Overview - The Rotary Club of Reading

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About Us
Nearly 100 years of Rotary in Reading
The Rotary Club of Reading (one of five clubs in the Town) was formed in 1922, nearly 100 years ago. The Club currently has about 40 members drawn from the local business and professional community. We meet regularly, currently fortnightly via Zoom, to enjoy each other's fellowship and discuss ways to serve others both locaslly and internationally.

Rotary is all about compassion for the underprivileged, the ill and the disabled who benefit from around 60,000 Rotary Club service projects running throughout the world each year. Rotary comprises some 1.2 million service minded men and women belonging to 30,000 Rotary Clubs in virtually every country in the world. A Rotarian is welcome at any oneof them.

Our Rotary Club of Reading does considerable work in the community, which is undertaken through five teams plus the Reading Rotary Community Project:
Reading Rotary Community Project (RRCP)  
RRCP is a Charity registered in England and Wales number 1111472 set up by and acting as an arm of the Rotary Club of Reading.

Charities supported by the club  
This is a list of charities that have been supported by the club, but it is not comprehensive
Rotary began in Chicago in 1905 and 17 years later the Reading club was formed. Rotary has been operating for over a century. It is a Worldwide organisation of business and professional managers united to help those in need, to encourage high ethical standards in all walks of life, and to work towards world understanding and peace.
Rotary International                                                           
Rotary International is the world's first service club organisation. Its more than 1.2 million members volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto, Service Above Self.
The object of Rotary is to:
  • Encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
  • The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition  of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying by each  Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • The application of the ideal of service in every Rotarian's personal, business and community life;
  • The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace  through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united  in the ideal of service.

Membership is usually an introduction by an existing member but we are always looking for new faces who are interested in giving voluntary service to the community.  If you are interested and would like to learn more about our work and the time and costs involved please email us at service@readingrotary.co.uk, with your enquiry. Our Membership Secretary will then let you have an information pack. Click on the following link or visit the 'Contact' page.

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