Tenterden Rotary Club
Who is allowed to join?
Anyone of 18 or over is welcome, no limits on age, gender,
race etc etc. Under 18s are very welcome to join our Interact Group, which from
September will be based at Homewood School in Tenterden – although you don’t
have to attend Homewood School to join. Once a member you are entitled and indeed will be made
welcome at any Rotary Club anywhere in the world – there are 1.2 miliion world members - so if you are
travelling or away from home you have a
set of contacts wherever you go.
What do you do?
Raise money for local, national and international charities,
support local initiatives, like Tenterden Day Centre, host speakers at both our
breakfast and evening meetings, run competitions and sponsorship for young
people and students… and support each other through networking and socialising.
How much does it cost?
The full membership fee is £140 a year payable in June. We also have some corporate members,
attendees at our breakfast group only and Interact who pay part membership
or don’t pay any fees. It’s possible to
find out more and attend a few meetings before committing to any payment at
all. Payment for meals is £14.00 for dinner and £5.00 for
breakfast – which also helps pay for the hire of the room.
How many meetings Do I have
It’s up to you. At Tenterden we meet at Tenterden Club each
Thursday for dinner at 7.30. You are welcome to attend every week or when you
are able to do so. You can also come along after dinner, at about 8.30 to hear
our speaker if you don’t want to eat or to commit to the full evening. Our Breakfast Group meets twice a month 7.30-8.30 at Silcocks
Farm and again some members attend all the meetings and some when they can.
You are also welcome to help at fund raising events like
putting up the Christmas Tree on the High Street and running Splat The Rat at Tentertainment!
What are the rules?
The Rotary motto is Service Above Self, basically help others
and have fun. At Tenterden we
particularly like the idea of Great Friends Doing Great Things Together.