Sidcup Rotary Club welcomes people who are interested in and care about their environment. Our aim is to ensure everyone is welcome, and no one feels out of place. We have a Satellite membership to cater for those who want to be part of a younger group. We are also exploring new membership models including e-clubs and Rotaract (previously for 18 to 28-year olds).
We are a non-political organisation and pride ourselves in being friendly, non-bureaucratic and welcome to new ideas. Gone are the days when we would accept only professionals or those in business. What really matters is that you are sociable, tolerant, action orientated and keen to make things happen.
We normally meet on Wednesdays and mix business with pleasure. We invite interesting speakers to talk about their work, hobbies, or charity. The Sidcup Rotary Club has a Benevolent Trust, which makes donations to good causes after careful consideration and approval by its membership. Members generally join at least one Committee so that everyone gets involved in the running of the Club.
The Coronavirus has forced us to adapt and one benefit of using Zoom to hold our meetings is that members can attend from wherever they are at the time.
As individuals we are involved in a variety of local organisations where we put our skill to use and raise funds for our Benevolent Trust and other charities. Our principal fund raiser is our Christmas Collection when the whole local community enjoys seeing the sleigh and the opportunity to talk briefly to Santa. We also hold Quiz Nights, which are always good fun all the proceeds from which are passed to charities chosen each year. Our biggest single donation to date was over £37,000 to fund a new purpose-built community bus for the Bexley Accessible Transport Scheme which is used regularly by a variety of age groups and people with disabilities. Those interested in finding out more should look at this website, which gives you an insight into what we do. Please email us at email@example.com . If you would like further information or think that you might be interested in joining us and our Membership Team will get back to you.
Welcome to our Club’s website. I am pleased to be able to serve the Club as President for the year 2023/2024.
Our club was founded in 1935 and still maintains it’s initial and most important link with helping and being involved in the local community whilst also supporting charities and humanitarian projects both at home and overseas. Much emphasis over the past 18 months being directed to helping with various initiatives undertaken by our district in Ukraine.
The Rotary motto of “Service above self” is important to our members who can be found assisting when called upon with local charity and community events such as the Poppy and Marie Curie annual collections.
We hope this year to be able to return to our full timetable when Santa undertakes his traditional visits to the Sidcup area, a tradition which began many years ago.
The Rotary theme for this year is “Create Hope in the World”, these are the words of the Rotary International President, Gordon McInally. Rotary is an incredible mix of people with the ability to make great things happen right across the world. We all have something to give, whoever we are and whatever our place in life, between us we have talent, we have knowledge, we have abilities, effort, dedication and devotion, and if we choose to we can use these gifts to make a genuine difference in the lives of others both locally, nationally and internationally.
Please take time to look at the various items on our web site and if you think that Rotary could be for you in either our main Club or our smaller satellite group please contact us via our e mail firstname.lastname@example.org .