Rotary in Brief Rotary International is a worldwide association of local clubs for men & women in business or the professions who: • provide humanitarian service to the community at local, national and international level • encourage high ethical standards in all vocations. • work for goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary was founded in 1905 and now has over 1.3 million members in more than 26,000 clubs in 187 countries. There are 1800 clubs in Great Britain and Ireland with over 63,000 members. Service above Self is Rotary's motto Bring a Smile The Rotary Club of Southgate meets on Mondays at the Jolly Farmers, Enfield Road at 12.45pm. Membership is by invitation and to ensure the club represents the community membership is restricted by profession or type of business. For more information telephone: Mashuk Ahmed on 020 8368 8285 to a The Rotary Club of Southgate collects used spectacles, books and mobile phones for CHILD Vision Aid, Action Aid and Water Aid. For more information telephone: Mehmet Arkin on 020 8360 8518 The Rotary Club of Southgate is a registered charity. Printed by JJ Copyprint www.jjcopyprint.com YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED Bring a Smile What do I put in the boxes? There are three categories of contents. CATEGORIES MUST NOT BE MIXED IN THE BOX. TO A CHILD SUGGESTED ITEMS: You can bring a smile to the orphans of Toys etc: Fluffy toys, Colouring Books Eastern Europe with minimum outlay and Crayons, Pens, Pencils, Balls, Lego, effort, by filling a Rotary ShoeBox. Threading Games, Dolls. (Please pack boys and girls toys in separate boxes) What you have to do is simple. Just fill the ShoeBox, provided by Rotary, with items like Teenagers: Make-up, toiletries, the ones listed. A donation of a £1 coin fixed deodorant, sportswear, scarf, gloves, to the lid of each box will pay for the box and hat, writing materials, comb, mirror, transportation to Eastern Europe. football memorabilia, etc. Gifts are sent out throughout the year to Household: Notelets, Paper and many different countries in Central and Envelopes, Washing Powder, Soap, Shampoo, Toothbrushes and Toothpaste. Eastern Europe. Toys are especially useful all year round for birthday presents in the Please include a picture postcard, orphanages, homes and hospitals. All age groups, including teenagers, have welcomed with your address if you wish, the boxes. Each year we now send around and a message. 60,000 ShoeBoxes or gifts. Do the goods have to be new? The contents should be of good quality, remembering that Distribution is always through known the recipient will be opening the box in eager anticipation, and especially with the toys for the children, quite possibly contacts. the first real gifts they have received for a very long time. When I have filled the box, what do I do? Find out more at: Sellotape, a £1 coin to the lid, this goes towards defraying the www.rotary1280.org/shoebox expense of the box and distribution. Contact the person who provided you with the empty box and they will arrange collection. Return the filled box to the person who gave How do I know the box has reached its destination? it to you and Rotary will do the rest! If you included your address with the ShoeBox, then you will probably get a letter from a child in Eastern Europe thanking you. In addition, Rotary will be monitoring the Scheme. Can I use my own boxes? No! You can only use the boxes we supply. They are exactly the right size to maximise space in the containers that are used to despatch the boxes. PLEASE DO NOT OVERFILL THE BOX.