We meet on Tuesday evenings at the Farmers Club...
6.30 for 7pm Dinner - Jacket and tie required ---- 2nd Tuesday 5.45 to 6.30pm Fellowship
Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds.
Bury St Edmunds has two Rotary clubs, the Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds and the Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds Abbey. The Rotary Club of Bury St Edmunds celebrates its 80th Charter Anniversary in February 2019.
Our Club meets weekly and currently has 23 members, with an average attendance at weekly meetings of around 18. We enjoy fellowship, serve the local community, raise money for good causes, and establish lasting friendships. We are an active club, one whose ambitions exceed our resources at present. Most of our members are in their fifties or retired and keen to put their skills to further use. Visiting Rotarians are always welcome and we seek new members. You are welcome to come to a Fellowship evening (second Tuesday of the month). You may prefer to come to a Dinner & speaker meeting (£23 for a three-course meal). For Dinners, please let us know by the preceding Friday evening using the contact link at the top of this page so that we can arrange a meal for you.
Every Club member belongs to a committee. Our Community committee, chaired by Gary De'Ath, meets regularly throughout the year to consider requests for funding assistance received from local charities and other worthwhile causes. Our International committee, chaired by Tony Haseler, responds to requests for immediate help after natural disasters and supports on-going projects such as lendwithcare.
Paul Rossi maintains our links with the Rotary Foundation. Our Club supports a project in Nepal though a Rotary Global Grant. We have recently planted 5,000+ crocuses in Parkway , BSE, in support of End Polio Now. The Club has supported Rotary Post-graduate Peace Scholarships with placements at the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia.
The Vocational committee, chaired by Richard Hopper, works with local schools and also arranges our Club visits. School events include annual public-speaking competitions, encouraging participation in an East Anglia Annual Peace conference and RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards). A high-point of the year is the annual School Service above Self Awards Dinner held at the Cathedral Refectory. Recent Club trips have included visits to West Suffolk House, Greene King, and the West Suffolk College Milburn Centre.
The Fund-raising committee has three annual projects: a Charity Golf Day in September, the Christmas Santa collections and our forthcoming Swimarathon 2019 on Sunday March 17 2019. Over £42 000 has been raised through the five swimarathons to date.