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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point

We are a dual gender club with 32 members. (23 men  and  9 Women)   We meet at The Hotel Victoria in Lowestoft every Tuesdays at 6.00 pm for 6.30pm.  http://www.thehotelvictoria.co.uk.     We welcome new members of all ages . So what is Rotary you may ask?  Find out more by watching this short clip https://youtu.be/0DgvUxLGNFA

We are part of  District 1080 -   

 "Rotary in East Anglia" - Most of East Anglia, including Norfolk, Suffolk, and parts of Cambridgeshire, Essex and Hertfordshire. There are 73 Clubs in District 1080. Rotary International District 1080 comprises about 1929 men and women,  in 73 Rotary Clubs spanning the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, a large part of Cambridgeshire and a small part of Essex. 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       District 180 news    april2017.pdf  may2017.pdf  1080Oct17

President Paul Tabiner   2017/2018   eastpointrotary@gmail.com 

We would love to hear from you if you’d like to get involved or have a project you’d like our Club members to help with. If you are interested in finding out more or would like to attend a Meeting contact Secretary Martin Lott eastpointrotary@gmail.com 

Service above Self

The Rotary motto is ‘Service above Self’ so it is not just about fundraising. There are various local projects in which our members are involved - such as Waveney Sailability , a sailing group for disabled people, and Kids Day Out for children from Warren School. A very successful project which has been running of a number of years is Dictionaries for Life. Along with the other Lowestoft Clubs, we provide an illustrated dictionary for every year 3 child in the town, supporting the schools’ drive to improve literacy rates. Many Lowestoft residents probably know us best for our Santa Sleigh’s ride through the streets of Lowestoft to meet the town’s children and to raise money for our good causes. (These are just a few examples of the good causes that the club supports.)

Who becomes a Rotarian?

The club is a very active with a good mixture of men and women (23 men 12 females ) from a variety of professional and social backgrounds. Many have retired from work or find themselves in a position to put the skills learned through their professional and working lives to work to the benefit of others. The main thing we look for in members is a commitment to help others as part of a community of like-minded people. Not just hard work! To become a member of our Club you need to be a person of good character who has a good reputation in their business or community and is willing to serve the community. Rotary offers something for everyone. Rotary International is a diverse and flexible group of people who work in a variety of ways to support our communities.

The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point 'Friends of Rotary' Scheme is planned to provide an opportunity for people who are not able, or may not wish to, join the Club as a Rotarian at the present time. These people may like to assist the local Community by getting involved in the Club's activities, and may become a Member in the future. Friends of Rotary are volunteers supporting the work of Rotarians in the community.   'A Friend of Rotary' will be invited to participate in Club activities 1) invited to selected meetings of the Club 2) invited to selected Social activities of the Club 3) invited to assist in Fund Raising activities and Service Projects organised by the Club for the benefit of the local Community

Cost of being  Member 

Membership £122 per annum (2018) plus a meal £10 and drink when attending meetings .  There is no cost to be a Friend of Rotary

'Friend of Rotary' 

Please email if you would like to become a Friend of Rotary.  So what next ? If you are interested in membership or just being a Friend of Rotary we are very keen to welcome new members who feel they want to make a difference. So if you feel you might like to join us, or if would like more information, please contact our secretary, Martin Lott at eastpointrotary@gmail.com    

Please may  MEMBERS  forward  details to Les Davies  for entries onto the website  From March 2018 . Claire Guppy has stepped down from the role as webmaster and social media advisor.

Rotary International Foundation Matters -    Club Council have agreed to donate a further £900 bringing total to £1900 Council have also agreed to donate £500 to the plant a tree project.  

Annual  Club Quiz in Aid of End Polio

27th February 2018 Annual  Club Quiz organised by Rotarian Tony Kemp.   Rotarian Graham and Pam Cook joined us once again to ask the questions. It was an excellent night and was supported by over 90 people . Approximately £250 was  Money raised from the evening will go to the End Polio Project.  Huge thanks to Tony Kemp, Graham and Pam Cook .  Photos Annette Stringer 

Horse Racing Night

On Friday 9th March the Club held a Horse Racing Night to raise money to go towards buying the new boat for Sailability. Tickets will be £10 including supper.  At the Hotel Victoria Lowestoft . Funds raised will go to the purchase of a new boat for Waveney Sailability  Rotarian Steve James  organising event. 

Over 80 guests enjoyed an evening of horse racing whilst raising funds toward the purchase of a new boat for Waveney Sailability.

The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point are indebted to the race sponsors for their generous sponsorship - Cunninghams, Norton Peskett, Nicholsons, Oldman Homes, Michells Lowestoft, Wellington Construction, Insurelink and the Finance Shop.

Special thanks also to the audio visual team from Audio Images for their help in setting up the presentation and race night compere Steve Fordham. Thank you to Rotarian Steve James for organising the evening
A total in the region of £2400 was raised on the night with some folk luckier than others."

Photo by Annette Stringer


The Future of Rotary in Lowestoft- Park Hotel Parkhill Barn 

on Tuesday 13th March, 6.30 for 7.00pm, with a free Buffet. There will be no meeting at the Hotel Victoria this week.   

Dates for Fellowship!

Tue 27th March 2018 6.00 pm  at the Hotel Victoria Lowestoft 

Rotarian Annette Stringer won a photographic competition and two of her photos were chosen to be included in a local calendar.  Annette decided to sell the calendars to club members and friends and raised £140. Annette has chosen to donate the money raised from her project to ‘Give a Child a Camera’
Project. Well Done Annette Stringer a great achievement. 

- Presentation of a Cheque to Julian Claxton's Project Africa project ‘Give a Child a Camera’

         17th  April 2018   Antiques Quiz

     led by Rotarian Tony Kemp 7pm for 7.30 at the Hotel Victoria 

Saturday 30th 2018   Handover/ 20th Anniversary of The Rotary Club of East Point at the Hotel Victoria Lowestoft    Contact   Martin Lott 

Welcome President  Martin Lott    2018/19

If you are interested in joining us for a meeting, or interested in the work of Rotary please contact our Secretary Martin Lott   eastpointrotary@gmail.com

Image by 

Evan Burrell - Rotarian

 Rotary Lowestoft East Point Tree Planting Project.

The team planted 45 saplings of Silver Birch, Hornbeam and Wild Cherry on the site chosen by Waveney Norse at Carlton Meadow Park. 
Planting was completed in just one hour.
Many thanks to Sally, Sheila, Ian, Phil, Tim, Richard and Annette who braved the cold weather to complete the
We are waiting to hear if we have been successful in our application for a further 105 trees which will require planting in November 2018 . 
Project Organised by Rotarian Ian Davies

R.Y.L.A.   (Rotary Youth Leadershop Awards )  1st to 8th September 2018

It is time once again to put our minds to the selection of two candidates for RYLA 2018. Ideally we would need to reserve our two places very soon and then have interviewed and selected our candidates by mid March.

 Please contact Rotarian Ian Davies 

Unwanted 'Bling' Project - Any unwanted gold or silver?

Rotarian Bev Sampson and Richard Fox have launched  the "Unwanted Bling " Project.  Bev and Richard Fox gave a brief presentation and distributed envelopes for anyone to put their unwanted and no longer useful gold and silver jewellery items.

These envelopes can be handed back to Bev or Richard who will arrange for the gold and silver to be sold at the best price with the proceeds going into our Charity Fund. Please support the project contact Bev or Richard 

Royal Navy Presentation Team

On Tuesday 6th February 2018 we were visitied by  the Royal Navy Presentation Team
The Royal Navy Presentation Team provides a dynamic, multi-media presentation aimed at informing and increasing knowledge of the work of the Royal Navy.
They explained what the Royal Navy does and why. They briefed us on their equipment, their people, current and future capability. They included a couple of short clips from captains of industry acknowledging the potential consequences to their businesses if the Royal Navy did not fulfil its task.
Thiswas followed by a facinating question and answer session where we got  to ask frontline Sailors and Marines anything  we wanted.
Our visitors’ names are Lt. Kelly Jenkins-Hill, Lance Corporal Matt McGrath & Leading Hand Peter Smith.



Lowestoft born Zeb Soanes who now lives in London, was the guest speaker recently at a meeting of the Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point. Members of the Club with a significant number of guests and visitors, including several members of the Soanes family from thisarea, listened intently to a wonderful address by Zeb. He shared some childhood memories in Lowestoft and then took everyone on a whistle stop tour through his career which, for the last twenty years has been as a broadcaster with the BBC.  Zeb often reads the news headlines and the shipping forecast on Radio 4, as well as beingthe news headline voice on The News Quiz. He included some audio clips from some of the shows he has been involved with including some very funny clips of broadcasters getting the giggles when presenting very serious matters. He spoke about a number of famous people who he’s met and/or interviewed including Royalty, politicians, authors & personalities from the world of sport & entertainment.Earlier in the day Zeb had visited the local Samaritans and shared with the audience some of the issues facing the organisation locally. The Rotary Club is now investigating how it may be  able to help.The photo shows Zeb at the Club Meeting on 23 January 2018 .  Photo by Rotarian Annette Stringer.

Novelty Auction Evening  

Huge thanks to the planning of the successful evening by Rotarian Tony Kemp and auctioneer Rotarian David Bryant and his two Rotarin assistants, Ian Davies and Tony Kemp
Many thanks to everyone who was there, those who generously donated the items to be auctioned and those who were conned into - sorry I mean those who generously spent their hard earned money on buying the items!  Thanks also to Rotarian Annette Stringer for recording all the details of the purchases.  The total raised for our Charity Fund was £439.  Report President Paul Tabiner

Thank You to the People of Lowestoft

A huge thank you to the people of Lowestoft for their support and generosity during our recent Santa Sleigh project. Without you the project would not have been possible.
We have been running this project for a number of years where we tow Santa on his sleigh around the housing areas of the town during December and then based at ASDA for the last weekend's shop before Christmas.
The  project has a dual purpose in that it brings a great deal of joy to children and their families to see Santa outside their homes and it is a key part of our fund raising which enables us to support worthy causes throughout the year.
This recent project was a great success on both fronts with families waiting for us arriving having seen our planned routes on Social Media and in The Journal. We were also able to raise the great total of  £5757.
On behalf of our members I would like to say thank you to the public for being so generous, ASDA for again welcoming us on to their premises, Mitchell's Garage who generously prepare and maintain the sleigh for us, and to Oldman Homes who kindly sponsored the sweets which Santa's Helpers were able to give to the many children who came along to see Santa. 

We look forward to bringing Santa to you all again later this year.

Santa's Grotto 

at Palmers Department StoreLowestoft 
December  2017

Santas Grotta was supported by the members of the Three Rotary Clubs of Lowestoft

We raised
in total .
So a big thank you to all that participated this year and a particular thank you to David Ferns for organising the rota.

As agreed the three clubs committee will decide on the recipient or recipients of the money collected. It will be a Lowestoft based good cause or charity.

Rotary members of UK have been using their time and talents to support BBC Children in Need and have exceeded Rotary’s fundraising target for 2017.

Children in Need is one of the biggest fundraising events of the year and Rotary clubs across the UK pulled together and accumulated a total of £112,010.53, which may rise further as more clubs share their success stories.

Please save these items 


As Christmas cards begin to come through your door, please could you remember to cut off the STAMPS that I will be collecting during January for the GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND. If you could leave about 1cm around each one as any closer renders them useless to the charity. Remember that EACH, unfortunately, can no longer accept greetings cards.
At the first 4 meetings of Rotary next year, I will also be collecting INK-JET CARTRIDGES, SPECTACLES, MOBILE PHONES and FOREIGN COINS for EACH  (East Anglian Childrens Hospices) .  Please contact Rotarian Annette Stringer 

Young Carers Project  - Project to date 

This is our fourth session was completed this evening and it was very successful. Jimmy Grant visited us from the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation in London. Eight young carers attended and the standard was very high. Beef stir fry with egg fried rice. Thanks go to Nanna Lay and Bev Sampson as always, but also to Hazel Johnson and Sue Tabiner who were “sous chefs”. Thanks also to Morrison’s for their generous support.

Rotary International Presidential Citation 2017/18

President Paul Tabiner would like us to embrace this year's Rotary Theme of “Making a Difference”. With this in mind and because we will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary at the end of this coming year, I would like us to commit to going for a Rotary International Presidential Citation.

These Citations have been around for a few years and I think it would be a fitting part of our 20th celebrations if we were to be awarded such recognition. To achieve a citation we will have to achieve a range of goals which cover strengthening the Club, humanitarian service and public image and awareness. So far the Club is performing well in achieving the goals.

Well Done Rotarian Annette Stringer

Rotarian Annette Stringer from the Rotary Club of Lowestoft submitted two photos for a local photographic competition. As a result two of Annette's photographs were chosen for the Lowestoft calendar. If you would like a copy of the Lowestoft calendar they are £5 each. To date, Annette has sold 52 calendars, which is great. There is still more calendars for sale .

The money raised to date £110 will be donated to the Rotary Charitable trust and a charity will benefit from Annette's achievements. Well Done Rotarian Annette Stringer

Results of  the 100 Club 2017 -  Club Lead Ian Davies  


The results of the 2017 100 Club Draw were announced last night and in Ian’s absence I am circulating them to all members.  This is the 17th 100 Club Draw which has a prize fund of £250 which is split into 12 prizes, with a top prize of £50. Well Done Rotarian Ian Davies 

1st prize   £50  -  Sophia Robinson
2nd.        £40  -  Pat Wilkinson
3rd.         £30  -  Annette Stringer
4th.         £20. -  Les Davies
5th.         £20. -  Mia Tabiner
6th.         £20. -  David Bale
7th.         £20. -  Sheila Davies
8th.         £10.  -  Sebastian Tabiner
9th.         £10.  -  Alan Zipfel
10th.       £10.  -  Steve James
11th.        £10.  -  Spencer Green
12th.       £10.  -  Theo Tabiner
Once the 2017 100 Club Account is finalised at least £230 will be passed to the Charitable Trust Fund.To date, the 100 Club has raised £3945 for the Trust Fund.
Ian expressed thanks to everyone who participated and on behalf of the Club I want to say a big thank you to Ian for organising the Draw and making such a significant contribution to the Trust Fund over the 17 years.   Rotarian Ian Davies 

Christmas Carol Service   5th December 2017  7pm  Was a huge success .  Thank you Rotarian Alan Zipfel 

Carol Concert – Alan Zipfel leading. Tickets £6 includes refreshments. Donation for wine of £3. Everyone was welcome to join the festive occasion. Carol Concert  will continue in 2018 but in new format with help from Vince Meadows at The Lowestoft Club and John Hunt.

Christmas Party 19 th December  2017 - A great party organised by Rotarian Tony Kemp 

– Rotarians and friends of Rotary attended the Christmas party and it was a very enjoyable evening . Contact Tony Kemp orLee Pullum    Thank you to the staff of the Hotel Victoria for making it such a special evening

District 1080 Conference October 2017 - old news is still good news!

District Governor, Rotarian Robert Lovick, welcoming all the delegates to the District 1080 Conference.
The Showcase included Lowestoft East Point’s stands giving information about Dictionaries for Life (D4L) which is supported by the three Rotary Clubs in Lowestoft,  and  the Jamie Oliver’s Cookery Course for Young Carers run by Rotarian Nanna Lay and Rotarian Bev Sampson.  Lowestoft East Point Showcase some of the Club's projects.

Photo District Governor, Rotarian Robert Lovick. Rotarian Nanna Lay addressed the District 1080 Rotary Conference this weekend to talk about the Jamie Oliver Course run in conjunction with the Suffolk Young carers. Rotarian Beverley Sampson - ably assisted by the Latter’s grandsons! – This demonstrates an example of the type of cooking they taught young carers last year on a Jamie Oliver Course. The Lowestoft East Point Club members engage in assisting Nanna and Bev with this amazing project.

Norfolk Paralympic tennis ace, Alfie Hewett from Norwich was presented with a specially adapted sports wheelchair through Rotary’s “Wheelie Good Idea” project in 2012. This launched him on his spectacular tennis career in Singles and Doubles, made him an International Tennis Star and Britain’s No.1 in the sport.

Rotarian Les Davies - Ron Sampson Annual Charity Cycle Ride 

On Sunday 24th September Les Davies was  persuaded to get back on his bike and take part in the Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point's Annual Charity Cycle Ride...so far Les has raosed over £1105
Now the bike hasn't been out of the garage since last year but Les  managed the  20 miles even after attending a 60th birthday party the night before.
If you feel that you can support Les Davies  with some sponsorship, he has set up a My Donate page at the following address - . You may need to copy and paste the link into your browser to access the right page. https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lesdavies5 
As in previous years Barclays will match £ for £ what Les  manages to raise and all monies will go into the Rotary Club's Charitable Trust Fund for distribution to local, national and international good causes.  So far Les Davies has raised over £1,075.00 and he would like to improve on that figure with a little help from others.
You will probably get many requests of this nature so please do not feel obliged to sponsor Les,  but any contributions will be gratefully received and doubled up!  

The Annual Ron Sampson Charity Cycle Ride  2017 

Sincere thanks to Rotarians Steve James and Jon Doran for organising everything. Thanks to all those members and partners who marshalled, registered, catered or helped in any way at all. They are Lee Pullum, Nanna Lay ,Hazel Johnson , Annette Stringer, Claire Guppy ,John Tremaine ,Ian Davies ,Phil Meaden , Richard Fox, Paul Tabiner ,Martin Lott , Tony Kemp ,Richard Hodgson , Clive Robinson and Yvonne Robinson, Andy Deal . Bev Sampson, Les Davies , Tonia Baker, Sarah James and Andrea Pullum cycled the route. Huge thanks also to the cyclists who seemed to really enjoy their outing in the country 


Great British Beach Clean 18th September 2017 and may be another beach clean in 2018!

The Club will be supporting the Marine Conservation Society. Lowestoft East Point Club members joined with the Marine Conservation Society (Charity #1004005) to assist with their Beachwatch event on the Lowestoft South beach this morning. Eight members volunteered for the project and spent the best part of two hours assisting with this national survey. We didn’t find anything more exciting than a half house brick and a small plastic giraffe.
The beach is in fact very clean. Photos by Annette Stringer 
      Thanks to Tony Kemp, Paul Tabiner, Paul Wilkinson, Annette Stringer, Claire Guppy, Sally Green, and Andy                                                                                Deal,  and Ian Davies

The Young Carers Stage 2 cooking got underway at Ormiston Denes Academy in Oct 2017

We were amazed at the chili and chive scrambled eggs produced by one of the Young Carers.Nanna Lay , Bev Sampson, Hazel Johnson, Paul Wilkinson, and Sheila Davies  .Lesson one “Eggs” at Ormiston Denes. We were amazed at the chili and chive scrambled eggs produced by one of the Young Carers. Lead on this project is Ian Davies 

Dictionaries For Life Project D4L- Three Lowestoft Club Initiative 

 - A few photos from the project so far . Waveney MP, Peter Aldous, Rtn. Andy Deal from Lowestoft East Point Rotary Club and Rtn. John Beavor, a member of the Lowestoft Club, presented dictionaries to 60 Yr. 3 children at Carlton Colville Primary School. It’s Rotary’s aim to support schools in improving literacy levels and these excellent books were very well received by the pupils who couldn’t wait to start reading them!   Photos by Annette Stringer  


RYLA Presentation September 2017

Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point welcomed a number of guests to the weekly meeting. Three young people, Kimberley Lester-Clements, James Gerrish and Callum Newson, had taken part in a week’s RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) course at Graffam Water Centre earlier this month.Kimberley and James had been sponsored by the Club and were presented with their certificates by President, Rtn. Paul Tabiner. Callum’s week had been funded by Tim Passmore, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner, who presented him with his certificate.

All the students said that they had greatly enjoyed and benefitted from their experiences and would be encouraging their friends to take part next year. 

Rtn. Ian Davies had primarily been responsible for organising RYLA for the Club this year whilst Rtn. Robin Wraight(“Mr. RYLA”!)is responsible for the whole project in District 1080.The group photograph shows from left to right – Ian Davies , Paul Tabiner , Callum, Tim, Kimberley, James and Robin Wright  . Photos by Annette Stringer

Handover June 30th June  2017 - 

  Welcome President Paul Tabiner 

The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point enjoyed their annual handover meetingon Friday 30 th June at The Hotel Victoria.Incoming President, Paul Tabiner, had arranged an evening with a Lancashire
 in homage to his county of birth.
Traditional Lancashire fayre was on the menu along with entertainment
reflecting the wit of the North West.Pictured is outgoing President Paul Wilkinson ( left) presenting the Chain of
Office to Paul Tabiner.
The members of the Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point were also joined by
representatives of the Rotary Clubs of Beccles, Lowestoft, Rotary E Club and
Gorleston including the District Governor Elect, Robert Lovick . It was an evening to remember for Robert’s wife, Roberta Lovick who was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship.
This prestigious award, established in 1957 is presented to Rotarians and others
in recognition of outstanding service to their community.
and her team were instrumental in raising £1.5m to build the Louise
Hamilton Centre for Palliative Care located in the grounds of the James Paget
Hospital, which opened in 2013.The Centre is named after Roberta’s daughter who died of cancer in 1998 aged
just 28 years old, two years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
Roberta continues to campaign for better support for family and friends in end of
life care and is richly deserving of this accolade.Roberta Lovick is pictured receiving the award from outgoing President Paul Wilkinson.
The evening concluded with dancing to the sound of Leon


Past President Paul Wilkinson has had an outstanding year in 2016/2017 

and is with doubt a hard 'act' to folow.

District Award 2017 -Citation

At the District 1080 Council Meeting held on 30 th March 2016 it was agreed to award a prize of £1000 to the club that achieves the most goals set out in John Germ’s Presidential Citation. To be eligible for entry, the goals must be recorded in Rotary Club Central and shown as complete by 30 th May 2017. The goals must include achievements in the following categories, and the total number of goals must be 7 or greater. Membership Attraction and Engagement: 1 goal Foundation Giving: 1 goal Online Tool Adoption: 1 goal Humanitarian Service: 1 goal New Generations: No minimum requirement Public Image: 1 goal Entries must be sent to the District Governor 2016-17 by 1 June 2017. In the event of a tie, the money will be split.


Incoming President Paul Tabiner's  message to Club Members for 2017/18 

Paul Tabiner wants the members to embrace this year's Rotary Theme of “Making a Difference”. With this in mind and because the Club will be celebrating our 20th Anniversary at the end of this coming year, Paul Tabiner would like Members to commit to going for a Rotary International Presidential Citation

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These Citations have been around for a few years and Paul thinks it would be a fitting part of our 20th celebrations if The Club were to be awarded such recognition. To achieve a citation the Club will have to achieve a range of goals which cover strengthening the Club, humanitarian service and public image and awareness. 

Paul reminds us that goals are always daunting then from the long list the Club will have to choose from, these are the ones Paul Tabiner is thinking of setting the Club Members:
  • Paying our July 2017 and January 2018 Club invoices on time.
  • Reporting all our volunteer hours and service project contributions in Rotary Club Central ( a new worldwide database to record our service, achievements and funds raised).
  • Further develop our Club Development Plan.
  • Achieve a net gain in membership.
  • Achieve a net gain in female members.
  • Engage members in activities outside regular Club Meetings.
  • Sponsor or have Club members participate in a polio related fund raising or awareness event.
  • Partner with The Rotary Foundation by sponsoring at least one project funded by a global or district grant.
  • Carry out at least one project focused on the environment.
  • Collaborate with other Rotary Clubs to increase a project's scope and visibility.
  • Use Rotary's brand guidelines, templates and other resources in all your communications to strengthen Rotary's image.
  • Regularly update our Club's website and social media accounts.
  • Have local media cover a Club project, event or fund raiser.
  • Promote peace and develop future leaders by sponsoring at least one participant in a RYLA event.
These have been discussed by Shadow Council, because they will involve all our Committees, and we are committed to taking on the challenge of achieving a Presidential Citation. It will be a challenge but one we think our Club is more than capable of.
So Paul Tabiner hopes that the Members  are all looking forward to another great year for our Club and I invite every member to join me and the Shadow Council in making it a memorable year at the end of which we not only celebrate our 20th Anniversary, but we celebrate the Award of a Presidential Citation and, most importantly    …........... THAT WE MADE A DIFFERENCE.
RI states  'Clubs that are strong and making a positive difference in our communities achieve goals related to Rotary’s three strategic priorities: to support and strengthen clubs, focus and increase humanitarian service, and enhance Rotary’s public image and awareness.'

District 1080 - Incoming District Govenor 2017/18 Robert Lovick is keen to Enhance Rotary's Public Image and Awareness ... Utilise Rotary Club Central. • Encourage Activities. It will be the intentions of the Club to follow this lead from Robert Lovick. The message is that we can make a difference and the key  theme is Homelessness and Loneliness    www.rotary1080.co.uk

We have a Linkedin Group page , Google + ,  Twitter Page for each Facebook Page, Facebook Lowestoft Santa Sleigh, Facebook Lowestoft Cycle Ride,  Facebook Young Careers , Facebook Group Young Carers Pages  and Pinterest -  Lowestoft East Point Rotary . Our Club is a  member of the The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and our news is always reported to the businesses of Suffolk including Events.   Our BT My Donate Charity Page and the EasyFunding WebPage are just a snap of the webmasters role  for the club . The members of Lowestoft East Point  want to tell our Rotary Story  and encourage the public to engage with our news.

Message from the Rotary International President Elect 2017/18 - Making a Difference

In 2017-18, we’ll answer the question “What is Rotary?” with RI President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley’s theme, Rotary: Making a Difference. “Whether we’re building a new playground or a new school, improving medical care or sanitation, training conflict mediators or midwives, we know that the work we do will change people’s lives — in ways large and small — for the better.”

Rotary International has been working with its partner ShelterBox to provide relief to flood victims in Peru, just to name one disaster area that has been supported by Rotary International 

Young Carers Project -  Dates and Venue for Ormiston Denes School Lowestoft -  Lead Ian Davies

Dates :   to be advised. Awaiting Concil Decision

Scheme was initiated by the Rotary Club of Colchester Forum . Our Club thought it was a terrific project so now The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point is on board .

Volunteers (Club Members)  will be required to assist Nanna Lay and Bev Sampson deliver the Course to Young Carers. Nanna and Bev undertook a week course to learn about Jamie's Method and beliefs paid for by Rotary. Its is the intention that Nanna and Bev can train further Rotarians to help deliver the course over time. We are currently reviewing this project in 2018.

Club Bottle Draw   Lead Annette Stringer

Members donate a bottle to celebrate their birthdays and a raffle ticket is purchsed by fellow members or guests. All funds raised go to the Club Charity Trust Fund  to be used for Community projects or Charities. 

Young Writers  Competition 2017 -    Lead Annette Stringer

Over 60 entries for the Lowestoft Schools.  The chosen entries have now been sent to District thank you to Paul Wilkinson, Annette Stringer and Alan Zipfell .  Annette will be leading this project in 2018 .  please contact Annette for details 

Some people wonder what we do with the money in our charitable trust

£17748 was raised by Club members in 2015/2016 . £3332 Donated to Dictionaries4Life, £1500 To Rotary Foundation, £100 to R.EM.I.T.  ,  £756  Young Carers Project , £200 to Cumbria Flood Disaster Fund , £350 to Romania Childrens Fund,  £250 Crucial Crew Project , £241 To Pakefield Childrens Home,  £476 to Kids Day Out (Warren School) , £538 to Norfolk SERV,  £245 St Johns Ambulance, £168 Flagship Young Peoples Service, £1200 R.Y.L.A  and £200 other minor grants

D4L – (Dictionaries for Life ) -    

Lead Paul Tabiner   (Three Lowestoft Clubs Initiative)

The Three Lowestoft Rotary Clubs join together to ensure that this project has outstanding results -Dates for your diary - dictionaries will be delivered to schools on Tuesday 12th September. Presentations on Monday and Tuesday 25th and 26th September. More details nearer the time. Paul Tabiner is the lead for our Club District Annual Conference 2017. The Three Clubs raised £5355 for the Project.  This project will go ahead for 2018

PURPLE 4 POLIO  2017 -   End Polio Campaign  Lead Rotarian Ian Davies

During the first week of November 2016, 30000 crocus corms were planted on a site within Kensington Gardens, Kirkley Cliff Road, Lowestoft. All 30000 corms are PURPLE.The project was launched by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and is being supported by Rotary Clubs of Lowestoft.Rotary Clubs throughout the world are helping to rid the world of POLIO by supporting the nationwide project Purple4Polio. Rotary are trying to encourage everyone to join together in the final push to eradicate polio worldwide. To make a polio free world a reality, Rotary, who started the campaign to eradicate polio more than 30 years ago and has spearheaded this major health initiative ever since, is determined to raise awareness and funds to finish the job. The Rotary Clubs of Lowestoft have teamed up with Waveney Norse, Lowestoft in Bloom, and other local community groups to transform public spaces and brighten up the local community by planting PURPLE crocus corms across the town. The colour PURPLE has been chosen as it represents the colour of the dye which is placed on the little finger of a child on mass immunisation days when literally millions of children in entire countries are protected against the disease.The campaign ties in with the 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation, Rotary’s own and only charity. More information visit www.rotarygbi.org and see the Purple4Polio information   Photos by Rotarian Ian Davies

Lend with Care Project - Lead   Linda Hempston

Why Lowestoft East Point Rotary Club lends

In the spirit of Rotary International we aim to help those less fortunate than ourselves and by helping this cause we are giving these people a chance to help themselves improve their circumstances with dignity. So far we have lent 57 loans to the Entrepreneurs since December 2012

Crucial Crew Project   Three Club Initiative -
 lead Phil Meadon    Project for 2018 

The dates for Crucial Crew  2017 are the 14th – 24th November 2017   http://www.suffolkcrucialcrew.uk  http://www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk/news/crucial_crew_organisation_which_benefits_children_across_waveney_praises_support_of_groups_and_businesses_in_lowestoft_1_3944533.    

Waveney Sailability-    Report from Rotarian Sally Green PHF 2017

Around 100 people attended the Waveney Sailability Party celebrating the end of another very successful year. With the weather on our side, we sailed almost every Tuesday between April and October with nearly 1000 sails. Forty badges were awarded at the party, ranging from Entry to Platinum level which challenge members to learn new skills and become independent sailors. Racing takes place every week and 11 sailors have achieved the Platinum award which involves learning racing and collision rules and this enables them to race against able-bodied sailors during Oulton Week. Trophies were also awarded for a variety of achievements including most improved sailor and, of course, the ; Wooden Spoon; awarded to the mostnotorious sailor! With a new season on the horizon, plans are being made and boats are being prepared keeping the Directors and Committees busy during the winter months. Chance conversations with members make it clear that we are all looking forward to getting back onto the water in April. We always welcome support and visitors - please pay us a visit in 2017. For more information, visit our website http://www.waveneysailability.co.uk . Huge appreciation for Rotarian Chris Addison and Rotarian Sally Green PHF for their stoic work and dedication to Sailability ast Point Thank you Lowestoft College for your generous Donation towards the Lowestoft Santa Sleigh 

International Partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationhttp://www.endpolio.org/

BT MyDonate -  Lead Claire Guppy

We use BT MyDonate for Fundraising Activities. The Fees and Set up Fees are one of the lowest  https://mydonate.bt.com/charities/therotarycluboflowestofteastpointcharitabletrustfund

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