Welcome to the Rotary Club of Southend-on-Sea
Photograph shows Southend on Sea Rotary Club’s Past President, Ron Price presenting a cheque for £3000 to Melanie Hall, Head Teacher of Lancaster Special Needs School in Prittlewell Chase Westcliff.
The Rotary Club of Southend on Sea held fund raising events throughout Ron’s year as President to raise funds to enable the school to establish an allotment within the school grounds. The project will provide raised beds in order that students in wheelchairs can participate in the horticultural activities. A greenhouse for starting off their own plants will add to the students’ pleasure.
More funds will be given to the school from the sale of the Club’s International Cook Book with recipes from around the world including USA, Iran, France, Italy, Holland, India, Seychelles, Guyana, Suriname, Australia, Cyprus, Austria and many more. Date of publication is Autumn 2014.
A NEW YEAR AND A NEW TEAM
PRESIDENT CATRINA LAMBERT, SECRETARY BARRY SMOOTHY AND TREASURER MIKE LAMBERT TOOK OVER ON JULY 1ST
PAST TREASURER ERIC QUARMBY, WHO DID AN EXCELLENT JOB AS TREASURER FOR 10 YEARS WAS HAPPY TO PASS THE BOOKS OVER TO MIKE.
SOUTHEND ON SEA ROTARY CLUB RECEIVED A PRESIDENTIAL CITATION FOR THE YEAR 2013/14
PRESIDENT RON RECEIVES THE AWARD FROM BARRY SMOOTHY
DONATION TO THE RENAL UNIT
In February this year Kala Misty,a member of Southend on Sea Rotary Club, organised a fund raising dinner at the Shagor Restaurant in Westcliff. This was well supported by Rotarians, friends and family and we raised money for our international charity Jaipur Limbs and also the Renal Unit at Southend Hospital.
Kala, who has been a patient of the Renal Unit over a number of years was delighted to present a cheque for £400 to members of staff from the renal unit at our meeting this week. Seen here are Kala Mistry, President Ron Price, Maggie Farrell and Fernando Moro Aziedo from the Renal Unit.
ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR
Kala Mistry was awarded the Rotarian of the Year Shield for her work and support in the year 2013/14.
KIDS OUT 2014
FRANK RUSH ORGANISED ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL KIDS OUT ON JUNE 11TH. ROTARIANS FROM 9 DIFFERENT CLUBS IN THE AREA ESCORTED 850 CHILDREN AND CARERS TO SOUTHEND. THE DAY INCLUDED A COUPLE OF HOURS AT TALK NIGHT CLUB WHERE THE RESIDENT DJ PUT ON SOME MUSIC FOR THEM TO DANCE TO. THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A PACKED LUNCH AND THEN TIME AT ADVENTURE ISLAND WHERE THEY TRY OUT ALL THE RIDES. MUCH FUN WAS HAD BY ALL AND WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK TALK NIGHT CLUB AND ADVENTUE ISLAND FOR GIVING US THEIR VENUES FREE OF CHARGE.
SOUTHEND ROTARIANS ACTED AS MARSHALS DURING THE EVENT AND SOUTHEND INNER WHEEL ASSEMBLED THE SANDWICHES. DOUGHNUTS AND CRISPS FOR THE PACKED LUNCHES.
ON SUNDAY 15TH JUNE WE UNDETOOK A SPONSORED WALK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR A SPECIAL ALLOTMENT FOR THE LANCASTER SPECIAL NEEDS SCHOOL. WE RAISED OVER £900
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART
PAUL HARRIS AWARD
Peter Randle, our Almoner and Foundation Chairman for many years, receives a Paul Harris Sapphire Award for services to the Club from President Ron
YOUNG MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR 2014
This year's competition to find the winner of the 2014 Southend on Sea Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year and our entrant for the 2015 District competition was held on 7th June at the Leigh Music Festival. The winner is pianist Robert Cheung, aged 16, and the runner-up violinist Eliza Nagle, aged 14. Pictured here with members Eric Quarmby and Ian Downie
WHO ARE WE?
We are part of the worldwide Rotary organisation which has over 32,000 clubs in 200 countries with an overall membership of over 1.2 million members. Although each club is autonomous we all share the same values and ideals of service. We are therefore a major force for good, not only in the UK but throughout the world. The Club was formed in 1921 and over the years has grown and flourished. Its members have been a catalyst for a number of initiatives in the Southend area and raised considerable funds to support local, as well as international,good causes.
Today we have a membership of around 30 men and women from all walks of life who use their skill and expertise to help those less fortunate than themselves. If the idea of building lasting friendships and doing worthwhile charitable work appeals to you, find out more here or why not contact our secretary or our membership chair by clicking here - a warm welcome awaits you.
We have been twinned with Deventer Rotary Club in the Netherlands for over 60 years and with whom we make regular exchange visits.
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