ROTARY ROUND-UP: Help make our town a caring place to live

Last year's Rotary car boot sale
Last year's Rotary car boot sale

This week, Kim Woodley, from the Rotary Club of Worthing, gives an update on the latest and future goings-on.

Are you enthusiastic, energetic and excited about making our community a great place? If so, Worthing Rotary Club needs YOU!

Our members all share one vision: to make Worthing an exciting, caring place to live.

A place where amazing events for all ages take place, where people are willing to get involved in making these events the very best they can be and to show a compassion for those in our community who are not as fortunate as others.

This may be physically, mentally or financially.

Our members are willing to get involved, to help and support individuals and groups as well as organising our fabulous August bank holiday parade and fair, concerts, jazz nights, talks and many more varied activities.

Rotary International is the world’s oldest service club organisation and is made up of some 31,000 clubs in more than 166 countries around the world.

Our members form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their local community and the world.

Rotary’s motto – Service above Self – exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organisation’s more than 1.2 million members.

Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterise Rotary worldwide.

Rotary enjoys a rich and complex tradition and organisational structure with many different programmes of local community and international service and most of these are carried out at club level.

Rotary started in Worthing in 1922 with the formation of the Rotary Club of Worthing on March 1 of that year and by March 5 the new club had agreed and published plans to support Worthing Hospital financially.

A great deal of work has been done in the community over the years and this still continues.

Today our club supports and assists many organisations in the town as well as overseas projects, these often in collaboration with other Rotary clubs in the areas concerned, ensuring aid and help gets directly to the place it’s needed with local distribution.

To join Rotarians in making a difference to the lives of others, both locally and internationally, have a look at our website: www.worthing-rotary.org, call us or come along to one of our Monday lunchtime meetings. We would love to welcome 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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