ABOUT US

An Introduction

Established in 1980 the Rotary Club of Sutton Coldfield Vesey has quietly developed a reputation as an efficient, co-ordinated group of like-minded men and women who wish to improve the life of their community. They have found that together they can make an impact and at the same time get enjoyment out of the task.

The Vesey part of our name is associated with John Vesey, a leading 16C bishop who is closely identified with our Royal Town. He is laid to rest at the Holy Trinity Parish Church.

Decisions are collectively agreed upon by club members to support or sponsor a variety of projects, either by fund raising or hands on involvement. We meet most weeks at Aston Wood Golf Club at 7.00 for a 7.30pm start, but it is not necessary to go to every meeting. Just be prepared to offer your particular skill or expertise to help the club achieve its aims.

What is Rotary Club?

We’re for communities. Whether at home or abroad, our members are found in more than 200 countries, so we are in the unique position of being able to reach people in need wherever they are.

  1. Our Work At Home

    Our experience and skills in community work and volunteering place us in an ideal position to work with organisations such as local businesses, charities, colleges, schools, hospitals and environmental groups to support a large variety of good causes. These range from helping support food banks, assisting those affected by flooding, fundraising for local causes, organising sports tournaments for disabled youngsters and running memory cafés.

  2. Our Work Overseas

    Our clubs in Great Britain and Ireland are able to work directly with clubs in disaster hit areas across the world to assess what aid is needed and we can be sure that money raised goes directly to those in need. Projects range from providing water and sanitation, disease prevention, literacy projects, education, building schools, hospitals, water wells and growing local economies through sustainable development.

    When disasters such as earthquakes, typhoons or floods occur around the world, we are quick to respond through our support for survival kits such as ShelterBox and AquaBox, which provide the basic essentials required in an emergency situation.

  3. Polio Eradication

    Although polio has not been seen in Great Britain and Ireland for many years, it is vital that we continue our efforts to eliminate the disease worldwide in order that it can never return. Rotary clubs in Great Britain and Ireland have so far donated over £20 million (€24 million) to End Polio Now.

    Our efforts to eradicate polio have been described as one of the finest humanitarian projects the world has ever known and Rotary has even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The eradication of polio when completed will be one of the most significant achievements in public health since the eradication of smallpox.

We’re For Communities

We are community champions who stand up for our communities both locally and overseas. We support those who need help, we strive to improve lives and we bring about positive change in our neighbourhoods.

Every event, initiative or project that we run – whether it is local, national,international or online – is rooted in the notion of community. This is because we believe that society works better when communities work together.

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