PROJECTS AND CAUSES WE SUPPORT
European Cluster Project
We are a founder member of a European Rotary Club Contact group consisting of the Berlin-Funkturm Rotary Club D-1940, Germany, the Bern Rosengarten Rotary Club D-1990, Switzerland and the Maribor-Park Rotary Club D-1912, Slovenia, in addition to our Club. Together, we work on global projects throughout the year and share fellowship at least once a year at our Cluster Club weekend.
To date, we have jointly sponsored several projects:
- a Rotary Global Grant project for the purchase of dialysis equipment to treat renal diseases in patients infected with HIV and for patients who cannot afford treatment in Bangalore, India, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Bangalore Jeeevan Bima Nagar, D-3190, involving raising considerable funds
- supporting schools in the purchase of equipment and other resources for underprivileged school children in Maribor, Slovenia which was disproportionately impacted by the financial crisis
- supplying equipment to support mobility and developing a park area for the residents of a care home in Maribor, Slovenia
- supporting the creation of a vocational education and training center for young adults in North Thailand, with the aim of helping reduce youth unemployment and break the vicious circle of poverty, drugs and prostitution.
The Rotaract Club of Westminster is a service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. They are sponsored by the Westminster International Rotary Club. Rotaract clubs are part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world. This effort starts at the community level but knows no limits in its outreach. They are a very international club with members from the UK, Romania, Germany, the US, France, and more! The Rotaract Club of Westminster conducts formal meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the International Student House. The address is: 229 Great Portland St, London W1W 5PN.