We are a friendly club - men and women from Worthing and district - coming from a variety of trades, businesses and professions who have the common aim of helping our local community and doing what we can to improve lives
overseas. We are part of Rotary International which is one of the largest voluntary organisations in the world with around 1.2 million members.
The Rotary Club of Worthing was founded in 1922 and since then has done a huge amount to help the local community, in particular it resolved in its first few days of existence to help fund Worthing Hospital, which in those days before the NHS was created, was wholly dependent on public giving. Over the years we have actively supported our two brilliant hospices - St. Barnabas (for adults) and Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice. Other good causes we have given funds to include the Salvation Army for their work in the local community, Methold House (now known as GuildCare providing support for older people ) and Worthing Boys' Club which we helped to found.
However don't think that we are an earnest lot of people slavishly fund raising and doing nothing more! We get much enjoyment from our ventures to support others - our aim is to help but also to have fun while doing so. The Worthing Carnival, with a procession and events in Steyne Gardens is a good example. It is held every August Bank Holiday and encourages local charities, theatre groups, and many kinds of societies to make up floats to publicise their activities. Great fun is had by all.Our club members also take part in a variety of social events and outings and we enjoy a very good social life.
WE ARE VERY KEEN TO WELCOME NEW MEMBERS INTO OUR CLUB. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PERHAPS YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND ONE OF OUR MONDAY LUNCHTIME WEEKLY MEETINGS IN WHICH CASE PLEASE CONTACT MARY LERMITTE on: LERMITTEMF@GMAIL.COM or TELEPHONE JOHN
BRENTON on: 01903 746865
OUR REGIONAL ROTARY DISTRICT 1145,
RIBI (ROTARY IN BRITAIN AND (IRELAND )
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL (ROTARY WORLDWIDE )
We meet on Mondays at 1255 ((5th 1900)) Chatsworth Hotel, The Steyne, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3DU tel: 01903 236103