Presentation on theme: "ABOUT ROTARY Presentation by The Rotary Club of Sevenoaks Amherst."— Presentation transcript:
ABOUT ROTARY Presentation by The Rotary Club of Sevenoaks Amherst
Rotary Objectives To provide humanitarian service To encourage high ethical standards in all businesses and professions To help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Rotary Club of Sevenoaks Amherst Chartered in 1978 We are a dual-gender club of about 30 members We meet at the St Julians Club, Sevenoaks each Wednesday evening at 7.30 for 8.00 We generally have two speakers a month
Club Community Events Circuit Of Kent Cyclo-Sportive This is a challenge cycle ride organised by us and is one of the largest sporting events in Sevenoaks Hospice in the Weald, Macmillan Cancer Support and other charities supported by us receive the proceeds – to date over £180,000
Club Community Events Sevenoaks Amherst golf day at the Wildernesse Club Now in its 14th year, the event has raised over £60,000 for Hospice in the Weald and other charities we support.
Community Beneficiaries The club is keen to support young peoples' activities in the local community and in particular supports: Young Achievers' awards; School trips; Sevenoaks Young Musician of the Year; Spring House at Sevenoaks Hospital; Travel to Africa; Try Angle awards; RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).
Local Charities Supported by Us Hospice in the Weald Age Concern Macmillan Cancer Support St Johns School Children in Need Sail Training Royal British Legion Marie Curie And many more
Shelter Boxes Tent with groundsheet for 10 people 10 sleeping bags and blankets An all-purpose cooker Utensils for 10 people A shovel, tools and rope Importantly a device with water-purifying tablets for 10 people for 6 months
Rotary Fellowship As a club we actively promote fellowship between members by means of a number of social activities including: Walking Golf Caravanning Cycling Weekend trips Overseas contacts and exchange visits Restaurant visits Formal annual Presidents Partners dinner dance
Rotary as Worldwide Organisation 1,200,000 million Rotarians worldwide 32,000 clubs worldwide Now over 100 years of community service
Rotary Foundation The Rotary Foundation was created in 1917 Has now grown to more than £86,000,000pa
Polio Plus Rotary International is the lead member of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative Rotary has contributed more than £450,000,000 to the polio eradication activities in 122 countries
Ambassadorial Scholarships The Rotary Foundations oldest and best-known programme is Ambassadorial Scholarships Nearly 37,000 men and women from 100 nations have studied abroad under its auspices Grants have totalled £365,000,000
Do You Want To Make A Difference? If you like what we do and how we do it - why not consider becoming a Rotarian Like all Rotary clubs we are happy to welcome new members