Clacton Rotary works with local good causes to help financially and also with support through volunteering. Recent local projects have included the foodbank, a bursary scheme for a palliative care nurse and funding for Alexia Rose to receive a life saving operation.
Supporting overseas projects and working with partners agencies on the ground to ensure funds are utilised correctly. Recent projects include Tools With A Mission (TWAM) and schools and water supplies in Botswana
Clacton County High School hold an annual Art & Design Exhibition comprising work from the Art, Photography, Graphics, Product Design and Textiles students. Work is always of a very high and extremely impressive standard.
Weekly lunch meetings at Clacton Golf Club, regular member trips and fun social activities in the local area.
Raising awareness in Clacton by planting Purple crocus bulbs on the town’s roundabouts. It’s time to get your green fingers at the ready because one strand of the Purple4Polio campaign is an exciting partnership between Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). The purple crocus is a symbol of Rotary’s worldwide campaign to eradicate polio, with its colour representing the purple dye used to mark the finger of a child who has been immunised.
For over 30 years, Rotary and its members have been committed to fighting to eradicate polio across the world. The amount of polio-endemic countries has dropped from 125 to just two, with over 2.5 billion children receiving vaccinations thanks to the help of Rotary. With eradication now closer than ever, Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland’s latest campaign, Purple4Polio, is designed to unite communities to engage in activities as part of the final push to eradicate polio for good.
Donating your time or making a financial gift can help win the fight against polio. We need help planting the corms, contact us if you able to join in this autumn. We are accepting donations that will be used directly to end polio in the countries affected. Donations can be made via our online donation page with just giving or Virgin Money. For every £1 donated we can vaccinate one person. You can make a difference for less than the price of a coffee. We never pass on your details to third parties.
Angela had graduated in music in 1995 majoring in the voice and music for people with special needs. She had practiced as a Natural Voice Practitioner for some years working for the Alzheimer’s Society as a Singing for the Brain leader in N E Essex for the past four years. Her work involved holding singing sessions for both groups or individuals.
Sadly, Past President Ray Hansen has had to resign from his position as Honorary Secretary of the Club. He served on Club Council for many years and his sound advice and enthusiasm will be greatly missed.
Past President Gerry Atkinson will takeover as the Honorary Secretary and the position of Vice President Elect will be filled by Past President Bob Welton.
Justin talked about the need for organisations such as ours to continue philanthropic works. In his own words it was almost an obligation to help others. He mentioned the good work of, amongst others, the Sea Cadets and Clacton Carnival Committee.
The question we could all possibly ask ourselves is “Have we done all we can?”
On Christmas day, members and friends of the Rotary Club of Clacton-on-Sea served lunch and entertained over 150 local elderly and lonely folk at the Clacton County High School.
Treasure: Nick Lee, Community Service: Mark Penn
International Service: Brian Henesy
Vocational & Youth Services: Keith Parham
Membership Service: Steve Grimwood
Foundation: William Stevens
Sports and Social: Clive Gowers, Club Protection Officer: John Tingey, Public Image: Tony Burnside