Rotary in Worthing
Presentation to the Salvation Army on 2nd Dec.
President Tony Sayers presents a cheque for £2500 to the head of the Salvation Army in Worthing Rotarian David Howarth, accompanied by Rotarian Maria Ventura-Paul also of the Salvation Army. The money will be used to pay for parcels for needy families and individuals in the district.
This is a custom which has been followed by Worthing Rotary Club for many years and is a very practical way of helping those less fortunate in our community. The money is collected each Christmas by club members and friends at the Christmas Tree in Montague Street. We are grateful to those businesses who sponsor this activity and the public for their generosity.
In case you may be confused the money is collected for the following Christmas so last year's pays for this Christmas's parcels and the money collected this December will fund the parcels distributed in Christmas 2014!
Helping in Rwanda
Grateful widows who lost their husbands during the conflict in that country pose for photos. Our Rotary Club donated money to help these villagers set up a business to sell their wares and members from a local church visited the community recently.
Rotary International is the world's oldest service club organisation and is made up of some 31,000 Clubs in more than 166 countries around the world. Our members form a global network of business and professional leaders who volunteer their time and talents to serve their local community and the world. Rotary's motto " Service above Self" exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of the organisation's more than 1.2 million members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians and meaningful community and international service projects characterise Rotary worldwide. Rotary enjoys a rich and complex tradition and organisational structure with many different programmes of local community and international service and most of these are carried out at club level.
Rotary started in Worthing in 1922 with the formation of the Rotary Club of Worthing on March 1 of that year and by March 5 the new club had agreed and published plans to support Worthing Hospital financially. A great deal of work has been done in the community over the years and this still continues.
Today our club supports and assists many organisations in the town as well as overseas projects, these often in collaboration with other Rotary clubs in the areas concerned, ensuring aid and help gets directly to the place it's needed with local distribution.
The club welcomes men and women of all ages who want to help their community. To find out more please use the contact form on the 'How to Join' page. Come to one of our meetings without any obligation and see what Rotary is about!