Rotary has come up with a novel idea to tell more people about its service and at the same time dispel myths. The Rotary district which covers Staffordshire, Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands is distributing an initial 7,500 bookmarks to its 55 clubs.
The bookmark, with its explanations about Rotary, is the idea of the Rotary club of Aldridge which past District Governor Trevor Davies has developed for all clubs.
“The bookmark is concise and clear and designed to clear up misconceptions whilst at the same time explaining what Rotary is – and what it isn’t.
“There are a lot of urban myths about Rotary clubs. For example, that they are ‘elitist,’ ‘secretive,’ ‘just for older people’ and ‘male only’ – stereotypes which are simply not true.”
The bookmark gives examples of the benefits of joining Rotary, which include hands-on, practical projects, organising enjoyable fundraising events, changing lives for the better and having fun.