Rotary Hunstanton & District - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left.
Welcome to Hunstanton & District Rotary Club
Was Founded in 1976
We are a mixed gender club with currently 29 Members
A FEW COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT ROTARY
'What is Rotary?'
Rotary is a truly international organisation, with some 33,000 clubs and over a million members represented in more than 200 countries worldwide. Its aim is simple, to provide humanitarian assistance and to help promote goodwill and peace both at home and abroad.
'What is a Rotarian?'
Rotarians, men and women, represent a complete cross-section of worthy occupations and professions, whose motivation is a desire to serve society. They recognise that, individually their efforts may be limited but as a member of similarly minded groups, with combined experience, expertise and enthusiasm, the sky is the limit! The ideal for every Rotarian is reflected in the motto, 'Service Above Self.'
'So what do you do?'
Internationally, Hunstanton & District , along with all other clubs, supports major Rotary projects aimed at relieving disease, hunger, unclean water and poor education. It also responds urgently to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, often using Rotary manpower, equipment and distribution facilities. We are also mindful of our own local Community needs, supporting schools and youth projects, as well as the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged.
'So is it all about raising money then?'
Far from it. Of course we have to raise some money, and we try not to do it by asking fellow Rotarians to cough up! We try to arrange our projects in such a way that involves the whole local community, is value for money and above all is fun. Much of our other community involvement is hands-on, using our combined experience to stage events from tin rattling to concerts, carol singing and trips on the river.
'What about the social side?'
We see that as being fundamental to being a Rotarian. Our weekly meetings at the "Le Strange Arms Hotel" bring us together in a spirit of real friendship, enhanced by many other social events throughout the year. We don't expect members to attend every meeting, but our high attendance record perhaps speaks for itself. Maybe our club motto should be 'Fun With a Purpose'.
'O.K. I'm interested - what next?'
If you think you might like to be considered or would like to find out more, the best step could be to come to one of our meetings and see just what goes on. If you don't already know a Hunstanton Rotarian, please speak to our President, Hilary Farrell (01485 534671) who will be happy to advise and provide you with any further information you need.
If you decide Rotary is not for you, we won't be offended we promise.
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 24th April 19.00
Poetry Night is organised by the International and Foundation committee. You are invited to come to St Edmunds Church Hall and read out and/or listen to poetry. A fun evening!
Wednesday 1st May 11.00
Wednesday 1st May 13.00
Safeguarding and Business
Rotarian Dorothy Pulsford-Harris will be talking about Safeguarding.
Followed by the monthly Business meeting.
Meal: Roast Leg of Local Pork
Duty Rotarian : Phil Newell
Wednesday 1st May 14.30
Community Committee Meeting
Wednesday 8th May 18.00
Fish and Chip Supper followed by Inner Wheel Charity Concert
Rotarians are invited to partake of a Fish and Chip supper at a local Fish and Chip restaurant. This will be followed by the Inner Wheel Charity Concert at the Hunstanton Town Hall at 7.30pm.
Please note that there is no meeting at Le Strange Arms Hotel
Wednesday 15th May 13.00
President Elect John Crofts and his team will be telling us about the plans for next year.
Meal: Roast Topside of Beef
Duty Rotarian : Hilary Farrell
Wednesday 22nd May 17.30
Wednesday 22nd May 19.00
Meal : Chicken Chasseur
Duty Rotarian: Carol Bower
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Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities
Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger
Meetings & Venue
Where and when:
(2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7.00 pm 5th Wednesdays are Social events - venue t.b.a. No meeting after some Bank Holidays - enquire at Hotel)
Le Strange Arms Hotel,
Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE35 6JJ 01485 534411