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Donations To the Sandra Chapman and Louise Hamilton Centres-

Donations To the Sandra Chapman and Louise Hamilton Centres-

 

Following Paul Wilkinson's Coast to Coast Challenge 

Receiving £1,470 for each Charity - Maxine Taylor from Louise Hamilton Centre (Left), and Lucy Goldspink (Right) from Sandra Chapman Unit at the Jame Paget Hospital 

A wonderful achievement to walk from Coast to Coast, a distance of about 85 miles, and raised over £2,500 for the Sandra Chapman and Louise Hamilton Centres Gorleston in memory of Paul's wife Sue who sadly died of cancer. She’d be so proud of Paul, Jonathan and Claire!

 

Photo by Rotarian Annette Stringer

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We are a dual gender club with around 33 members from all walks of life, from Lowestoft, Beccles, Southwold, Worlingham, Mutford areas.  We meet at The Hotel Victoria in Lowestoft every Tuesdays at 6 for 6.30pm. 

We welcome Friends of Rotary to help us with projects in the Community. Friends of Rotary are volunteers. Our main need for help is with the Annual Santa Sleigh Project. 

We are very much a local club but we are part of a very large global organisation. Rotary is an international organisation with over 1.3 million members worldwide (July 2015) . We have over 30,000 clubs in more than 200 countries.  With over 50,000 members in the UK alone. All Rotary Clubs are different but we are all a group of people wanting to do good work in the community by volunteering. Our Club is a Charity Registered Club.

 

Charity Registration No. 1073198 

 

President  Paul Wilkinson  2016/2017     eastpointrotary@gmail.com

 

To attend a Meeting or offer your time with volunteering please contact        Martin Lott   eastpointrotary@gmail.com         

 

A message from President Paul Wilkinson

“As incoming President for the Rotary year 2016/17 I gave my first address to Club members at our annual Club Assembly when I outlined my hopes and expectations for my year as President. 



My first hope was to carry on the good work of the past President`s who have laid the foundations of a Club that can be proud of it`s pastachievements, while I do my best to secure it`s future. “Fun & Fellowship” has been a Club mantra for the last year – my first hope is to carry this forward into 2017. I`m certainly proud to be a Rotarian and President of Lowestoft East Point following our 18th Charter Night. For my year I have two principle hopes and aims. 

 

The first one reflects my 36 years of teaching in Lowestoft, that is, to support young people, especially in our local area. This is demonstrated in our continuing commitment to such Projects as RYLA (Rotary Young Leaders Award), Rotary Young Writer Competition, Dictionaries for Life and our new initiative, the Young Carer Project, in conjunction with the Jamie Oliver Ministry of Food, amongst others.

My second, is even more personal. My first wife, Sue, died of cancer in May 2000. So, I hope Lowestoft East Point is able to channel some of the funds we raise during 2016/17 to an appropriate cancer charity. To this end, assuming I stay fit and healthy, I`m planning a sponsored walk from coast to coast – from Bowness-On- Solway to Wallsend – in April 2017. A journey of approximately 85 miles, over terrain that is described as “moderate to strenuous”

As a Rotary Club we will continue to support traditional and worthy causes not only at a local level, but at a national and international level. This will include Rotary`s drive to eliminate Polio worldwide and our own Club`s involvement in Rwanda.

 

We are currently a Club of approximately 30 members as we start our new Rotary year and pay our subs, with an involvement in over 15 Projects.

 

With more members we could go on to achieve much more. So, if you`re up for a challenge, please get in touch”. Volunteers for are Fundraising activities are always welcome.

 

A warm welcome awaits you