YOUR ROTARY JOURNEY

WHAT IS ROTARY?

Rotary is a network of people building community spirit, unlocking the potential of young or older people and transforming the places we call home.

That’s what we do  ….

WHAT  ROTARIANS DO?

We are People of Action. Rotary unites problem solvers in Great Britain and Ireland and across the world, transforming our communities with the action we take ….

HOW ROTARY WORKS?

Rotary brings together people from all walks of life. Getting involved enables us to collectively benefit communities, our members, friends & families.

CONNECT | EXCHANGE IDEAS | CHANGE LIVES

TOGETHER WE CONNECT

We Connect People … Rotary unites more than a million people around the world

YES REALLY

Through Rotary clubs, people from all continents and cultures come together to exchange ideas, form professional connections and change lives making a difference in their backyards and globally.

TOGETHER WE MAKE FRIENDS

Rotary is our members, who share a passion for getting things done through friendship

ACHIEVING THINGS

Through club activity  our members come together to strengthen friendships and try to make the world a better place…. Impact comes through our friendship to see a world where people unite to create lasting change

TOGETHER WE CHANGE LIVES

We are community champions who stand up for our community

HELING PEOPLE TO HELP THEMSELVES

Clubs often come together to collectively support our national initiatives such as Know Your Blood Pressure Day and Community Emergency Support, which provides assistance to communities following major emergencies or disasters

TOGETHER WE ERADICATE POLIO GLOBALLY

Few people under 50 in the UK will know anything about the devistating effects of this disease.

DOWN TO ZERO

Once a worldwide scourge, concentrated vaccination efforts have caused the total number of cases to drop from about 350,000 in 1988 to to just single figures in Afghanistan and Pakistan

OUR ROTARY STORY

This is a one minute video giving you an overview of Rotary’s origin and heritage.

Please click the video to view

ROTARY VOICES & PEOPLE

Malala Yousafzai

(Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

Malala spoke out about the injustice of life under the Taliban particularly regarding the right to an education. In 2012, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot by them.

Saddling Up

(Rotary Cycle Ride )

Over the past four years, Rotary GBI has raised over £250,000 pounds towards beating prostate cancer. Around half of this money has come from the Rotary Clubs. 

Martha Collingson

(Rotary Young Chef  Finals)

Martha Collison, winner of the East Berkshire Rotary Young Chef of the Year competition, is taking part in the current series of the BBC’s Great British Bake Off.

Sammy Kinghorn Olympian

(Sammi’s Games Glory)

Life dealt Sammi Kinghorn a devastating blow. But she fought back – A winner of the Rotary Young Citizen Award & Olympian …

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION [Our Charity]

ERADICATING GLOBAL DISEASE

What is Polio?

Polio, is a disabling disease caused by the poliovirus. This virus spreads from person to person and can infect the spinal cord, causing paralysis

Why Eradicate It ?

Until all children in the world are protected it WILL come back!

Rotary Involvement

Rotary together with other agencies has funded EPN

Some Facts About Polio

There are only two countries left in the world infected Pakistan & Afghanistan

Global Communities Impact

Since we began in 1905 we have been growing our membership around the world and we are represented in almost every country.

If you travel you will be welcomed by the local rotarians and maybe visit their club if timings work out. we all have one thing in common, which is holding the same humanitarian values.

Doing Extra-Ordinary Things

We are ordinary people who are like-minded in getting things done where they are needed.

we accept people who share our ideals and want to make a difference

Together we are able to achieve more than an individual and our club structure serves to help us to get to know each  other and build new friendship to help others less fortunate.

Rotary Clubs Globally

When It All Began

Youth Programmes:

Young Chef

The Rotary Young Chef Competition is a well-established and successful competition organised and promoted by Rotary GBI and sponsored by Filippo Berio.

RYLA

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a range of activities that challenge the individuals and to develop leadership and team skills.

Young Musician

The Young Musician contest is very popular and we take great pleasure in providing a local stage on which our future musicians can perform and enrich their talent.

Youth Speaks

Participants can select a topic which is important to them, giving them an opportunity to delve deep into research, formulate ideas and build confidence

Interested? .. more information.

 

There is something for everyone within Rotary. With over 50,000 members we are a diverse and flexible group of people of all ages.
There are many ways to get involved with Rotary:
  • You could join your local Rotary and open up a world of opportunities.
  • You could donate to a club or Rotary initiative
  • You could volunteer to speak at a club about a cause or interest
  • If you are a school pupil, you could take part in a Rotary competition
  • You could volunteer to help the club in one of its initiatives, without becoming a Rotary member
If Rotary sounds like the organisation for you to join or you feel like volunteering some of your spare time, we’d like to hear from you!

TOGETHER WE CONNECT TO DO GOOD IN THE WORLD

There is something for everyone within Rotary. With over 50,000 members we are a diverse and flexible group of people of all ages.

If Rotary sounds like the organisation for you to join or you feel like volunteering some of your spare time, we’d like to hear from you.

Get Involved