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Watford Clarendon Rotary seeks new volunteers
Watford Clarendon Rotary is seeking volunteers to boost its numbers.
The group, which has helped numerous charities and families in and close to the Watford area, has been running for 30 years.
Phil Maulkin, club member, said: "Helping others through Rotary can be personally enjoyable and fulfilling.
"The Paralympics has highlighted graphically, what strength of character and determination can do to lift disability above our previous perceptions.
"Every year Watford Clarendon Rotary creates an environment in which our MENCAP friends can compete for "medals".
"Clarendon would like to do more for them and others on the back of the present Olympic Gold Rush.
"The principal and real motivation of local Rotarians is to do what they can to help the local community. "They try to find out the needs of those who are not doing as well as you are and try to do something about it.
"They try to help people who could benefit from a lift up, not just as a temporary measure but to help them on the way to a new lease of life.
"We also organise school competitions in technology, cooking, public speaking and music, thus seeking to encourage the development of younger generations."
Rotary, a worldwide organisation, also makes a contribution to international projects, such as working towards the eradication of Polio in third world countries.
Rotary International also gives massive assistance and relief aid to countries hit by the natural and man-made disasters, sending donations and people to coordinate the distribution and use of water purification systems.
Mr Maulkin said: "The money people donate to Rotary is protected, properly used and safe.
"Although we are grateful of residents’ contributions, we need more volunteers to carry on with the work we do. There are simply not enough people to help.
"You do not have to join the Watford Clarendon Rotary Club. Just come along, see it, and enjoy what it does - maybe you could make the difference."
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