Rotary Club of Nottingham
Rotary clubs, like Nottingham, enable people to give some of their time to help make the world a better place under the ideal of 'Service above Self'.
So we like to think that a little of the blood of our illustrious ancestor and his merry men and women still courses through our veins. It is sometimes difficult to make a difference on your own and it can get a bit lonely too. But when you are a member of the world's largest service organisation with 1.2 million members and 33,000 clubs in 200 countries, you can achieve great things together and it can be very rewarding. We are also proud of the fact that 100% of what we raise goes to the good causes we support. Like the project Leni Gelblum and Peter Moore are running for our club to raise £250,000 to register half of Nottingham's under-fives on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Scheme to support literacy in the City. In 2012 it won them a Community award. It is also more effective doing things together as each of us has individual skills which also give an opportunity to network professionally. An active social programme makes it fun too. If you want to know more about what we do at Nottingham go to the Club News Page, and more about rotary go to the Visitor's Area. If you want to contact us, e-mail Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 01159 301222.
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Rotary began as a business network in Chicago in 1905 when a lawyer Paul Harris and three business friends, a mining engineer, a tailor and a coal merchant decided to meet together to provide humanitarian service to their community. The members chose the name Rotary because initially they rotated subsequent weekly club meetings to each other's offices.
Today, in addition to its humanitarian aims the organisation aims to encourage high ethical standards in business life through its Vocational Service. This includes promoting the ‘the fourway test’ in business and ‘walking the talk’ in our actions in the workplace, community and family life. We also try to recognise and promote the value of all useful occupations by arranging job talks and/or tours of members business premises. Some clubs will sponsor a career day for Rotarians to bring young people to their places of business to educate them about career opportunities.