What is Rotary?
Rotary has 33,000 clubs in 200 countries representing a network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective. Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable.
WHAT WE DO:
We work with youth to create our future leaders:
• by challenging our young to apply their skills. Through a number of national competitions we help them to achieve pride in their work.
We support those in our community:
• and look for projects which will make a difference to people’s lives.
We help local charities and causes raise funds for their projects:
• we both organise fund-raising events and directly collect funds to help them carry out their work.
We aim to make a difference both here in Kinver and around the world.
HOW DO WE WORK?
Our impact starts with our members: people who work tirelessly within clubs like Kinver Rotary to solve some of our communities' toughest challenges.
Our efforts are supplemented by Rotary International, our member association, and The Rotary Foundation, which in turn support our work around the world.
Rotary is a “bottom-up”, member led, organisation where the focus is on making a difference locally at the same time as supporting projects across the world that make a difference to the communities they reach.
Since the Rotary Club of Kinver was chartered in 1986 it has made a difference to communities locally and
also some of those less fortunate across the world.
It is a fully integrated and highly appreciated facet of life in the villages of Kinver and Enville and the nearby Wollaston and Wall Heath areas, working on behalf of young and old alike – and over the years raising more than £250,000 for a plethora of charities while enjoying superb fellowship between members and friends.
Local charities have benefitted exclusively from the most high profile of the club’s activities, the Christmas sleigh, which made its first tour of the village even before the club was chartered while among the international projects have been links with schools in Gambia and Uganda.
Regular events in a packed annual calendar include a Harvest/promises auction; a Children in Need Quiz, hosted by BBC “Voice of the Balls” Alan Dedicoat; organising holidays to Blackpool for the elderly of the community (who are also entertained to a party each year); while one-off events have included the staging of a military brass band concert which resulted in the club’s largest single donation to any charity – Help for Heroes; an unforgettable Musical Extravaganza; and a series of Open Garden Weekends which brought hundreds of visitors to the village.
Until the Corona virus took over, members met weekly to hear talks by a diverse range of speakers, joined in fellowship activities with other clubs in the area, took part in quizzes across the district, liaised with local schools and other service and social organisations, welcomed visiting Rotarians from across the world and conducted the business of the club, all with an emphasis on fellowship and enjoyment.
Until Further notice our meetings will be every other Monday via Zoom. For details see Below
Meetings and events happening soon
Wed, Sep 23rd 2020 7:30 pm
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