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Rotary Midhurst and Petworth

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Message from our President

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It is a great privilege and honour to have been elected President of Midhurst & Petworth Rotary Club for 2023-2024.

I see the role as a facilitator and leader of a very strong, experienced and established team in place, and therefore already functioning with very good results. I hope we can continue to use this platform to further flourish in these established areas, and to develop closer relationships and actions with District and International to serve communities near and far.

During Covid restrictions, communicating through Zoom became a lifeline that kept everyone connected and made us aware of what could still be achieved despite the difficulties. We are lucky in that we have members who have the technical skills and energy to make this platform very successful and a key tool for the future. It has also connected us with other Rotary clubs and non Rotary organisations and is a valued asset.

I very much intend to continue with the programme currently in place - a formal dinner meeting to be held at Cowdray Park Golf Club each month, with a second monthly meeting held at various venues for a social evening. The social evening generally to be held at local restaurants and pubs, which brings together members for fellowship and also helps to support local businesses in these difficult times.

Our new website has an ongoing yearly programme which is continually being updated, showing the many activities Midhurst & Petworth Rotary are involved with, raising money for local needs and serving the community. Several activities are connected to local schools, not only raising money for them, but giving time to assist in the development of our local children’s needs and skills.

The local Foodbank, Rother Valley Together and St. Wilfrid’s Hospice will be helped with fundraising through street collections and also by some major activities such as the annual Golf Day, quiz nights and raffles throughout the year.

We also intend to launch a major new overseas project in collaboration with other Rotary Clubs in our district and the International arm of Rotary.

The ladies of Midhurst & Petworth Inner Wheel also do great work in raising funds for their selected charities, and a closer joint venture of activities will be eagerly encouraged.

Finally, please enjoy, with me, this coming year and have fun in all of our hard work and involvement to serve our community. And a final plea - if you can find any new potential members who would like to be involved, even better - both for the community and our club.

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What is Rotary?

Rotary is a worldwide organisation consisting of 1.2 million members. Everyone is a volunteer so any monies raised go directly to the organisations supported. Rotary also initiated the End Polio Now campaign, which began in 1984. We are still an active supporter of the campaign.

Why Join ?

If you would like to make a difference in

your local community, or have an idea for an event, then come along and see how you can help - it is very satisfying having a good time whilst helping and supporting others!

We are a local group founded in 1964, to offer service to the local community and to have fun whilst raising money for local, national and international organisations and charities. We run events of our own (like our Annual Youth Music Festival) and support many local groups by providing teams of willing helpers for their own events. Over the years, we have supported many charities. Each year the President nominates two charities that he wishes to support. During the year, in the event of natural disasters anywhere in the world, we raise monies and give our support.

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Our Team for 2023

President- John Maguire

Immediate Past President - Julian Goodale

President Elect- Mike Balmforth

Secretary- Nigel Goodenough

Treasurer- Paul Mellings

International/Foundation-Rangesh Nallan

Programme/Attendance & PR- Rangesh Nallan

ComVoc- Hazel Morley

Golf Day, Music Social Events- John Barrett

Youth- Robert Morrison

Environment-Andrew Mitchell

Membership & Retention- Simon Flint

To contact any member of our Team, please e-mail

mandprotary@gmail.com and include the role of the

person you want to contact in the subject line of the


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Contact us

We normally meet for dinner once a month. Our dinners are usually at Cowdray Park Golf Club, Easebourne, GU29 0BB on the first Monday of each month which is not a public holiday.

On the Monday after our dinner meeting we usually hold an on-line meeting to deal with business matters. The following Monday is often an informal get together at a local pub or restaurant.

For further details of our meetings please see the Future Events page. If you would like to visit one of our meetings or want further details please email mandprotary@gmail.com