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Club meetings held on
Wednesdays at
6.15 for 6.30 p.m.
Royal Victoria Hotel,
Marina, St. Leonards on Sea, TN38 0BD
Tel: Sec. 01424 420700

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Welcome to the Rotary Club of St. Leonards-on-Sea website, where you can find out who we are and what we do.

Since it received its charter in 1963 the Rotary Club of St.Leonards-on-Sea has supported a variety of local community projects and charities. St. Michael`s Hospice and the local R.N.L.I.have been the main beneficiaries of our annual Cycle Challenge which we have been organising since 1987.

But Rotary is not just about fund raising. Throughout the year we enjoy a program of events which includes Club Dinners, Guest Speakers, Quizzes, Rallies, BBQ's and Social Trips locally and abroad. We are a fully inclusive, active, friendly and welcoming club to all. If anyone would like to know more about our Club and the aims of Rotary we will be very pleased to hear from you.

President`s Message

(Picture of Kim Hollis to come)

Hello!

The Rotary Club of St Leonards on Sea is a warm, friendly group of people who have a combined ambition to provide mutual fellowship amongst its members as well as supporting our local and wider International community through fundraising.

As part of a network of National and International Rotarians we are members of the largest humanitarian service organisation in the world which brings together business and professional leaders to provide community service, promote integrity and advance goodwill, peace and understanding.

We are a non-political and non-religious organisation.

Here at St Leonards Rotary, we are a small but growing, enthusiastic and ambitious club which is part of District 1120, Rotary Great Britain & Ireland and Rotary International. Our members meet most Wednesdays in the early evening when we enjoy time together with a meal or an outing or other event as well as discussing the needs and our possible contribution to our local and other charities through our fundraising activities. We meet at the Royal Victoria Hotel on the seafront.

 We work hard to ensure we can contribute the most we can and make a difference as well as providing fellowship and friendship to those who join us and may be new to the area. I myself only joined during the first COVID lockdown in 2020 when we were all feeling isolated, and immediately, albeit at that time virtually, found kindness and friendship and was offered the warm Rotary welcome.  In that short time, I have made good friends with all our members and enjoy our time together making me feel an integral part of St Leonards on Sea.

I am conscious that during my year as President our local communities that rely on outside support are facing seemingly unsurmountable challenges in relation to funding and the increased cost of living crisis. This sadly will stretch the charitable sector beyond its previous limits. At Rotary we will all play our part however small to contribute and ease their burden always remembering the Rotary Motto “Service Above Self “. We will in turn need your support to deliver as much as possible where needed, especially to those who are vulnerable. Rotary’s areas of focus include maternal and child health, economic and community development, disease prevention and treatment as well as peace and conflict prevention and resolution. We have recently contributed to the Ukraine Emergency Housing Appeal to provide temporary homes to those whose homes were destroyed and are returning to their villages prior to the onset of a bitter winter, as well as contributing to the local Food Banks.

Do come and meet us at one of our weekly meetings and discover who we are and what we do and where you will find a warm welcome. The benefits of membership are not only and importantly mutual friendship and giving back to the community, but include fun and entertainment, personal growth, and development, continued learning as well as Travel Opportunities.

I really look forward to meeting you and saying hello and hopefully encouraging you to play your vital part in our work, whilst discovering and starting your own incredible journey through Rotary. I can promise you that you will not regret it.

If you are interested in visiting us you can email our secretary:

rotaryclubofstleonards@gmail.com

See you soon!

Kim Hollis Q.C.