Rotary Club St Leonards on Sea
About Us
Cycle Challenge
Contact Us

Club meetings held on
Wednesdays at
6.15 for 6.30 p.m.
Royal Victoria Hotel,
Marina, St. Leonards on Sea, TN38 0BD
Tel: 01424 445544


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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.

Our Rotary club is relatively small but expanding, with the recent addition to our membership of ladies as well as gentlemen.

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.

Fran Craig – President`s Message

The Rotary Club of St Leonards on Sea is a very friendly, social group of people, who work hard to help put something back into communities – both locally and abroad.
I am delighted to have been invited to be this year’s Club President - especially as I am the first lady to be bestowed with such an honour!

Fran Craig

My charity this year is The Fellowship of St Nicholas, a local charity dedicated to improving the lives of deprived children and their families in the area. This year the Club will be working hard to provide them with much needed equipment for one of their newer projects which is called `Full of Beans.` This Project will aim  to educate parents and children to eat healthier, more nourishing, breakfasts to start their day.
More than ever, and like many other Clubs, I am very aware we need to particularly concentrate on trying to attract new members. This is, of course, vital for our future. Times change and, whereas once upon a time, people had less choice and a bit more time, these days there is so much choice and far less time! Also, with some older people still working, and with ever increasing demands on everyone`s  time, joining Clubs is probably not too high on their list of priorities!
As well as promoting the Club whenever and wherever possible, by word of mouth, leaflets and – of course – advertising in the local press whenever possible. During my year I will be looking to involve our members and their guests in more events.  As well as our very popular annual Cycle Challenge, we have various social nights planned, such as a Quiz Night, a Race Night, Murder Mystery Night and a visit to the Dog Racing in Brighton, to name but a few! We also have some very interesting Speakers lined up as well.
As we are a pro-active, hard-working Club, we must promote this fact in such a way as to try to attract new interest in our membership if we can.  If guests should join us for events, they will be far more likely to want to learn more about – and hopefully join - a Club that can enjoy itself, whilst also supporting charities!
Additionally, in the Spring, I am hoping we can organise a few days in Dunkirk for members and their guests, which I am sure we will all very much enjoy.
Most of all, I do hope everyone enjoys my year, and I will certainly be doing my utmost to do the very best job I can for the Club and its` members.
Fran Craig

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