Graham Bucksey, Consultant here at Scribe Property Management, has joined forces with Stephen Tester, co-founder of Tester & Jones Funeral Services to bring a brand new Rotary Club to Crowborough.
“Stephen and I were members of the previous Rotary Club in Crowborough, which sadly closed a little while ago,” Graham explains. “We got chatting and realised we both missed being Rotary members so, with the support of the regional team at Rotary, we have launched a new Club for the town.”
He continues: “In addition to the social aspect of the Club, we are focused on how this new Rotary will support, assist and benefit the Crowborough community. This is such a wonderful town and we hope to celebrate and support its residents. We have already held some meetings and have recruited quite a few members, including my colleague Kay from Scribe.”
Rotary was established back in 1905 by Paul Harris, an attorney based in Chicago, as a space where ‘professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships’. Over time, Rotary’s reach and vision gradually extended to humanitarian service. Today it has 1.2 million members worldwide and more than 35,000 clubs working together.
Rotary’s mission is to ‘provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders’.
As Paul Harris said more than 100 years ago: “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.”
Crowborough Rotary Club has already put a date in the diary for a charity golf day at Crowborough Beacon Golf Club on Wednesday 27 October, while there are plans for other charity fundraisers in the pipeline.
“We are so pleased with the enthusiasm for this new Rotary Club,” says Graham. “Stephen and I were invited to a meeting of Crowborough Town Council recently and received a very positive response. There’s definitely an appetite for a group like this in the town.”
If you would like to find out more about joining the new Crowborough Rotary Club, call Graham on tel: 07836 232075 or email: email@example.com