The Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven is one of over 34,000 clubs worldwide with a total membership of over 1.2 million which fall under the banner of Rotary International. Its stated purpose is “to bring together business and professional leaders to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.” This sounds very formal, but it is simply a means of bringing together people who want to put something back into the community – whether by fund raising of providing manpower when needed. Rotary’s primary motto is ‘Service Above Self’.
The Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven, number 1779 in the 1070 District, was formed in 1992 with an initial group of around 20 members. It evolved from our ‘Mother’ – the Rotary Club of Sleaford – which meets at lunchtimes, as an evening alternative. Sleaford Kesteven has grown from strength to strength and currently has 40 members.
Initially meeting in The Lion Hotel in Sleaford, it then transferred to the Lincolnshire Oak Hotel, before moving to the Finch-Hatton Arms in nearby Ewerby in 2008.
We meet on Wednesday evenings at 7-30pm to sit down for a meal at 8pm. Visitors are always welcome, although some pre-notice would be good to arrange an extra meal.