We are a friendly and active club with a wide range of community and fundraising projects and a full social programme. We support many local charities, and typically raise over £20,000 per year through annual events such as our Rotary Swimarathon, our Easter Egg Trail on the Sandringham Estate, and providing marshals for the Great East Anglia Run (GEAR) and Run Sandringham events.
We also participate in Rotary International projects such as End Polio Now, ShelterBox disaster relief, and Lend with Care which helps to start up sustainable businesses in poor countries. We meet regularly at King’s Lynn Golf Club, usually for a two course meal or buffet, where we plan our events or listen to speakers on a wide variety of topics.
For more information, see our “What We Do” pages from the menu above.
If you would like to attend one of our meetings or are interested in joining the club please contact us here.
Silver Mondays November Press Report
Priory Rotary held their first Silver Mondays Cinema Club at the Corn Exchange cinema on Monday. Attendance was very encouraging, with 56 people turning up to watch Emma Thompson in the newly released film, Matilda the Musical.
This is planned to be a monthly social event for older people in the community, with tea/coffee and biscuits before the film starts providing an excellent opportunity for socialising.
President of the Rotary Club, Jonathan Holmes, said ”What we are trying to do is offer a friendship group for older people of a similar age to meet more regularly. We are very pleased with the response from the film goers, several of whom have already booked for the next event”.
The next Silver Monday will be on January 30th, with the choice of film yet to be announced. Thereafter, the Cinema Club will take place on the last Monday of each month. Priced at just £3, this is excellent value for money. People are encouraged to book in advance by contacting Bharti Patel on 07375 375404 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured (L – R): Rob Colwell, Ken Banks, Mark Collins with members of the Food Bank team.
In a joint venture between King’s Lynn’s Priory Rotary Club and its Satellite Club, a large consignment of Christmas items has been delivered to King’s Lynn’s Food Bank on the South Quay. Spearheaded by Satellite Club member, Rob Colwell, it followed an earlier donation of over 100 blankets to help people keep warm as they faced falling temperatures and rising fuel prices. Mark Collins, Satellite Club leader said: “With support from some of the local supermarkets we were able to provide enough to make up 50 packs containing everything from sage and onion stuffing to Christmas puddings and mince pies. We hope these will help make Christmas a bit more special for those who are finding it hard to pay for essential items, let alone anything extra.”
Ken Banks has been co-ordinating weekly deliveries of food to King’s Lynn’s Night Shelter too and members of both clubs will be donating seasonal food items nearer the big day to provide some festive cheer to residents who will be spending time at the shelter over Christmas.
Ken said: “We recognise that the period after Christmas is going to be particularly challenging for those struggling in these hard economic times and Priory Rotary have already set-aside some further funds to support both the Food Bank and Night Shelter in the New Year.”
To find out more about the Priory Rotary and Satellite Clubs and how to get involved with projects such as this please visit their website at:https://www.rotary-ribi.org/clubs/homepage.php?ClubID=483
To find out more about the Satellite Club, please contact:
Mark (Collins), Satellite Club Leader Email: email@example.com or
David (Mills), Deputy Satellite Leader Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07985 945095
...AND LATEST NEWS ABOUT HELP FOR UKRAINE.....
Monday October 24th was World Polio Day, and several members of Priory Rotary, along with friends and partners, joined together in a walk as part of the International Rotary campaign aimed at eradicating polio worldwide. Victims of polio frequently suffer paralysis and muscle wasting, requiring them to wear callipers to walk or even confining them to a wheelchair. To show solidarity with polio sufferers, Rotarians across Britain marked World Polio Day in many ways, including walks, to raise money and awareness of this preventable disease. The Priory Rotary End Polio Now Walk started and finished at West Norfolk Rugby Club in North Wootton, with a stop for tea or coffee and cake at Castle Rising. 20 people took part, and when all the donations were collected the event raised £600. This total will be tripled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, making a grand total of £1,800.
A global campaign of vaccinations spearheaded by Rotary has almost wiped out polio, with an estimated 16 million people walking today who would otherwise have been paralysed by this virus. The task now is to eradicate the last 0.1% of cases. There are still small pockets remaining in hard-to-reach communities such as Pakistan and Afghanistan, and the current situation in Ukraine is preventing new-born babies there being given preventative vaccines including polio. So it is all the more important that Rotary continues to push hard to achieve the ultimate goal of eradicating polio for ever.
Picture shows the walkers about to set off from the rugby club, along with Dr Peter Tasker, chairman of the International Committee, with Rotary End Polio Now balloons and Ollie, Priory’s well-travelled polio bear.
Contact - Phil Davies on 01553 631663
Priory Rotary Harvest Lunch – Saturday October 22nd .
After a two year absence due to covid, Lynn’s Priory Rotary Club treated 80 elderly folk to a roast beef and apple pie Harvest Lunch at the William Burt Centre, a celebration event which the club has organised annually for over 30 years.
Catering was provided by Priory member Ann Pacini, and entertainment by Rotarian Peter Waddison, who sang many of the old favourites which the guests joined in with him. Other club members and partners served the meals and provided transport to and from the venue for those that needed it.
At the lunch, programmes were handed out for the Silver Mondays Cinema Club, a new Priory venture where over 70’s are invited to the Corn Exchange Cinema for tea, coffee and biscuits followed by a selected film. The first film will be Matilda the Musical on November 28th, with refreshments from 9.30 before the film starting at 10.30. Tickets are only £3.00, and can be booked by emailing email@example.com or phoning her on 07375 375404.
Speaking at the lunch, club President Jonathan Holmes welcomed the guests, and gave a brief talk on the many charitable activities undertaken by Priory Rotary, with significant donations given to many local charities and other good causes.
Treasurer and President of Mount Lavinia Rotary Club receiving Priory's donation to help their support for the distribution of food to people in need in Sri Lanka. Circumstances remain critical for much of Sri Lanka's population as the economy has all but collapsed through the effects of Covid on tourism and mismanagement by the previous Government. The new President has sought support from the IMF.
Priory's donation was very gratefully received and our help and support for the work of food distribution by Mount Lavinia Rotary Club is very much appreciated.
King’s Lynn’s Priory Rotary club are pleased to be supporting this year’s trip to Pleasurewood Hills, organised by the West Norfolk Community Shop on the Fairstead. The Community shop, run by Emma Brock, does a tremendous job helping the local community, and one of the highlights is an annual coach trip for local children and their families.
This year, two coaches with around 50 children and 30 adults are setting off for a day out at Pleasurewood Hills in Great Yarmouth. The trip has been subsidised by a generous donation from King’s Lynn Priory Rotary Club, from the proceeds of their Swimarathon back in March, with additional funding accessed from the Rotary partnership with national charity KidsOut.
Thanking the Rotary, Emma said ”the kids have been eagerly looking forward to this day out, at a time when the cost of living is rising and times can be hard. Priory Rotary’s contribution has made a significant difference, enabling the trip to go ahead”.
Wed, Dec 7th 2022 6:30 pm
Tim Edwards ex Norfolk Fire Chief-The Challenges facing Modern Fire & Rescue Services
Wed, Dec 14th 2022 6:30 pm
Special General Meeting to agree officers for the next Rotary year
Wed, Dec 21st 2022 6:00 pm
Club Christmas Celebration plus concert by the Lavender Hill Theatre Club
We meet on Wednesdays at 18.00 for 18.30Castle Rising Road.
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