My family had been involved in service organisations in the past and were very involved in Rotary. But at that time the club in Aldridge only had male members. I wanted to get involved having been in the Brownies, Guides and Sea Cadets - I enjoy socialising as part of a group but also like to be able to give something back and make a difference, but i wasn't sure if the group dynamics would change and it would be awkward if I joined.
I definitely need not have worried - I was welcomed immediately and treated just like every other member. We have a lot of laughs and plenty of banter at our weekly meetings and we now have more female members too.
I never imagined that within 5 years of my joining the club I would become the President, another first. There are lots of events that I have been able to involve my family in and even when my children were younger there was plenty to get involved with. I really enjoy being part of Rotary in Aldridge, why not get in touch and see what we've got to offer. There is something for everyone.
'What We Do' Main Pages:
The Club works with local schools and youth groups in many ways. We run several Rotary competitions at a local, district & national level but these can be adapted in any way to suit the needs of the group.more
Show your pooch to thousands of people in the community and help to raise money for charity. Upload a photograph of your dog, choose a category to enter and make a minimum donation of £2 for charity.more
The Rotary Shoebox Scheme has been running since 1994. https://www.rotaryshoebox.org/about-us/ Each year the scheme sends around 50,000 boxes or gifts to countries in Eastern Europe. Gifts are sent throughout the year to orphanages, homes and hospitals.more
The Tree of Light stands in the Morrisons' store in Aldridge. Lights on the tree can be sponsored to remember our loved ones at this special time of the year. This is a major fundraiser for the club and helps us to support many projects.more