Montrose Rotary Club’s drive for some new blood

Montrose Academy help Montrose Rotary Club with their annual shoebox appeal
Montrose Academy help Montrose Rotary Club with their annual shoebox appeal

Do you want to help people locally and across the world? Montrose Rotary Club is launching an initiative to recruit new members.

The club will be hosting a drop-in evening for anyone who is interested in joining and finding out more about the work Rotary do at the George Hotel, Montrose, next Wednesday, March 16, from 7 to 8.30pm.

The group says it wants new members “from all walks of life” to join .

There are three ways people can join Rotary - one is full membership; the second is as an associate member where you can be a ‘friend’ of the club, help out at community and charity events and attend meetings; and the third is corporate membership where businesses can choose a few employees to represent the company, alternating which member of staff attends events and meetings.

Representatives from the Montrose Inner Wheel will also be at the drop-in evening.

Tony Rance, president, said: “One of the purposes of Rotary is to give people, who are interested helping those in need, an opportunity to get together to use their talents and time to assist in community projects. Some of these projects are local and some are international.

“If you are someone of good character, male or female, who wishes to make a difference to people’s lives, both locally, and internationally, then this could be for you.

“Full membership is not necessary as we are opening up to associate and corporate membership for those with busy lives and other commitments.”

Montrose Rotary Club meets on the second and fourth week of the month. There is no minimum meeting requirement.

Locally, they have sponsored Montrose Academy pupils, guides, brownies and scouts to attend camps. With the help of local schools, they also send shoeboxes to less fortunate children over Christmas every year.