Rotary club of clacton on sea

Service Above Self

Community Food Project

What We Do

Service Above Self

Community

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.

International

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.

Mens Health Check Coming To Clacton

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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: attendance@clactonrotary.org 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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Airshow Car Park

Raising Vital Funds For Our Community

Online Ticket Shop

News

Read about some of our latest news

Drinks with President Mark

President Mark, resplendent in his cheery tan, from his recent hols in the sun, addressed the gathering and thanked all Rotarians and their partners for their support over his first 6-months in office. He spoke of the first-rate work all had achieved over the summer period, including car parking duties and more recently with the Carol Concert, the Santa Grotto, the numerous street collections and the Christmas day meal served to some 200 elderly locals and helpers. He mentioned that it was not only Rotarians who were involved in these events but we had received a good deal of support from local organisations and individuals. 
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Christmas Day Lunch

On Christmas Day, the Rotary Club of Clacton-on-Sea was able to serve Christmas lunch and entertain over 160 local elderly and lonely folk at the Clacton County High School. Some 50 Rotary members, their partners and other local supporters gave up their Christmas Day to assist in welcoming the guests, preparing, cooking and serving a traditional Christmas lunch and assuring that they were well looked after throughout the event.  Most of the guests were transported to the venue by a fleet of Tendring Community buses manned by volunteer drivers. 
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Christmas Collections

With a target of £3,000 Christmas Collections started at the end of September and along with Santa's Grotto were completed on 23rd December.
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Predsident Mark Penn with Debra Cole of Engaines Primary School and some pupils

Engaines School Donation Helps Christmas Day Meals

The pupils of Engaines Primary School and Nursery have raised over £450 from their Christmas performances this year. The money was handed over to President Mark Penn by Debra Cole of Engaines.
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Officers for the 2018/19 Rotary year are

Mark Penn

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

Joined 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. I have 4 grown-up children and two grand-children. PHF awarded 2017

Steve Grimwood

President Elect

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

Vice-President

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.

Other Officers

Hon Treasurer: Past President Nick Lee
Asst. Hon. Secretary: Raymond Hansen MBE

Committee Officers for 2018/2019

Community Service: John Brett
International Service: Brian Henesy
Vocational & Youth Services:
Membership Service: Steve Grimwood, Mark Penn and William Stevens
Foundation: Keith Parham
Sports and Social: Clive Gowers
Public Image: Tony Burnside