Farnborough Rotary Club Associate Members
If you have a job that takes most hours of your day, or you have a family with all of the children’s activities doing the same to you, it has probably never occurred that it does not have to be a barrier to occasionally getting off the work and family treadmill. Farnborough Rotary Club is typical of the many clubs both in the UK and throughout the world where a level of commitment is needed, but for the first time there is now a way to get involved in the club’s activities, but without the need to commit, unless you can see a wee gap in your crazy lifestyle! That way is called Associate Membership, a membership aimed at very busy people.
If you live locally, you will already be aware that Farnborough Rotary organises a number of local highlights such as the Donkey Derby on the late May Bank Holiday, Music in the Park every other year in July, and the Christmas float collections around the streets of Farnborough and in local shopping centres every December.
Whilst we are known for these high-profile events, we also raise money or donate from our own funds to support ‘Shelterbox’ and other aid charities helping with disaster relief in all parts of the world. As a part of the worldwide Rotary International organisation we have contributed to the ‘End Polio Now’ campaign that has almost eradicated polio. On top of all this, we have many activities that are never publicised, including some great social occasions.
The backgrounds of the men and women in our club are many and varied; we have a several ex-military (Army and RAF, but no Marines or Navy yet) a jeweller, an estate agent, sales and marketing people, a pharmacist, a union official, a retired GP and a few local councillors amongst our 50+ members. In fact, we are a real mix of personalities.
If you feel you would like to get involved either as an Associate Member or as a full Rotarian to give back something to our local community, then please get in touch. We are always looking for people with energy, enthusiasm and a little time on their hands and we would be delighted if you could join us at the Holiday Inn for one of our Thursday lunch meetings to see us in action and meet the members. Even if you could not possibly get away from work to join us for lunch, we would still like to hear from you. For further details, please contact Sam Parkin…Email or call 07835 074421
If you are interested in coming along to one of our meetings to see us in action and meet the members, please contact our club secretary Tony Myers…Email or call 01252 657574