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The Rotary Club of Arbury is not an agency of or controlled by Rotary International
One focus of our attention is the promotion of good public heath and to that end we regularly organise these events:-
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS
The club joins scores of Rotary clubs across the UK taking to the high streets and offering blood pressure checks as part of Rotary’s Stroke & Health Awareness Day. The annual awareness day is run in partnership with The Stroke Association to help people better understand the relationship between high blood pressure [hypertension] and stroke.
PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS
This initiative to raise Cancer Awareness takes place at the Out Patients Department of George Eliot Hospital. Members of Arbury Rotary Club volunteer their services to support Consultants, Nurses and Admin Staff by providing free refreshments and helping to guide members of the public. There is always a huge public response and all spaces are booked very quickly.
HEALTH AWARENESS EVENINGS
A series of such public evenings have been arranged for the Rotary Club of Arbury by leading consultant Krishna Prasad. Each evening is focused on a particular health problem and treatments available. On each occasion a specialist his care team from the George Eliot Hospital provide the healthcare talk at the GETEC (George Eliot Training and Education Centre).
These events are free and arranged as an information service to the general public.
Community Service Committee
As the title says this committee serves the community and indeed it is our local community that we aim to serve by making best use of our member’s time and ability. There are many ways in which Arbury Rotarians serve the local community by providing service actually doing things, assisting with fund raising or simply providing funds in support of charitable groups.
One of the great strengths of any Rotary Club is its membership with diverse backgrounds and a vast pool of experience in many diverse areas of activity which can be called upon to provide service in the local community or it may simply be that a number of volunteers are required to assist a project for example marshalling at an outdoor charity event. The Rotary Club of Arbury can call on its membership to support an activity and provide a team of volunteers, an example of this would be selling poppies for the Royal British Legion when Rotarians take turns on a rota to help staff the Legions stall.
Arbury’s Community service committee has a small budget to support charitable activities
in the local community; funds are raised in the community for distribution within
the community to deserving causes this could be for the benefit of youngsters or
the elderly. It’s limited budget and the committee has to balance out the needs against
the financial resources available.
Another role of Community Services is to facilitate or help facilitate events this could be simply providing tea or coffee or arranging an outing for children with special needs.
Rotarians wear many other hats; they are involved in numerous other activities and groups providing a vast network of contacts that can be called upon to provide advice and guidance when needed. The Rotary Club can frequently provide a representative of the club to join other groups thus enabling two way communications between the group and the Rotary organisation.
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