Who are we?/ Rotarians can make a difference!
Rotarians supporting the local community, and having fun.
Rotary International is a members organisation who enjoy good friendships, make a difference to their communities at home and overseas. If you like the idea of Rotary but think it is mostly for men, is expensive to belong to, requires a time commitment which you can’t make, is only for business owners or is largely for retired people, then come and join us one Tuesday evening to find out how Rotary can be different. We have all of the above and much more, but we are informal, you give as much time as you want, you make new friends, give some worthwhile support to our local community and internationally, plus have fun. Because many of our members have busy lives already, we use the internet to keep in touch, share ideas, and offer support, so if you can’t attend a meeting, it doesn’t matter, you can still keep in touch.
The enormous sense of achievement you’ll experience doing something really worthwhile will be matched only by the enormous amount of fun you’ll have! You’ll be working, socialising and networking with like-minded people who have the same interests and aims as you – so teamwork is important. You’ll make firm friends as well as worthwhile business contacts; you’ll learn valuable new skills and grow as a person; and you’ll be sure of a warm welcome from other Rotarians around the world whenever you’re on your travels. As a Rotarian, there’s a vast array of things you can get involved in, from organising events and competitions, supporting local charities and developing young people, to assisting with disaster relief and even eradicating diseases such as polio worldwide. Since we became a chartered member of Rotary International in October 1988, we have used our contacts, our enthusiasm and our energy to benefit communities around the Chew Valley and local area, we are always very happy to see potential new members. We like to have fun and enjoy a good meal too, which is why we are based at the Carpenters Arms, Stanton Drew. Chelwood Bridge Rotary meets at the Carpenters Arms, Stanton Drew, most Tuesday evenings, unless we are away having fun somewhere else”