Rotary Middleton has been in existence for many years and today it is a lively and successful club. This year we are celebrating our 85th Birthday, 85 years of service to Middleton, the UK and the wider world.
We are part of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland which in turn is part of Rotary International, a world-wide organisation.
Non-Rotarians are often unsure of the activities of Rotarians - as much of the charitable work we carry out in the community and internationally goes unsung. The support we give in our own local community takes in local schools and hospices, scouts, and various local charities and support groups. We are proud that almost 1,000 local primary-school children are involved with our club - providing gifts for children in orphanages in eastern Europe.
On the international front we are involved in the eradication of polio through Rotary International's Polio Plus Project, and are committed to providing clean drinking water to a number of villages in Kenya. Whilst we are renowned for responding swiftly to emergencies such as the Tsunami disaster, our work in fact is carried out 365 days a year.