In November 2019, Oadby became one of over 700 communities in the UK to join the campaign run by Surfers Against Sewage, a charity in Cornwall, to create a Plastic Free Community network.Details
As President for this Rotary Year I thought it might be helpful to try and answer one recurring question which pops up a bit too frequently…Details
Zanzibar is suffering not only the collapse of their main source of income – Tourism, but also the effect that tourism has in the 1.3 million inhabitants. In recent years tourism has replaced the tradition of herb and spice growing on the islands.Details
WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF
(Many of the activities recorded in this Introduction are on hold
due to the current lockdown, and will re-start once things get back to normal)
WHO ARE WE?
The Rotary Club of Oadby Launde was formed in Oadby, a suburb of Leicester, in 1986. The club has always been known for its informality, and whilst meetings follow a traditional format, members do not take themselves too seriously.
Meetings currently take place at Glen Gorse Golf Club, Glen Road, Oadby, Leicester LE2 4RF on Thursday Evenings, 6.45 for 7.00pm start.
There is always a meal, usually followed by a speaker, with regular business meetings covering Rotary topics. There are some outside meetings and social events.
SO, WHAT DO WE DO?
The club is one of the smaller clubs in Rotary, but in many respects, Punches Above Its Weight. Where possible, a full programme of Youth, Community and Environment Programmes are run, with a renewed focus this year on Community and Youth projects; getting involved and giving something back to the community.
We are mindful that there is much to do to support the local community. A refreshed list of community projects has been developed, and this is currently a focus for the club.
This includes support for Oadby Food Bank, cooperative work with Oadby Stakeholders, a programme of Visiting Old Folk, a programme to Reduce The Use Of Plastics. A range of activities keeping the Borough in Bloom includes Bulb Planting and Sponsorship of Flower Planters in the main shopping area.
The club will continue to support Know your Blood Pressure Day and the Annual Rainbows Fireworks Event. We will continue to run a number of successful fund raising events.
The club’s programme of support for Youth Projects is particularly strong. Working mainly with Beauchamp College, the club has developed a successful Youth Speaks eInitiative, with a number of winners over the years.
The club has also been involved in Young Writer, Young Chef and Young Scientist. The club also supports Kids Out annually (a day out for young people at local theme park. The club sponsors kids with special needs from a local school).
The club has also actively supported the Youth Exchange and International Scholar Programmes.
We are currently involved in a project in Zanzibar, bringing modern amenities to local residents.
The club has a very active fund raising programme, donating around £4,000 each year to international, national and local charities through fund raising events, such as an Annual Quiz Night (now in its 18th year), Christmas Tin Rattle and Bridge Drive.
Sports events include a Bowls evening, croquet and a Country Walks etc), On a lighter note there is the Christmas Dinner, President’s Garden Party and visiting other rotary clubs, often to play indoor sports. We regularly invite speakers to talk on non-Rotary topics. Wives, husbands and partners are invited.
These events are supported by Friends of Rotary. This is a group of people who cannot commit to a weekly meeting, but are pleased to support our work by attending occasional meetings, supporting fund raising events and donating to the club’s charity fund. There are currently 7 Friends of Rotary.
WE ARE A SMALL CLUB, MIXED GENDER AND ETHNICITY. LIKE MANY SERVICE ORGANISATIONS, MEMBERSHIP IS FALLING AND WE ARE KEEN TO HEAR FROM POTENTIAL MEMBERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US.
PLEASE CONTACT ROTARIAN ROGER CORLETT, MEMBERSHIP OFFICER USING
THE LINK AT THE FOOT OF THIS PAGE.
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