Club of Gillingham, Dorset
Serving the local, national and international communities
One of many competitions organised by Rotary Clubs to develop young people.
The first National Rotary KidsOut Day took place in 1990 and since then it has turned into the biggest single outing for disadvantaged children in the UK.
It was Rotary International, in 1979, that set the aim to eradicate polio. We're nearly there!
Rotary Clubs are involved in a wide variety of projects to bring safe, clean water to people
Start of Rotary
started in 1905 by a Paul Harris and two of his attorney friends in Chicago. The
movement slowly grew and they began helping local people. Today there are 1.2
million members in 120 Countries all linked back to Rotary International in the
USA. All Rotary Clubs are organised independently.
members are Professional Business people with a commitment to helping others
who are less fortunate.
the front runners in the eradication of Polio. This started in 1984 when Polio
Plus was launched and at that time there were thousands of new cases per year
so far this year there have been only 22 cases reported in two countries.
and Water Aid are just two other activities started by Rotary.
have 22 members who meet on a Wednesday at the Olive Bowl, each month we have
speaker and invite guests. We raise
money to help people and the local communities. Shake tins
outside supermarkets to collect money.
participate in various sports against other Rotary Clubs, Social events are
organised on a regular basis. Events such as Burns Night, Duck Race, Race Night
and Quiz Evenings are held to raise funds.
We have many
requests for help and each one is investigated before committing time and
have supported the Somerset Flood relief in 2014, Salisbury Hospital Stars
Appeal, A local Student who worked in Africa teaching, Birthing chambers in
Nepal, Shoeboxes and Tools for self Reliance. We helped young Alfie who
required an operation in the USA to help improve his mobility.
local Schools. Each Primary pupil in year 6 will be given a “Dictionary 4 Life”
when the leave to go to the senior school and last year we gave each Primary
School £200 to improve the facilities for the pupils.
organise Youth Competitions. Youth Speaks , Young Musician of the year, Young
Photographer of the year and Young Chef of the year.
helps with or at an event organised by Rotary will be covered by our insurance.
All administration costs are covered
by the Rotarians
If you are
in business in or around Gillingham and wish to help there are various ways in
which this can be achieved. Please use the contact link above.
contact our secretary at 01747 860809 or email@example.com
We're a small, friendly, club - men and women from
Gillingham and the surrounds. Please look round the site to find out more about
what we do. We are a part of Rotary International, which is the world's
largest service organisation for business, professional and community minded
Rotary are looking for men and women of all ages and backgrounds to join us
either as volunteers, members or both. You can use your time, talents,
professional skills and energy to improve the lives of people in our local
communities and around the world.
enjoy business networking, personal development, meeting new friends, having a
great deal of fun and experiencing the fulfilment that comes from achieving
wish to know more about Rotary please use the contact below.
Rotary Future Activities 2017
16th August – We will have a stall at the Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show as well as
helping in general.
7th October – Selling Ducks, at the Town Bridge for the Duck Race on the 14th
14th October – Carnival Day Duck Race.
10th November - Race Night at the Olive Bowl.
details please contact the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the "Contact us" at the top of this page.
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 16th August 08.00
Gillingham Rotary will have their usual stall at the show.
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