Rotary club of clacton on sea

Service Above Self

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What We Do

Service Above Self


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

Young people

Working with local schools and colleges to support reading, art, design and photography.

Social & members

Weekly lunch meetings at Clacton Golf Club, regular member trips and fun social activities in the local area.

Thousands Raised For The Local Community Through The Air Show Car Park

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About us

Serving the local community since 1928

Weekly lunch meetings at Clacton Golf Club

Where to find us:
The Club meets at 12.55pm every Thursday at the Clacton Golf Club, West Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex , CO15 1AJ.

Visiting Rotarians are assured of a warm welcome but it would be appreciated if you would kindly contact Graham Syrett beforehand on 01255 431317 or email: so that we may book you in for a meal.

Please be aware that Clacton Golf Club has a strict dress code.

Purple for Polio

Working to eradicate Polio for over 30 years

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.

Planting Bulbs

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.

Eradicating Polio

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.

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Out in the community over the festive period

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Charter Night

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.


100 Children meet Victorian Santa

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.


10,000 Crocus Corms

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.


Clic Sargent

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.

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Officers for the 2016/17 Rotary year are

Kevin Harkin


Family man Kevin a retired local authority officer in the sport, leisure and tourism sectors has been married for 28 years and has two children. His professional work has taught him the value of volunteers in local communities.

Tony Burnside

President Elect

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Mark Penn

Vice President

Working in the voluntary sector for over 20 years, Mark is CEO of Tendering Reuse and Employment Enterprise. A local reuse social enterprise employing vulnerable and disadvantaged local people throughout Tendring.

William Stevens

Hon. Secretary

Retired local business owner joining Rotary in 2002 and thoroughly enjoy my involvement. Have always taken a keen interest in community activities and was Chair of Governors of a local school for very many years.

Other Officers

Hon Treasurer: Past President John Crocker
Asst. Hon. Secretary: Raymon Hansen MBE

Committee Officers for 2016/2017

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