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Santa's sleigh ride 2019


Yes, he's already been in touch with us, and once again we've agreed to drive him around Debenham, Stradbroke, and Eye. (Due to lack of resources, it won't be possible for Santa to visit Framlingham this year - sorry.) Proposed dates here...

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Rotary Videos


There are lots of videos about Rotary, on YouTube and elsewhere.
Click on the pictures below to see some of them, or click on the link at the bottom to go to YouTube.

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Ceilidh / Barn Dance – Saturday 12th October CANCELLED


Unfortunately we've had to take the decision to cancel this event, as ticket sales were not sufficient to make the event viable. We've put our thinking caps on, and will look to find an alternative fund-raising event next year.

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About us


 At The Heart of Suffolk

The Rotary Club of High Suffolk operates in the north/central part of the county, an area which includes many small towns such as DEBENHAM, EYE, STRADBROKE, OCCOLD, and LAXFIELD

HIGH SUFFOLK NEWS 

    Headlines below - see our Facebook Page for the full stories! 

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Jul 2019 - "Purple for Polio" fund raising tea at Elaine's
Jul 2019 - Helping Redlingfield & Occold WI fund raising
Jul 2019 - BBQ season, a great evening at Elaine's
Jul 2019 - John takes the reins at our Garden Party
May 2019 - 16 travel to Paris for our annual international "do".
Apr 2019 - Supporting the Stroke Assn. "Know Your BP" day. 
Apr 2019 - Giant Easter Egg - Another lucky winner
Mar 2019 - Our first ever Easter Egg competition winners!
Feb 2019 - Christmas money donated to childrens charities
Jan 2019 - Annual New Year Walk, Felixstowe
Dec 2018 - A record Christmas Sleigh collection!
Nov 2018 - Christmas is coming! 
Nov 2018 - New member Derick joins the club

Oct 2018 - Our annual Ceilidh
Aug 2018 - Club aid for help with floods in Kerala, India
Aug 2018 - Afternoon tea at Elaine's raises £206
Aug 2018 - Lend With Care support continues
July 2018 - Annual Garden Party
July 2018 - Wild Edrics (John's?) Way!
June 2018 - A New Rotary Year starts

For older news items....Click here.

Join Rotary, and do something good with your time!

FEATURE ARTICLE: LENDWITHCARE

LendwithCare is a microfinance initiative. Through LendWithCare we make loans to entrepreneurs in developing countries, to help them help themselves and their community. 

A Recent update from CARE Group Tujijuke in Rwanda.

This group of neighbours and friends came together two years ago with the assistance of CARE Rwanda to save small amounts of money together and assist each other with their farming activities. The group members live in an incredibly isolated mountain village in the district of Kabaya and are all engaged in small scale farming as a means to feed their families and generate an income. They grow potatoes, beans and maize on small plots of land that they rent.  Although they have been able to pool small amounts of savings together, they have really struggled to improve their harvest as they were restricted to using small amounts of manure as fertiliser and this is pretty ineffective at generating high yields. They have used the loan they received from Lendwithcare to purchase good quality seeds and fertiliser. They have to travel a gruelling 40 minutes by foot to get to the nearest centre to purchase these farming inputs but they have already started to reap the benefits from this investment in their farming activities – in some instances doubling their yield. They hope in the future to be able to diversify their crop production so that they can harvest all year round. They would also like to grow enough that they can start to sell their crops to larger wholesalers rather than on a small retail basis to people in the surrounding villages. 

We're not a secret organisation, or an international capitalist conspiracy - just a group of good friends having lots of fun whilst helping others!

Rotary is made up of mostly professional and business people, men and women, all races and religions, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members work locally, regionally, and internationally to build communities, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio, under the motto "Service Above Self"

Oh, and by the way, we have a lot of fun and friendship along the way!

Joining your local Rotary club is a great way to meet people, make contacts, and do some good in the world. Like any club, membership is by invitation, but we're always looking for new members, especially people who GET THINGS DONE. 


Want to know more? Have a look at this video.

There's quite a lot of other stuff about Rotary on the web. Yoiu could also try this video (a bit American, but try to ignore that, and listen to what they're saying). 

If you think that Rotary might be for you, email the club via the Contact FormYou won't regret it.


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Contact Us

...using the  Contact Form or email us at info@highsuffolkrotary.org

Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Wednesday 30th October 19.00

Club Meeting (OMH) - The history of the River Gipping


Lewis Tyler, Secretary of The River Gipping Trust will speak on the history of the River Gipping (donation to River Gipping charity).

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Club Meeting (OMH) - a Fireman's Experiences

Wednesday 6th November 19.00

Club Meeting (OMH) - a Fireman's Experiences


Brian's friendly fireman will entertain us with some reminiscences.

Woodbridge Deben Quiz Evening

Monday 11th November 19.00

Woodbridge Deben Quiz Evening


Six members of the club will be trying to remember a few facts and supporting Woodbridge Deben's Rotary Quiz Night.

Club Meeting - Speaker -

Wednesday 13th November 19.00

Club Meeting - Speaker - "Weird and wonderful items received at St Elizabeth’s hospice shop"


Weird and wonderful items received at St Elizabeth’s hospice shop"...from the grotesque, to items such as postcards from a soldier in the war....and how items are selected for auction.

Club Meeting (OMH) - Sleigh ride planning / Prep for the SGM

Wednesday 20th November 19.00

Club Meeting (OMH) - Sleigh ride planning / Prep for the SGM


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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 7:00pm for 7:15
(Please contact the secretary (info@highsuffolkrotary.org) )
We meet at:
The Old Mill House, Saxtead, Woodbridge IP13 9QE  01728 685064.

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