Rotary is a worldwide network of men and women of all ages with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Our own club’s membership is wide ranging – they are a reflection of the local economy & community. We are all people who want to make a difference and put something back into the community both locally and internationally.
In broad terms the club raises money for charitable purposes, but insist on having fun in the process, whether it be organising an event or attending a social function. Our flagship event is the North Downs Walk, which over the years has raised more than £500,000 with more than half going to Cancer Research. Other events include an annual Art Show, Christmas concerts, a cricket match supporting Help for Heroes. Sometimes it is about supporting a local need – setting up a food bank collection point, or simply supporting local organisations by giving a donation.
Youth development is supported through the Mike Collingwood Trust which each year provides a number of bursaries to young people to help them develop as individuals and giving them further experience in educational or vocational training which they might otherwise not be able to afford. Rotary is there for all.
If you would like to be a part of this, either as a member or an occasional volunteer, why not join us for supper and find out whether Weald of Kent Rotary is for you. We meet most Tuesday evenings at the Who’d a Thought It - 7.30 for 8.00. Occasionally other functions are happening and therefore contacting the secretary beforehand would help ensure that someone is there to welcome you.