Welcome to the Rotary Club of Swadlincote's page. If you would like to know more about us please contact President Mark Ratcliffe on 07969606005
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Swadlincote
We are a small friendly club who think big. We are always looking for like minded people to join us no matter what age or sex, so get in touch soon.
We are currently sponsoring a local disabled athlete who is raising money to attend the Cerebral Palsy International Sports & Recreation World Games in Spain 2018. Go to his justgiving page to donate and ensure he competes with the best in the world:
"A Friendly Club Meeting at the Heart of the National Forest"
To contact us phone Chris on 07584095601 or our meeting co-ordianator Philip on 01283701927
On behalf of President, Chris, we would like to welcome you to our friendly club.
We are a local community service and social organisation which is there to help people who are suffering both in local and international communities and achieve the Rotary message of 'Service above self'. Founded in 1947 by likeminded professionals who wished to spread the message of fellowship and friendship, we have been going strong in our commitment to help people and bring happiness to their lives. We celebrated our 70th Birthday in February 2018. We did not have a Charter Dinner this year but had a small relaxed dinner celebration at our usual Lakeside home.
As part of the Rotary International family, we strongly believe in the Rotary motto of 'Service above Self'. Our members love to show humanitarian spirit and put the needs of the community before that of themselves. We also follow the messages of the Rotary Four WayTest which helps us determine that we are helping our community.
Our diverse bank of members, many of who have lived in and/or worked in Swadlincote for a number of years, come from a variety of professional backgrounds; who are dedicated to furthering the messages of Rotary and help people in need both in South Derbyshire and abroad. Our members enjoy weekly meetings to further fellowship and friendship as we discuss our future programme of events and enjoy some of the best guest speakers, many of whom give us insights into issues which can be sympathetic and some who give us a great insight into our own minds and how we view the world. Our members and their diverse ranges of experience makes our club freindly and from all of our members you would recieve a friendly and warm welcome. We like to mix traditional and modern values into every aspect of our work, from giving away coffees on the Delph to raising money for our chosen charities, you will always see our members smile; they always chat to you in a way which shows our love of extending the enjoyable fellowship our members enjoy. As an organisation within the community. Each year we pick a charity to which we are going to support and aid, this year our chosen charity was Swadlincote Villagers Community First Responders Group and Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Amblulance. We raised a record amount of money at the Festival of Transport in Swadlincote in May and are looking forward to having our fifth transport event in May next year.
Our aims are:
- To promote friendship and fellowship
- Engage with society as a whole
- Bridge the gap of all forms of diversificaion
- Give back to our community
- Promote the core Rotary value of 'Service Above Self'
We meet on the first and third Thursday of the month. Our monthly meetings take place at theLakeside Bistro,Shortheath Water. We are not just about planning for future events but furthering fellowship by listening to fantastic speakers. these speakers range from charitable organisations telling us about their own work and how we can contribute to furthering their own cause, to speakers talking about subjects varying from historical events to literature and from the history of transportation to the history of our area. In our meetings, we also plan events which help charitable causes and further fellowship within the community. Details about meetings and speakers is posted on the Club programme section of the website.
There are many different types of membership availible to you ranging from full membership to a Friend of Rotary.
If your interested in being involved, you can contact us via this link: Membership or the membership page which is available from the drop down list in "What we do" at the top of this page.
We are twinned with the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch in South Africa supporting local schools.
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