Duncan Davison PHF
Is Rotary for you?
I want to be part of a Rotary organisation which is enjoyable,
productive and high-profile, supporting individuals and communities;
and at the same time bring a sense of purpose to members involved in
Why not come and join us?
The Club met at lunch times on Fridays in a local cafe and continues to meet on Friday Lunch times in the Allerton Court Hotel.
We have just marked our 70th anniversary but to celebrate our 60th anniversary we donated and erected a Sundial which is now fixed above the front entrance of the Town Hall giving an accurate time check (when the sun shines) to locals and visitors to the town.
Since those early meetings things have changed and the early formality of Rotary has become a relaxed, largely informal gathering of people from all walks of life, who meet weekly at the luncheon meeting and continue to serve the community to the best of their ability.
Our Club is part of the international organisation of Rotary with more than 1¼ million members and with clubs in every part of the world.
For exceptions to see the Quarterly Diary.’
The topics are very varied ranging from international projects to hobbies and amusing tales from many parts of the globe. The dress at our meetings is “smart casual” and nobody stands on ceremony. Visitors are made very welcome by the duty “Visitor’s Hosts” and many lasting friendships have sprung up from chance meetings at Rotary events. Regular attendance at weekly meetings is important to maintain fellowship with other members, and members are expected to maintain an attendance of at least 50% of here it is temporarily impossible for a member to maintain this level of a ttendance because of work or other commitments, arrangements can usually be made to grant leave of absence for a limited time. Each member is placed on a service committee and is encouraged to attend these informal meetings and participate in the various functions and activities which enable the Club to function. The Club is headed by a President who is elected for a term of one year commencing in July of each year. Business is done by the elected Club Council consisting of Club Committee Chairmen and elected officers such as the Secretary and Treasurer. The Club Council reports back to the Club at monthly intervals during a Friday luncheon meeting. Annual subscriptions are levied in July. Rotary Foundation, which is the movement’s international charitable trust, is supported by voluntary donations from members and other fundraising activities.