John from Louth, Lincolnshire, UK

My Rotary journey has been relatively short but very rewarding, as I selected the items from the Rotary menu that fit in with my lifestyle.

I joined Rotary in 2017, inspired by a family involvement in the worldwide charity. I joined Louth Rotary in Lincolnshire and used my career background in secondary education to lead youth related projects, the highlight of which was the creation of an Interact Club in a local school from 2018. Interact Clubs in secondary schools are linked to local and international projects of choice and to programmes like The Duke Of Edinburgh Award, Rotary Youth Leadership Award, National Citizen Scheme.  Other areas of the Rotary family can be found on the following page of our website: Clubs - Rotary District 1040 (

I am in my third year as a Public Image Lead at Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire District level. Rotary International divides the world up into Districts using 4 digit numbers: we are District 1040. In 2019-20 the focus was on public relations training using the power of Zoom to reduce our environmental impact of car journeys and positively workaround pandemic restrictions. During 2020-22 my focus was on the leadership of our District website development to provide a shop window in our District. I also began editing our District monthly celebration of all things Rotary in our District. To date in 2022, the focus has been on a social media campaign to highlight the opportunities that the Rotary family can provide for all members of society. A summary of our campaign can be found on Instagram: Rotary_Yorkshire_Lincolnshire (@rotary_yorkshire_lincolnshire) • Instagram photos and videos

Being part of the Rotary family allows you to get involved in what you want in order to serve communities both locally or internationally. Rotary also provides an opportunity to travel and meet up with like minded members around the world. Personally, I have joined the International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians  International Skiing Fellowship of Rotarians - Home (

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