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Rotary appeals for new members

Posted onPosted on 10th Jan

Sherwood Forest Rotary is appealing for new members to help continue its work supporting the community.

A spokesman said: “We will soon be entering the third year living with the effects of Covid. During this time your local Rotary has had to curtail many of its activities and as a result the support usually offered to the local community has also been limited.

“Sherwood Forest Rotary, based in Ollerton and Edwinstowe, supports groups and individuals from an area extending to Clipstone, Bilsthorpe, Wellow, Walesby, Kirton, Tuxford and all the villages in between.

“With meetings in person not possible we have met with the aid of Zoom.

“During this time many of our fundraising events have not taken place.

“We have missed two proms concerts, a Tesco Christmas collection in 2020, a golf day at Rufford, and two St George’s Day celebrations, but we have had members raising money by cycling long distances over the past year, which has benefited their health as well as local groups, and you may have seen us at Tesco in December 2021.

“Your Rotary has one major concern. Although we continue to be active, the recent climate has prevented local growth in many clubs and societies.

“Members join Rotary for a variety of reasons and often wish they had joined years before. If you live in the area, perhaps are newly arrived in one of the new houses, and while reading this think you might like to meet us and perhaps join Sherwood Forest Rotary, please get in touch.

“Without Rotary many local groups and organisations would have one place less to approach for support.

“We have written this article to attract you to Rotary. It would be a shame for us to discover your interest too late for Sherwood Forest Rotary. Rotary is available to everyone, it’s an opportunity to socialise and work with like-minded people to support your local community.

“Contact — one of our Rotarians will get back to you.”