Rotary Club of Thurso tries to live up to the motto 'Service before Self' and to work through its four committees (Community Service, Foundation, International Service and Vocational Service) to serve and improve the lot of people within the areas of Society falling within those broad categories of service.
The Club works with many local organisations in the Community to help, support and deliver on more localised projects. This will include working with the Thurso Town Improvements, the local Caithness Area of Highland Council and the many local bodies and charities working in the Thurso area. Youth Opportunities is a major part of the work of the Community Service Committee but International and Vocational work overlaps in this area of endevour.
The principal fundraising for Community Support is through the very successful Community Fund 250 Club. With a significant amount of money raised for the Community and monetary prizes for members to be won this fundraiser had been very popular. However, there is always room for more members and information can be obtained from Donald Sinclair, Sinclair's Shoe Shop, Traill Street, Thurso.
Thurso Rotary Club is fully committed to supporting the values and objectives of Rotary Foundation. The Club has actively supported Foundation through fundraising events and by regularly making financial contributions to the good causes advanced by Rotary Foundation.
The Mission of the International Service Committee of Rotary is to enable Rotarians to promote world understanding and peace through World Community Service and Rotary Friendship Programmes by Rotarians and Rotary Clubs across the world, through Informing, motivating and supporting Districts and Clubs in RIBI. At Thurso we fully support this work through our International Committee and indeed the whole Club membership. Our Youth Opportunities Programme, recorded elsewhere on the site, and support for projects abroad are well supported by the Thurso Club and the local community.
At Thurso Rotary Club the Vocational Committee takes on duties associated with Vocational projects and activitiesthough some projects may also fall into the international sphere. The Vocational Committee works with youth at both home and abroad to provide a wide range of youth opportunities. Details of some of this work can be found on the Youth Opportunities page.
The very nature of Rotary's endevours to help in all fields of life at home and abroad inevitably means that no one committee can work separately from another and no one committee will exclusively help or fundraise for their own area of principal responsibility. Many projects falling into one or other category of activity are, in fact, club activities with much cross committee and whole club support.