Welcome to the Rotary Club of Portishead Please see below news about some of our projects, information about Rotary and our Club programme
Images from our Youth
12 students from St Katherine's entered the National Young Photographer competitiondetails
Sainsbury's & Portishead Rotary Partnership
Sainsbury’s, Portishead have announced 150 days of volunteering in the community in partnership with the Rotary Club of Portishead.details
Christmas Collections raise £1,792
In the week before Christmas we held collections at Portishead supermarkets raising money for Rotary charitiesdetails
Our weekly meetings are now taking place via Zoom.
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In light of the rapid progress of Coronavirus, the Portishead Rotary Club Swimathon Committee, with great regret, have taken the decision to postpone the forthcoming Swimathon which was to be held on Saturday 28th March at Parish Wharf Leisure Centre.
It was a decision not taken lightly and we acknowledge that so much hard work has been put in to organise the activity by so many, but we had to take into account the wellbeing of the swimmers, their families, helpers and everyone involved on the day.
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 Portishead and around the world.
HOW DO WE WORK?
Our impact starts with our members: people who work tirelessly within clubs like Portishead 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.
The Rotary Club of Portishead meets every Tuesday evening at Clarence House for a meal and we normally have a speaker presenting a subject relevant to our work within the community
We also talk and plan what we can do for the local community as well as supporting projects located both in the UK and internationally.
Why not come to one of our meetings and find out what it is all about.
For more information, you can download our brochure or contact us via the "Join Rotary" link at the top right of this page. Alternatively you can phone our Membership Secretary: Lance Allen on 07789 478 300 or look at our noticeboard in Portishead Precinct
Do you shop online? – if so you can support us totally free!
Our club has registered with "Give as You Live” which has links with over 4000 retailers including all the major ones. Every time you shop on line our registered Charity -The Rotary Club of Portishead Trust Fund - receives a commission which in turns helps us to support our many local good causes
To register please click on this link. Please contact Rotarian Richard Bonfield if you require any assistance (07977 039912)
The good news is that it is totally free to you with the knowledge you will be supporting Rotary in the community
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.