ROTARY ROUND-UP: Is this really Rotary?
This week, Gerald Illsley, from the Rotary Club of Worthing Steyne, gives an update on the latest and future goings-on.
Rotary may not have a reputation of being modern – no, it’s true.
But the recent snow weather did not stop club members meeting and switching on.
Rotary has gone digital with a string of Rotary e-clubs. They are a lot like other Rotary clubs.
They hook up weekly, run their projects as a virtual team and socialise with each other at the usual planned events, meeting online when it’s convenient any day of the week.
E-clubs use webinars, video conferencing, message boards, instant messaging, Skype and Google Hangouts to keep in touch.
Each e-club is based in a local district, but its members can be from anywhere.
You can be a Rotarian and still sun yourself on the beach, take a sea cruise or just be at home, membership could not be easier.
If you cannot get along to our club – or one of the other two in Worthing – perhaps an e-club is for you?
Busy people don’t have time for regular meetings and need to be flexible about arrangements.
And, for example, if you must commute or travel a lot, or have a family responsibility, perhaps cannot get about so easily, and still want to do something around our community, an e-club is a valuable way to get together and get some projects underway around the area to help other organisations and our locality.
There are six current Rotary e-clubs and you can join via our club or visit an e-club website for more information – just tell them we put you on to them.
Try www.rotarygbi.org/e-clubs or come along and see us at Rotary Worthing Steyne. We look forward to seeing you.
Details of Worthing’s three Rotary clubs are:
• Worthing Rotary Club meets Monday, 12.55pm, at the Chatsworth Hotel, in The Steyne, Worthing, 01903 209564.
• West Worthing Rotary Club meets Tuesday evening at Tudor Close, Ferring, 01903 501961.
• Worthing Steyne Rotary Club meets Monday evening at The Ardington Hotel, in Steyne Gardens, Worthing, 07788 638757.
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