ROTARY REVEALED!

We meet here in Missenden Abbey on Monday evenings from 8.00pm

 

 

Rotarians help people in local communities and overseas and have a lot of fun doing so.

Rotary is NOT a lot of old men in smoke-filled rooms, with weird and secret rituals.  Rotary is a dynamic organisation of business and professional men and women who make the time and effort to help the less fortunate and guide the young people of this world. 

Rotarians meet regularly over a meal to plan events, listen to speakers on a variety of topics, report on activities, or just to enjoy each other’s company.  Our motto is “Service Above Self” but, as well as helping people, we know how to have a good time, and social events are organised frequently, often including our partners.

Rotary has 1.2 million members in over 30,000 clubs in 163 countries and every Rotarian is welcomed in any one of those clubs when visiting on business or pleasure.  Rotary is open to men and women, whatever their race, colour or religious belief,  who want to make the world a better place.

Here you’ll find some details about the activities that we do in Rotary, particularly in Great Missenden, and tells you how to find out more by coming along to one of our meetings as a visitor. You will be made very welcome!

 

Here are some of the things we’ve done recently... 

Service  & Social:
 

    Toured the local area with Father Christmas and our Christmas Float to raise money

                                           Organised an Old Time Music Hall 

    Held practice interviews for students at the Misbourne school

                                                                                                                                                    Summer walks in the Chilterns with pub dinners 

    Filled ‘Shoeboxes’ to bring pleasure to people in under developed countries

                                           Visited the House of Commons as the guests of our local MP 

    Table Top sale for Eradication of Polio

Celebrated the 80th birthdays of two members

    Judged 'Healthy Food Project' of Misbourne School Students

                                              Enjoyed  a Boules Evening at Missenden Abbey    

    Purchased a Shelter Box

                                           Held a Quiz Night in Prestwood for Rotarians, partners & friends 

 

 

 

Great Missenden Rotarians planting crocus bulbs with the help of Students from The Misbourne School

Meetings take place at 8pm every Monday in Missenden Abbey, with members having a drink and a chat in the bar beforehand.  The format of a typical meeting might be a meal, followed by an invited speaker, and ending with a few club business matters.  Meetings usually finish by 10pm. We presently have about 30 members, men and women, covering a wide range of business and professions. 

    If you would like to come along to a meeting to see us in action, call one of the contacts listed at the bottom of this page.

    We welcome people who will commit some time and  energy to helping others, the kind of people who could:

·        plant bulbs to help others and raise awareness of Rotary.

·        collect tools for sending to villages in Africa.

·        act as question master for a Quiz Night.

·        collect for local charities outside Tesco at Christmas.

Just a few of the things we’ve got involved in this year.

‘‘Service Above Self’’

 

CONTACTS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Club President:  Peter Westby,  peterwestby@hotmail.com

Club Secretary:  Mike Rainford, mikerainford@aol.com

Website Manager: Barbara Cann, cannlap@tiscali.co.uk

 

 

 

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