Rotary Worsley - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
ABOUT OUR CLUB
The Rotary Club of Worsley received its Charter from Rotary International in 1978. We currently have 24 members all from different professions or vocations. We enjoy our Rotary and do our best to create a convivial atmosphere at all our meetings and events. Our regular weekly meetings are held on Tuesdays at 7.00 for 7.30pm at the Novotel Hotel Worsley where we enjoy a meal together usually followed by an invited speaker. Other events take place at regular intervals throughout the Rotary Year. These may be social [7 this year, including our annual Spring Weekend away with our spouses and friends], or activities aimed at fund raising.
Each year we raise in excess of £20,000 for local and Rotary charities, primarily through the Christmas Float. We also organise Concerts (which have featured such as Brass Bands, Chethams School of Music and Jazz Bands), Garden Parties, Race Nights and the like.
We use the money raised to donate to local charities, to sponsor a Citizen-Student of the Year Award at a local sixth form college, and by supporting various international charities. Thus we may help on an ad-hoc basis in the supply of aid to the victims of natural disasters, whilst we donate regularly to Water Aid, and we sponsor the education of 2 African children through Vision Aid.
In collaboration with Walkden Club we have raised several thousands of pounds for Polio Eradication by means of Purple Pinkie days at local primary schools (for a small contribution, each child's little finger is marked with a non-toxic purple dye to resemble the mark given to a child who has been immunised against polio).
Our main method of distributing funds locally is by means of a "Dragons' Den", where local groups are invited to present their case for funding to our Dragons, these being a bench of three (totally independent of our Club) who assess the presentations and make awards accordingly. The Dragons' Den usually takes place in May but watch this web site and our Facebook page for the exact date.
WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY
We use our manpower and talents to help the local community wherever and whenever we can. Our main effort lies in escorting Father Christmas, with his sleigh and Rudolph, around Worsley to delight local children (and their parents) in the fortnight before Christmas. We actively look to support local deserving causes.
WHAT IS THE SECRET OF OUR
This is difficult to analyse but is probably a variety of factors. Our meetings are held in a very relaxed atmosphere,never rushed and giving everyone the opportunity to speak with other members. The diversity of our membership brings with it a wide range of characters and like minded people. This Club has raised and donated many thousands of pounds to local and international charities [including the eradication of polio]. However we never take ourselves too seriously and at our meetings friendly banter and participation is encouraged. This seems to be the pattern of our success, it works and continues to work.
WHY DO WE NEED NEW MEMBERS?
Every organisation requires new blood and whilst we are holding our own in maintaining numbers inevitably membership is lost because people move jobs or move away from the district , fall off the planet or experience extreme pressures of business etc.
WHO IS ABLE TO JOIN ROTARY?
We would particularly welcome new young members, male and female, who are keen to use their time and talents for the benefit of the local and international communities. There is no age requirement for membership but young blood brings with it enthusiasm, new ideas and perhaps a more modern approach to some of our activities.
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Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(Please access the Club Diary - in "What We Do" - for more details of our meetings. )
Novotel Hotel, Worsley Brow, Worsley M28 2YA 0161 799 3535