Ever wondered who organises Pinner Village Show, the St George's Day celebrations in the High Street and goes out on a sleigh with Santa for a week just before Christmas to collect for charity?
Rotary, now over a hundred years of age, is an organisation of men and women of all ages who volunteer their time and talents to serve their communities at home and overseas. It is the largest humanitarian service organisation in Great Britain and Ireland for people who want to make a better world, and who are dedicated to providing friendly help to local and international communities. It is a networking organisation on an international scale.
The world's Rotary clubs meet weekly and are non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. Each Rotary Club operates autonomously within the Rotary family and selects causes it wishes to support each year. Rotarians are welcome, and encouraged, to visit any Club anywhere in the world and Clubs work together linking communities and countries. Rotary supports amongst others; programmes for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development.
Above all we aim to have fun! If we didn’t have fun, we wouldn’t do it.
We are always keen to welcome new visitors who may go on to become Rotarians. You will be invited to come along to one of our weekly meetings by someone who already enjoys the social and community aspects of Pinner Rotary Club.
Membership of Rotary is by invitation only.
A prospective new club member will attend a number of meetings of the club so you can interact with the members, learn something of how the club works and what the members do and achieve. After these meetings a member may invite the prospective candidate to complete a proposal for membership form that is submitted to the club.
Once the proposal has been approved by the members of the club, the induction will take place at a club meeting. The induction is not some sort of secret ceremony and we often have visitors for them. Every club has a number of committees that carry out its business and every Rotarian sits on a one or more committees.
Becoming a Rotarian is purely voluntary, but there are expectations.
We understand that family and work commitments may make weekly attendance difficult but we encourage members to attend as often as possible, every week if they can, and in particular to join in with club social and other Rotary activities as much as possible. Above all we expect our members to have fun as Rotarians.
We meet weekly, on a Tuesday evening at Pinner Hill Golf Club. We have a varied and interesting programme of meetings, often with a guest speaker, occasionally covering our essential business, but always with plenty of fun and fellowship.
Service to the community is a significant part of our activity and annually we expect our completed fund raising projects to raise around £10,000 across local, national and international causes.
Most of our 20 or so members either live or work in Pinner and the surrounding area. Our members’ professions vary enormously and include accountants, bankers, financial experts, retailers, pharmaceuticals, insurance, solicitors, estate agency, dentist, optician and information technology. Rotary is a dual gender organisation. We have seen an increasing number of women members and couples are also welcome.
Why not contact us to arrange to visit us on a Tuesday evening and find out more about our club and Rotary International? You will receive a warm welcome, we are sure that you will enjoy our company and we are keen to extend our membership to like minded people. Rotary has no discriminatory barriers and we, in particular, wish to be truly representative of our local community.
If you are interested in learning more then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us on 07586 305 314.
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