The proceeds of our Brass on the Grass concert were handed over to Waveney Sailability today. A cheque for £450 was presented by President Keith to assist the charity to continue it’s remarkable work in providing sailing facilities for the disabled.
Like many thousands of people around the world, members of the Rotary Club of Southwold and District have taken part in the “World’s Biggest Commercial” to end polio. Visit the site and add your picture too.
We are supporting Rotary’s “Connecting leaders to do good” on Thunderclap. Spread the word. Look out for the message on 31st August at 12:00
Latest edition (August 2013) of 1080 news available
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Here is last month’s edition with a piece about our Cathy on page 11.
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Like many other clubs the Rotary Club of Southwold and District has decided to support the Lend With Care initiative. This involves helping entrepreneurs in the developing world to support themselves by providing micro-loans for their businesses. The club has initially helped three entrepreneurs:
Aoussi valerie Tamaka. Togo
Odile Abiodoun falolou, Benin
Brigitte Houmenou kakpo, Benin
We are pleased to say that both Odile and Brigitte are now fully funded. This is a project that the club will continue for the foreseeable future.
This article from the New York Times shows just how difficult it is to overcome the problems faced by people trying to rid the world of this awful disease. Some of the problems come from an unexpected quarter.
Members collected over 13 boxes of food for the East Suffolk Food Bank today at Leiston Co-op store. A fantastic effort.http://eastsuffolk.foodbank.org.uk/
Immediate Past President Dave Rich accompanied by Vice President Keith Rolfe and Rtn Chris Sims presented the Dictionaries to twelve children of Year 6 at the Brampton Primary School during their Leaving Day celebrations.
This year our President’s chosen charity is “Pancreatic Cancer Action”
He has chosen the charity in memory of Wendy Butler, a friend and former colleague, who sadly died from the disease in February 2012 aged only 56.
Look out for events coming up supporting this worthwhile charity.