* Rotary Club and the Rotary Community Team members enjoy an inaugural meal at the Corn Mill in Llangollen.
The new Vale of Llangollen Rotary Club believes it is leading the world in the way it has decided to do things.
It has now adopted the new style of combined hybrid club by launching a Community Team registered with Rotary International.
It’s believed to be the first of its kind in the UK and probably the first in Rotary worldwide.
The Community Team is for anyone who has the same values as Rotary in that they want to get involved in the community with like-minded people but, for whatever reason, cannot commit to regular meetings or the financial cost of being a full Rotary member.
The new team is being formed through a
Rotary opportunity founded in 1986 under a programme called the Rotary Community
Corps. Since then, Rotary has over 11,000 such community teams in 105 countries
around the world.
Secretary Mike Lade said: “The Community Team is open to anyone over 18 years of age who wants to get involved with like-minded people, to be part of the social group and make new friends.
"It is for those who share the Rotary values, who wish to integrate with the Rotary club, our community work and Rotary projects but without the commitment and financial cost of being a Rotary member.
"That said, we always welcome those who wish to be full Rotary members. It’s
all about options and choices. The cost of being part of our Community Team is
just £10 per year. Our hybrid club is now 22 strong and growing, but we welcome
more members to join us as a community team member or a full Rotary member.”
He added: "Anyone interested in learning more about the Community Team or being a full member can contact us at any time or just drop into our weekly meeting on a Monday evening at 7.30pm at the Liberty Tavern in Market Street – no commitment at all.”
* For more information, contact Mike Lade on 07803 038858, email@example.com or see www.valeofllangollenrotary.com.