For over 110 years Rotary clubs around the world have been supporting communities near and far to promote societal cohesion and peace, fight disease, support education, support women and children, and to provide sanitation, hygiene and clean water to the most needy throughout the world.
When you join Rotary International you are joining a community of 35,000+ clubs worldwide. Rotary clubs come in all shapes and sizes – some are large and meet weekly, some are small and meet monthly – but they all have one thing in common: a dedication to community voluntary work.
Hopefully you now know a little more about what Rotary is and what Rotarians do.
What about the things Rotary isn't? There are many myths about Rotary and we've compiled a list of the top eight.
Ampthill PARK FLEXI ROTARY CLUB
We have one business meeting monthly at a member's house (although online during Covid) and we also meet socially once a month. Much of our activities are organised via WhatsApp and email.
We don’t feel the need to have committees (just wine 🍷) - all of us play a part for every event.
We do a lot of fundraising for the End Polio Now campaign (which is going very well by the way but there are still 2 countries where polio exists) through garden parties and open house coffee mornings.
Maureen and Karen, especially, do a lot with the local schools by initiating Rotakids clubs ("mini-Rotarians") and leading assemblies.
We get involved with Ampthill Gala Day, Ampthill Fireworks, Christmas Lights Switch-On and the Ampthill Teddy Trail.