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
Working with local schools and colleges to support reading, art, design and photography.
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.
Happy Birthday Clacton Rotary Club - 88 years young!
A fantastic night celebrating our 88th year. The team at Clacton Golf Club put on a lovely meal with friends and colleagues from around the region.
Saturday 12th November in suitably wintery conditions and driving rain - over 100 children ventured out to the Victorian Christmas Market at the Tendring CVS, Clacton.
Children from Class G, Market Field School in Elmstead Market helped club members and volunteers from the “Friends of Clacton sea front gardens” plant the bulbs ready to turn West Greensward purple in the spring.
Great to have Karen Roberts, Area Fund Raising Manager for CLIC Sargent as a speaker at our recent lunch meeting. CLIC does so much to support children and young people with cancer.
The Rotary Club of Clacton were pleased to be able to present a donation to Karen for this wonderful work in our community.
Hon Treasurer: Past President John Crocker
Asst. Hon. Secretary: Raymon Hansen MBE
Community Service: Trevor Norris
International Service: Steve Grimwood
Vocational & Youth Services: Dick Farrow
Membership Service: Norman Byford
Foundation: Brian Naylor
Sports and Social: Clive Gowers
Public Image: Mark Penn