What is Rotary?
Rotary’s main objective is service — in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.
Rotary is an international volunteer organisation made up of friends, leaders and problem solvers who come together to make positive lasting change in communities. Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organisations.
The club was chartered on 29 June 1989 with 33 founder members drawn from former Round Table members of various clubs in the Eastern Witwatersrand area. Worthy of note is that the club charter date is shared with the Rotary Clubs of Warsaw and Moscow.
The Name of The Club
The inspiration for the name of the club comes from Urther Pendragon, father of King Arthur of the Knights of the Round Table fame. Pendragon, being senior in years to his son and Knights of the Round Table, was seen as a fitting name for the former Round Tablers, no longer eligible through age to be Round Tablers (eligible age is 18 to 40) to use as the name for their new club of “senior Round Table Knights” that meet under the auspices of Rotary International to enjoy fellowship and serve those less fortunate in the community.
Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 18h30 to 19h30 followed by supper.
Meeting location is the Belgravia Bowling Club located at 56 Florence Road, Bedfordview, 2007
Visitors are welcome but must please contact the club secretary to make arrangements to attend the meeting. Visitors may book for supper with the secretary at a cost of R100.00/head to be paid to the treasurer on arrival.
Why join Rotary?
Rotary is built on the twin philosophies of “Fellowship” and “Service”.
Fellowship events frequent our annual calendar and could be as casual as a quiet chat over a beer after one of our meetings or as formal group weekend outings such as a visit to the “Free State Wine Route”.
On the Service aspect, you may have identified a need in your own community and wondered how you could help. Maybe you want to use your professional skills to help others — or even learn new skills. Maybe you’re seeking connections with other service-minded professionals in your community or even abroad.
Whatever your reason, joining Rotary can help you achieve these goals and much more.
For more information kindly contact our Member Development Officers using the Contact Us Page.