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New Style Rotary Club to be formed in Carlisle

Rotary Club[B]etween them the 4 Rotary Clubs in Carlisle have over 120 years of active service both locally and internationally. Rotarians in the area are planning to make sure that Rotary continues to be a force for Good in the World well into the future. They want to ensure that the legacy of Rotary continues to flourish in the area.

The clubs are arranging a series of open meetings to encourage adults of all ages to find out more about what Rotary is all about and how they can influence how Rotary develops in the area in the future.

Realising that the traditional approach of meeting every week, having a meal and the associated formalities may not be appropriate for everyone the clubs are working together to promote alternative ways of becoming involved in Rotary. A group that only meets every two weeks and concentrates on project related activities is one approach being considered. Other options may include the opportunity for members to catch up on-line if their busy lifestyles don’t allow them to attend a meeting.

Club members, supported by advice from the regional team, will help the new group get off the ground but all are clear that it’s the new members that should shape the new club.

Assistant Governor, Wendy Aldred said “We invite local people to come and discover Rotary and find out how you can make a difference in your community in an informal way.”

Rotary is one of the most influential humanitarian service organisations across the world. Members come from all walks of life and backgrounds. They tend to be people with a positive attitude who are willing to serve in their community and around the world.

The first information sessions are to be held are at the Old Fire Station, Peter Street, Carlisle on Monday 22nd May, between 1200 & 1400 and 1700 & 1900 with specific presentations at 1300 and 1800.

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