Rotary Club of Lymington runs two big community events annually to raise significant funds for local and international causes. It is a wonderful, inclusive, social network for like minded individuals who feel able to "give something back" and serve their community, and who value the friendship of fellow members too.
Charitable organisation Rotary International is one of the world’s largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries.
It was founded by Paul Harris, a Chicago Lawyer, in 1905 and now has members in over 200 countries worlwide.
Rotary’s mission worldwide is based on the premise of serving others to give something back, and advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace by utilising the skills, talents and energy of its members collectively.
Rotary Club of Lymington has been serving the Lymington Community since 1948.
It organises two major community events each year, raising enormous funds which are then carefully reinvested back into local communities and international causes which sit with the overall aims of the Rotary movement.
In August: the fantastically successful and far reaching Lymington Spectacular & Classic Car Show held in Woodside Park and...
In December: Father Christmas - including appearances at the various light switching on and other local community events and the pinnacle of the season, the increasingly popular "Santa on the Quay" when the Lymington RNLI bring Father Christmas to the quay by boat for a very special visit to all the assembled children.
All the money collected goes to local and international charities.
There are lots of other committments for Rotarians including Bingo at a local care home, collecting on the street for international disasters and so on.
There are also many membership activities such as inter Rotary club sports, theatre outings, local walks, formal events such as Presidents night, and eating out together.
Rotarians come from a diverse range of occupations and background and Rotary does not discriminate on gender, race or belief. Those who are working and and those who have retired are welcomed alike.
Meetings are held on Wednesday lunch time 12.45 for 1pm in the Robert Hole Room at the Lymington Centre, except for the last Wednesday in the month when the meeting is held in the evening to make the Club more accessible to working Rotarians. The caterer at the Lymington Centre is well known local chef Fiona Hill of Real Food Catering who provides an excellent menu.
Evening meetings are held at the South Lawn Hotel in Milford on Sea: 6.30 for 7pm finishing by 8.30pm. South Lawn Hotel has an excellent reputation and is a well recommended hotel for visitors from other parts of the country. Several times a year Friends and Family are invited to evening meetings too.
The tried and tested Rotary motto is "Service above Self". If you feel you would like put something back into the community either locally or internationally Rotary can an enjoyable way of achieving it. The best way better to understand is to attend a meeting! Find out more information about membership here.