Countdown to: Ron Sampson Cycle Ride - Lowestoft Charity Cycle Ride 2016 - Sun 11th Sep at 09.00

This is one of our main events of the year so please support and make a difference to charities in the community. Please share the dates and if you can volunteer, please contact the club.

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point

We are a dual gender club with around 31 members.  We meet at The Hotel Victoria in Lowestoft every Tuesdays at 6 for 6.30pm. We are a dual gender club with around 31 members.  We meet at The Hotel Victoria in Lowestoft every Tuesdays at 6 for 6.30pm.  

We are part of  District 1080 - "Rotary in East Anglia" - Most of East Anglia, including Norfolk, Suffolk, and parts of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire. There are 73 Clubs on District 1080. 

We are very much a local club but we are part of a very large global organisation. Rotary is an international organisation with over 1.3 million members worldwide (July 2015) . We have over 30,000 clubs in more than 200 countries.  With over 50,000 members in the UK alone. All Rotary Clubs are different but we are all a group of people wanting to do good work in the community by volunteering. Our Club is a Charity Registered Club.

Charity Registration No. 1073198 

President  Paul Wilkinson  2016/2017

Attend a Meeting contact        Martin Lott         

A message from President Paul Wilkinson

“As incoming President for the Rotary year 2016/17 I gave my first address to Club members at our annual Club Assembly when I outlined my hopes and expectations for my year as President. 

My first hope was to carry on the good work of the past President`s who have laid the foundations of a Club that can be proud of it`s pastachievements, while I do my best to secure it`s future. “Fun & Fellowship” has been a Club mantra for the last year – my first hope is to carry this forward into 2017. I`m certainly proud to be a Rotarian and President of Lowestoft East Point following our 18th Charter Night. For my year I have two principle hopes and aims. 

The first one reflects my 36 years of teaching in Lowestoft, that is, to support young people, especially in our local area. This is demonstrated in our continuing commitment to such Projects as RYLA (Rotary Young Leaders Award), Rotary Young Writer Competition, Dictionaries for Life and our new initiative, the Young Carer Project, in conjunction with the Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food, amongst others.

My second, is even more personal. My first wife, Sue, died of cancer in May 2000. So, I hope Lowestoft East Point is able to channel some of the funds we raise during 2016/17 to an appropriate cancer charity. To this end, assuming I stay fit and healthy, I`m planning a sponsored walk from coast to coast – from Bowness-On- Solway to Wallsend – in April 2017. A journey of approximately 85 miles, over terrain that is described as “moderate to strenuous”
As a Rotary Club we will continue to support traditional and worthy causes not only at a local level, but at a national and international level.

This will include Rotary`s drive to eliminate Polio worldwide and our own Club`s involvement in Rwanda.
We are currently a Club of approximately 30 members as we start our new Rotary year and pay our subs, with an involvement in over 15 Projects.
With more members we could go on to achieve much more. So, if you`re up for a challenge, please get in touch”

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Lowestoft Charity Cycle Ride for all ages and abilities -  
11th September 2016

A date for your diary to marshall or to take part in. Its a great family event for all ages and abilities. Please spread the word and share the posters. For more details contact Rotarian Steve James

CycleRide.pdf     Registration Form 
11th September at Uplands Community Centre Carlton Colville
9 am Registration 10 am Start

Young Carers Project

The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point aim to help young carers in Lowestoft . We want to support these amazing young people. Volunteering in our community is extraordinary important to our Rotary Club.

The community-based Jamie’s Ministry of Food is a practical & hands- cooking programme that teaches people of all ages how to cook from scratch to improve health. Rotary International are starting to work with Jamie's Charity
The Strap line to the project is ‪#‎Keepcookingskillsalive‬ .
This is a Jamie Oliver Initiative and we are also working with The Rotary of Colchester Forum.

For any succesful project it needs dedication, teamwork and 'doers! So if you want to join the team - step forward ! Start date for project. Tuesday 20th September 2016 3.45pm to 5.15pm. Eight Children will be selected for a session and initially from Pakefield High School. Once the course has been concluded evaluation of the course can then move thinfgs forward to the next stage of the project. Contact Ian Davies for more information   

Rotarian Nanna Lay 

Past President of the Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point Nanna Lay  has been awarded the Paul Harris award in recognition for her work with Cancer Charities in recent years. Firstly with the Event called the Lowestoft HulaHoopathon and then various other events whereby Cancer Charities have benefited. 

Hewett‬ win Wimbledon wheelchair men’s doubles. 

As a result of the Wheelie Good Idea project back in 2012/13 Rotary

Hewett‬ win Wimbledon wheelchair men’s doubles. As a result of the Wheelie Good Idea project back in 2012/13 RotaryD1080‬ awarded tennis player AlfieHewett from Acle, a specialist sports wheelchair. Gordon and Alfie British pair beat Houdet and Peifer 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (8-6) 

Well Done to Gordon Reid and Alfie Hewett 

Please collect Postcards for MAF(WWW.MAF-UK.ORG)

Rotarian Annette Stringer is collecting Post Cards for an extremely worthy cause. MAF is an aviation charity operating more than 130 light aircraft in around 25 developing countries bringing doctors, medicines, food, aid workers, teachers and school supplies to the most remote communities. Please email Annette for more details.

Service above Self

The Rotary motto is ‘Service above Self’ so it is not just about fundraising. There are various local projects in which our members are involved  -  such as Waveney Sailability ,  a sailing group for disabled people, and Kids Day Out for children from Warren School. A very successful project which has been running of a number of years is Dictionaries for Life.  Along with the other Lowestoft Clubs, we provide an illustrated dictionary for every year 3 child in the town, supporting the schools’  drive to improve literacy rates. Many Lowestoft residents probably know us best for our Santa Sleigh’s ride through the streets of Lowestoft to meet the town’s children and to raise money for our good causes.  (These are just a few examples of the good causes that the club supports.) 

Who becomes a Rotarian?

The club is a very active with a good mixture of  men and women  (23 men 9 females ) from a variety of professional and social backgrounds. Many have retired from work or find themselves in a position to put the skills  learned through their professional and working lives to work to the benefit of others. The main thing we look for in members is a commitment to help others as part of a community of like-minded people. Not just hard work!  To become a member  of our Club you need to be a person of good character who has a good reputation in their business or community and is willing to serve the community.  Rotary offers something for everyone. Rotary International is a diverse and flexible group of people who work in a variety of ways to support our communities. 

The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point   'Friends of Rotary' Scheme is planned to provide an opportunity for people who are not able, or may not wish to, join the Club as a Rotarian at the present time. These people may like to assist the local Community by getting involved in the Club's  activities, and may become a Member in the future.  Friends of Rotary are volunteers supporting the work of Rotarians in the community.

'A Friend of Rotary' will be invited to participate in Club activities  

     1)  invited to  selected meetings of the Club 

     2)  invited to  selected Social activities of the Club  

     3)  invited to assist  in Fund Raising activities and Service Projects organised by the Club for the benefit of  the local Community   

Cost of being a Member 

Membership £122 per annum  (2016)    plus a meal £10 and drink when attending meetings

There is no cost to be  'Friend of Rotary' .  Please email if you would like to become a Friend of Rotary

So what next ?  If you  are interested in membership or just being a Friend of Rotary we are very keen to welcome new members who feel they want to make a difference. So if you feel you might like to join us, or if would like more information, please contact our secretary, Martin Lott at

End Polio Rotary International Partnership 

with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation  

We use BT MyDonate for Fundraising Activities. The Fees and Set up Fees are one of the lowest 


Please Double Click the BT MyDonate Logo

We meet at the Hotel Victoria


Telephone   +44 (0) 1502 574433

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Rotary Club Of Lowestoft East Point Charity Trust Fund 

Charity Registration No. 1073198  

Photos by Rotarian Alan O'Neill,  Rotarian David Collins

 and Rotarian Annette Stringer

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Meeting Information...

We meet on Tuesdays at 18:00 for 18:30 (We meet weekly at 6pm for 6.30pm. We always welcome visitors. Meeting with partners/friends start at 7pm (every 5th week) If you wish to visit the Club please email Dress Code: Smart casual. A Warm Welcome Awaits!) Hotel Victoria,
Kirkley Cliff,

NR33 0BZ tel: 01502 574433

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