You may have heard a bit about Rotary and think it’s all male, all accountants, bank managers and solicitors, that we only come out at Christmas and that we have strict policies about attending meetings and wearing a tie, and stuff like that…
Not so! Rotary welcomes men and women of all ages, traditionally it used to be business people, but the phrase now is ‘of good standing in the community’ … and we have no political or religious afﬁliations. There are, at last count, 1.2 million of us, in almost every country in the world.
There is a meeting of our club each week, at the Clock House pub in Teddington, when we have a 2 course meal, plan our projects, and often have a speaker from outside the club. But, as above, it is not necessary to come more often than you feel comfortable with, and in fact we have a small offshoot or Satellite club which meets just twice a month, and just for drinks, which may be an option for many.
The most important thing is that you should be ready to give some time and maybe your skills to give back to our community.
We support causes from the worldwide effort to eradicate Polio, to helping a local family buy special bit of kit for a disabled child… all of which requires us to ﬁrst raise the money that we can then use appropriately.
All are welcome to come to a meeting, meet us and talk about membership and what we do, without any obligation.
Call John Frye on 07545 896613
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