Welcome to the Wisbech Rotary Home Page.We are an active and vibrant team , so why not take a look at our forthcomig meetings and events section to find out what is currently happening.Thank you.
We are supporting PhysioNet which is a registered charity supplying donated physio equipment, which can be refurbished, to children who need it around the world. Can you help? Have you any unused equipment? If so please contact us.details
Annual Shoebox Appeal
Help with shoeboxes this year to ensure those in need have a good Christmas.details
Wisbech is a market town, inland port and civil parish with a population of 31,573 in the Fens of Cambridgeshire, England. The tidal River Nene runs through the centre of the town and is spanned by two bridges. The name is believed to mean on the back of the (River) Ouse, Ouse being a common Celtic word relating to 'water' and the name of a river that once flowed through the town.
What is Rotary?
Rotary International is a global network of service volunteers. It is the world's largest service organisation for business and professional people, with some 1,210,905 members operating in 168 countries world-wide.
There are some 58,000 Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland in 1,845 clubs, helping those in need and working towards world understanding and peace.
The main objective of Rotary is service in the community and throughout the world. Rotarians build goodwill and peace, provide humanitarian service, and encourage high ethical standards in all vocations. The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self
Its a fulfilling role, and Rotarians can get involved as much or as little as their time will allow.
But there is much more. Clubs meet on a regular basis, which allows members to build firm friendships. Every Rotarian has a right to attend any Club meeting anywhere in the world, so there is always somewhere to go, and people to meet, wherever business or leisure travel may take you.
Various Clubs have different emphases, which can reflect differences in size. A small market town may have a Club of perhaps 20 members, whereas in large centres the number can be closer to 100. Some concentrate on local community or vocational projects. Others link up with a sister club in another country to undertake an international project. Each Club decides how it wants to use the resources it has available.
A Message from our President .
A warm welcome to our Rotary Website to all Rotarians and potential Rotarians.
The Wisbech Club has been in existence for over 80 years and has included thousands of Wisbech residents who have all worked together for the good of our fellow townsfolk and also in supporting Rotary’s international projects.
I am proud of our Town and its varied history and enormous potential for the Future. The last time I was President was in 1996/1997, at that time we were an all Male group. The following year it was resolved that Rotary should be open to Women and I am pleased to report we now are a truly modern Club whilst cherishing some of our old Rotary traditions.
I am married to Beverly,and I am an Auctioneer running Clifford Cross Auctions in Wisbech. I had the Honour of being Town Mayor in 2000; Honourary Freeman of Wisbech; High Sheriff 2012; Vice Lord Lieutenant 2017-2020 and I am Chairman of Wisbech Museum; Wisbech Charities and Wisbech Regeneration Group.
If you would like to consider joining our happy group please telephone me 07885431520 and I will be pleased to tell you more about our Club and its projects, which are at the moment curtailed because of the wretched Virus.
We “meet” on zoom twice per month to discuss what we are able to do and what we wish to plan for when we are able to resume meeting.
In the meantime I wish you and your family all good wishes and hope to be able to welcome you in person in the future.
Richard Barnwell (President 2020 - 2021)
PLEASE NOTE DUE TO GOVERNMENT RESTRICTIONS WE ARE CURRENTLY MEETING ON ZOOM.
* Please check diary as we do not meet every week *
Do more -shop online : click the link below
Retailers will donate a percentage to us via this link .
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 1st January - Tuesday 1st January
Join Friends of Wisbech Rotary
Proposal form for becoming a friend of Rotarydetails
Tuesday 14th July 18.00
MEETING VIA ZOOM
Monday 20th July 09.30
SILVER MONDAY : TO BE ADVISED
SILVER MONDAY LIGHT CINEMA CROMWELL ROAD WISBECH
£3 ENTRY , REFRESHMENTS FOLLOWED BY A FILM
Tuesday 28th July 18.00
Details will be updated when available
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