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.  http://www.thehotelvictoria.co.uk 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     eastpointrotary@gmail.com

Attend a Meeting contact        Martin Lott   eastpointrotary@gmail.com  

Lowestoft East Point Rotary Club- Monthly Rotary Walk

On Sunday 18th September, 9 Rotarians including 2 partners and also WeeJock (Peggy's dog) set off from Puddingmore, Beccles in wonderful weather.
We walked to Geldeston where we had a superb lunch in the Courtyard at the Wherry. Food and the company were great. Our walk continued in a large circle past the Geldeston lock and back to Beccles. It was lovely and almost 9 miles long. Thank you Peggy for organising this walk, we all appreciated how lucky we are to live with such beautiful surroundings with great pubs to spur us on.The next walk is scheduled for Sunday 9th October and Rotarian Steve James will be leading the walk.
The November Walk on 13th November will be led by Chris and Lynn Addison

Dictionaries 4 Life - Presentations started today


D4L presentation carried out at Pakefield Primary School 
The teachers names in the photo are Miss Harvey & Miss Hicks.

Corton Primary School D4L presentation.

Don't forget the Young Writers Competition The Key Stage 2 Literacy Coordinators should contact me by the end of this month to say they would like their school to enter.

The competition closes in February 2017

The Ron Sampson Charity Cycle Ride   2016

Thank you to the hardwork and dedication of  Rotarian Steve James and Jon Doran for organising the Ron Sampson Charity Cycle Ride 2016 . The weather was stunning and your hardwork certainly paid off. A massive thank you to everyone who took part.  See you next year.

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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 project starts soon!

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 27th 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 eastpointrotary@gmail.com   

Rotarian Nanna Lay PHF

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. 

Rotarian Nanna Lay  PHF

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.   eastpointrotary@gmail.com


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   eastpointrotary@gmail.com




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 

  

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We meet at the Hotel Victoria  http://www.thehotelvictoria.co.uk

email              info@thehotelvictoria.co.uk

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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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 martin.lott1@btinternet.com Dress Code: Smart casual. A Warm Welcome Awaits!) Hotel Victoria,
Kirkley Cliff,
Lowestoft
Suffolk

NR33 0BZ tel: 01502 574433

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