About us

What is Rotary?

Rotary is many things to different people.

For some people, it is an opportunity to meet people in their local community and to develop friendships through this whilst for others, it is an opportunity to give back to their community.

The people make it an enjoyable experience and many lifelong friendships have emanated from belonging to a Rotary club.

Parkwood Rotary is made up of a good mix of both males and females with ages ranging from mid thirties through to members who have been in Rotary for over forty years.

Club LogoWe meet weekly on Tuesday evenings at Arundel Tavern. These usually involve a speaker talking on subjects that are of interest to members. There are also social events held on a regular basis.

If you would like to see first hand what Rotary is all about, then we would love to see you at one of our meetings and invite and encourage you to contact us.

Although we will go out of our way to make you welcome, we acknowledge that it can be a daunting experience turning up to a meeting if you don’t know anyone but please don’t let this stop you!  We will make you welcome. You can get more information about our club by visiting the club website.

Our club is part of a world wide organisation – Rotary International. This is made up of business and professional people around the world who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. In more than 160 countries worldwide, approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 30,000 Rotary clubs.

Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. They are nonpolitical, nonreligious, and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. The main objective of Rotary is service — in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotarians develop community service projects that address many of today’s most critical issues, such as children at risk, poverty and hunger, the environment, illiteracy, and violence. They also support programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers, and other professionals, and vocational and career development. The Rotary motto is Service Above Self.