Rotarians are well aware that a lot of folk still think they are a collection of stuffed-shirt business types who have a meal together once a week and raise some cash for charity.

The members of the Broadstairs Rotary Club are very keen to let everyone know that that image is far from accurate.  Yes, they do meet for a meal once a week, and yes, they do raise cash for charity but there is a great deal more to the club, and to Rotary worldwide.

Broadstairs Rotarians play their part in supporting such huge global efforts, such as the End Polio campaign.  But they are just as keen to help the Oasis Refuge,  donate to the Beach within Reach project, sponsor St Anthony’s School pupils in youth leadership courses, conduct mock interviews for College and senior school pupils, offer free stroke awareness blood pressure tests, and even provide support for Santa collecting for charity around the streets of Broadstairs.  

Fundraising has to play a part, and Broadstairs Rotarians try to enjoy themselves while doing just that.   You may see Rotarians in their distinctive yellow Rotary tabards collecting at Tesco or Asda, running a tea party to celebrate the Queens Jubilee, operating a charity valuation day, or hosting a team quiz night.

The causes for which Broadstairs Rotarians work are serious - often matters of life and death in disaster-struck areas.  However, since its foundation in 1953 the club has ensured that it provides great companionship and fun while achieving its serious targets.
The club is fortunate to have a range of ages among its membership.   Apart from its weekly meetings on Thursday evenings in the Charles Dickens Restaurant, at which a wide variety of speakers educate and entertain members, the club also has a programme of social activities and fun events to which partners and outside guests may be invited, a formal dance, a barbecue and even a not-too-serious Croquet competition.  
 
Of course Rotary, being a giant world-wide organisation more than 100 years old, has to have regulations and guidelines.   Broadstairs Rotarians have found the secret of abiding by these rules but also enjoying themselves and fostering a great and rewarding club spirit.  No stuffed shirts here!

If more information about the club, its membership, its aims and activities is required please use the "Contact Form" above and our Secretary will contact you as soon as possible.

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We meet on Thursdays at 18.00 for 18.30 (5th Thursday with partners.19.00 for 19.30 Club's Mobile: 07803 142 095) The Charles Dickens,
5-6 Victoria Parade,
Broadstairs CT10 1QS tel: 01843 600160

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