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Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour - welcome! Please scroll/swipe down through this page to find out more about us, in addition to the pages linked in the menu, top-left

The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is the largest grant giving organisation in the world and supports key areas of focus. Its flag ship project is End Polio Now which it started over 30 years ago


Club Speakers

As part of our regular meetings we have guest speakers providing entertaining or informative talks on a variety of subjects.



Fellowship is the basis of Rotary and our active social programme reflects this


Disaster Aid

With many and diverse natural and man made disasters around the world the need for immediate and relevant support is paramount. The Rotary Box schemes are now one of the first on the scene.



Rotary with its 1.2 million members has clubs in just about every country in the world. Working with these clubs we are able to support many diverse and needy causes


Club Supported Causes

The club supports a number of causes mainly local small charities who we feel most benefit from our help and the "donations" that local people make


About us

Santa at Tesco's

Our club helped Hailsham Rotary with their annual fundraising event in front of Tesco's on 4th December, 2012. Santa enjoyed meeting children and handing out chocolate money.

Left: Pam Jones, Peter Thomas, Tom Jones and Gordon Jenkins.


Local police officer joined in the fun.


Tree of Light

Many of our members helped a local Rotary Club by handing out flyers in the Arndale Centre on 28th November for the Tree of Light. The memorial service was held at the Congress Theatre on Sunday 2nd December.

Left: Sandra Mills and Peter Thomas. Right: David Elkin, Peter Thomas and Tom Jones.


Fundraiser at Boots

Members held a fundraiser on 17th and 18th November, 2012, in front of Boots at the Crumbles Shopping Centre. Most of the monies collected with go towards the Children With Cancer Fund. www.childrenwithcancerfund.co.uk

Left to right: Malcom Nevins, Tom Jones and Pat Nevins.

Sue Coghlin, Sandra Mills and Don Perman.

Sue Coghlin and Pam Jones.


Flyer and Poster for 2012-2013 Primary Charity

Pam Jones has designed the promotional flyers and posters for this year's local charity, Children With Cancer Fund. 


Greetings from Menorca

David Phillips attended a Rotary meeting on the island of Menorca and they send greetings to us and presented David with a club pennant.


Meeting with Guest Speaker Stewart Grainger

Members welcomed Stewart and Shelia Grainger to the club meeting on Tuesday, 30th October, 2012. Stewart is the District Governor for our area Rotary International District. He offered information on the charities that Rotary International supports through the Rotary Foundation and his life experiences witnessing the results from our fundraising efforts. Friendship and helping others less fortunate are the key reasons why Rotarians are recognised and respected worldwide.

Peter Thomas, President (left) and Stewart Grainger, District Governor.


Charter Night Celebrations

The Second Annual Charter Night was held on October 23rd at the Langham Hotel, Eastbourne. Over 40 club members and their partners and guests had a delicious meal and danced to Duality. A raffle raised over �170.00 for the club's charity fund. More photographs can be seen on our Facebook site: www.facebook.com/groups/Rotaryclubofsovereignharbour

Sue Coghlin and Marlene Dymore.

 Sandra and David Elkin.


Children With Cancer Fund Receives First Donation

Children With Cancer Fund is a local organisation. They cover projects that will enable the children, and families of children with cancer, to have the quality of life that we would hope to have ourselves. This organisation is the club's charity for this year and the first cheque was presented on October 16th, 2012. Please visit their website for more information. www.childrenwithcancerfund.co.uk

President, Peter Thomas (left), presents Chris Downton with a cheque for �1000.00.


Annual Club BBQ

Club members recently spent a beautiful afternoon at a caravan park in Pevensey. Anne Hardy hosted the event and everyone enjoyed the food, camaraderie and the strange game of cricket/baseball combo!

Left to right: Malcolm Nevins, Jim Hull, Pat Nevins, Anne Hardy and Peter Thomas.

Left to right: David Phillips, Tom Jones and Don Perman.


New Member Inducted

On Tuesday, 2nd October, 2012 David Phillips became a member of the club. David has attended a few meetings and social events and looks forward to participating in club activities. Welcome David.

President, Peter Thomas (left), presents David Phillips with his Certificate of Induction.


An Evening With Fellow Rotarians

On Tuesday, 25th September, 2012, 14 members from the Rotary Club of Senlac joined us for a dinner and business meeting at the Simply Italian restaurant.

Sovereign Harbour President, Peter Thomas (left), and
Senlac President, Bob Wren, exchanged club pennants. 


Donation to Guide Dogs For The Blind

The principal charity for the Rotary year 2011-2012 was Guide Dogs For The Blind and the majority of the money was raised through the Sovereign Harbour Walk in April. Guest Speaker Mike Ethiredge, and Alison Evans, were delighted to receive a cheque for �2019.00 at the meeting on 31st July, 2012.

(left-right) Mike Ethiredge and Alison Evans receive a cheque from Peter Thomas (President)
with guide dogs Oscar and Austin.

The Club acknowledged Angie Marshall for her individual effort in raising over
�500 for the Guide Dogs For The Blind. 


Donation to St. Wilfrid's Hospice

At the club meeting on 24th July, 2012, Gordon Jenkins and Peter Thomas presented a cheque for �1000.00 to Elizabeth Baxter for the St. Wilfrid's Hospice. Elizabeth spoke about how they are campaigning to secure funds for the new hospice scheduled to open in November 2013. Campaign Hospice Outreach will help furnish and equip the new facility and also employ the additional staff needed to run the 20-bed inpatient unit.

Elizabeth Baxter with Gordon Jenkins and Peter Thomas (right, President).


Rotarians Help Build Float

Congratulations to many of our "handy" rotarian members who helped to build the Sovereign Harbour float for the Eastbourne Carnival on the 2nd June, 2012. First Place award for the Diamond Jubilee theme.


Bowling Evening Social

Members and their spouses formed four bowling teams for a fun evening in January 2012. 


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Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Family Rotary club use skills to kick-start local charities

Rotary members unite to tackle world hunger

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

3 The Waterfront
Sovereign Harbour
East Sussex
We meet on Tuesdays at 18.30 for 19.00pm
3 The Waterfront
Sovereign Harbour
East Sussex
BN23 5UZ  01323 472222

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