Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to some common questions
WHAT IS ROTARY?
Rotary International is the largest organisation of its kind in the World. Its objective is in the main to provide aid and assistance wherever and whenever it can. It does this with the help of over a million members in one hundred and sixty countries.
Despite the huge spread of Clubs, they are all self governing regarding membership and recruitment and can be found in communities great and small undertaking both local and international projects.
WHAT DOES THE CAMBRIDGE CLUB DO?
In common with all other Rotary Clubs we meet on a regular basis in order to foster good fellowship and friendly participation in Club projects and activities. You will already have seen some of these in your travels through our website.
A Technology Tournament featuring local schools in designing and building a project devised by a team of experts in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics is an annual event. We also participate, along with other clubs, in a Rotary Leadership Award course held for young adults at Graffam Water.
Each year we take an active role in the organisation and work associated with running the Bridge the Gap walk in support of local charities.
Internationally we cooperate with other clubs by contributing to Shelter Box in response to disasters and currently we are assisting the Rotary Club of Helderberg Sunrise in South Africa, with a literacy project.
WHEN AND WHERE DO YOU MEET?
In the main we meet weekly at lunchtimes at the Gonville Hotel. Once per month we have an evening meeting and some members meet for breakfast monthly. All meetings are announced in advance so the members can plan ahead.
Apart from scheduled weekly meetings, enjoyable social activities such as theatre and garden visits are advertised, as are occasional trips abroad on special interest tours. For the more energetic members, walking days and weekends are sometimes arranged.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW?
You have probably read Why Cambridge Rotary? but if not, please do so now by following this link.
Being a Rotarian gives you the opportunity to drop in on clubs in places all over the country and throughout the world. You can be sure of a welcome and many friendships can result. By virtue of its constitution, Rotary consists of members from different professions and occupations, regardless of sex, politics or religion, together with others who are no longer in paid work but are still usefully occupied in voluntary work. This certainly applies to our Club, so you are almost certain to find a kindred spirit should you be interested in joining us
HOW CAN I APPLY TO JOIN YOU?
Send an email enquiry to our secretary by following this link.