Rotary Hunstanton & District - 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.
Welcome to Hunstanton & District Rotary Club
Was Founded in 1976
We are a mixed gender club with currently 29 Members
A FEW COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT ROTARY
'What is Rotary?'
Rotary is a truly international organisation, with some 33,000 clubs and over a million members represented in more than 200 countries worldwide. Its aim is simple, to provide humanitarian assistance and to help promote goodwill and peace both at home and abroad.
'What is a Rotarian?'
Rotarians, men and women, represent a complete cross-section of worthy occupations and professions, whose motivation is a desire to serve society. They recognise that, individually their efforts may be limited but as a member of similarly minded groups, with combined experience, expertise and enthusiasm, the sky is the limit! The ideal for every Rotarian is reflected in the motto, 'Service Above Self.'
'So what do you do?'
Internationally, Hunstanton & District , along with all other clubs, supports major Rotary projects aimed at relieving disease, hunger, unclean water and poor education. It also responds urgently to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, often using Rotary manpower, equipment and distribution facilities. We are also mindful of our own local Community needs, supporting schools and youth projects, as well as the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged.
'So is it all about raising money then?'
Far from it. Of course we have to raise some money, and we try not to do it by asking fellow Rotarians to cough up! We try to arrange our projects in such a way that involves the whole local community, is value for money and above all is fun. Much of our other community involvement is hands-on, using our combined experience to stage events from tin rattling to concerts, carol singing and trips on the river.
'What about the social side?'
We see that as being fundamental to being a Rotarian. Our weekly meetings at the "Le Strange Arms Hotel" bring us together in a spirit of real friendship, enhanced by many other social events throughout the year. We don't expect members to attend every meeting, but our high attendance record perhaps speaks for itself. Maybe our club motto should be 'Fun With a Purpose'.
'O.K. I'm interested - what next?'
If you think you might like to be considered or would like to find out more, the best step could be to come to one of our meetings and see just what goes on. If you don't already know a Hunstanton Rotarian, please speak to our President, Hilary Farrell (01485 534671) who will be happy to advise and provide you with any further information you need.
If you decide Rotary is not for you, we won't be offended we promise.
Meetings and events happening soon
Wednesday 24th October 19.00
Speaker - Sunset Festival
Meal : Confit of duck leg
Duty Rotarian: Jeff Dillon
Mark Williamson from Round Table will be speaking about Sunset Festival.
Please also wear purple to celebrate World Polio Day
There will be a raffle in aid of End Polio Now.
Wednesday 31st October 11.30
5th Wednesday Social Event
Day out at Fakenham Races.
Meet at Glebe School at 11.30 or make own way there. First Race 13.10, last race 16.10.
For further information contact John Crofts.
Wednesday 7th November 11.00
Wednesday 7th November 13.00
Life Talk: Heather Yallop
Meal : Steak and Mushroom Steamed Pudding
Duty Rotarian: Andy Sexton
Wednesday 14th November 19.00
President Elect John Crofts will be taking the meeting.
Meal : Chicken Saute
Duty Rotarian: Heather Yallop
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:
(2nd & 4th Wednesdays 7.00 pm 5th Wednesdays are Social events - venue t.b.a. No meeting after some Bank Holidays - enquire at Hotel)
Le Strange Arms Hotel,
Golf Course Road, Old Hunstanton, Norfolk, PE35 6JJ 01485 534411