The Rotary Club of Eastbourne AM is a fun, vibrant service organisation made up of individuals and couples from all walks of life. We have all been brought together by our enthusiasm for fundraising and a desire to help people in our community but the main thing we all share is our passion for enjoying ourselves ! If you are interested in seeing what our club is all about, we would love to see you at a Friday breakfast meeting - we meet at the Chalk Farm Hotel, Willingdon at 7:15am. We finish at around 8:30am with plenty of time to get to work.
THREE members of Eastbourne AM Rotary Club have received Paul Harris Fellows - the highest accolade a serving Rotarian can receive.
-Outgoing President Peter Lindsey
- Martin Wellings
- Hilary Lewis
All three received their awards at the annual President's Night on Friday 20th June at the Quality Mansion Hotel.
During his speech at President's Night, Peter said he wanted to award PHFs to both Martin and Hilary.
Martin was instrumental in co-ordinating a community campaign to raise thousands of pounds to have the Beachy Head Lighthouse repainted - a major tourist figure in Eastbourne
There is now an annual Beachy Head Lighthouse Challenge sponsored walk which this year saw 318 people take part and raise £1500 for Rotary charities.
Martin is also a Past President of AM, stepping in at very short notice three years ago and is the current President of the Rotary Flying Club.
Hilary also a Past President of AM and now a District Officer for Equailty and Diversity, received her PHF for services to Rotary, which included setting up Breakaway, an annual holiday organised by Eastbourne AM for 25 disabled young people. This is an example of fundraising as it costs £3500 to stage, plus service i.e. cooking on the holiday.
Then it was announced at the event that district had awarded Peter a PHF. Peter was President of AM in 2005-6. He stepped in again in January 2014 when our President David Linsell, moved to a new job in West Sussex and Hampshire and left the club.
Peter has ensured that the club remains in a very healthy position and the past six months have been action packed with many successful activities.
Those honoured with PHFs are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris. Paul Harris recognition is not limited to Rotarians.
A Paul Harris Fellow receives a special certificate and a gold pin.
EASTBOURNE AM is grateful to Sheikh Abid-Gulzar who donated £300 to our Burns Night raffle, which we are putting towards Breakaway. More on the Burns Night under 'What we Do' on this site.