The Rotary Club of Croydon’s involvement
with six other European Rotary Clubs.
Our club is a member of a unique Rotary organisation in Europe with the objective of:
• improving international understanding,
• sharing good practice,
• developing major community projects in each of the countries involved, and
• maximising external and international support funding for the projects.
The other six participating clubs (2017/18) are:-
Koblenz Deutches-Eck, Germany
Ile de Re, France (Replacing the Rotary Club of Roanne Est, France)
Roses Empuriabrava, Spain
Each year in turn one of the seven Rotary Clubs organises a major community project part-funded by each of the other six Rotary Clubs and hosts a weekend “Reunion” in their locality for any member club Rotarian and guests wishing to attend. Those visitors pay their own travel and accommodation costs of that weekend whilst the host club arranges all meals and a number of sightseeing visits to enhance Fun and Fellowship between all those attending.
The amount of the co-funding by the other clubs is reviewed every few years and is currently set at €50 per Rotarian member in each club as registered by Rotary International. That amount is transferred to that year’s host club immediately before each “Reunion”.
The host Club also raises funds locally and seeks “match-funding” from their Rotary District and Foundation grants to add significant further fund value.
This means, for example, that in recent years the funds raised for a host club’s specific project can be as much as €45,000 . This allows the club to do so much more in a single year than they otherwise could thereby bringing greater benefit to their community.
Croydon Club has been a member of this group since 1998.