Tuesday, 19 November 2013

9 Statistics about the Aylesbury Rotary Carol Float Operation

1. 19 nights on the road
2. Approx 27 - 30 volunteers hours each night to operate the Float
3. Over 500 volunteer hours to operate all 19 nights
4. 4 static days with 180 volunteer hours
5. Over 680 volunteer hours to operate the carol float in total
6. Preparation starts in September and takes many hours/days
7. Around 7 - 9 Charities collect on their own behalf.
8. We raise £8-10,000 through the generosity of Aylesburians
9. We are licensed by the Council/Charities Commission & carry ID. Please ask to see it.

Join us. Join the Rotary Club of Aylesbury and be part of the 2014 Carol Float Team.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Santa's Carol Float is ready for Aylesbury

Some sprucing up has been going on behind the scenes to make sure that the Carol Float is in tip top condition. Apart from a a clean and polish,a lot of greasing, some tweaking of the wiring, there's a new generator, a new generator exhaust system and a new breakaway cable. Santa has also improved his eco credentials this year with a new improved LED lighting system.

The Carol Float Schedule is available here:

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

New to Aylesbury? We need your new ideas and enthusiasm.

Finding your feet in a new town is never easy. As a member of the Rotary Club of Aylesbury you have an instant group of like minded professionals, a schedule of events (not compulsory) to get you out and about the town meeting people, and probably most importantly, giving you access to a wide range of community projects and programmes that you can get stuck into.  It's by doing things in your own community that you get the feel the place and develop friendships within your neighbourhood.

Newcomers are vital to our Club as you bring new ideas and enthusiasm which translate directly into benefits to the Aylesbury community - it's a win-win all round.

It's so much of a win-win that we are covering the joining fees for the next 10 new members who join us.

We've got a regular meeting at The Charter, Rimmington Way on 18th Nov at 6:15 - 7:45 pm (order a meal if you wish), so feel free to just turn up on the evening and join us.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Membership Joining fee waived for next 10 new members

There's never been a better time to join us. When you join Rotary you join Rotary International - a worldwide community service organisation with over a million members. We will cover your initial joining fee when you join the Aylesbury Club**. We don't want anything to get in the way of you trying out Rotary as a means of you putting something back into the Aylesbury community, networking with like minded business professionals, whilst having some fun at the same time.

Our Club has been around for nearly 90 years but it doesn't mean we're old fashioned. We're a progressive group, into modern, flexible ways that mirror today's business practices. Our meetings are informal and flexible and held in the open in a local pub. We use social media, raise money money through texting and crowd funding and are open to new ideas and ways to serve our local community.

Many of the Club members are working professionals who understand how to fit in charitable work alongside a frantic work and home schedule, and we know that small contributions are important ones.

Want to know more? Come along on Monday 4th November 2013 to The Charter, Rimmington Way, from 6 - 7pm for a coffee or a beer.

** Next 10 new members as of 1st November 2013