Welcome to Beccles, a market town on the River Waveney and the southern gateway to the Broads. Beccles was a major fishing port until the estuary silted up but the river in many ways is still the centre of this market town. Beccles has many interesting places to visit and good venues to eat and drink. Founded sometime in the 900s its history surrounds the visitor. From the many gates - 'gate' being the Viking word for street - to the idiosyncratic church tower built separately from the church there is something of interest round every corner.
Club members meet onThursdays for a meal and often enjoy a talk on a subject of general interest by a Rotarian member or invited guest. The current Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Beccles benefit from friendly good humour and this feature helps the meetings and other fellowship events to be enjoyed by all. Events include the successful "Young Musician" Competition which is held each February enabling young vocalists and instrumentalists to perform in front of a public audience. Funds for the club's charitable trust are raised by organizing various events each year such as the 'Beccles Cycle for Life' in May - please see website www.becclescycleforlife.org for details and an application form and the 'Hospital Fete' on the last Saturday in June.
We have a twinning arrangement with the Dutch Rotary Club of Naarden-Bussum where we alternate in visiting each other once a year, usually in September.
February 2019 will see the club celebrate it's 70th Charter Night a black tie event when a special guest joins with members of the local community over a 3 course dinner. We also hold an anuual Community Dinner in November each year when members of the community are honouted for the work they do for Beccles and the surrounding district.
On each fifth Thursday, an event is organised when partners are invited to attend and may be skittles, bowls, crazy whist or some other "action packed and fun evening".
Meetings and events happening soon
Thursday 15th November 18.30
Rotarian, John Warburton's speaker meeting
Friday 23rd November 19.00
An evening when members of the local community are invited to join the Rotary Club for a meal and to recognise those that have achieved outstanding results from their work in the town of Beccles and the outlying villages.
Thursday 29th November 18.30
Special General Meeting
Thursday 6th December 18.30
Thursday 13th December 18.30
Guest speaker, District Governor,
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