The Rotary Club of Broadlands meets every Thursday at The Old Rectory Hotel at Crostwick NR12 7BG on the B1150 North Walsham Road out of Norwich. Tel. 01603 738513
The Rotary Club of Broadlands was formed in 1972 with 36 members. Over the years it has flourished as part of the Rotary movement and served in both the local community and internationally. The Club functions within Rotary International Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) which is itself part of Rotary International.
The latter is an organisation of service clubs located all over the world. Our purpose is to bring together business, professional and community leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary is a secular organisation open to all persons regardless of race, colour, creed, gender, or political preference.
RIBI is the association of Rotary clubs within England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland, comprising some 53,000 members - men and women of all ages and backgrounds - in 1,850 clubs. Clubs are based within local communities with their members meeting on a regular basis to enjoy friendship, networking and planning projects that will benefit the lives of others.
The club meets every Thursday. Meetings start with arrival from 12.30 p.m. Lunch is taken at 1 p.m. following which we have our regular meeting departing at around 2.30 p.m.
The meetings on the first Thursday each month are devoted to Club Business, Committee reports and planning new projects. On the remaining Thursdays we have a varied programme of Guest Speakers on local topics and matters of more general interest over a wide range of subjects. Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement by contacting the Club Secretary on 01603 713630.
The management of the Club is on the basis of Committees generally meeting each month presenting reports to the Club Council for consideration at the monthly Business Meetings. All decisions and actions are taken by the membership as a whole through a properly conducted voting process in accordance with by-laws drawn up by Rotary International and RIBI.
The current structure of the Club is as follows:
- Club Council - Chaired by the Club President overseeing all Club activities
- Club Service Committee - Administration, Health & Safety
- Membership and Public Relations Committee - Recruitment, Membership Retention, Press Liaison
- Project Committee - Project Management, Fund Raising Events
- International Committee - International Aid Programmes, Contact with Overseas Clubs
- Foundation Committee - Liaison with Rotary Foundation, Foundation Grants Management