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.
Do you enjoy a good quiz. An enjoyable night out with friends in St Osyth village hall on Sat 26th Nov. Call Steve today to book your tickets for a local fundraising event for this worthy cause.
You can find out more about the "Send a Cow" charity here: www.sendacow.org/rotary
Start your festive season off in style with a fabulous evening of seasonal music and readings at Chelmsford Cathedral. Save £2 by booking in advance. Tuesday 29th November 7:15pm
New members join the Rotary Club of Clacton. We look forward to seeing them serving the local community in the years ahead.
Great lunch time talk from our local iron women Zoe Strong. An inspirational young lady with enough motivation for everyone in the room! Rotary club member Derek Arber came with his daughter and granddaughter as our guests and speaker. Three generations of the Arber family!
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