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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point

We are a dual gender club with 35 members. (23 men  and 12 Women)   We meet at The Hotel Victoria in Lowestoft every Tuesdays at 6.00 pm for 6.30pm.     We welcome new members of all ages . So what is Rotary you may ask?  Find out more by watching this short clip

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  


President Paul Tabiner   2017/2018 

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

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 a Member 

Membership £122 per annum (2017) plus a meal £10 and drink when attending meetings .  There is no cost to be '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

Information Evening  12th September 2017 at the Hotel Victoria Lowestoft 

Don't forget the Information Evening on the 12th September 2017 6pm until 8pm at The Hotel Victoria. If you don't know much about Rotary , you will on this evening.

Bring a friend , colleague or neighbour

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 Meeting  , Dr. Karen Hester JP visited the Rotary Club Lowestoft East Point and talked about her life and work. It was entitled “From Mop to Top” . Karen's talk was interesting, amusing and truly inspirational.
Following a career in the Army, Karen joined Adnams as a part-time cleaner. Gradually she rose through the ranks of Adnams to become Operations Director in 2007 and in 2015 became a member of Adnams board. Karen is a magistrate, was made East of England Business Woman of the Year in 2008 and has a number of other awards to her name. She’s in the process of writing her autobiography. Her talk prompted a number of questions from the assembled audience of about 50 Rotarians from East Point and other local Clubs, their partners and guests who were fascinated by what she had to say. The President, Paul Tabiner, presented Karen with a cheque for £100 to go to the Adnams Community Trust which supports various charities and worthy causes in the Southwold area. Photos by Annette Stringer

Handover June 30th June -   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 and is with doubt a hard 'act' to follow. 

Please help and support Rotarian Jon Doran     Jon Doran

3rd Andy Stevenson Memorial Golf Day @ Rookery Park Golf Club Lowestoft.

Most of you will either know Mike Stevenson from Rookery Park or his partner Mary an ex East Point Rotarian.
Mike’s son Andy, a keen golfer, lost his battle with cancer 4 years ago. 

3rd Andy Stevenson Memorial Golf Day @ Rookery Park Golf Club Lowestoft.

Proceeds to the Sandra Chapman Unit, James Paget Hospital Gorleston.

3rd Andy Stevenson Memorial Golf Day @ Rookery Park Golf Club Lowestoft.t-off 1.00pm (Shotgun). 
Time: Sign in at 11.30am at 11.30am
Cost: £30 a player.
4BBB format at 90% handicap. Team of 2.
18 holes of golf
Bacon roll and coffee at start
Carvery after completion
Prizes and a raffle.
To enter please email Tony Cator

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. 

Photo by Rotarian Annette Stringer

Kids’ Day Out 2017

A group of Young Carers from Pakefield High School enjoyed a visit to the Adventure Island Play Park today which included tag laser and a hot meal.
The event was organised by Rtn. Andy Deal of Rotary Club Lowestoft East Point , accompanied by Rtn. Annette Stringer.
Photos by Annette Stringer

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:

  1. Paying our July 2017 and January 2018 Club invoices on time.
  2. 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).
  3. Further develop our Club Development Plan.
  4. Achieve a net gain in membership.
  5. Achieve a net gain in female members.
  6. Engage members in activities outside regular Club Meetings.
  7. Sponsor or have Club members participate in a polio related fund raising or awareness event.
  8. Partner with The Rotary Foundation by sponsoring at least one project funded by a global or district grant.
  9. Carry out at least one project focused on the environment.
  10. Collaborate with other Rotary Clubs to increase a project's scope and visibility.
  11. Use Rotary's brand guidelines, templates and other resources in all your communications to strengthen Rotary's image.
  12. Regularly update our Club's website and social media accounts.
  13. Have local media cover a Club project, event or fund raiser.
  14. 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

The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point  will be supporting the Lowestoft Festival 22-23 July 2017  2017

The Lowestoft Summer Festival 2017 will be bigger than ever! The event takes place on 22-23 July 2017 , the festival will feature a range of activities and entertainment for all ages to enjoy. And it's all free!  It will showcase our exciting projects - Cycle Ride, Sailability, Sleigh and introduce visitors to Rotary and to our Club. 

Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point 

The Summer BBQ will take place at the Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club at 7.00pm on Tuesday 25 July 2017. We welcome Rotarians, spouses, partners, and guests .    The cost is £15.00 per head .  RSVP  Tonia Baker  

 Kids Day Out – @ the Quasar Laser at Lowestoft on the 14 th June for 19 youngsters from Pakefield School (Young Carers) 

The Club has also agreed to offer Ashby House the balance of Kids Day Out allocation 

Well Done to Rotarian Andy Deal and team

Following the direct result of an Information evening back in June 2016

including 3 members rejoining The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point , we are likely to have 7 new Members for 2016/2017.  Also as a result of last years information meeting we have a number of Friends of Rotary. Sadly Rotarian Graham Cook has transfered to another Rotary Club due to relocating. We look forward to seeing Graham and Pam Cook on their visits to Lowestoft .  Graham will be sadly missed.

Our next information evening will be on 12th September 2017.  Venue to be advised. Contact Steve James 

9th May  Val Hodgson  Talks about her life dedicated to Ballet and Music

Val Hodgson delivered an informative and fascinating talk about her life as a senior tutor of music and ballet, and her work as an examiner of ballet at the Royal Ballet School (extensive worldwide experiences) . Also hearing about her involvement locally which was incredible. An inspirational presentation which captivated the audience for the duration of the evening. Val clearly has enjoyed her vocation and changed many lives.

Congratulations Paul Wilkinson! 

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 your wife Sue who sadly died of cancer. She’d be so proud of Paul, Jonathan and Claire!

Pictures show some of his equipment, maps of the beginning and end of the walk, and Paul with his son and daughter-in-law, who walked part of the way with him, after Paul Wilkinson had done a very interesting presentation about his journey last week at the Rotary meeting.

Celebrate the successful Coast to Coast challenge by President Paul Wilkinson . Its never to late to sponsor Paul Wilkinson and help the Sandra Chapman and Louise Hamilton Centres at the James Paget Hospital . Paul has raised over £2000 so far and counting on more donations. Its not too late to sponsor Paul Wilkinson . We are hugely proud of Paul completing the challenge .


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.

So Does Anyone Visit Our Website?  Oh yes they do !  2191 vistors this month so far       

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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.”

Lowestoft 3 Rotary Clubs Rotary Foundation Centenary Dinner- Saturday 30th September 2017  - Lead Paul Tabiner 

The celebration will take place in the Grand Marquee at The Parkhill Hotel Lowestoft NR32 5DQ  on Saturday 30th September 2017. In addition to an excellent dinner we will be entertained by "The ABBA Babes". They will present a range of ABBA hits which Paul is sure everyone can enjoy. It will be a 7.00 for 7.30pm start and the price is £27.50 per person. Everyone is welcome and friends, guests and partners can be invited. Please contact Paul Tabiner to let him know if you would like to be there and whether you will be bringing anyone along with you. Paul will then need your payment to guarantee your place/s.  RSVP

' The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$1billion. It has one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world.' ....... Wikipedia


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 :   28/9; 5/10; 12/10; 19/10; 2/11; 9/11; 16/11; 23/11 (all 2017)

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.

Young Carers Project 2017 - Phase 1 Completed. 2nd Phase starts 27th September 2017  -Lead Ian Davies

For details go to Club Young Carers Project- Food For Thought Project (Stage One). This amazing project was run in association with Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, The Rotary Club of Colchester Forum, Morrisons Supermarket Pakefield, Pakefield School, and a grant from the Rotary Foundation. . The enthusiasm for this project, which is aimed at Young Carers within our community, came from Nanna Lay. It did take almost twelve months before a project committee was formed, but in that period the Club hosted a presentation by the Rotary Club of Colchester Forum to show us how successful the project could be if we decided to proceed with it. Once our Club had decided to take on this project, the project committee started a detailed evaluation and planning process, and Nanna lay and Bev Sampson undertook a week long training course with the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation at their training centre in London. The enthusiasm of both Nanna and Bev really drove the project committee forward so that each month we were getting much closer to being able to run the 8 week training course in food preparation, hygiene, nutrition and basic kitchen skills.The project committee forged links with Suffolk Family Carers and Pakefield School, two key partners in the delivery of the project. A strong contact was made with Morrisons Supermarket at Pakefield through their Community Service Champion. After a full six  months of planning the course commenced on 27th September with a total of 9 Young Carers. The course continued for eight sessions and ended with a presentation evening on 6th December when course completion certificates were presented to the Young Carers.Besides the project committee, a number of fellow Rotarians, Friends of Rotary, and partner’s of Rotarians assisted in the weekly sessions. As a member of the project committee, I can say that this was indeed the most complex project that I had been involved with since our Club was chartered in 1998. It was a delight to see how, as a Club, we were able to pool our skills to deliver such a successful project. Stage two planning is now underway and we hope to be at the Ormiston Denes Academy September 2017 Rotarian Ian Davies (Chair of Project). The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point aim to help young carers in Lowestoft . We want to support these amazing young people. Volunteering in our community is extraordinary important to our Rotary Club. The project is underway. Rotarian Ian Davies is the lead on this project and supported by members of the Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point. Follow us on Facebook The community-based Jamie’s Ministry of Food is a practical & hands- cooking programme that teaches people of all ages how to cook from scratch to improve health. Rotary International are starting to work with Jamie's Charity. The Strap line to the project is #Keepcookingskillsalive. This is a Jamie Oliver Initiative and we are also working with The Rotary of Colchester Forum. For any succesful project it needs dedication, teamwork and 'doers! So if you want to join the team - step forward Rotarians! Start date for project. Tuesday 27th September 2016 3.45pm to 5.15pm. Eight Children will be selected for a session and initially from Pakefield High School. Once the course has been concluded evaluation of the course can then move things forward to the next stage of the project. Contact Rotarian Ian Davies for more information 

RYLA 2017 - UPDATE  Lead Ian Davies

The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point have selected two candidates for RYLA 2017,
We have also been asked to mentor two other candidates from our area, one is supported by the Police Crime Commissioner (PCC) the other by Suffolk Fire Service.

RYLA 1080 is a fully residential, 15+ hour, seven-day week experience and all for £620. 

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.

Join the 100 Club 

You are invited to join the Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point 100 Club.

This is the longest running fund fundraiser within the Club. Monies raised will be added to our Charity Trust Fund for allocation by our Club.

You can join in units of £10, and entry is open to all Rotarians, families and friends over the age of 16. (This is to confirm with our registration under the Gambling Act). Each unit of £10 is ten numbers in the draw.

When you have decided to join

  • Decide on how many units of £10 you wish to take up.
  • If you want to, complete the 100 Club Standing Order request form and forward to your bank. Ensure Club contact is informed.
  • Please ensure that the start date is before the end of October.
  • Advise your Rotary contact of the number of units taken up and the name to be associated with each £10 unit.
  • Or you can pay in cash or by cheque (Lowestoft East Point Rotary Club 100 Club) to Ian at any Club meeting.

New Members 2017

The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point continues to increase its membership with the induction of 2 new members , Steve Fordham & Tonia Baker. Both known to a number of Rotarians. Well Done Steve James for introducing Steve and Tonia to the Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point . Photos by Annette Stringer

EasyFunding Rotary Club of East Point Trust Fund -  and it doesn't cost you any extra- Lead Claire Guppy

Our EasyFunding Club Trust Fund cause has raised... £1135.68  raised so far ... Are you a supporter yet, if not why not? Its FREE money and all you do is register and click a button. Everytime you purchase anything online (tickets, holidays, flights, Insurance, groceries, furnishings, goods etc) Yes that simple! There is no catch. Do you shop online? Do it through and raise a free donation for Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point Charity Trust Fund every time you shop! Do your bit for the Club Trust Fund by EasyFunding.  The Top supporters so far are 

Claire Guppy    £540.82 , Richard Fox £161.86,  Lee Martin £96.52, Sarah James £80.77,  Steve James £67.66

Thank you to all the supporters . The system is so easy and just a flick of a switch we can all make a difference to our Charity Trust Fund. 

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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 

Presidents Evening Invitation to Rotarian's for 30th March 2017 at Lowestoft College

 Paul Wilkinson invited members and their partners to his very special evening. Great Fellowship and a delicious meal

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

Ron Sampsom Charity Cycle Ride - 24th September 2017  - Leads Steve James and Jon Doran

In 2016  the Cycle Ride Raised £1072 plus an additional £167 Gift Aid . 

The money raised will be donated to our Rotary Club Charity Trust Fund, which supports a large variety of charities both locally, nationally and internationally. Contact Steve James for further details Find us on facebook @LowestoftCharityCycleRide


Kids Day Out –    Lead Andy Deal

Wednesday 14th June 2017 at Quaser, Gisleham Industrial Estate. Timings to be advised Andy Deal would like 2/3 volunteers on the day . Kids Day Out – Venue is the Quasar Laser at Lowestoft on the 14 th June for 29 youngsters. Hoping to get 29 students  from Pakefield School . The Cost is approx. £250.  Council agreed to offer Ashby House the balance of £250 for a Kids Day Out

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.

President`s Walk  8th April 2017 – Cake Stall 

Ormiston Denes Academy have kindly agreed to hold a “Cake Stall” at the end of term in support of the walk. Friday 31st March, at morning break, 10.25, and again at lunchtime 1.15. Cakes selling at 50p each. If any members would be willing to support this by providing any cakes please let me know. Paul Wilkinson is happy to collect any offerings – or, could receive them the evening before at the President`s Dinner at Lowestoft college. Any members who would like to come into school to help with the sale – again, please contact Paul Wilkinson

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 and see the Purple4Polio information   Photos by Rotarian Ian Davies

Lend with Care Project - Lead Les Davies

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.

Coast To Coast Walk 2017 - President Paul Wilkinson Challenge 2017 

to sponsor  Friday 7th April – drive to Newcastle, leave car and train to Carlisle. Start Walk 8th April 2017 .   Complete 10th April 2017 - contact Paul Wilkinson 

Please join Paul in raising money for his Cancer. To Donate to this amazing challenge .  You are welcome to join Paul on the walk

Most strenuous day today. Over the top of the Pennines. Saw Robin  Hood's tree!!
A bit of rain at lunchtime. Brightened up thi afternoon. Now  at Chesters Roman Fort near Hexham.

Memories from the Annual Charity Quiz 2017 -

This went well and made £352 for President Paul’s selected charities. The Hotel Victoria reduced their costs to £9 per head. It was a very enjoyable evening. First, a big congratulations and thanks to everyone involved in setting up, helping to run and attending the Annual Charity Quiz.   A great success with £352 being the final amount.. We all hope Pam and Graham have many happy, healthy years in your new home Thank you Annette Stringer for Photos.

Lowestoft Festival 2017   lead Ian Davies

Following a proposal from Council – it was agreed that we would “have a presence” at this year`s Festival 22/23rd July. As well as combining with the other two Rotary Clubs - and other organisations in helping – eg car parking, directing stallholders on arrival etc – we would also staff our own Gazebo to “showcase” our Club, in preparation for another “Information Event” for potential new members on 12th September.

Crucial Crew Project   Three Club Initiative - lead Phil Meadon

The dates for Crucial Crew  2017 are the 14th – 24th November 2017

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 . Huge appreciation for Rotarian Chris Addison and Rotarian Sally Green PHF for their stoic work and dedication to Sailability

Rotarian Jon Doran is running in the 10K Run  August 2017

Run Norwich Most people know Jon for his voluntary service to SERV Norfolk . Please sponsor Rotarian Jon Doran and help him succeed in the fundraising event ( . 6th August 2017 are a little known Charity who are dedicated to the movement of blood platelets, plasma samples, medical records, equipment and donor breast milk to hospitals in need when there are no other way of moving these items Riders are on duty 365 nights a year and day times during bank holidays and weekends '  

The Lowestoft Santa Sleigh 2016  (Lead Paul Tabiner and Lee Pullum)

has been incredibly rewarding and raised in excess of £5920 from the generous donations of the Lowestoft residents. With Gift Aid a further £1250 has been added to the fundraising. All the money raised from the fundraising will go to charities in the community. Santa Sleigh and his helpers are all voluntary folk, who try and cover as many streets as possible each night. Traffic and weather determine how many streets Santa visits. We are not able to give definite times for the same reason . The local council licence determines the time we are able to be out on the street. Please share this wonderful news with all the people of Lowestoft , our Rotarian members and Friends. A tremendous effort from everyone and should send us all into the Festive period in good cheer. I wish all the public, members, partners and friends a great Christmas and New Year. Looking forward to seeing you all again in 2017. The Lowestoft Santa Sleigh has raised in excess of £6500 in 2016, thanks to the generosity of the pubic , which will be boosted by Gift Aid. All the Money raised will be donated to Charities in the Community. President Paul Wilkinson The Rotary Club of Lowestoft East Point Thank you Lowestoft College for your generous Donation towards the Lowestoft Santa Sleigh

MAF(WWW.MAF-UK.ORG)   (Lead Annette Springer)

Rotarian Annette Stringer is collecting Post Cards for an extremely worthy cause.

MAF is an aviation charity operating more than 130 light aircraft in around 25 developing countries bringing doctors, medicines, food, aid workers, teachers and school supplies to the most remote communities. Please email Annette Stringer for more details. Annette also collects Ink toners, Old mobile phones, stamps for

District 1080 Rotary Conference 

For more details please contact:

The District Governor Elect – Robert Lovick  01692 670076 or by email
Conference Director – Diane Harber   01692 630746   or by email


International Partnership with Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

BT MyDonate -  Lead Claire Guppy

We use BT MyDonate for Fundraising Activities. The Fees and Set up Fees are one of the lowest

We meet at the Hotel Victoria  Lowestoft email Telephone +44 (0) 1502 574433.  

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Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Sunday 24th September 09.00

Ron Sampson Charity Cycle Ride 2017


Tuesday 26th September 18.00

26th September - Business Meeting

Club Business Meeting

Saturday 30th September 17.00

Foundation Centenary Dinner

Three Club Celebration- Foundation Centenary Dinner


Saturday 30th September 19.00

Lowestoft 3 Rotary Clubs Rotary Foundation Centenary Dinner- Saturday 30th September 2017 - Lead Paul Tabiner

The celebration will take place in the Grand Marquee at The Parkhill Hotel Lowestoft NR32 5DQ on Saturday 30th September 2017. In addition to an excellent dinner we will be entertained by "The ABBA Babes" Cost £27 per head


Tuesday 3rd October 18.00

3rd October 2017 - Speaker Immigration Camps , Polly Grice

Speaker Immigration Camps , Polly Grice To be advised

Tuesday 10th October 18.00

10th October 2017 – Speaker East Coast Truckers

East Coast Truckers- Details to follow

Tuesday 17th October 18.00

17th October – Model Inclusive School in Ghana, Speaker Anna Cottrell

17th October – Model Inclusive School in Ghana, Norwich Rotary Club Rotarian Anna Cottrell

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