Rotary club of clacton on sea

Service Above Self

Community Food Project

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.

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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 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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Raising Vital Funds For Our Community

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Read about some of our latest news

Clacton Air Show Parking 2019

An excellent turnout of rotarians, partners and friends supported the Clacton Airshow car parking over the threedays. The weather was extremely kind and heatstroke was more of a threat that soggy feet. A good supply of water, tea, coffee and cakes kept our sugar levels up, sustaining members' efforts throughout the day, which were outstanding.

President Steve's First Induction

President Steve inducted Kenneth and Justin Guilder into the Club after lunch on Thursday 11th July. His first induction, and the first father and son to join the Club on the same day!

Presidential Handover

President Mark Penn officiated at his final meeting on 27th June and handed over the reigns of the Club to our 2019-20 President Steve Grimwood. He took the opportunity to thank Club Officers and members for their support throughout his presidential year.

Porridge and Pens

By way of introduction Gemma explained that after completing school, and before attending university, she had decided to take a gap year. She wanted it to be adventurous and chose to teach english to school children in a small free school in Ghana. It was to be her first venture away from Brightlingsea, a small village on the east coast of Essex, and it turned out to not only be adventurous, but a life changing experience.

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Officers for the 2019/20 Rotary year are

Steve Grimwood


Active member of the St Osyth community, he joined Rotary May 2015 after retiring from a hectic working life in the City of London

John Brett

President Elect

Born in Woolwich S.E.London in 1944. Educated at the first purpose built comprehensive school constructed after the war. Married to Pat since 1965, with 3 children and 5 grandchildren. Qualified as a mechanical engineer in 1965. Worked for Ford Motor Co. Ltd for 15 years then Britvic Soft Drinks for 15 years before going into Research and Development work for an engineering company in Hornchurch. Moved to St. Osyth in 2006 and joined Clacton Rotary Club in 2015. Currently Chairman of the Community Service Committee.

Ray Hansen


Gerry Atkinson

Vice President

Committee Officers for 2019/2020

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