My Rotary - As the first female member in Aldridge

I joined the club in 2012 as the first female member, I was worried about what it would be like but I was warmly welcomed and know I made the right decision.

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My family had been involved in service organisations in the past and were very involved in Rotary. But at that time the club in Aldridge only had male members. I wanted to get involved having been in the Brownies, Guides and Sea Cadets - I enjoy socialising as part of a group but also like to be able to give something back and make a difference, but i wasn't sure if the group dynamics would change and it would be awkward if I joined.

I definitely need not have worried - I was welcomed immediately and treated just like every other member. We have a lot of laughs and plenty of banter at our weekly meetings and we now have more female members too.

I never imagined that within 5 years of my joining the club I would become the President, another first. There are lots of events that I have been able to involve my family in and even when my children were younger there was plenty to get involved with. I really enjoy being part of Rotary in Aldridge, why not get in touch and see what we've got to offer. There is something for everyone.

 

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