Membership of Reigate Rotary Club
If you live in or around Reigate and especially if you are retired you can give your life a boost and make new friends and feel really valued and worthwhile by joining us.
The Club meets most Tuesday lunchtimes, except when there is an evening meeting with partners.
One meeting in each month is a Business meeting when the President, Treasurer, Secretary, Committee Chairmen, and other office holders report briefly .
At each meeting members meet at 12:30pm for a drink and chat and at 1:00pm are seated for a two course lunch. From 1:45pm there are announcements about social and charitable events and a speaker on a range of charitable, business and interesting topics. Meetings close by 2:15pm.
Meeting attendance is flexible except that Members are expected to attend at least one meeting each month.
We have five committees – Youth, Community, Entertainment & Social, Membership and Club Service. Every Member participates in one of the committees which meet each month at a time convenient to committee members – either after a lunch meeting at Reigate Manor or in an evening at a member’s home.
So members’ meeting commitment is a minimum of one Club meeting and one Committee meeting per month, plus involvement with assisting the planning and/or running of one or more charitable, social events.
What is the cost?
Cost of subscription is set annually –for 2017/18 it is £140.
Dining cost averages c£15 per meal.
So, the total costs of membership can be less than £30 per month, including a meal and the benefits are new friendships, enjoyable social events, feeling more valued as you contribute to the lives of others in need locally and abroad. You can take pride in your membership of Rotary – a respected and admired worldwide body, and in your work in Reigate helping many local people and charities.
What we do
Just some examples of what we do are:
For Youth – Junior and Senior Youth Speaks public speaking competitions, paying for 15/16 year olds to attend a one week live-in youth leadership course, giving hundreds of dictionairies to primary school children, coaching 6th formers in interview technique, holding Butterfly and Technology school competitions, helping young children to read, funding a medical aid to a young baby, making a donation to help 37 6th form pupils from St Bedes to work on life-improving projects in Tanzania
For the Community – Fund raising quiz , Elderly Citizens Outting , Charity auction, Kids Out day- trip for children with learning difficulties, transporting the blind to a regular social gathering, Reigate Christmas Tree and Christmas street collections, donkey rides and Father Christmas Grotto.
Internationally – Fundraising activities have included :
- Gala Dinner
- Reigate Window Competition
- Antique Valuation Day
- Donations made to eradicate polio
- Pay for cataract removal to restore sight
- Provide survival boxes for disaster and famine relief
We have also made donations to countless local charities
It’s a great feeling to know that you are contributing to improving the lives of people in your local community and to actually meet the people benefitting and see the value of your contribution.
Also to know that money you have helped raise is being spent 100% for very specific international aid projects.
We also have a number of social events enjoyed by members and partners.
So come and join us – it’s not a huge commitment and it will add to the fulfilment of your life.