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Information on how you can get involved with MKGU Rotary

Tabitha Cobb, Ethel Morris and Maureen McColl were inducted as members of the club in January 2018

Becoming a Rotarian

We welcome new members at MKGU.

If you’d like to find out more about joining us, contact Preston below or just come to a Rotary breakfast, meet us and have a chat.

Every Thursday we meet in the Mulberry Suite at the Open University from 7 am onwards, sit down to breakfast at 7.30am and finish at 8.30am prompt. Even when we have a speaker, we ensure that we finish on the dot to allow everyone to get on with the rest of Thursday.

Benefits of being a Rotarian

There are many benefits of joining Rotary, including

·        The opportunity to help others in our community and also help others around the world

·        Build friendships with fellow members (and their families) at breakfast meetings, social activities and fund-raising events

·        Hear a wide range of interesting speakers at Thursday breakfast meetings

·        Join a worldwide charitable organisation (with 1.2 million members) and an open invitation to visit any other Rotary club in the world

Costs

We make a monthly charge of £11 (to cover an affiliation fee to Rotary International, a contribution to Rotary Foundation – our international charity and club running costs). On top is a charge of £8 for each breakfast meeting attended (this includes a full English breakfast). 

For administrative ease this is collected by a monthly standing order of either £37 or £19 (the amount depends on whether you think you will be able to attend most meetings or more likely once a month). Every six months we adjust your payment to reflect your actual attendance, but no one pays more than £37 per month.

On top of that we each buy a £1 raffle ticket for the weekly raffle – the prize is supplied by the individual on Welcome Duty, which we take in turn.

Get in touch

So if you would like to start Thursday with a smile contact Preston Ayres on 07889 055599 or send him a message using the link below.


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Recent visit to The Gambia

Work has almost completed on a significant project to reduce Malaria in The Gambia thanks to the Rotary Club of Milton Keynes Grand Union (MKGU).

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The winning team of Breege Traynor, Eric Hamilton and John Kelly with Vice President Chris Duff at the MKGU Rotary'End Polio Now' Golf Day

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The photographic archive for our club is kept on a Flickr account. You can access it using the link below.

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The Crocuses planted at the Open University, our meeting venue, to mark our commitment to Rotary International's fight to eradicate polio

A brief description of what the Rotary organisation world wide stands for.

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One of our annual quiz nights

Some information about our club

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Tabitha Cobb, Ethel Morris and Maureen McColl were inducted as members of the club in January 2018

Information on how you can get involved with MKGU Rotary

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An intrepid cyclist on the challenge

Our biggest charity effort comes through supporting the organisation of the Extra Mile Challenge annual relay cycling event.

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We have fun together in a variety of social events organised by the club

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MKGU Bursary Awards to Catherine Agunede, Shinta Francis & Rochelle Archer

The Bursary Awards are made each year to students studying for careers in the public sector. This year's award of £300 each was made to students at MK University Hospital NHS Trust, Catherine Agunede, Shinta Francis & Rochelle Archer.

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Local workers starting to survey the drainage route

We are putting our funds, together with a grant from the Rotary Foundation to support a drainage improvement project in the Gambia

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