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President Richard Perkins & Club Members bring you greetings for this Rotary Year (2019/20). If you are visiting Norwich in the near future, please do come and visit us at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich (just opposite the Cathedral) on a Tuesday evening for fellowship, fun and fulfillment. 

The Club, which originated in the old Roman village of Caistor St Edmund (Venta Icenorum), received its charter from District Governor Jim Smellie on the evening of Tuesday 13 May 1986 at a dinner at the Hotel Norwich. Present at the dinner were over 90 rotarians representing thirty three clubs and five Districts. Included in this number were 28 of the original 31 Interim members of the Club, the RIBI President and District Extension officer, PDG Ron MacLeod.

We are an active dual-gender club of 26 (incl 3 Honorary)  members and we welcome, as potential members, men and women who either work or live in the City of Norwich and the northern and eastern areas of South Norfolk. However, we do have members who travel to meetings from as far afield as Lowestoft in Suffolk and Cromer and East Runton on the North Norfolk Coast.

Rotary membership is open to business and professional men and women and community leaders. There are no age or gender restrictions. Rotarians are those who are willing and able to contribute time, energy and their vocational abilities to the benefit of others in the local and international community.

The Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund meets each Tuesday evening at 6.45 pm for 7 pm at the Maids Head Hotel, Norwich. The Hotel entrance is situated opposite the main entrance to the Cathedral. Parking is round the back off Palace Street.  It is free but you need to go to Hotel Reception for a ticket for your windscreen.  For more specific details of the venue, please click into "Meeting Information" (in the box parallel to the photo of the Club flag) for a satellite map of the hotel and the area. 

Usually there is a speaker and most meetings end by about 9 pm. We encourage members to attend meetings on a regular basis thus ensuring that each member maintains a close relationship with other club members and is able to contribute fully to the club's business and fund-raising activities. As well as the weekly meetings, we have a varied programme of social events throughout the year when partners are encouraged to attend.  

Whilst the weekly meetings and social events are essential parts of a club's programme, the main objective of any Rotary club is that of service in the local and international community. For example, locally we have supported Leeway, St Martin's Housing Trust, the Ormiston Trust, Young Carers, Nelson's Journey and the East Anglian Children's Hospice, whilst abroad we have built schools in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, entirely funded a Vocational Training Centre for orphaned boys in South India and built several water wells in South Africa and Uganda. At the moment, the Club is supporting and funding measures to combat and alleviate the effects of Child Slavery in different parts of the world, eg India, Thailand, Nepal and Ghana. 

Club is twinned with two Rotary Clubs abroad - one in Mainz, Germany and the other in Reims, France. The three clubs work closely together on international projects. For example, the clubs have planted thousands of trees in the Senegal, have completed several water wells for schools in Kwa-Zulu Natal and have recently completed the process of providing a  clean water supply and basic toilet facilites to villages in Uganda.  In addition, regular visits are made each year by the members and families of each club.     

For example in May 2018, we visited Mainz where we enjoyed visits to the Carnival Museum, BioNTech ( Europe's largest privately owned pharmaceutical company pioneering in cancer treatment) and Schwetzingen Castle and Gardens. The next formal meeting of the three clubs will be in Norwich in May 2019 when we will be celebrating our 33rd Anniversary Charter Night.

If you would like further information about the Rotary Club of Norwich St Edmund or just Rotary in general, click on the "Contact US" tab above. Someone will definitely get back to you as soon as they able.

Click the "Meetings & Events" tab to find details of future happenings. You can also view what we have done under the "Completed" tabs on the left hand side.

                        Irfan Youdjel, Club Webmaster ++7944 768808   

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The Maids Head Hotel, Tombland, Norwich NR3 1LB  01603 209955

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