Rotary in Worthing
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Worthing Carnival 2016
Two days of Music, Performance, Markets, Vintage Cars, Parade, Big Top, Food and Drink.
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PS: Please note that the correct Carnival web address is www.worthingcarnival.co.uk
Worthing Rotary Hobbies and Leisure Exhibition 2016
Our Rotary Hobbies and Leisure Exhibition which is held every other year took place in March and was a great success. We had a large number of entries consisting of charities, hobbies, clubs, associations, in fact there was at least something to interest each one of the large number of visitors who attended. We have received very positive feedback and the Mayor wrote a very kind letter expressing his appreciation of the hard work put in by club members for the benefit of the people of Worthing and stating how much he enjoyed the occasion.
The Three Forts Challenge 1st May 2016
This annual event is organised by local Rotary clubs including ours. It comprises 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.
The photos show the Mayor of Worthing presenting trophies to the winners of their respective marathons races, David Pompairac and Jane Fanning.
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!