Basingstoke Loddon Rotary
Why Join the Basingstoke Loddon Rotary?
What makes the Rotary Club of Basingstoke Loddon so special?
Firstly, we take a pride in welcoming new members, with a relaxed atmosphere and an initial free drink and meal. By meeting at 5.45 to eat at 6.00pm, we are usually able to finish by 7.30, which leaves the evening free. Dress is smart casual, with ties not actually banned, but frowned upon. We have minimal meetings otherwise, using email to maximum advantage. Of our current membership of 21, about 40% are female, and we possess a wide range of skills and interests, but love to find others with different interests who share our goals. We are aged from mid-30s up to 60s.
How would you benefit from our club?
You will make new friends and be quickly assimilated into one of our committees. We shall gradually inform you about how Rotary works, and of the projects that we are involved in. We have a quick single plate hot buffet meal, with several choices. We normally sit around one large table so that everyone can be involved, with a fun atmosphere that only gets serious when required. We have a varied program of outside speakers, and occasionally have vocational talks from our own members' experiences. Both of these are always enlightening and motivating.
Perhaps more importantly, we all share in the objects of Rotary, which, as a worldwide organisation, provides enormous practical and financial help to many crisis areas in many countries. This gives us great satisfaction, being part of a huge team. Local charities and events are also well supported, with several members being trustees.
How would we benefit from your joining us?
By adding your experience of life and business to ours, they can be used to achieve our objectives and ideals. Although we do raise substantial funds for local and worldwide charities, we prefer action and run events that our friends and the public find enjoyable and worthwhile.
What's in it for our Corporate Associates?
Many businesses encourage their staff to participate in local charities and clubs. A start time of 6.00 enables those working locally to drop in to us on their way home, and provides a quick meal. We usually find that those that come to see us, stay with us.