A founding principle of Rotary was to meet periodically to enjoy camaraderie and enlarge one’s circle of business and professional acquaintances. Rotary is the oldest service club of its type in the world, and Rotary clubs represent a cross-section of their community’s businesses (owners, executives, managers and other personnel), political leaders, other professionals and like-minded individuals.
Membership in a Rotary club offers all of the following:
Service Opportunities - Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address such concerns as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians experience the fulfilment that comes from giving back to the community.
International Awareness - There are over 33,000 Rotary Clubs around the world with over 1.2 million members. The members come from many backgrounds - all legitimate businesses, professions and vocations offer a potential source of membership of Rotary International.
Friendship - The acquaintances made during Rotary meetings and events usually develop into friendships through frequent contact and then sharing similar interests. In addition, when travelling either domestically or abroad a visit to another Rotary club usually results in being welcomed like ‘an old friend'.
Family Foundations - Rotary sponsors some of the world’s largest youth exchange, educational exchange, and scholarship programs. Rotary clubs provide innovative training opportunities and mentoring for young leaders and involve family members in a wide range of social and service activities.
Personal Development - Rotary is an organisation of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just a sampling of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire, and guide others.
Diversity in Membership - Rotary’s classification system ensures that a club’s membership represents a variety of the community’s men and women, including leaders in business, industry, the arts, government, sports, the military, and religion. Rotary clubs are non-political, non-religious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds.
In the Rotary Club of Altrincham we currently have members who are, or were, active in the following businesses, professions or industries: Accountancy (Training); Computing; Consulting (Bookselling, Financial Advice, Health & Social Care, Workforce Planning & Scheduling; Engineering (Air Conditioning, Management); Entertainment, Health Food Supplements; Insurance; Internet Marketing; Medicine (General Practice, Orthopaedic Surgery); Optometry; Property Development; Retail Pharmacy; Travel; and Warehouse Logistics.
We sincerely believe that The Rotary Club of Altrincham is one of the friendliest clubs in the UK. If you would like to make enquiries concerning Membership, without an obligation to become a member, then please contact us.