Welcome to the Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour


Members Bowling Night 2013

Members enjoyed a fun evening of bowling and friendship on Wednesday 30th January, 2013. They played 2 games and enjoyed a basket meal. The "Super Star" was Pam Jones with a combined score of 283 pins and she was presented with a certificate and bottle of bubbly. Pam and Tom Jones are leaving the Harbour but promise to be back next year to defend the title!

Left to right: Marlene Dymore, Anne Hardy, Joyce Lee, Tom Jones, Pam Jones (Champion!),
Brian Holmes and David Phillips.


Rat Pack Night at Simply Italian

Good food, music and dancing at Simply Italian provided a delightful evening for many club members and their partners. Everyone joined in the classic Sinatra and Italian songs.



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.


5K Walk around Sovereign Harbour Marina

Over 100 people (and dogs) signed up for the event.

The Second Annual Harbour Walk was held on Sunday 22nd April, 2012. On the beautiful sunny afternoon over 100 people and their four legged friends enjoyed a leisurely stroll around the Sovereign Harbour. The main charity was Guide Dogs For The Blind.

Walkers were joined by some guide dogs and their owners, Stephen Lloyd MP, the Mayor of Eastbourne, Cllr. Carolyn Heaps and the Eastbourne Dog Welfare Officer, Sue Criddle, with her dog Polar.

Walkers were encouraged to bring along their dogs and to get sponsorship, not only for themselves, but for their dogs. It was a very successful event and every year the club hopes to generate more walkers to raise more awareness and funds for local charities.

For more information visit  www.harbourwalk.info


Bowling Evening Social

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


Meeting Information...

3 The Waterfront
Sovereign Harbour
East Sussex
We meet on Tuesdays at 19.00 for 19.30pm Seasons
3 The Waterfront
Sovereign Harbour
East Sussex
BN23 5UZ tel: 01323 471948

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