Rotherham’s Rotary Club moves to new base

By Michael Upton | 09/02/2018

Rotherham’s Rotary Club moves to new base
Senn at their first meeting at the golf club (left to right) are: front row; Michael Longdon, district governor 1220; John Box, president Rotary Club of Rotherham; David Clay, Club secretary; back row; C and Richard Lewis, assisstant district governor 1220. 180153

A LONG-running social group which has raised thousands for charity has moved to a new base after 20 years.

The Rotary Club of Rotherham, which previously met at the Consort Hotel in Thurcroft will now hold its meetings at the more central location of Sitwell Park Golf Club.

The Rotherham club was one of the first to be established in the UK in 1921 — 16 years after the Rotary organisation was started in Chicago, USA.

The Rotary Club of Rotherham is now in its 97th year and members are looking forward to its centenary in 2021.

Rotherham also has another Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Rotherham Sitwell, formed 30 years ago.

John Box, president the Rotary Club of Rotherham, said the younger club was “a very thriving and progressive club” and there were “close links” between the two.

The first meeting in the new base was held last Wednesday, with District Governor Michael Longdon and Assistant District Governor Richard Lewis there to officially overseeing proceedings.

Mr Box added: “The Rotary organisation is centred on community service and fellowship and those elements are a core factor in Rotary. 

“The Rotary Club of Rotherham supports many charitable courses amongst them is the Rotherham Hospice, Age UK Rotherham and Shiloh and various others, and continues to support the Rotary philosophy.”
Search online for “Rotary Club of Rotherham”to find out more about the club.

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