If you are interested in joining the Rotary
Mowbray why not come along to one of our meetings on a Monday lunch
time? We really would like to meet you. Please e-mail
the club and we will get in
touch with you to arrange a visit and discuss any
Some more general information about Rotary and
membership is below.
it all about?
Rotary is short for Rotary International - a worldwide
association of local clubs for men and women in business or the
service to the
community at local, national and
high ethical standards in all
goodwill and peace in the world
founded in 1905
and now has 1.18 million members in more than 28,000 clubs in 155
countries and 35
geographical regions. There are 1,834 clubs in Great Britain
Ireland with over 59,000 members.
Each club operates independently within a common
Membership is drawn from the business and professional
To ensure the club represents the community there are limitations on
membership from each profession or type of business. But
are always pleased to hear from those interested in joining them.
Clubs meet weekly for breakfast, lunch or dinner - Melton
Rotary Club usually meets on a Monday lunch-time; see the club calendar
for further details). Business often includes a talk on a
of general interest by an outside speaker.
Every Rotarian has the right to attend the meeting of any
and Rotarians may invite non-Rotarian guests to their own club meetings.
Weekly meetings promote acquaintance and
fellowship Rotarians find the inspiration to serve the community.
Service to the community requires Rotarians to devote their
energy and professional skills to particular projects.
funds are often raised for charity this is not a Rotary
first aim. The emphasis is on service by each individual
Attracting new members is vital to a Rotary club's long term
success, and so clubs put a great deal of emphasis on expanding their
membership with enthusiastic and service-minded individuals.
Prospective members must actively hold, or be retired from, a
professional, proprietary, executive or managerial position.
they must have the desire and ability to serve and to meet the
club's attendance requirements for its weekly meetings.
An important distinction between Rotary and other
membership in Rotary is by invitation. However this should
stop anyone who feels that they might like to become a Rotarian from
indicating an interest, either by speaking to a Rotarian, or by getting
in touch with our club, with no obligation on either side.
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