Speaker Peter Tracey. Host Gordon Coxon

Tue, Aug 18th 2020 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Peter joined us on Zoom to update us on Shelter Box,which we support each year. He gave a very interesting slide show presentation which was enjoyed by those present. More details below.

Helping in the Philippines following the hurricane there

Shelter Box was started by Helston Rotary in Cornwall as a millennium project in 2000.  It has since become a separate registered charity with responders throughout the world.  Since its formation it has helped 1.2M people involved in 300 disasters in over 100 countries.  It is still very much a partner with Rotary and clubs in disaster areas are frequently the local partner when aid is required.

Peter gave moving stories about particular individuals and families who had been helped.  He stressed that being a relatively small charity it was able to be nimble and adapt to the challenges that were faced in each particular situation.

As well as the main Shelter Box, there is also a Rotary Action Tool Kit which contains a more basic set of equipment for use in certain situations.

Each Shelter Box costs £600 and our club continues to support the charity each year.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

'We're for Communities' and work within our local community, whose assistance and support we value greatly.

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Activities include working with schools,Youth Competitions, Rotary Youth Leadership Award scheme, our Interact Club, Rotakids clubs and much more.

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Rotary Club of Seaburn works with communities overseas, mostly through The Rotary Foundation.

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Rotary International's big effort to rid the world of this crippling disease started in 1985. We are so close to completing the job. Just one last push!

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We follow this avenue of service by helping in schools in a variety of ways. We also have speakers who tell us about their occupations.

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Former Rotary Club of Seaburn Satellite Club, which was formed into a separate Rotary Club SR1.

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This committee is concerned with the administration of the club. It incorporates: House; Registrar; Fellowship; Programme; Sport. The President Elect is usually the chairman of the committee, with other members taking a lead in each particular activity.

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A collage of the seven cards we have on offer for sale in 2020.

Each year a new card is painted by Rotarian Randle Oliver. These are sold to friends as well as other Rotary club members to raise funds for Rotary Foundation and other charities, including our own Benevolent Fund.

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This new community venture opened in August 2017. The meetings are held at 2.00 pm on the last Wednesday each month.

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Redby Rotakids with their charter and Rotarians

Redby Academy Rotakids were excited to received the charter on 17th May 2016

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Rotary's main purpose is to encourage and nurture volunteerism locally, nationally and internationally. We have an active Membership Committee and would like to hear from anyone interested in finding out more about Rotary.

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The Rotary Club of Seaburn received a banner award in recognition of its generous support of Rotary Foundation, being the 3rd highest donor in Rotary North East. It demonstrates the club's commitment to Doing Good in the World.

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