The Rotary Club of Athlone was established in 1985, celebrating its 35th year this year. Rotary International was founded 110 years ago and now has a membership of 1.2 million with more than 35,000 clubs. The Athlone Club has been meeting on a Monday in the Radisson Hotel but in the current pandemic is conducting its meetings on Zoom. It is intended to return and restart meetings in the Radisson when it becomes possible.
Mission. The Rotary mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. The members of the Club give their time and talents to serve our local community and enjoy business as well as social networking opportunities.
Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action in our world’s most important issues. Together we:
• Promote peace
• Fight disease
• Provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene
• Save mothers and children
• Support education
• Grow local economies
• Youth programmes for schools including Leadership, Young Writer and Young Chef
• Youth Exchange
• Tree of Remembrance at Christmas in aid of local and Rotary charities
• School Bikes for Africa
• Humanitarian aid to Lebanon
• Annual Concert in aid of local charity
• Fellowship and social events
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.