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Rotary Has Gone to the Horses!

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Rotary Has Gone to the Horses!

Rotary is always looking at new ways of forging business partnerships, and one Midlands (United Kingdom) club has joined forces with its local racecourse.

By Dave King

Published Date: November 1, 2018



Rotary Warwick has gone to the races as part of an intriguing new corporate partnership.

The Midlands club has joined forces with Warwick Racecourse through a corporate membership.

David Smith recently inducted Andre Klein, General Manager of the racecourse, as the club’s first corporate member.

The Warwick club is keen to work with local businesses and organisations who want to support local charities and events, and to invite them to become corporate members of the club.

Since Andre Klein took over at the racecourse, he has been keen to involve the community and invites local schools on race days to see what goes on.

He approached the club two years ago to assist with parking owners’ and trainers’ cars on race days, and the racecourse has, in turn, supported Rotary club funds.

The Warwick Town Bonfire, organised by Rotary and Lions club members, has been held for many years next to the racecourse on St Mary’s car park.

Last year the event outgrew its location and moved onto the main racecourse.

Andre Klein and his team have given every support to organisers and over 6,500 are expected at this year’s event on Saturday, November 3rd with their facilities available for hospitality.

Similarly, the Thai festival moved to the racecourse in 2016 and has now become a fixture with staff lending a helping hand to ensure its success.

President David Smith welcomed Andre, who was accompanied by some of his team, and said how much the club was looking forward to the racecourse playing an active part in club activities.

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