Welcome to the website for the Rotary Club of Rushden!
Interested in joining Rotary get in touch to find out some more information about what we get up to!details
Covid - 19 Rotary Information
While we cannot meet for Rotary meetings currently we are however still holding meetings via video chat. Please click for more information.details
In 2019/20, we were thrown a curved ball with the Covid 19 situation. This meant that our regular meetings were curtailed so like many organisations, we were able to maintain contact on a “virtual basis” but it did not stop our fundraising. So far this year we have raised £12,000, and have supported organisations such as Prison Me No Way, Mercy Ships, Parkinsons Society, Rushden Night Shelter and Food Bank, and the Hurricane Dorian disaster fund. We will shortly be paying for and installing a Defibrillator in the Centre of Higham Ferrers.
Rotary is the biggest service organisation in the world. In other words, Rotary exists to help people locally, nationally, and internationally.
Rotary Clubs, and there are 500 of them in Great Britain alone support local hospices, schools and students, elderly, disadvantaged and disabled people and they encourage them for their achievements as carers and students.
There are more than a million Rotarians spread across the whole world. They have formed themselves into clubs so that they can best help their communities and support those in great need. Let me give you some examples. Thirty years ago, Rotary made a pledge to the world’s children that they would get rid of polio from the planet so that no child would die or be disabled by the disease. They work with partners and on their own raised $2 billion (that’s TWO BILLION US DOLLARS) and sent out volunteers to some of the most dangerous countries to immunise every child. This work is now 99% complete. Rotary provides shelter, food and water whenever and wherever there is a disaster. So, Rotary was there in Nepal last year and in the north of England this year providing aid.
Rotary is not in any way a religious, or exclusive organisation. Its members are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life who want to help and do some good in their area, for example by providing facilities for a Women’s Refuge or supporting local Young Carers.
Where do the clubs get their money from? By organising large and small fundraising events like Dragon Boat Races, Charity Golf Days, Sportsman’s Dinners, Car Shows, Bucket Collections, Christmas Collections etc. and they have fun doing it.
If this is the kind of thing you think you would like to be involved with, get in touch with us and email our Secretary Robin Allen.
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 15th July 18.00
Guest Speaker - Ian Parker talking about "Literacy in a Box" Held on Zoom
Wednesday 22nd July 18.00
The outgoing personality of Chris Knight shines as he leads you through his life. From Rotary to the London Olympics 2012, hobbies and family life.
Wednesday 12th August 18.00
Business Meeting held on zoom
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.
Flexibility creating new opportunities for new members
RotaKids supporting their local community
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(During Lockdown meetings are being held Via Video Chat - Zoom Wednesday Evening at 6.00pm If you wish to contact us click the email icon at the top right of the page.)