Community

The Community and Vocational Committee is the well-known face of Rotary which involves giving help and assistance to the aged; the handicapped; the infirm; young people and those in need, either directly or through other local charitable organisations.

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Latest News from this committee:

Choirs raise £4000 for Charities
  To experience an evening of superb music in a packed St Mary’s Church is a rare pleasure for Banburyshire
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Six of the Best Success -28th Sept 2019
Great concert last night (Sat 28th Sept) at St Mary’s Church. Many thanks to the participating choirs and all those
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6 of the Best Concert – 28th Sept 2019
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World Polio Day – 24th Oct 2019
  Rotary and polio  Polio Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in
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Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) – July 2019
What are the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards? Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, or RYLA, is a leadership development programme run by
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German Rotary buzzing about bees – July 2019
  By Henrik Thiele, a member of the Rotaract Club of Paderborn, Germany, and president of the Rotaract Germany Committee 
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 2014/2015 Proposed Activities

Our activities have two themes

Firstly it is our intention to continue with:

a. Raising funds at the Canal Day on 5 October to support Katharine House Hospice and other local charities.

b. The Xmas street organ charity collection at Sainsburys and Tesco and hopefully Aldi during December. Dates have yet to be agreed.

c. The provision of stewards at the Banbury Show.

d. Hosting a party for the blind and partially sighted including ‘chauffeuring’ our guests—probably in early May.

Secondly

e. To consider requests for financial help especially from those truly deserving causes , where a little help can make significant changes to local individuals/small charitable organisations.

f. To support requests, where possible, from locally centred charities and service organisations to provide help in running their events. Examples of this would be assisting as stewards/marshals/ manning checkpoints.

Sadly it is not always possible to support all the requests for help with the finite resources we have available to us.

To deliver on all these activities requires all Rotarians to continue to give up a little of their time and energy, the results of which can be truly satisfying and great fun achieving.

Other Projects/Organisations Helped from Previous Years

Purchase of specialised equipment for the disabled; Dogs for the Disabled; Banbury Show; Stroke Awareness Day; Beacon Centre; Age UK (Banbury); Samaritans; Paint for local school; Mess tent for Scouts.