What is Rotary

Are you familiar with the work of Rotary?

A minibus we donated to Burton CREST

 

The oldest service organisation in the world

There is no such thing as a typical Rotary member, nor is there a typical club.   Each of our 1,850 Rotary clubs in Britain and Ireland has its own personality.   Clubs meet on different days of the week, at different times of the day, and are involved in a vast range of different projects and activities.

Members come from all walks of life.   Some joined Rotary for the social life, some for business networking opportunities, and others for the chance to give something back to their communities.

Rotary runs humanitarian projects locally, nationally and internationally, and partners with many charities worldwide.  Members organise community projects that address many of today's most critical issues, including violence, drug abuse, health, hunger, the environment, and illiteracy.   Rotary clubs determine their service projects based on local needs.      The photo above shows a mini bus being presented by our club to Burton CREST.

Members are committed to the drive to eradicate polio.   Since we became involved in 1985, the number of reported polio cases has fallen from 350,000 a year to fewer that 60 in the last 12 months; over two billion children have been protected from the disease.