What is Rotary

Details of What Rotary Means to more than 1.2 Million People


Rotary is a service organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide who help those in need, advocate high ethical standards in all vocations, and work toward world understanding and peace.

Rotary is more than 1.2 million service-minded men and women belonging to 27,000 Rotary Clubs in 150 countries and 35 geographical regions.

Rotary is compassion for the underprivileged, the ill and disabled, who benefit from over 50,000 Rotary club service projects in the world each year.

Rotary is running the biggest non-government scholarship scheme in the world.

Rotary is behind a foundation that gives more than £21 million every year to educational and humanitarian programmes that promote international understanding.

Rotarians meet weekly to enjoy each other's fellowship and discuss ways to serve others. Membership is by invitation.

Rotary's mission is simply to serve others; to give something back; to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by utilising the skills and talents of our members collectively.

  • We want to bring about positive change in our neighbourhoods by fostering and building strong communities.
  • We want to provide opportunities that will improve lives.
  • We want to help eradicate poverty, hunger and preventable disease across the world.

Our motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of Rotary members worldwide, to serve the community and put its needs before the member's own. Our main focuses are:

  • Economic and community development
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy 

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Shanklin Rotary Club wins District Golf Trophy

Shanklin Rotary Team wins District Knockout Golf Final

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A Tale of a Flying Rotarian with a Maritime History

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A bumper crowd enjoys Mitch Jones 'Life as a Yeoman Warder'

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New River Boat to be purchased

Shanklin Rotary thanks S&SRC for their contribution to Annual Sale success

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Rotary Polio Plus Campaign

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Club President Steve Knight presents a donation to David Tamcken

Shanklin Rotary Club supports David Tamcken's efforts in Ghana

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Club President, Steve Knight, presents a cheque for £4,000 to Anne Taylor

Shanklin Rotary Club donates £4,000 to fund raising campaign

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Shanklin Rotary Members at Arreton Barns checkpoint

Members of Shanklin Rotary Club help to marshal this popular event

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President Steve Knight presents Mike McConville with a cheque in support of the Farmers Overseas Action Group

Mike McConville from Stourbridge Rotary Club gives a presentation on the Farmers Overseas Action Group

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Over 15's require kit to continue with club

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Shelter Box used in disaster areas providing shelter and emergency supplies for a family in need

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Club President Steve Knight receives  cheque for £1,000

Members of Shanklin Rotary Club attend presentation

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Thanks to the generosity of all who donated goods and attended the sale, a fantastic £42,000 was collected for all our good causes. Many Thanks to you all!

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A Fantastic £32,000 total is acheived

The ever popular event returned with great success generating £32,000 for good causes.

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'Lovely' Ron presents cheque to Food Bank

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Shanklin Rotary Club donate £2,000 to fund essential travel needs.

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The Teams Celebrate

Shanklin Rotary and Inner Wheel battle it out for Skittles supremacy

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Club President, Steve Knight presents the cheque for £750

A cheque for £750 will fund activities for Young Carers

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Information on Shanklin Rotary Club's International Involvement

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Kevin Newton is presented with a cheque for £2,000 by Club President Steve Knight

Kevin Newton the founder of 'The Bus Shelter' presented his project - to end rough sleeping on the IOW, to Shanklin Rotary Club members.

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Shanklin Rotary Club makes a donation to help Shanklin FC

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Club President Steve Knight presents 'BIG' cheque to Robert & Sheila Young

Shanklin Rotary Club Supports IOW Pony Driving for the Disabled

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Shanklin Rotary Club President, Steve Knight, presents the cheque for £4,000 to Lifeboat crew members.

Members of Shanklin Rotary Club visit Lifeboat Station for presentation of £4,000 Cheque

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Details of What Rotary Means to more than 1.2 Million People

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What Shanklin Rotary does in the community

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