The Rotary Club of The Pantiles predominantly supports causes local in its base area of Tunbridge Wells but, in addition, also supports the Kids Out Programme and, via another charity, various schemes in Uganda. The Club is part of a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end. As a member of the Rotary Club you have an opportunity to give something back, to give help and hope to those less fortunate locally and beyond.
The 4 way Test
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world's most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The 4-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.
This 24-word code of ethics for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers. The survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The 4-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways.
It asks the following four questions:
Of the things we think, say or do:
Is it the TRUTH?
Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Dates for the diary
All Pantiles Rotary activities are suspended during Covid 19 & the club will continue meeting via Zoom until further notice
Thank you to everyone from The Rotary Club of the Pantiles
Rotary Day, 23 February is celebrated by Rotarians each year, as the anniversary of Rotary which began 115 years ago with four business people who wanted to find ways of helping people. The first Rotary meeting was held in 1905, and today it is a world-wide organisation and responding to the pandemic on all continents. Rotary Day will mark close to a year of responding to the pandemic emergency in the United Kingdom.
The Rotary Club of the Pantiles has been attempting to engage with the Community over this past year through local organisations such as Nourish, Fegans, Carers UK, and other similar organisations. We have linked into regional and national volunteering networks so we can reach out to help the community where most needed.
Alongside other Rotary groups in the area who have also been providing help to vital charities and then responding as needed for food banks, support for residents and NHS staff and now creating and stewarding long term the vaccination centres.
To quote Tim Davey; “As President of the Club, I feel this year, more than any year, that we are an integral part of our Community. Whilst we enjoy the Fellowship and Fun element of our activities there can be no greater satisfaction, than to know that we’ve been able to do so much and make a difference in so many ways, while keeping safe and well.”
As a Club we consider that good communication is the key to effective working and as shown at least twenty of us have regular Zoom meetings for business, Council and social purposes.
Thanks must also go to the public for supporting our efforts throughout this difficult time.
Pantiles Rotary is one of 75 groups in the region who together and with public help raise close to a million pounds for charities and give thousands of hours of volunteering each year. The year 2021 Rotary Day will again find them responding to urgent needs right on their own doorstep.
You can find out more about the Pantiles Rotary at www.pantilesrotary.org or request more information via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
President of Pantiles Rotary Club
What Our Members Say:
"It is great to be part of an organisation that can always be relied upon to offer help in any situation whether it be local or worldwide."
"Working closely with a number of local charities has given me a greater understanding of the need right on our doorstep and how we can all help."
"Fun and fellowship, doing things you wouldn’t otherwise do, having the ability to know fellow rotarians who collectively cover almost every trade or profession."