Welcome - From President Alison Farrugia
I feel very excited about being appointed as the club President and very much look forward to the year ahead. Having previously served nearly four years as Club Secretary it’s an honour not only to become the president but also to be only the second woman president since the club was formed in 1948.
Of course, the Corona Virus pandemic will offer its own challenges and will greatly affect the way I and the club operate, with a much greater reliance on technology including online meetings and social interactions.
The coronavirus pandemic has also given an opportunity for everyone to affect change within our community and enhance community spirit through volunteering and helping the isolated and vulnerable. Tackling these issues and pulling together is at the heart of what Rotary stands for.
During lockdown, the Club has maintained its weekly meetings via online chats and our fundraising for local charities has continued; with Halstead Foodbank and Halstead Day Centre given priority during these difficult times.
Halstead Rotary Club is very keen to invite new members and we welcome anyone to apply or to find out more information. If you are one of those volunteering during this current pandemic giving support and hope to the community then you are just the type of people we are looking for, ‘People of Action’. Come and join us, we are very sociable and like to have fun raising funds or offering direct support within our local community and to those in need around the world.
If you would like to find out
more then please do get in touch, contact me Alison Faruggia via email at AlisonatRotary@hotmail.com or via the contact form on this web site
What is Rotary
If you are new to the idea of Rotary and don't really know what we are about then please take a couple of minutes to watch the video below. Whilst watching think about how you might contribute to and benefit from being a member of such a fantastic world-wide organisation.
It won't give you all the answers but it will be a start then - contact us to find out more.
Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.
Rotary supporting rehabilitation for stroke survivors
Putting the wheels in motion to end polio
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(On the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month we meet at the Colne Valley Golf Club, Station Road, Earls Colne, CO6 2LT. More formal meetings and includes a 2 course dinner at £16. Contact Club Secretary by Tuesday 11am if you wish to attend. 01787 582734 )
On the 2nd & 4th Thursdays we meet at The Bird in Hand Public House, Chapel Hill, Halstead,CO9 1JP tel:01787 274993.
These are our more informal meeting and we do not have a meal.