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.
An afternoon of carols and traditional songs, for your enjoyment featuring Colchester Military Wives Choir & Tendring Brass Band, service led by Rev Sharon Miles.
SUNDAY 8th DECEMBER 3pm (Doors open 2.15pm)
Following our "Loyal" toast, jackets were donned for the induction of our latest new member Rotarian Roger Looker. Roger was introduced by Past President Robert Gillespie, and is well known by most members, having lunched with us over the past 6 weeks. Past President Brian Naylor read the "Object of Rotary" and President Steve read through the Induction process, welcoming Roger into the Club. Rotarian Roger gave a brief informal introduction to his background thanking all for accepting him into the Club.
Our speaker was Rotarian Paddy Bellis, the first of our Club Members to give a life experience talk, and what a talk it was, keeping us all thoroughly entertained throughout.
Her early days were in Northern Ireland during their troubled times, and as a young child she has vivid memories of those experiences. Her father was a photographer for the local and national papers accredited with the iconic pictures of the scenes on "Bloody Sunday".
Rtn David Smith introduced Liz Barritt, the CEO and Trustee of the locally based active charity, SailShip; Training and Learning for Life (TLL). It supports adults 18+ and young people living with mental ill health, learning disability, or those who have additional needs, through wellbeing and emotional therapy, training and skills works and holistic learning for independence in life.
Secretary: Ray Hansen
Treasure: Nick Lee
Community Service: Mark Penn
International Service: Brian Henesy
Vocational & Youth Services:
Membership Service: Steve Grimwood, John Brett and William Stevens
Foundation: Keith Parham
Sports and Social: Clive Gowers
Public Image: Tony Burnside