Retired headmaster David Tristram and local businessman Alan Wetherall are the latest recruits to Corby Phoenix Rotary Club.
Mr Tristram, who was head of The Kingswood School, in the town, is involved in the club’s youth exchange programme.
He said: “I wanted to give something back after the club and Rotary in general were so generous in respect of Kingswood’s project in The Gambia.
“I approve of the organisation’s aims and I had also attended meetings and recognised the convivial atmosphere involving a different and interesting group of people. As a headteacher, I had tended to spend all my time in the company of other educationalists and now, in semi-retirement, I wanted to expand my somewhat limited horizons.
“So far, my expectations have been realised. I have enjoyed the evenings I’ve attended but also the social events and the speakers we have from time to time.
“There is a lot to look forward to, especially making more of a contribution to the club’s activities. I am already involved in the youth exchange programme, which is perfect and suits me fine.”
Mr Wetherall said: “I was looking for a service and fellowship organisation, which would also undertake charitable acts. I found the Rotary organisation using the internet and Corby Phoenix Rotary Club fitted the bill exactly.
“It’s an absolute fact that by belonging to Rotary so many businessmen and women, managers, the self employed and others can have a great time while giving so much back to society.”
The club now has its own Facebook page giving details of its activities, future plans and information on joining.