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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

Therese Mahindrakar

Hello and warmest greetings to anyone who happens to be reading this message from the Rotary Club of St Leonard’s on Sea.
Who are we?      What are we?    Why are we?

We are Rotarians, a group of people who live and work in St Leonard’s. We are people who wish to serve the community which many of us grew up in. Our family and friends are based here and we care for those we live alongside. We work hard to support local charities some of which include the St Michael’s  Hospice, the RNLI, Sarah Lee Trust, Scouts and Guides and many others locally.

As Rotarians we are members of the largest, totally inclusive international group of people in the world. We are a service organisation who works locally, nationally and internationally wherever we are needed. As Rotarians we are here to offer friendship, help and support, funding and hard work to help others through times of crisis and need.

St Leonard’s Rotary is a small club, like a bright diamond in the impressive and wonderful crown of District 1120, Rotary GB&I and Rotary International. We are a happy friendly club who not only work hard to help others but also enjoy each other’s company, networking opportunities, social events, fundraising events and outings throughout the year.

This year as I take over as president much of life as we know it has changed. We are working through a crisis, a battle with a virus that is totally unknown to us. Much of what we have always taken for granted has changed and for many of us life will never be the same again. This crisis has highlighted flaws in our society, one of which is how we deal with the homeless. I am so glad that long before the virus hit us I had chosen Emmaus, a charity for homeless men, as I believe that homelessness in the twenty first century is abhorrent and it is our duty to try to fix this problem. As lock down eases our work to help this charity and other local charities will begin and we look forward to the wonderful and generous support that we receive from the people of St Leonard’s and the surrounding areas.

We would love it if you were able to join us and help us in our endeavours. There are so many ways to help people, this could be yours and you would know that by joining us you would belong to both a local friendship group and a worldwide group of friends all of whom would make you welcome.  Come, join us.

Therese Mahindrakar MBE JP