MELKSHAM’S Rotary Club is appealing to the community for ideas for new projects they could support.
A meeting will be held next week on Tuesday 23rd November, 7.30pm, at ‘That Meeting Place’ in the Market Place.
President of Melksham Rotary, Ruth Fivash, says, “It was with sadness that Rotary Melksham had to close the Art House Café during the pandemic, but we would like to thank the people of Melksham for their support during our 10 years of tenure there. With your help we were able to be a force for action in the town.
“Closing the café has given the club an opportunity to evaluate what the future looks like. As a service organisation our membership and appeal has dwindled. So, we are looking to reform the club with a new generation of people keen to help the community of Melksham and worldwide and make Rotary more relevant to the 21st century.
“So, we have pressed ‘Ctrl/alt/delete’, gone to task master and selected end task. Closedown for a count of 10 and re-set.
“One of the values of Rotary has always been ‘service’ to the community, both at home and abroad. This could be fundraising for projects like the End Polio Now campaign, which Rotary started over 40 years ago and has been a major success or for smaller local schemes and charities.
“Sometimes it’s getting hands on and helping where needed, but it is also about meeting new people and having fun.
“We would like to know your ideas and projects that you would like to see happen but do not have the resources to achieve on your own, so we are holding a meeting open to everyone over 18 years of age. So, come along and find out how together we could make things happen.
“The meeting will be held on Tuesday 23rd November at 7.30pm at ‘That Meeting Place’ in the Market Place. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the family of Rotary.”