Members organise community projects that address many of today's most critical issues, such as violence, drug abuse, health, hunger, the environment, and illiteracy. Rotary clubs determine service projects based on local needs.
They work for and with young people to address challenges facing the youth of today.
By combining their skills and resources, members of Rotary are able to make a real contribution to the lives of others.
In local communities alone, each club raises tens of thousands of pounds for community projects and local charities and organisations. Members also volunteer their time - supervising community events, running a host of projects aimed at promoting the achievements of young people, coordinating educational programmes, and supporting local businesses. There are three service committees: Community Service, Vocational and Youth Opportunities and International. In addition, Rotary also has its own charity - The Rotary Foundation- which funds the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty throughout the world.
The role of the Community Service Committee is to be the link whereby the Club can engage with local residents. This is achieved by running or taking part in events which involve or provide a service to the local community.
The major function of our Committee is to give help and assistance where we can to the Youth of the Sidcup area in ways that will improve their lives.
The purpose of this committee is twofold. Firstly we raise money to support overseas charities, large and small, to help fight not only poverty and disease but also to provide technology, equipment and education to promote self-sufficiency. Secondly we organise social events with our contact clubs in the Netherlands and Sweden.
The Rotary Foundation advance world goodwill through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.