Rotary Club of Tenterden

Tenterden Rotary Club also organises - Youth Speaks, Young Chef, Young Photographer, Xmas story competition annually and. In 2013 we sponsored and Charter our own Interact Club at Homewood School.

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, often more. 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.

Because Rotary is found in more than 200 countries and regions worldwide, we are in the unique position of being able to reach people in need all over the planet, from running life-changing projects in developing countries to making an immediate response to disaster-hit regions.

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.

If you are interested in joining our club, please give Phil Auden a call on 01580762204 for an informal chat

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Tenterden Rotary Club FAQs

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  to attend?

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.

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