About The Club

About The Club

What Do We Do?
How Do We Do It?

The Club was chartered on 18th September 1978. By meeting on a regular basis we create good fellowship and a willingness to service the club.

Each Rotarian is appointed onto one of the following committees:

  • Membership Services
  • Community Service and Vocation
  • Rotary Foundation
  • International

The chairs of these committees form part of the Club Council, which is chaired by the President, accompanied by the Senior and Junior Vice-Presidents, Secretary and the Treasurer. The Council meets monthly to steer the club in the right direction and to arrange or approve a programme of well-balanced events of both a social and fund-raising nature.

Below are some of the charities that Ipswich Orwell has supported in the past few years.


  • St Elizabeth Hospice
  • Macmillan Cancer Relief
  • Kids-Out
  • Ipswich Arthritis Care
  • St John Ambulance
  • Red Cross
  • Children-In-Need
  • Orthopaedic Dept. Ipswich Hospital
  • Ipswich Children's Hospice
  • FIND (Families in Need)


  • The Chegoria Hospital, Kenya
  • PolioPlus (bid to eliminate polio worldwide)
  • Eye Camps
  • Hope and Homes For Children
  • Jaipur Limb Project
  • Cooper-Atkinson Trust
  • Earthquake disasters
  • International famine relief
  • Rotary Foundation charities



  • Group Study Exchanges
  • Ambassadorial Scholars

Becoming a Rotarian means that you are a member of a TEAM


Like any club, the principle is the same. The more you put into it, the more you will get out of it.

Why not join our team at one of our Wednesday lunches, or at one of our future functions. Please have a look at Meeting Details to find out more.

You will be assured of a warm welcome, good food and good fellowship. Who knows, it might provide you with the opportunity of a new interest and a way of contributing to worthwhile causes by actively becoming involved in our community.

We look forward to seeing YOU.


'What We Do' Main Pages:

Latest reports of club activities


In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Chang Puak Chiangmai we are installing clean drinking water facilties in remote Thai schools


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