Breakfast meetings

Breakfast meetings to make Rotary accessible to a wider group of people. Come and find out if it is for you!

The Breakfast Branch of WGC Rotary Club is designed to attract a new and dynamic group of people with an interest in community projects and charitable fund-raising to get together and further their mutual interests while making new friends and developing creative, organizational and leadership skills.  It enables them to make their efforts more effective by tapping into the extensive Rotary expertise and network of contacts.

Rotary isn't what it used to be!  Over recent years it has been re-inventing itself as a forward-thinking and broad-ranging service organization with over 1.2 million members worldwide in over 200 countries.  It has been campaigning to eradicate polio for nearly 30 years and, along with the World Health Organisation and the Gates Foundation, is nearing the end of the task.  It is a major funder of ShelterBox which provides rapid emergency accommodation after natural disasters and conflict situations.  Members are entitled to go to meetings of any club in the world, an excellent way to make new contacts and "get under the skin" of an area you are visiting.

At a local level, the club campaigns, raises funds for local charities and provides additional civic amenities, such as benches in the garden by the Millenium Arch and a disabled-adapted rowing boat at Stanborough Lakes. The club has a long and proud history. It was founded in January 1926, less than 5 years after the first residents moved into the new town, and several of the leaders of the Garden City Company, such as Sir Frederic Osborn and Charles Purdom, were founder members of the Club.  

With the pressure on time for most people these days, breakfast clubs have become popular, not just in Rotary.  This is the only breakfast Rotary club in this area at present.

We meet at Sainsbury's Cafe in their WGC store from 7.30 to 8.30am on 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.  Members who join the Breakfast Branch aree full members of the Club and will be welcomed at Tuesday lunchtime meetings and particularly at the evening meetings with partners on the last Tuesday of each month.

The Breakfast Branch is becoming an influential and effective group within the community, with the members finding great enjoyment and satisfaction in helping others locally, nationally and internationally.

To attend a breakfast meeting to find out if it is for you or to get more details, contact John Walton, the club secretary at waltons75@ntlworld.com.

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