Service above Self

Rotary clubs, like Nottingham, enable people to give some of their time to help make the world a better place under the ideal of 'Service above Self'.


So we like to think that a little of the blood of our illustrious ancestor and his merry men and women still courses through our veins.

It is sometimes difficult to make a difference on your own and it can get a bit lonely too.
But when you are a member of the world's largest service organisation with 1.2 million members and 33,000 clubs in 200 countries, you can achieve great things together and it can be very rewarding.

We are also proud of the fact that 100% of what we raise goes to the good causes we support. Like the project Leni Gelblum and Peter Moore are running for our club to raise £250,000 to register half of Nottingham's under-fives on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Scheme to support literacy in the City. In 2012 it won them a Community award.

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Councillor David Mellen with the 5,000th child to receive the free books, baby Remae Gordon-Goode, with dad Raelle, mum Melanie and sister Kyron (Image: Nottingham City Council)

The Imagination Library aims to improve children’s literacy levels so that they are more likely to be ready to start school when they turn five.

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There are many ways to fund raise for charities. One Nottingham Rotary club member combines a winter holiday in a warm climate with running a half marathon for Nottingham charities.

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Shirland Welfare Brass Band

Shirland Welfare Brass Band has been named as the selection for the 2018 Listen with the Band concert on Saturday 20th October

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Rotary clubs, like Nottingham, enable people to give some of their time to help make the world a better place under the ideal of 'Service above Self'.

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President Paul Jones welcomes his Dad Howard

President Paul Jones welcomes his Dad Howard as a new member to the club

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Deck The Halls Rotary Club Of Nottingham

Featuring Salvation Army Bands, Choirs, Timbrels and Nottingham Primary School Choirs

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Emmanuel House charity workers Gill Barker and Lauren Howatson

We shared the £1200 we raised at our annual brass band concert last year between three local charities and last month we visited Emmanuel House to hand over their cheque.

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Nottingham Rotary Football Club awards with Shirley Mee

Nottingham Rotary Club Football Team held their awards night at the club this week. The club with the unusual name started life when Jake Spencer, the son of Rotarian Chris couldn't find a Five-a-Side team with a spare place and decided to start their own

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Long Eaton Silver Prize Band Nottingham Rotary

A packed Lutterell Hall at West Bridgford enjoyed a brass band concert from the Long Eaton Silver Prize Band on Saturday October 14th raising over £1200 for local good causes.

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farah deba a health worker

In a historic milestone to mark World Polio Day on 24 October, type 3 of the wild poliovirus has been declared eradicated. Following the eradication of smallpox and wild poliovirus type 2, this news represents a new achievement for humanity.

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Raising local child literacy level and fostering a love of reading in pre-school children

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some of the team that run Studio House

Studio House is a residential rehabilitation centre for people with alcohol and/or drug addiction problems

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Carol Concert at William Booth Memorial Halls

Featuring Salvation Army Bands and Choirs with Nottingham school choirs and guests. In the presence of The Lord Mayor of Nottingham. All proceeds go to The Salvation Army.

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Rotary Club of Nottingham Centenary in Pictures by John E. Wright

Two enormous coloured display banners showing the 100 year history of Nottingham Rotary Club took centre stage at a civic meeting hosted by the Lord Mayor

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