Service Above Self
Rotary in London led the way on the metaphorical democratic dancefloor when it hosted an unique event highlighting the contribution of five highly skilled and innovative women. Strictly Democracy, part of the British Federation of Women Graduates Houses of Parliament Week, provided a platform for rising stars from science and research backgrounds. Lottie Birdsall-Strong, studying gender divide Read more >
Rotary is pleased to announce that it is supporting the Shakespeare Schools Festival (SSF), the UK’s largest youth drama festival, to offer students the opportunity to perform Shakespeare. SSF provides tools, support and guidance to enable students aged 8-18 to perform Shakespeare plays at their local professional theatre to a paying audience. Since it began Read more >
Rotary in London has launched a new fundraising campaign to support the Rotary Club of Monrovia’s worldwide effort to help those affected by the ebola crisis. With schools closed, children orphaned and hospitals overwhelmed, the Monrovian Rotarians are using the money raised to source much needed supplies, provide food for quarantined families and help those displaced Read more >
Rotary clubs in Nottinghamshire have joined with the Royal British Legion to sell 100,000 specially knitted poppies, created to commemorate the men from the county who were killed in the First World War. Groups and individuals from all over the county took up the challenge from BBC Radio Nottingham to create 11,000 poppies – one Read more >
This image comes from today’s ‘Google Doodle’ which celebrates the 100th anniversary of Dr. Jonas Salk. On the 28th October 1914, Jonas Salk was born – a man who would change world history by inventing the first effective vaccine against polio. When the vaccine was introduced in the United States in the 1950s, polls indicated that Read more >
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, is an organisation of more than 55,000 men and women who, as members of over 1,850 Rotary clubs, volunteer their time, talents, professional skills and energy to improving the lives of people in their local communities and others around the world.
As a member of a Rotary club, you have the opportunity to give something back, to give hope to those less fortunate and to make lives worthwhile and fulfilled.
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.
We know that there are some misconceptions about Rotary, so if you want to know what it's really like why not give our membership secrretary a call and come along and meet us.
Once again we have been invited to collect for St Peter's Hospice, with the Knutty Knitters Life Size Nativity Figures. Last year we collected over £4000 in our buckets. Please put the date in your d…