About us

Rotary is a worldwide network of men and women with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries united in the ideal of "Service".  Our present Club was formed in 1978 and our members are local business and professional men and women who enjoy working with the community to make the world a better place.

President Sue presented a cheque for £513 to Tracy Bliss for the Castle Point Safety Workshop for Women. 
The money is going towards a six week safety awareness and self defence course.

Presedent Stella celebrated with her family at the Presidents Night on Saturday

President Stella presented a donation to Canvey girls rugby team for some new kit.

President Stella and Rtn. Robert Sayer presented a cheque to members of CISCA House to help with upgrades to thier venue.

Our President Rotarian Stella Norton presented dictionaries to year 5 and 6 students at St. Katherines School.

Our President Rotarian Stella Norton accompanied by Rotarians John Clarke and John Stone laid a wreath on behalf of our Club at the Paddocks War Memorial today.

A great night was enjoyed at our recent dance to support our Foundation committee. a total of £650 was raised.

A great afternoon of entertainment at the Canvey seafront bandstage. Everyone enjoyed listening to music from FreeSpirit, The Targets and The long run. 

Thank you to everyone who supported the event. Hope to see you all again next year.

President Stella presented a cheque for £400 to Chris Greenhalgh and John Faires from CISCA House for repairs to their building.

President John Clarke presented a cheque for £900 to Alan Jones and David Wooler from the Island short bowls club for purchasing some new equipment.

We were pleased to welcome Rtn. Jed Brooks, our District Governor, for his official Club visit last night.  Jed was welcomed to Club by our President Rtn. John Clarke.

Photo by Rtn. Rod Bishop
Turkey disaster appeal hub update

That is the end of the donation hub. One Ford lorry load went at 10.30 filled to the brim. The next and final load went at 12.30. 

This community filled a total of five vehicles! Well done to everyone – volunteers, the Canvey community and the wider community for your donations, Castlepoint Council for the use of the shop and Ford Motor Company for handling the logistics. 

Not only did we send boxed donations but the community donated £685. We will purchase a shelter box for a family of eight, an additional water filtration plant and an additional cooking pan set on your behalf.gistics.

Rotarians and helpers at the hub sorting the items donated for theTurkey Disaster

Rotarian Keith Garner chair of the Furtherwick Park Legacy commitee presenting Ann Taylor Headmistress of St Katherine's C of E school with a cheque for £5000 for the creation of the reception year play area.. President John Clarke officially opening the area. Rotarian Keith Garner chair of the Furtherwick Park Legacy presenting Ann Taylor Headmistress of St Katherine's C of E school with a chq for £5000 for the creation of the reception year play area...

 Our Club welcomed Kevin & Heather Geeson representing Essex & Herts Air Ambulance to our meeting on Tuesday night to receive a donation of £500  from our funds to help continue the life saving work of the organisation. 

On Sunday 4th September, Rotarian John Clarke, President of The Rotary Club of Canvey Island, welcomed everyone to their " T By The Sea " held at the Band Stand on Canvey seafront. The free event, organised by Rotarians Sue Hampson & Tony Clarke, had been an annual event until Covid came along.

Now, after a three year break, we made a return, with the sun shining to help make a very successful afternoon, with a few hundred people sitting on the grass of the seawall and around the Band stand area, whilst enjoying the entertainment from the bands.

The Club gave a huge thanks to the bands - ' The Targets', ' The Long Run ' , ' Free Spirit ', & singer Nick Brown, all of whom performed free of charge.
A number of people were even dancing and singing while the bands played. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon whilst having their picnics and being entertained. The afternoon was a great success. Here's to Next Year's event !!

The Club gives thanks to Canvey Island Town Council for the use of the Band Stand and to Derek & Suzanne Gray from 'Jimmy Mac's ' who supplied power for the bands, as there is none actually connected to the Band Stand.

We recently held the Clubs annual Charity Golf Day with 15 teams competing. The event was held at the Warley Park Golf Club and was won by Richard Bond, a Warley Park member with 40 points. At the 18th hole there was a competition to beat the Pro. which was won by our member Tony Clarke. The event raised £1,300 for charity. We would like to thank Warley Park Golf Club and their President Rotarian David Datson for organising the event.

National Coastwatch Canvey Island station Master Graham Harris & Deputy Master Graham Humphrey accepted a donation of £1,000 towards thier new venue at Canvey Point next to the Island Yatch Club. Presented by our President Anne Earle

Rotarians are helping at the Paddocks assisting with the vaccine injections.


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Where and when:

We meet on Tuesdays at 1915 for 1930

Knightswick Rd.

Canvey Island
SS8 7UX  01268 510111

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