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Sunderland Rotary

Rotary is one of the world’s most prestigious service organisation. We are made up of committed individuals, known as Rotarians, who are working together to help their local communities and those in need, worldwide.

Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of people who share your drive to give back. They discuss the community’s needs and develop creative ways to meet them. They connect with others who are changing the world. They expand their professional and personal leadership skills. They catch up with good friends and meet new ones. And they work to make lives better and help to make amazing things happen.

Rotary has a global membership of around 1.2 million with over 35,000 clubs in over 200 countries. Amongst other significant worldwide projects, we are close to eradicating polio from this world. For more information please visit www.rotary.org and U.K and Ireland website www.rotarygbi.org . The North East Rotary region runs from the Tees to the Tweed and the District Clubs work hard in making a difference to their communities.

The Rotary Club of Sunderland (www.sunderlandrotaryclub.com) is one of the oldest clubs in the North East, established in 1922. In the last 10 years, the Club has donated nearly £200,000 to local and international causes. The Club has a long history of helping children through organising inter-school competitions to prepare pupils for the world of work and a range of initiatives to benefit underprivileged children.

The Bring It On exhibition aims at reducing unemployment in the North East by attracting pupils into a profession which has a recognised national shortage and the Rotary Club of Sunderland is proud to be actively involved with the programme.

If you are interested in becoming part of this global family of People of Action, and making a difference to your community, please visit the above given websites for contact details.