Rotary Club of Benidorm
Club ID – 30007 District – 2203
Founded – 1994 Members – 44
President: Sr. Alfredo Terol Secretary: Sr. Juan José Parker
Meeting Weekly on a Thursday at 14:00
Hotel Madeira Centro, Calle Esperanto, Benidorm
Rotary Clubs are relatively new to Spain as General Franco considered the organisation to be enemies of the regime, along with Freemasonry and Communism. He died in 1975, marking the end of one of Europe’s longest dictatorships, and the beginning of Rotary in Spain. The Rotary Club of Benidorm was established in 1994 and currently has a membership of 44, although it would appear that they are all men.
They did, however, publish a Facebook post on the 8th March in support of International Women’s Day.
As you might expect, the club has been supporting the global End Polio Now campaign.
Closer to home, the club works hard on behalf of the local community, and last year donated 10,000€ to provide 400 sets of supplies to schools in and around Benidorm.
Support for Covid saw collaborations with the Red Cross to deliver food, and the provision of protective masks to Social Associations and the Benidorm Police.
Recently, the club has been providing essential supplies for shipment to Ukraine, collecting and shipping 7,000 nappies and 1,000 jars of baby food.
In 2021, the Rotary Club of Benidorm received a Rotary Citation for the work that the members had done throughout the year.