A FEW COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT ROTARY
'What is Rotary?'
Rotary is a truly international organisation, with some 33,000 clubs and over a million members represented in more than 200 countries worldwide. Its aim is simple to provide humanitarian assistance and to help promote goodwill and peace both at home and abroad.
'What is a Rotarian?'
Rotarians, of all creeds, gender, abilities and diversity, represent a complete cross-section of worthy occupations and professions, whose motivation is a desire to serve society. They recognise that, individually their efforts may be limited but as a member of similarly minded groups, with combined experience, expertise and enthusiasm, the sky is the limit!
'So what do you do?'
Internationally, our club, along with all other clubs, support major Rotary projects aimed at relieving disease, hunger, unclean water and poor education. It also responds urgently to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, often using Rotary manpower, equipment and distribution facilities. We are also mindful of our own local Community needs, supporting schools and youth projects, as well as the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged.
'So is it all about raising money then?'
Far from it. Of course we have to raise some money, and we try not to do it by asking fellow Rotarians to cough up! We try to arrange our projects in such a way that involves the whole local community, is value for money and above all is fun. Much of our other community involvement is hands-on, using our combined experience to stage events from tin ratlting to concerts, carol singing and trips on the river.
'What about the social side?'
We see that as being fundamental to being a Rotarian. We meet online with international speakers through our Video Conferencing Platform. Maybe our club motto should be 'Fun With a Purpose'.
'O.K. I'm interested what next?'
If you think you might like to be considered or would like to find out more, the best step could be to come online to one of our meetings and join in what goes on.
If you decide Rotary is not for you, we won't be offended promise.