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.

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: 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


Read about some of our latest news

90th Charter Night Celebration

The Rotary Club of Clacton on Sea celebrated its 90thAnniversary in great style at the local Golf Club on Thursday 22ndNovember. Over 110 guests and members dressed formally for the occasion, enjoyed a sumptuous meal, great fellowship and were royally entertained.

Presentation of Paul Harris Awards

Past President Dick Farrow and Past President Graham Syrett were deservedly presented with Paul Harris Fellow Awards at the Clacton Rotary Clubs 90th Anniversary celebration.

Trinity Methodist Church - £5k Donation

President Mark Penn and Vice President John Brett were delighted to present a cheque for £5,000 to Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue.

Induction of Paddy Bellis

President Elect Steve Grimwood welcomes Paddy Bellis to full membership of the Club

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Officers for the 2018/19 Rotary year are

Mark Penn


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


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