Rotary in Worthing
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Worthing Rotary Carnival 2015
This year's carnival procession with the usual attractions in Steyne Gardens took place over three days from Saturday 29th to Monday 31st August.
The weather was fairly kind and the event went very well with thousands of people in attendance and a substantial sum was raised for good causes supported by Rotary. The Carnival is primarily put on for the pleasure of the people of Worthing and district who support us throughout the year and the fundraising aspect is secondary, although important, as it allows us to give additional help where it is needed.
Three days of Music, Performance, Markets, Vintage Cars, Big Top Food and Drink and more...
Details of what occurred on the day can be found on www.worthingcarnival.com
The Three Forts Challenge 3rd May 2015
This annual event is organised by local Rotary clubs including ours. It comprises very punishing Marathon and Half-Marathon races which take competitors over a very hilly South Downs course, testing stamina to its limits. There is always a large entry and participants come not only from this area but from many parts of the country, and outside the UK, such is its distinctive and now prestigious character. Net proceeds of the event are shared by Ferring Country Centre which provides support for adults with learning difficulties and other local charities.
Worthing Rotary Hobbies and Leisure Exhibition
The Worthing Hobbies and Leisure exhibition which takes place every two years was held as usual in the Assembly Hall in February. There was a very good response from local hobbies enthusiasts and from a very diverse range of organisations. There was an excellent attendance from the public and the exhibitors were well pleased with this response. This exhibition is a well-established and very welcome contribution to the social life of the town.
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!