Wicklow Rotary Club held an information event for the people of Wicklow Town, invited guests were treated to a fun presentation about Wicklow Rotary Club, what we do and how our work impacts our community.
The event was very well attended with over 45 people, Rotarians and invited guests, turning up for the event.
President Martina Fox welcomed speakers on behalf of Rotary who provided a short insight into what it means to be part of such a worldwide, distinguished organisation. She went on to explain “put simply Rotarians like to meet people, socialise and have fun whilst doing good in the world”. She continued, Rotarians apply our leadership and expertise to solve social issues. We raise funds and manage projects both locally and internationally, we aim to promote peace, alleviate poverty, support education, fight disease and support our environment through our wide range of projects.
Rotarians are decision makers and problem solvers who want to make a difference in this world, our personal integrity and drive is what brings us together to go that extra mile, our motto is ‘Service Above Self’ . Wicklow Rotary Club was set up in 1988 and has raised significant funds since our inception, all of which goes in the main, to local deserving charities.
Assistant Governor Mike Connolly stated “Rotary is not just a club you join, it is an invitation to participate in endless opportunities, Rotary offers an opportunity to serve in a big project like eradicating Polio or a small community project” Wicklow Rotary are involved in many projects locally namely, Remembrance Tree, Youth Leadership Competition, Seamus Heaney Walk a superb environmental project, and the bikes for Africa Project to name but a few. In addition Wicklow Rotary has been at the forefront of Wicklow Ukraine Support and has supported and helped over a 300 Ukrainians settle in our community. He finished by stating “ the projects we engage in are interesting, life changing and fun”. We fundraise and support numerous local charities such as Cancer Care, Hillview initiative, the Way Project an intervention project for youth, in addition to several other deserving charities.
President Martina stated “we are Rotary and there is no limit to what we can achieve, together” she concluded by extending an invitation to guests who would like to come and have lunch, enjoy interesting and informative guest speakers, with Rotary Wicklow Club, meetings are on Mondays from 1 to 2pm over lunch in Wicklow Golf Club.