Volunteering work with Rotary, changes lives! Whether you are volunteering by helping in a local community project or responding to local and international disasters, there is a project or activity to suit everyone.
One of the most interesting and challenging is putting on the Party In The Park event – would you be interested? By volunteering with Rotary, you know that you will be changing people’s lives for the better.
We welcome men and women from all walks of life to join as members. Membership is a great way to make new friends whilst working together raising funds or delivering help for causes both international, or nationally or within our local community. Please see Our Club page for more information on Poynton and District Rotary Club.
Our largest charity fund raising event is the spectacular annual concert Party in the Park, featuring all kinds of music, to suit all tastes. This concert runs from the afternoon to late evening with a number of top quality bands on the platform.
The performance is held in the beautiful setting of Poynton Park, in front of a large audience of several thousand people.
Party In The Park was held on 15th June 2019 and was an amazing event. For further information on Party In The Park, please go to – Event Information
Poynton Rotary’s charitable works depend heavily on the income generated from ‘Party in the Park’ ticket sales, merchandising and sponsorship of this our main fundraising event, which is the culmination of 9 months of planning and preparation.
We have many other fund raising events throughout the year, which also help to address the needs of very many local needs such as hospitals, hospices, charity groups, community groups and individuals who can clearly demonstrate a need. For photos and the video from our last event, please see the Gallery page.
We also help those in need in poorer third world countries, particularly following natural disasters, and we continue to generously support Disaster Aid UK & Ireland in humanitarian work around the world. As a club we also initiate and support projects to improve sanitation and access to clean water for remote communities in developing countries.
As well as raising funds for all kinds of needs, we do have social occasions, parties, guided walks, theatre trips and interesting after dinner guest speakers, documented in our Events diary.
Please take a look through the pages of our website to gain a good flavour of what Rotary and especially our local Rotary Club is all about.
We are looking for people who want to give back to their communities.
You must be aged 18 or over to become a Rotary member, but we also offer exciting and vibrant options for young people to join the Rotary family from the age of 7.
If you’re interested in joining Rotary there are a number of options. Involvement in Rotary is flexible, ranging from full membership to project volunteering.
There are a number of ways to can join Rotary:
- Join an existing club
- Form your own club
- Corporate membership
- Friend of Rotary and project volunteering
Find out more about our membership types.
We want to make sure your Rotary experience is the best it can be and fits around your lifestyle.
We’ll ask you a few questions to understand what you’re looking for, before connecting you with members in your area, where you’ll have chance to try a few clubs to find your best fit.
Rotary brings together people from all walks of life. Getting involved with Rotary provides benefits to not only communities, but our members as well.
Social networking – Rotary is a great way to expand your social circles, meet new people and make lasting friendships, all while having fun and making a difference.
Develop your skills – You can share your personal and vocational skills, take up leadership roles, as well as learning from fellow members on activities such as project planning, communications and service delivery.
Enhance your understanding – Events such as the annual Rotary Showcase and the international Convention offer opportunities to be inspired by guest speakers and develop your global understanding.
Business opportunities – Rotary was founded as a business networking group, and this still plays a part in Rotary today. Making connections with other members can enhance your professional life.
Enjoy rewards – Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefits programme, offers discounts on products and services. It’s Rotary’s way of helping our members spend less so they can do more.
Work with leading organisations – Rotary’s reputation has allowed us to establish relationships with leading national and international charities, putting us at the forefront of change.
Be part of a global community – With 1.2 million members in 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries, Rotary is a global network of neighbours, friends and problem solvers making a difference in our communities.
The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own and only charity delivering our vision of a better world.
The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by contributions from Rotary members and friends of the Foundation.
Those contributions, gifts and donations are transformed into service projects that change the lives of thousands of people across the world.
With 91% of funds spent on the programmes and projects it delivers, The Rotary Foundation, based at the Rotary Headquarters in Illinois, USA, is globally recognised for its financial efficiency, accountability and transparency.
Rotary Foundation Grants
Each year, The Rotary Foundation gives $70 million worth of grants to Rotary clubs throughout the world for humanitarian projects, vocational training and scholarships in Rotary’s cause areas.
Ranging from small-scale, short term activities to large, international projects, Rotary grants strengthen global partnerships and provide sustainable and measurable benefits to communities.
Grants from The Rotary Foundation support over 1,000 projects every year.
The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom
The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK) is an Associate Foundation of The Rotary Foundation. RFUK supports the aims of The Rotary Foundation by providing funding for its programmes and offering a direct service for giving in Great Britain
RFUK has recovered over £1 million in Gift Aid since 2001, allowing even more communities to benefit from The Rotary Foundation.