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
Clacton County High School hold an annual Art & Design Exhibition comprising work from the Art, Photography, Graphics, Product Design and Textiles students. Work is always of a very high and extremely impressive standard.
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.
Informality merged into formality with the induction of new members Liz Guilder.
Informality merged into formality with the induction of new member Robert Ashworth.
PP Derrick gave a fascinating talk about the ”Italian Chapel”. Essentially it is a highly ornate Catholic Chapel on Lamb Holm in the Orkney Islands. Originally a Nissan Hut in the P.O.W. Camp it was “built” by Italian Prisoners who were housed on the previously uninhabited Island while they constructed the “Churchill Barriers” to the east of Scapa Flow.
A very successful Ladies Gala Night at the Kings Cliff Hotel, thoroughly enjoyed by all. The private room allowed us to relax in comfort and there were no untimely interruptions. The food and service were excellent and we were well entertained after our meal by Rick Hale & US2. The dance floor was full most of the evening and the laughter and chatter throughout spoke volumes of our enjoyment and the evening's success.
Treasure: Nick Lee, Community Service: Mark Penn
International Service: Brian Henesy
Vocational & Youth Services: Keith Parham
Membership Service: Steve Grimwood
Foundation: William Stevens
Sports and Social: Clive Gowers, Club Protection Officer: John Tingey, Public Image: Tony Burnside