Rotary International is a global network of service volunteers.
It is the world’s largest service organisation for business and professional people, with some 1,210,905 members operating in 168 countries world-wide. There are some 58,000 Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland in 1,845 clubs, helping those in need and working towards world understanding and peace. Its a fulfilling role, and Rotarians can get involved as much or as little as their time will allow. But there is much more. Clubs meet on a regular basis, which allows members to build firm friendships. Every Rotarian has a right to attend any Club meeting anywhere in the world, so there is always somewhere to go, and people to meet, wherever business or leisure travel may take you.
The Rotary Club of Eastbourne AM are different from many Rotary Clubs in that we attract an extremely diverse membership in terms of age range with both younger and more mature members. We are also a mixed Club welcoming both men and women. Eastbourne AM is committed to helping worthwhile causes in Eastbourne, in the UK and around the world. Through strong friendships and a desire to get involved, we search out new projects to support, promote and enhance. A new perspective on helping others. Eastbourne AM depends on the commitment of existing members and the enthusiasm of visitors and guests. As a visitor, you can expect a warm welcome, lively conversation and an insight into the charitable work of our Club. Add to that an inspirational speaker and a delicious cooked breakfast, and you have enough reasons to give up an hour of your time.
The Rotary Club of Eastbourne Sovereign is one of 5 Rotary clubs in the town of Eastbourne and one of 32,000 clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas in the World. We currently have 25 members who are part of the 1.2 million men and women representing Rotary International. Whether you are thinking of visiting us, joining us or need more information, we would love to hear from you. We can assure you of a warm welcome.
The Rotary Club of Eastbourne, founded in 1922, has a long and distinguished history of supporting needy causes in Eastbourne, nationally and worldwide. The club currently has 52 members, both men and women, who freely give their time and energy in charitable service and fund raising, working to help the disadvantaged, sick and infirm in society, whatever their age and regardless of colour, creed or ethnic origin. Lunch meetings, with an enjoyable talk on an interesting topic, are held weekly, where guests and visitors are welcomed and fellowship flourishes.
The Rotary Club of Beachy Head. We meet on Monday evenings at the Hydro Hotel and are active in supporting our own community and those in need overseas. This year we have equipped a sensory room for Eastbourne Mencap and we are providing a greenhouse for Cavendish School where we will help students to establish an allotment. Overseas our support has included assisting building apprentices at Kloof, South Africa and donating funds to a children’s hospital in Wroclaw, Poland. We have purchased Shelter Boxes for use in disaster areas. We have long-established links with Rotary Clubs in Holland and Texas. In all this we find fellowship and fun.
We are happy to join with other Rotary Clubs supporting the Tree of Light.
The Rotary Club of Sovereign Harbour. We are the newest of the 5 Rotary Clubs in Eastbourne, being chartered in October 2010. Our development has made our meetings less formal, whilst still adhering to the Rotary ethos of “Service before Self”. We have about 50/50 male/female membership and ensure that we enjoy what we do! During our relatively short existence, we have made considerable contributions to local, national and international charities, and have become a key part of our local Sovereign Harbour community. We meet every Tuesday (6.30 for 7.00 pm) for an informal meal at Seasons on the Waterfront. Visitors and potential new members are always made most welcome.