Our motto is "Fun, Fellowship and Fundraising"
In addition to the weekly Club meetings (see the "Meeting Information" and "What's on the in the next 30 days" pages on our website, Hungerford Rotary Club enjoys a packed agenda of fundraising and social events.
Fundraising events may be in support of a project, may benefit a specific charity, or may be run to raise general funds for distribution to more than one charity. Further information about these can usually be found from links on our website. Some events (such as crewing the Bruce Trust canal boats) are run jointly with other Rotary Clubs (particularly with other geographically close Rotary Clubs). In the latter case it is usual to share the proceeds of the event with the other participating Clubs.
Social events are held to promote fellowship, and some to mark significant Club anniversaries. We usually invite Members partners to such events and we may extend a welcome to Rotarians and their partners from other Clubs, as well as friends of Club members. We are well known in the area for hosting a number of excellent large-scale events,open to the whole town. These include St George's Day dinners, Family Fun Days, Medieval Banquets, and Antiques Road Show.
Club members and their partners have enjoyed e numbe of BBQs, as well as visits to such places as the Pudding Club, the Neasden Temple, Bruges, Amsterdam, Rheims, and regular annual Quiz Nights and Games Nights. If appropriate we may invite Friends of Rotary and prospective new members to our social events. We usually indulge in a minor amount of fundraising at social events: so as to increase the Clubs charity funds, and also to increase the fun we have at our social events.
We enjoy participating in a few inter-club sporting and other competitive events that are organised into District leagues and knock-out competitions - for example our Club regularly participates in Darts competitions, with variable success! The participation in such competitions is most definitely social, fosters a huge amount of fun and fellowship, and helps us bond with our fellow Club Rotarians, as well as helping develope inter-club relationships with other Rotary Clubs.
Our very successful twinning with the Rotary Club of Fontaine L'Eveque in Belgium has broadened our understanding of the bigger Rotary International world.
Whether you are volunteering by helping your local community set up a foodbank or responding to local and international disasters, there is a project or activity to suit everyone. By volunteering with Rotary, you know that you will be changing people’s lives for the better.
Being part of Rotary is more than just giving back to the community by volunteering. It is also about you bringing your skills, experience and enthusiasm to help it thrive, whilst making some great friends along the way. Our clubs are friendly places which invite speakers from a wide range of backgrounds to share their knowledge, increasing your social and cultural understanding. Members also share a common interest in friendship and if you visit any of our clubs around Great Britain and Ireland you will immediately feel the sense of camaraderie and fun.
Volunteering with Rotary could be the most important thing you ever do. Your skills and experience are invaluable in our drive to help communities at home and around the world through our volunteer work. Whether you become a member of Rotary or or volunteer your time and abilities to your local club, you will be helping to make people’s lives better.
There are many ways to get involved with Rotary:
- You could join your local Rotary and open up a world of opportunities.
- You could donate to a club or Rotary initiative
- You could volunteer to speak at a club about a cause or interest
- If you are a school pupil, you could take part in a Rotary competition
- You could volunteer to help the club in one of its initiatives, without becoming a Rotary member
If Rotary sounds like the organisation for you and you feel like volunteering some of your spare time, we’d like to hear from you! Our contact details can be found on our website.