Other Clubs and Associations
When you join a Rotary Club, you become a member of a global family, with over 1.2 million Rotarians around the world. That means just about wherever you are on your travels, one of the 34,000 clubs will be nearby to give you a warm welcome and to help you out if needed. Rotary clubs organise events like days out for disadvantaged children, develop school links, support local charities, encourage young people through activities like Young Chef, make a world of difference helping to organise and support life changing project, like the Polio Eradication project where polio has diminished from 350,000 cases per year 25 years ago to 250 in 2012.
There are over 1,830 clubs across Great Britain and Ireland and 56 within the District that covers Crewkerne. There are two clubs covering Crewkerne and the surrounding area and whilst they are independent they do work closely together for the betterment of Rotary and the community.
Rotary Club of Crewkerne
Founded in 1953 the club meets at The White Lion Carvery, Hermitage Street, on Monday lunchtimes at 12:15 pm for 12:40 pm. and tend to follow a more traditional approach with an invited speaker. Some of the current projects include a Technology Tournament, Young Chef, Young Musician and Youth Speaks competitions as well as the 15 mile cross country Dinnington Ride, Know Your Blood Pressure Day and support for international disasters through the provision of Water Survival Boxes and Shelter Boxes. Outside visits are also an integral part of the programme and have included Portsmouth Dockyard, Norman Lockyer Observatory and Ariel Atom Cars. Although currently an all male membership ladies would be most welcome to join. For more information see www.crewkerne-rotary-club.co.uk
Rotary Club of Crewkerne District
Founded in 2009 the club meets on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays. Meetings are varied following a less traditional approach. Members are a mixture of singles and couples, male and female and cover a wide variety of occupations. Current projects include St Bartholomew’s Street Fair, Crewkerne's Bonfire & Firework display, Santa’s Float, clearing Wayford Woods of balsaam, and support for School in a Bag. Activities have included mackerel fishing, croquet, Le Roc nights and quizzes/bingo to raise money for local charities whilst having a lot of fun.
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So if you are looking to meet other like minded people and to get involved with helping others then why not come along to a meeting and see what Rotary is doing.