Who are we? We are a club, open to people from all walks of life who share our values. There are thousands of other Rotary clubs around the world which together make up Rotary International
What do we do? We meet every week, so instead of having a meal at home, we have that meal with our friends in a restaurant, and not just one or two friends, but usually 20-30. Our normal meeting night is Monday but see here for details. For further details contact us. Following an excellent meal in a friendly atmosphere we move on to the “meeting” part. Sometimes this is a piece of fun – quiz, talent show, games or whatever. We have a monthly committees night. Quite often we have speakers providing an opportunity to learn about things that one would not normally come across – always interesting, always pertinent, always well worth listening to.
Our Charity work Throughout the year we also undertake a number of fund raising activities in the area. The most regular are:
- Annual Duck race and Family Fun day in Bramall park
- The Santa float around the local streets
- Scarecrow festival
- Fashion show(s)
There are usually others (tin collections, cheese and wine or coffee evenings and so on).
What are the benefits of being a Rotarian? We all believe in giving service to others. We have a commitment. We are Rotarians. It gives another dimension to our social and business life. We are committed to high ethical standards in business. We are committed to searching out the needs of the community. With fellowship, that caring commitment is not a great personal burden, but that feeling of caring, of being respected, is certainly one to be envied. Rotary is world-wide. Rotarians are entitled to visit any club in the world, unannounced, pay for the meal, and sit down amongst new friends – Rotarians
What commitment is needed? Sometimes you hear people who might make good Rotarians, say: “I can’t spare the time, I cannot make a regular weekly meeting.” As always, the more you put into an activity, the more you get out. But no one goes to every meeting. The average attendance is about 60% so clearly some attend nearly every meeting and some very few. Once a commitment is made, a busy person can normally reserve the time for the Rotary meeting in the diary and enjoy the relaxation of Rotary. It is good therapy – ask any Rotarian.
What could you offer to Rotary? Your fellowship, enthusiasm, practical skills and ideas to make all of the above flourish. If you want to “put something back” into the community, then Rotary is probably for you!
Want to know more? Then please contact us and get in touch via one of the methods there.