Rotary International is a global network of service volunteers. It is the world's largest service organisation.
The Club meets on Thursdays at the Mannings Heath Hotel, in Winterpit Lane Mannings Heath 6.30 for 7pm.
Since it's formation, Horsham Rotary Club has been involved in work for the community. In it's first year the records show that "...it provided an instrument trolley for the local hospital, arranged a Trades and Crafts Fair and held a Christmas party for 140 poor children".
During World War II the club helped organise a workshop in which volunteers made small parts for munitions.
Since then, one of the club's annual charitable activities has been Christmas collections in and around the Town from which to finance assistance to people and organisations. In particular assistance is given where urgently required on the recommendation of Social Services to people for whom no public funds are available to help them.
Currently included in the Club's annual agenda are the annual Horsham Fun Day ( Big Day Out ) with Horsham District Council where it provides a fund raising platform for all local charities, and giving local handicapped children a day out each year at Chessington World of Adventure as part of Rotary's 'Kids Out' day. We also organise, in partnership with Horsham District Council, Charity Markets at Easter and Christmas, the annual Horsham Pancake Race, Halloween Events, Shop Window Competitions and many other fun events for the community.
2010 wil be the 4th year of Kidz Stuff . We established this event to provide a great day out for young families at an affordable price ... and we are delighted to continue the Access All Areas day to better cater for children with Special Needs. We hope that it also enhances the image of Rotary especially the work it does to help youth in this country and worldwide. The Club thanks everybody who has supported the event this year....... sponsors, helpers, and of course the visitors If you are interested in find out more about Rotary please contact John Le Rossignol on 01403 754005 or visit Rotary on the Web to read about the organisation and find details of your nearest Club.