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THE ROTARY CLUB OF BRADFORD WEST

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In common with all Rotary Clubs we operate within areas of service - to our local, national and international communities and to the Club itself. This work is directed by committees appointed by the Club President each Rotary year.  A more detailed overview is given in the box below.

Please click on any of the links to see the projects being undertaken by each committee.

Past President, Sandra Wilkinson says;

"Below are just some of our ongoing club projects:

Monthly outings for lonely elderly people in our community.

Annual planting of bulbs and trees to enhance the open spaces in our district.

Annual outings for disadvantaged and disabled children in our area.

Schools projects include prize givings at local schools. Schools in our area this year regularly compete in the Rotary District Technology Tournament.

Funding young people to attend RYLA a residential leadership course.

Support and encouragement of Peace Study Scholars from overseas at Bradford University.

The offering of Blood Pressure Testing to the public in supermarkets and other public places.

Support for the eradicatiion of Polio throughout the world.

We invariably send aid abroad when major disaster strikes and support Aqua Boxes, Life Straws for purifying water and Disaster Boxes, each box containing shelter for 10 people plus cooking and eating utensils, blankets and sleeping bags etc.
 
I hope this gives a flavour of what we do. You will find much more on each committee page."

Four Avenues of Service - Overview

 

The Object of Rotary is to “encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.” Rotary is a service organization. Since 1910, the Rotary Motto has been “Service Above Self.”
 
Rotary strives to achieve it’s objective of “Service Above Self” through activities in four primary areas. These are often referred to as the Four Avenues of Service.

Club Service
This avenue promotes the development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service. It involves the activities necessary to make the Club function successfully and achieve its goals.

Click here to find out more about Club Service at Bradford West.

Vocational Service
This area represents the opportunity that each Rotarian has to represent the dignity and utility of one’s vocation as an opportunity to serve society. Rotarians promote and foster high ethical standards in business and professions and promote the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations.

Click here to find out more about Vocational Service at Bradford West.

Community Service
This avenue relates to the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life in their community. Particular emphasis is given to helping children, needy families, the aged, the handicapped, and those most in need of assistance. Rotarians strive to promote the ideal of service in their personal, business, and community lives.

Click here to find out more about Community Service at Bradford West.

International Service
In this area, Rotarians strive for the advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service. International Service Projects are designed to meet the humanitarian needs of people in many lands, with particular emphasis on the most underprivileged children and families in developing countries.

Click here to find out more about International Service at Bradford West.

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