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 club is a friendly place 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.
|6th February 2017|
We enjoyed the company of Wheeler the guide dog last night.. He accompanied Martyn and Gwen, who talked about the Phab group in Kenilworth and all the hard work they do to help fund raise for their Club. So many events in their calendar : Diamond Anniversary (Yes, PHAB has been going for 50 years) Quiz at the Kenilworth Sports & Social Club on Thursday 9th March, Phab Barn Da...nce Kenilworth School on Friday 19th May, and so much more. They are planning to take a large group of their members away to Exmoor Calvert Trust in September and are busy fund raising for that. We made a contribution at the end of their talk to help boost their funds.(as in the photo with President elect Jonathan, Gwen, Marty and,. of course, Wheeler).
Phab is a very social and happy group, helping to reduce isolation and develop confidence and social skills for those less able in our community. It is clear they enjoy life together, especially socially - "People Having A Beer" as the Club name implies! Gwen is planning to go over the top of the O2 Arena in London with Natalie in her wheelchair. Considering Gwen's dislike for heights, we all felt its worth sponsoring her, prompted by Rotarian Arnold, raising over £100 towards her sponsorship total. https://kenilworthphab.wordpress.com
|23rd January 2017|
|This evening we learnt about cultural hybridisation in the island of Trinidad as well as a passion and commitment by one of its inhabitants. Marvin talked about his home country and its history, influenced by the Spanish, French, British and other nations as well as its indigenous Carib and Arawak people. With help from a Rotary scholarship and some back up from Rotary Clubs of Kenilworth and Coventry North, Marvin is studying at Warwick University. With a challenging childhood he has succeeded in achieving the level of education he wanted. And now all he wants to do is complete that education and offer his experience to help Warwick University charity, "Warwick in Africa" as a volunteer. An informative and inspiring talk by a young man who we hope will go far in promoting his aim of helping everyone get on well together in a complex world.|
|23rd January 2017|
|A fascinating talk and film by the last British soldier (a Ghurka) in Hong Kong which gave us all an insight into his home village of Langtan and why Rotary Clubs have supported them. Langtan is one of the 29 villages in the area of Nepal, many of which were devastated by an earthquake in recent years. Rtn Gary, who introduced Om, even managed to show a few slides at the end showing the damage caused to schools and homes. Thanks to a number of Rotary Clubs, sola.r powered pumps have helped resolve the steep climbs necessary for water to be fetched from a spring and ease the pressure on children needing to go to school (two hours walk after two hours first thing in the morning to fetch water for the home). The new school has also been' supported by Rotary funds. A truly wonderful project to recognise the crucial and unstinting support that Ghurkas have provided to the British Army since 1815. Om has settled in Nuneaton and I think it may be worth visiting the 'Crossed Khukris Ghurka restaurant' in Nueaton to find out more about the excellent food he claims to serve there! http://omsrestaurant.com|
Thank you to Roy Shearing for providing write-ups
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Who we are:
Our members are positive men and women who want to make a difference, they come from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups. Some are full individual members; others are ‘associates’ or ‘corporate members’.
Would you like to be part of Rotary? Get involved in one of our projects or come to one of our events or meetings. We look forward to meeting you.
To find more about us pop in to the Holiday Inn. We meet there some Mondays between 6:30 and 9pm ( 212 Abbey End, Kenilworth, CV8 1ED, Phone 01926 8559570) or at other locationsor write to: email@example.com
Please check our programme. You will be very welcome.
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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP SCHEME
Today's world of business places a seemingly ever increasing demand on the time of those involved in it, to improve performance and get results. Yet there is still pressure on organisations to accept some measure of social responsibility and broaden the horizons of their team.
Rotary is "a worldwide network of inspired men and women, who translate their passion into relevant social causes, to change lives in communities.... and form a global network of business, professional and community leaders who volunteer their time locally and around the world and form strong lasting friendships in the process."
It is therefore logical that a membership opportunity should be open to corporate bodies to join a Rotary club and facilitate a common objective.
The Rotary Club of Kenilworth offers local organisations an opportunity:
For just £160 pa, your organisation could be a member of this club. Membership permits you to appoint up to 4 designees who can then attend our club meetings and events and enjoy all the benefits. This attendance can for example be by way of rota thus spreading the involvement and opportunity around your team of designees.
Contact us for more information or download the Application form.
How did we spend the money last year
Community & Vocational gave money to:
|£ 2,500.00||Kenilworth Centre C&V|
|£ 1,500.00||Kenilworth Wardens Defibribulator|
|£ 624.00||RC Cov Nth Marvin McKenzie joint sponsorship|
|£ 500.00||4th Kenilworth Scout Troop|
|£ 500.00||Kenilworth School C&V|
|£ 420.00||Kenilworth Cubs 100|
|£ 300.00||Rotary Disabled Sports|
|£ 250.00||Side by Side|
|£ 250.00||Medequip4Kids C&V|
|£ 250.00||ServeOn 50:50 Intl and C&V|
|£ 200.00||World Transplant Games|
|£ 200.00||Ronald McDonald|
|£ 200.00||Stuart Moir|
|£ 180.00||Mabblethorpe Holidays|
|£ 150.00||Tom Mascarenhas - Oddiysian Summer Camp|
|£ 140.00||District 1060 Football Festival|
|£ 120.75||British Legion Poppy Appeal|
|£ 100.00||Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK|
|£ 100.00||British Legion Kenilworth Branch|
|£ 100.00||Caitlin Macdonald C&V|
International gave money to:
|£ 1,983.63||Guatemala Literacy Project|
|£ 1,311.00||RC of Warwick Bo Project|
|£ 1,110.03||GLP Scholarships|
|£ 1,000.00||Tahahun Nepal|
|£ 1,000.00||Uorissa Scanner|
|£ 800.00||Sri Lanka GG|
|£ 590.00||Shelter Box|
|£ 450.00||University of Warwick re Warwick in Africa|
|£ 250.00||Hope and homes charity|
|£ 250.00||Village Water|
ServeOn 50:50 Intl and C&V
|Swaziland – Changing Futures for children;|
|Cameroon – Child Cancer project|
|Bolivia – Child Eye Care|
|Malawi – Mlambe School|
|Philippines – Child Eye Care|
|£ 1,000.00||Medicines Sans Frontiers|
|£ 1,000.00||SIA President's Charity|
|£ 1,000.00||District 1060 Rotary Foundation|
|30th January 2017|
|Another successful welcome to the Chinese New Year of the Cockerell, at the Emperors in Leamington Spa. Rotarians from Coventry Jubilee, Warwick, Southam, Leamington and, of course , Kenilworth, got together for a tasty selection of starters and meals; from sizzling fillet steak and spicy chicken to delicious sesame prawn toasts and perfectly cooked rice. A few of our number succumbed to forks and spoons although there were some chopstick experts that handled the rice like... true masters of the technique. A couple of quizzes were left on the tables, followed later with answer sheets, so we could all learn a bit more about the Chinese culture. Thanks to all for supporting our annual celebration.|
|8th December 2016|
|Thanks to our corporate members Band Hatton Button the Rotary Quiz organised by them raised a nice sum for the charity of their choice. We presented the cheque to the organisation yesterday evening and Peter Bazeley has responded as follows; “ Members from ILEAP, a local Charity helping those with Additional Needs to have a fun and fulfilled social life, were absolutely delighted to receive a cheque for £1600. ILEAP Member Stefan said a few words of thanks and ILEAP Manager... Pete Bazeley added “this is a fantastic donation and will make a huge difference. We hope to use the money to develop our new social enterprise called Market Ability. Market Ability is the Charities attempt at sustaining our wider work by adding a new service for our members. The new sessions will run from The Kenilworth Centre during the day and will provide participants with new skills and purposeful activity aimed at building confidence, raising self esteem and leading to Volunteering opportunities at local Market events. ILEAP Members will be able to Volunteer on the market stall and gain all the skills from running their own business, whilst raising money for the charity and raising awareness of its work. Please come and see us at Kenilworth Market on Thursday 15th December and meet some of the Members and see the great things we have made, they make perfect Christmas gifts and the quality is outstanding!” http://www.ileap.co.uk/ileap/Home.aspx|
The death toll from Hurricane Mathew is rising rapidly whilst hundreds of thousands are homeless – almost a repeat of the 2010 earthquake so far.
We, like many Rotary Clubs, are responding via the Shelter Box organisation & will watch developments.
If you copy and paste the link below, you can gather more detailed information.
|26st November 2016|
Switching in the Christmas Lights in Warwick Road, Kenilworth. Rotary Club of Kenilworth turned out in force to shake buckets for Children in Need. Free soup given away thanks to EGO restaurant in Kenilworth. Sweets and energy bars to keep the young and young in heart happy. The street organ supplied by Ernie played Christmas music to keep everyone entertained. Although it was a bit chilly, we had a fun time and collected £196 from the generous Kenilworth public.
|21st November 2016|
Rotary Club of Kenilworth at the Holiday Inn tonight. After a tasty buffet and getting to meet each other, we welcomed Kenilworth School to the Club as a Corporate member. After that, the new Interact Club at the school was inaugurated by our District Governor Peter. During the evening, a cheque was donated to the school to fund T-shirts for their attempt to play basketball for 24 hours raising money for charity. Alice from the '6th Form Student Council' cited Rotary 'Youth Speaks' for her ability to give an excellent vote of thanks for the evening. Paul at the end paid tribute to the commitment and achievement of the young students in raising large funds for various charities. May they go from strength to strength now they are part of the Rotary movement.
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