Graeme Dargie - Club President for Rotary Year 2017/2018Thanks for taking the time to visit our website. If you scroll down the pages, you will get a good sense of what we as a club are about. As Rotarians, our first priority is to help others, starting in our local community. That is why I have chosen Home-Start Royston and South Cambs as my nominated charity for the year. Home-Start does great work supporting families in need, mainly in Royston, and the club is delighted to be able to support the organisation financially through our fund-raising efforts. As in recent years, we are continuing our close collaboration with local schools to provide opportunities for pupils of all ages to practise their skills and have fun by participating in events such as Schools Make Music, Youth Speaks and the Technology Tournament. And we are looking to see what more we can do to for the elderly in our community who need help, for example by seeking to establish a memory cafe in the town and seeing what we can do to help alleviate loneliness. While much of our focus is on the local community, there is also an international dimension to our work. We are continuing this year to support an African-based charity working to alleviate poverty in South Africa. Through our participation in the Lend-with-Care scheme, we also provide finance to small businesses in Africa and other developing countries, helping those businesses to grow and sustain families and employment. We also join with other Rotary clubs around the world in a global effort to eradicate polio, a goal that is within reach but not yet achieved.Worthy endeavours, yes, but we also seek to have fun and to foster friendship amongst our members through our weekly meetings and numerous social events. So If you are interested in joining us, then please contact the club by clicking here.