. Student exchange programmes with Rotary Clubs in other countries

         and an Ambassadorial Scholars programme promoting worldwide peace.

            Fundraising activities include organising and running the annual Northwich Beer Festival,

         Santa's Christmas Town Centre Grotto and Street Collections functions such as an Elvis

         Tribute Show, the annual luncheon for Northwich pensioners and of course our latest project

         - The Mid Cheshire Scooter Rally. 

            For the more energetically inclined we organise sailing weekends, golf days, cycle rides,

         walks, and a Cyclothon in a local fitness centre. We also hold film nights and many other

         social events. 

            The objective is always to involve as many members and their partners as possible

         in these activities so that friendship through fellowship can develop.

           

Who can join Rotary?

            - Rotary is open to anyone regardless of gender, age, class or creed who wish to

           contribute something back into the community in which they live, and the wider

           world.

          

How do I join Rotary?

            - Come along to one of our meetings, meet the members, get to know us and join

           in the activities we are involved in for a few weeks.

            - Decide whether you would like to join on a permanent basis and if so talk to one

           of the Club Officers. 

            - If time commitment is considered to be an issue, there is no need for concern as

           you can always join us as an Associate Member which entitles you to attend all meetings

           and events to suit your time

            and preferred activity.

          

How much will it cost?

              - The cost of the annual subscription is approximately £3 per week, plus any meal costs.

            These will be explained in detail prior to joining.

                If you would like to join us, contact us via e-mail at: rcnvr@btinternet.com

                Or just drop into a meeting, where you are guaranteed a very warm welcome. 

       

We meet at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday evening at:

       Winnington Park Recreational Club, Winnington, Northwich Cheshire CW8 4EB Tel 01606 79897