OUR ACTIVITIES FOCUS ON SUPPORTING
THE LOCAL AND WIDER COMMUNITY.
THE ROTARY MOTTO IS: “SERVICE ABOVE SELF.”
Our service includes:
For the Young
Chichester Boys Club
The boys club is the main youth club for Chichester. It welcomes both boys and girls as members. The Rotary Club of Chichester gives financial support and provides the overall management of the youth club.
Chichester Childrens Poetry Competition
The competition is held annually and is open to children living or attending schools in Chichester and West Sussex. The competition has been running successfully for many years and always attracts over one hundred entries.
The Youth Speaks Public Speaking Competition for School Children is held annually in the Chichester area and forms part of a national competition organised by The Rotary Clubs of Great Britain and Ireland. It helps to develop this vital skill in the young.
For the Elderly and the community in general
The Christmas Tree of Goodwill at the Chichester Cross each Year.
Outings for the elderly from care homes.
Grocery vouchers and food hampers for the needy at Christmas time.
Stroke awareness day where we arrange blood pressure measurements.
Support to International Disaster relief through our Worldwide network of Rotary Clubs.
Raising funds from our members and the public
to support local and international good causes.
For our Members
President 2018 Margo Andrews
Service Projects Committee
The aims of our committee are to develop and implement educational, humanitarian, vocational and youth projects that address the needs of the local community, and communities in other countries across the globe. Each year we agree a programme of projects to focus on during the year and beyond.
Club Administration Committee
The Administration Committee is responsible for our basic calendar and liaison with the Park Hotel. We appoint Duty Rotarians for our meetings and find speakers for lunchtimes and fifth Tuesday meetings to which we also invite Rotary Widows, Honorary Members and other guests. Outings and special events are organised by us and we purchase Rotary Regalia and badges.
Rotary brings together people from all walks of life, people who want to use their expertise for good, people whose sense of responsibility inspires them to give back to their communities. This Committee looks out for new members, whether 18 or retired, to join us for opportunities and friendship.
Rotarians invest their time and expertise into challenging poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition, health and conflict with sustainable solutions, giving a lasting impact. Rotary’s largest current international project is Polio Plus where, working with World Health, we have eliminated this crippling disease in all but two countries. The Bill Gates Foundation has now joined us in raising funds.
As a Committee, we persuade the Club to make a large annual donation to Polio Plus and we organise social events to reduce this cost to the Club. We also encourage annual giving to Foundation by members, ensuring Gift Aid.
Through longstanding personal contacts, we support a children’s club extending across three towns and smaller villages in the Prahova Valley of Romania. Our donations enable the extra-curricular teaching of arts, crafts, foreign languages, computer studies, electronics etc.
We are currently seeking another sustainable project where we can involve members’ skills and time. Local projects can receive matching grants from Rotary Foundation through our District organisation and partnership with overseas Clubs can more than double our own contributions. There are no administration or running costs taken out of these donations and local Rotary Clubs ensure accurate and cost effective project placement as well as continuing involvement to ensure the project’s sustaining success. Rotary Foundation is a breathtaking success, making Rotarians all over the world proud of our organisation.