Newton Abbot Rotary Club (NARC) was founded in 1922 and still has a thriving membership of over 50 men and women from all walks of life, who share a common interest in helping others; they meet weekly at Seale Hayne at 6pm on a Tuesday evening, share a meal have good discussions and hear from a wide range of speakers. Each member enjoys business as well as social networking opportunities, whilst giving something back to those less fortunate, learning new skills and joining in at social evenings with partners.
Rotary what is it all about?
Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace under the motto “Service Above Self”.
Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) has over 55,000 members in 1,855 clubs, it is an integral part of Rotary International. Rotary runs countless humanitarian projects both locally, nationally and internationally, and also partners with many charities worldwide.
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.
Rotary in Devon?
District 1175 SW Peninsular has 88 clubs with over 2,500 Rotarians, Rotary gives members the opportunity to give something back, give hope to communities and make lives worthwhile and fulfilled. Rotarians have fun and make new friends at the same time. Members are all in agreement that Rotary opens doors to a better world.
Rotary in the Newton Abbot?
Newton Abbot Rotary Club (NARC) has a thriving membership, men and women from business and professions, who share a common interest in helping others.
Over the nearly 90 years of serving the local community the club have raised and donated many thousands of pounds.
But it’s not only money that counts. In these difficult times a word of advice, an introduction, a phone call from someone who cares can make a difference. Members of NARC share their expertise from their professional fields and just a few hours of time can make a difference to someone’s life chances.
Rotarians serve on many local charitable bodies and bring their skills to help those organisations carry out their work. We don’t claim expenses or charge ‘administration’ but contribute in the spirit of Rotary’s motto ‘Service above self’
The Rotary emblem is seen to represent a trustworthy body with international links and can attract other organisations to help and participate. From ‘Shelterbox’ to mock interviews for local schools. From rattling collecting tins to using time and talents the Rotary Club of Newton Abbot tries to make a difference locally.