Our Club

Rotary Club of Athlone

Our club comprises of over thirty professional and business people, ranging in age from mid-thirties to the seveties, representing both genders and a wide range of backgrounds. Meeting at 1pm every Monday, we have lunch where we discuss our community and youth projectds and other Rotary activities.
We are always delighted to welcome visiting Rotarians, their family members, partners and friends from other Rotary clubs throughout Ireland or further afield. We also welcome potential future Rotarians who find themselves curious about what we do or want to find out how they might lend a hand.

Ciaran Mannion, President and Ivan Merrick, Membership.

Ciaran Mannion, President and Ivan Merrick, Membership.

Last year Athlone Rotary was successful in adding a number of new members to their list and anyone interested in joining should contact the Secretary (rotaryathlone@gmail.com) or any member of the Club.

The Rotary Club of Athlone was established in 1985, celebrating its 36th year this year. Rotary International was founded 110 years ago and now has a membership of 1.2 million with more than 35,000 clubs. The Athlone Club has been meeting on a Monday in the Radisson Hotel.

Rotary is a worldwide organisation with 72 clubs in Ireland, North and South. The general theme for this year is “Serve to change lives”. Its key humanitarian project has been to rid the world of polio. Back in 1988 it spearheaded this campaign at a time when there were over 1000 cases a day in 120 countries, paralysing and even killing children. Since then the number of cases has dropped by 99.9% leaving only 2 countries with this terrible disease today.

Mission : The Rotary mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. The members of the Club give their time and talents to serve our local community and enjoy business as well as social networking opportunities.

What we do – International

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action in our world’s most important issues. Together we:

    • Promote peace

    • Fight disease.

    • Provide clean water, sanitation and hygiene

    • Save mothers and children

    • Support education

    • Grow local economies

What we do – Locally

    • Youth programmes for schools including Leadership, Young Writer and Young Chef

    • Youth Exchange

    • Tree of Remembrance at Christmas in aid of local and Rotary charities

    • School Bikes for Africa

    • Humanitarian aid to Lebanon

    • Annual Concert in aid of local charity

    • Fellowship and social events

Get Involved !

Contact the Secretary or any member of the Club.

Our Club sub-pages:

Rotary Club of Athlone Constitution & By Laws

(members only log in for more information)

History of the Club

more The Rotary Club of Athlone was founded in 1985.

Mission & Object of Rotary

more Mission and Object of Rotary

Rotary International

more Rotary International in Ireland, UK and World

Joining Rotary

more Membership of Rotary