Our new President Parmdeep Vadesha is keen that his year as President embraces Rotary’s ‘People of Action’ campaign.
Rotarians share a unique passion for taking action to improve their communities and the world. Where others see problems, we see solutions. Rotarians see what’s possible in their communities and we can achieve when more community leaders join Rotary.
In his incoming speech Parmdeep told us how “It seems like only yesterday I typed ‘volunteering leicester’ into google and fired off a message to the Leicester Rotary Club. That was actually 7 years ago now… and before I knew it, I’d joined up.”
What really attracted Parmdeep to Rotary was the potential to make lifelong friends with a group of local people who like him, feel that those who have been lucky in life should give something back to those who have not been so fortunate. And Parmdeep has not been disappointed because he has made many new friends through the Rotary community.
Although Covid-19 may derailed a number of things Parmdeep had lined up for his year, he still has some excellent volunteering projects planned and his motto for his year will be “talking less and doing more”.
What are we doing and what do we have planned?
Given the current economic climate due to Covid-19, food banks are likely to suffer further strains so to help we are helping set up Rotary4Foodbanks in Leicester. Rotary4Foodbanks is an initiative from Rotary district 1220, to support local food banks.
Following an excellent presentation from the Robin Hood Army from Delhi we have persuaded them to set up a chapter here in Leicester – their first in the UK. We hope to work with them to learn how they used technology to build a base of 60,000 volunteers in just 5 years.
We are working with the Rotary Club of Wigston to put on Music in the Park 2021 offering a enjoy a fabulous evening of music and fireworks in front of Wistow Hall whilst raising money for “LOROS” (hospice) and other good causes.
Supporting young volunteers
Most young people want to be doing things, to be ‘People of Action’, and we are excited to be working with the others to build a local base of volunteers for our Rotary projects.
We are working with DeMontfort University to establish a Leicester Rotaract club. Rotaract clubs bring together people ages 18 and older to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service.
In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service.
Through Rotary, you can use your time, talents, and enthusiasm to benefit the communities that we all call home. This pride and knowledge means the Rotary Club of Leicester is uniquely placed to make a difference, tailoring projects and activities to suit our community’s needs.
If you would like to be a person of action, and you would like to have fun doing so, please contact us about membership.