The induction of a new member is a pretty informal event. The previous newcomer is usually the one chosen to read out the "Objects of Rotary" and then the President hands the new member an Induction Pack along with a Rotary Pin. Sometimes trouble is taken to try to attach the pin, which invariably resists placement on the new member's shirt, blouse or jacket lapel and sometimes ends up near their feet, followed by a quick search on the carpet! For this reason we have sometimes taken to pretending to pin on the Rotary pin and the new member can attach it properly later!
A "New Member Handbook" is passed over to help the member settle in. There may be a mentor or buddy if the new member would like one, but in any case the whole club is always very welcoming and friendly and everyone makes them feel welcome and part of the "family".
Sometimes there is a little introduction by the member who introduced the new incumbent and sometimes the new member then says a few words themselves. It all depends how everyone feels at the time.
Of course there are no rules about this. Each person is different and the most important things is that everyone feels happy and comfortable. Welcome to all new members. We hope you will enjoy making long and happy memories in our little family of TuT Rotary.
more These are just some of the organisations Twickenham upon Thames Rotary has supported or helped recently
more The objective of Twickenham upon Thames Rotary (TuT Rotary) is to use the time, efforts, skills, knowledge and experience of its 35 members to benefit the local and wider community.
more TuT Rotary Club was formed over forty years ago. Listing everything we've done over the years would be ridiculous, so here we have highlighted one event for each year of existence. Most of these events have their own entries on the website as well.
more We hold Council and Business Meetings most months on behalf of the Twickenham upon Thames Rotary Club. This is how the Committees keeps members of the club abreast of what's going on in their areas. These meetings are always lively and interesting.
more Here you will find a brief description of each of our 5 Committees: Community and Fundraising, International and Foundation, Youth & Vocational, Public Relations and Membership.
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more This Committee deals with projects and competitions at local schools and colleges
more We celebrated forty years since our Charter with a delicious meal, lots of treasured memories and visits from former members
more Pictures from Presidential Handovers over the years
more The original Charter evening in 1978
more Katina studied at St Mary's University in Twickenham in 2016
more At the annual Fellowship meal to raise funds for Rotary Foundation the club made Brian Burgess a Paul Harris Fellow and David Kilvington presented him with the award
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