As the current President of the Rotary Club of Sidcup I am delighted to welcome you to our website.
The Club was founded 77 years ago and has, over this time, been very involved in the local community as well as supporting charities and humanitarian projects both in this country and overseas.
The members uphold the Rotary motto of “Service above Self” and assist whenever called upon with local charity and community events.
In 1985, in celebration of the Clubs 25th anniversary, an educational trust, ROSET, was established to help young people from the local area undertake educational and character forming projects by providing financial assistance.
Last year the Club was involved in Young Enterprise, held a very successful Bexley Young Musician competition, assisted in a number of charity collections and organised the annual visit of Father Christmas throughout the local area.
Our main projects this year are holidays for life limited children and their families to Disneyland Paris in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Medway and financial assistance to a school in Tanzania via the charity AZAR.
Rotary is not all about fundraising we also enjoy a varied programme of social activities, invite interesting speakers to our meetings and arrange visit to unusual places of interest.
Rotary is a world-wide organisation and this year’s International President Sakugi Tanaka, from Japan, has adopted the motto of “Peace through Service”. There are many definitions of peace ranging from personal tranquillity to a situation of safety where basic human needs are met. I would like to think that through service to others and putting the needs of others above our own we will all achieve personal satisfaction and peace in our lives.