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The framework for what we do
Club Service - includes Safety & Safeguarding, Attendance, Webmaster, and Publicity.
House, Entertainment, & Social - as it says, enhances our enjoyment.
Membership - membership, interest, and diversity matters.
Community Service - provides local support to charities and individuals on various occasions, including the Orthopaedic Hospital, Derwen College, and Macmillan.
Environment - Supports and partners environmental organisations with local emphasis.
International Service - supports Mercy Ships, LendwithCare, and responds wherever help may be needed worldwide.
Youth Service - all for local youth, supports six Rotakids Clubs, Young Carers, Young Writers, Young Chef, Young Innovator and Young Achiever.
RYLA - uniquely, manage the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards scheme for our region, having initiated it and promoted it nationwide. Our Club sponsors 2 participants.
Major Events - manage Oswestry Christmas Parade, the unique Borderland Mountain Bike Challenge, occasional special events, and work the Oswestry Town Bonfire & Fireworks.
Rotary Foundation - gives financial grants, beyond the capacity of individual Clubs. We contribute to support this, and also promote Purple for Polio, so successfully eradicating polio from our planet.
President's Message 2020/21
President Brian Ashton writes…
Although I am a relative newcomer to the club, I am delighted to have been invited to serve as President. Despite Covid19, Borderlanders have kept active and in communication via Zoom and WhatsApp. We have continued to support local charities, depleting our reserves as all our usual fundraising activities fell victim to the sequential lock downs. Now we are, mostly, vaccinated we look forward to getting back out into our communities and making a difference.
Borderland Rotary ..
Borderland Rotary was founded in 1990 to satisfy a need for an evening Club in the Oswestry area. We meet at Sweeney Hall Country Hotel at Morda on a Wednesday evening at 19.30 for 19.45. Sometimes, social activities are elsewhere.
Our members are drawn both from the town of Oswestry and the surrounding areas of Shropshire and Montgomeryshire.
We are a dual gender club of close to 40 members and actively support the inclusion of lady Rotarians. We have no corresponding Inner Wheel Club although partners have formed themselves into an ad-hoc group known as the 'Inner Tube' which arranges its own social programme.
Guest speakers are invited to most of our meetings although the first Wednesday in each month is reserved to discuss the business affairs of the Club.
There is a strong sporting bias with members participating in golf, cycling, football, rugby, together with the odd excursions into clay pigeon shooting , bowls and archery.
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