Science park set to get a Rotary Club

Published on: 21 Dec 2016

A NEW Rotary Club is being launched this month at the Bristol & Bath Science Park in Emersons Green.  

An Open Day on Thursday January 26 aims to draw community-spirited, fresh-thinking people from local residential and business communities.  Presentations will be held at 08:30, noon and 3pm, with Rotarians on-site all day and  a tour of the Science Park at 1pm.

Two established and experienced Rotary Clubs have joined forces to help set up the new club:  Kingswood Rotary, who meet Tuesday lunchtimes in Hanham, and Fishponds & Downend Rotary, who meet on Thursday evening in Emersons Green. 

Rotary spokesman David Lewis said: “Whilst we are always looking for new members to join existing clubs, we believe there are enough new businesses and people in this area to warrant creating a new club. Meetings could be held when members prefer, either before work or around lunchtime.

“Initially we are looking for at least eight men and women to form this exciting new club, where the members’ personal and professional skills and resources will enrich Rotary’s existing collective experience.  This will help us continue to strengthen and refresh our ability to support communities both at home and overseas.”

“Rotary’s new approach, in founding flexible and accessible clubs, facilitates easier participation for busy people wishing to give something back to their communities.  Diverse opportunities to serve exist - from mentoring youngsters, fundraising for good causes, helping those in need overseas, to the organisation of family events to encourage new friendships and business opportunities. 

“Rotarians are active people who not only give back to their communities but have fun whilst doing it. People find it rewarding and easy to make new friends, both home and abroad, build business contacts, develop their personal skills, and take on new challenges to deepen their life experience.  Rotary really is an organisation that can give you back as much, or even more, than you give”.

For more information, or to book in, visit the Facebook page  Rotary at Bristol & Bath Science Park  or contact Judy Powell 07927 599717/judy.powell@hotmail.co.uk or David Lewis 07718 753445/davidilewis@blueyonder.co.uk or come along on the day.

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