Speaker Graham Wharton. Host John Lipscombe

Tue, Feb 9th 2021 at 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Graham gave us a 'My Job' talk.

Graham at Shakespeare House

Graham, being our newest member, gave us a talk about his work with the Salvation Army, a job he clearly enjoys very much, especially with all the willing volunteers he has working with him.  He is the third generation of his family to be in the Salvation Army, having been a Youth Worker, although he had previously worked in finance.

In 1998 he was asked to develop a Community Project at Shakespeare House in Southwick. which he was pleased to do.  Having ascertained what facilities were needed, he sought suitable staff and volunteers to run the activities.  Over the years these have continued to develop so that they now have a wide range on offer to the community, including: two after school clubs; life long learning Craft groups; a community cafe; community transport with a 9 seater mini-bus; an IT suite to help with employment; community development linking with people for caravan holidays and volunteering.

There is also network development and partnership work, particularly with the Fire Brigade and Sun FM.

Other regular, ongoing work involves running a Food Bank, an Easter Egg appeal and a Christmas Gift appeal.

The Salvation Army motto is 'Save to Serve' and Graham leads a major effort in serving the local community.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

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'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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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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