Q. Who can join?
A. Providing you are over 18 years, you are eligible for membership. If you come from a professional background, that would be useful, as you would have useful project organisational skills. But this is not an essential requirement. In general, you must be of good character, willing to give a commitment to helping others and enjoy social contact. Malling Club has members from all social backgrounds and we mix very well!
Q. Can women join?
A. Yes! Our Club welcomes both men and women.
Q. Are there any formal induction procedures for new members?
Q. How much does it cost?
A. All clubs set their own subscription rates but all are modest. Malling Club currently has an annual subscription of £85 but on top of that you will need to pay for your meal at meetings. Spadework charges £12 for a 2 course meal at our Tuesday meetings; which is good value!
Q. How do I join?
A. Some new members are invited to join; others apply. Either way, you will be invited to come to our meetings before committing. Absolutely no pressure! You have to decide if membership is right for you! And you can only decide that once you see what we are like and what we do. If you are interested in joining Malling, or just want to know more, then contact us through this web site. To join any other club in your area, just contact them through their web site, or send your enquiry to us and we will pass it on.
Q. How often do you meet?
A. Malling Club meets every Tuesday, at 7.00pm, for a meal, a chat, and to discuss Club business. We would like members to attend as often as possible but we understand that business and family commitments come first. We very often have outside speakers to our Club who give presentations of general interest or make us more aware of those charities that need our support.
Q. What do you do?
A. Firstly, good fellowship is essential for project collaboration as well as making it fun! Secondly, we help out in our local community by assisting, and raising funds through local projects, those charities and good causes that help the disadvantaged and needy in our area. Our ethos is: “we help the helpers”! Thirdly, we support Rotary’s own charity, the “Foundation” which provides humanitarian relief for global disasters. Much more information is available through the links on this site.
Q. How much time do I have to give to Rotary?
A. As a voluntary organisation members give as much time as they are able. It’s up to you!