The Rotary Club of Bournemouth
What we do...
"Service above Self"
| The Rotary Club of Bournemouth
is part of the worldwide Rotary International
network of inspired men and women who
translate their passions into relevant social
causes, to change lives in communities. Made up of
over 1.2 million Rotary members - known as
Rotarians - in 33,000 Rotary clubs in 200
countries and geographical areas around the world,
Rotary International forms a global network of
business, professional and community leaders who
volunteer their time and talents to serve
communities locally and around the world - and
form strong, lasting friendships in the process.
Founded in 1918, we have around 50 members and meet weekly on Mondays at 1pm in central Bournemouth. We also have an Evening Group for younger (aged 30+) business people which meets monthly on the first Wednesday at 6.30pm. For more information, contact us.
A recent Evening Group meeting
Our community and charity work falls in to the following areas:
and Vocational Service Committee - The
Committee continues to support a number of local
charities and other organisations including the
We will consider
any new requests for financial aid either directly
or via a Club member (but only for organisations,
International Committee - Activities are numerous and varied - some small scale, some many-faceted and all focused upon international issues in Third World Countries who do not have the support of a Welfare State. We hope that through our efforts, however small and seemingly insignificant, we may make a difference and in so doing may enhance the quality of life for that individual, group or community. For any society to advance beyond mere existence three elements are essential and our programme is directed towards these elements:
effectiveness of all our efforts however, is
determined by access to funding which most
unfortunately is comparatively very limited. We
have various fund-raising activities which produce
a modest income:
Areas for Support:
And finally, we will continue to support the various emergency boxes, for example Shelterbox and WaterAid, which are periodically required following world disasters, by responding quickly to appeals by relief agencies.
We also support
Rotary Foundation, Rotaryís own
humanitarian and educational charity. The
Committee's aims during the forthcoming year are
The Committee's aims during the forthcoming year are as follows:-
Committee - Recent years have been
dedicated to setting up our new Evening group to
encourage new members who would not be able to
attend our Monday lunchtime meetings. The Evening
group is now up and running.
See more pictures of our activities in our Photo Gallery.
For more information about joining the Rotary Club of Bournemouth, please contact us.
Any problems, queries or suggested additions - please contact the Bournemouth Rotary Club Webmaster
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Last Updated: 25 Jun 18