The ROTARY CLUB OF Biggleswade IVEL first gathered as a like-minded group of individuals in September 1999, and was Chartered as a club in July 2000.
Unlike these two 'mother' clubs of ours, we have our meetings in the evening rather than at lunchtime, thus enabling a different range of members to take part.
Membership fluctuates with lifestyles and vocation, but currently we have around twenty five members with a fairly broad spread of interests and disciplines, but with only a 'slight' bias towards education and engineering.
Like all Rotary clubs we have a 'dual-gender' membership policy, and we are always encouraging the recruitment of younger members to our ranks.
Our club is officially part of District 1260, (www.rotary1260.org.uk) , Zone A1 Corridor North within Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland, (www.rotarygbi.org) and of Rotary International (www.rotary.org)
The principles we follow have been developed over the years to provide Rotarians with a strong, common purpose and direction. They serve as a foundation for our relationships with each other and the action we take in the world.
The Object of Rotary
Is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
The Four-Way Test
The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. Of the things we think, say or do:
Avenues of Service
We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the
improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. This support is essential to make possible Foundation grant-funded projects that bring sustainable improvement to communities in need.
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