Many people think every Rotary Club is a charity. Not so! Most people trust Rotary Clubs because of their excellent reputation for honesty and fair-dealing.
Most UK Rotary Clubs have a trust registered with the Charity Commission to give donors that extra assurance that their money will be properly handled and accounted for.
Now the Rotary Club of Leicester Novus has joined their ranks. After a few meetings, a small sub-committee has created The Rotary Club of Leicester Novus Charitable Trust.
It has been accepted by the Charity Commission and registered as charity number 1181718. The club was already meeting the stringent demands imposed by the Commission in regard to accounting practises and being independently examined every year. The trust’s annual accounts will eventually be published on the Charity Commission website.
Although Novus is only a small club with 17 members, most years it raises more than £5,000, the point at which fundraisers must register with the Commission.
The news came a month before the Rotary Club holds its celebration of its tenth ‘birthday’ with a meal which will raise funds for Rotary International’s decades-long campaign to rid the world of polio.
The informal buffet meal will be held at the splendid Chef And Spice restaurant at 1 Andrewes Street, off Hinckley Road, Leicester.
For details of how to book tickets, please e-mail treasurer Sheema Karia