ROTARY ROUND-UP: Is this really Rotary?

Snow weather last week did not stop Rotary
Snow weather last week did not stop 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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