Your chance to find out about joining Rotary

Buckingham Rotary president Peter Bartlett
Buckingham Rotary president Peter Bartlett

Buckingham Rotary is looking for more members, and it’s holding an informal get-
together in the Old Gaol.

There’s a chance to meet local Rotary president Peter Bart-lett and members and find out more about the club from 6pm to 9pm on Friday, March 24, with drinks and nibbles.

Buckingham Rotary Club is part of an international network of Rotary Clubs whose members meet regularly to enjoy friendship, networking and to plan projects that will benefit others.

Buckingham Rotary meets every Monday over lunch or dinner at Buckingham Golf Club and has a diverse membership of men and women.

The club has been in existence for over 48 years and has been involved in many local projects, from the local Scout group and the refurbishment of Buckingham Youth Centre to helping people with a need for specialist equipment.

It also holds many social events for members and their families throughout the year.

The group supports many local charities, including Medical Detection Dogs, Buckingham & Winslow Citizens Advice, Project Street Life, Buckingham and Winslow Young Carers (YC2), Kit Kat Club, Brain Tumour Research, Retinitis Pigmentosa and the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

The club also raises money for overseas disasters such as the Haiti earthquake, when it sent three Shelter Boxes, each containing a tent, cooking equipment, hand tools and children’s educational packs.

One of Rotary’s projects worldwide is to end polio. Another is to feed children, via the Mary’s Meals Project.

Through its efforts, Buckingham Rotary Club has raised well over £1 million.

To find out more, call in at the Old Gaol next Friday, or email Peter Bartlett at pgb27@hotmail.co.uk or membership secretary Jeff Samwell at jeff@samwellassociates.co.uk