Community Service is the traditional and well-known face of Rotary. International and Service Above Self is one of the key driving forces of the Rotary movement.
Our Bexhill Club Committee's remit is to plan, promote and implement activities that provide charitable service and to support other charitable bodies.
These activities are in the main chosen in order to benefit individuals and organisations residing and operating in the Bexhill Area, however our reach may extend to other areas too.
Blind Driving in Association with East Sussex Association for the Blind (ESAB)
This will continue to be a key service that the Club has committed to for many years now. We have a core group of drivers supported by other Club members as required, undertaking Transport duties for blind or partially sighted members of the Association who meet every 1st Friday at St Augustine’s Church Hall.
Hearing Aid Service
This service plays a crucial part in our commitment in providing healthcare support to those in need in our community. It also strengthens our ties and builds bridges with local hospitals and independent care providers. huge thanks go out to Roger Heyes, Lois Crone and John Coles for their untiring efforts covering our local area. This year and if the current team agrees, the committee will be looking at proposing a trainee to be seconded to further strengthen the existing team.
We are grateful for the efforts of all the club's members in supporting the Christmas Fundraising activities to provide a healthy pot to distribute to the nominated worthy causes.
Our committee will focus on individuals and organisations proposed by our President and Council, but also open the doors for consideration on any other causes recommended by any member of the club.
Bexhill Caring Community Initiatives
There will be continued focus on supporting this organisations where we can and as we have been doing for some time now. We will continue to offer support and manpower for their usual round of Christmas Hamper packing and Fundraising events.
Senior Citizens Tea Party
This event will follow on in true fashion entertaining some 100-seniorfolk. With an array of entertainment and a splendid afternoon tea spread a good time is always guaranteed for all. For the past 2 years we have worked in partnership with ESAB who contribute a large number of attendees at the event.
The committee thank all members of our Club and their partners for the same superb support for this event in past years.
Health Awareness Day
We will continue to build on the previous successful Health Awareness and Blood Pressure Checking Days. This event is building a reputation for itself amongst the community. Last year there was even support from NHS Local Trust Healthcare Providers.
Help for Bexhill Foodbank
On 28th June our outgoing President Paul Frostick presented a cheque for £1500 to the food bank. The manager Rev Simon Earl is seen holding the cheque.details
Help with Bexhill Caring Community Hampers
Bexhill Rotary help with Bexhill Caring Community hampersdetails
Orientation Plaque Unveiling
Unveiling of a new Orientation Plaque at Galley Hill by the Mayor of Bexhilldetails
Christmas Collections Distribution 2008
Monies collected at Tesco Sainsbury and door to door have been distributed.details
Stroke Awareness Day
St John Ambulance took Blood Pressure readings at Bexhill Sailing Club.details