The Chance To Give Something Back

Members of Rotary benefit from being part of a large, Internationally trusted organisation committed to ensuring that your work in helping local and overseas communities is well organised, productive and rewarding.

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If you enjoy helping others, joining Rotary gives you the chance to do something really worthwhile.
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Member Benefits

Fun and Friendship

Rotary membership is a whole lot of fun! Every Club, including ours, arranges social activities that provide a welcome distraction from hectic business life and the chance to forge new friendships with a host of like-minded people who share common goals.

Business Opportunities

Rotary was founded in 1905 as a Business Networking Club—and this is still a major part of Rotary Life. Ethical practice is encouraged as a core aspect of our philosophy, and with members drawn from all sectors of business and professional life, the opportunities to network are literally endless. So while you 'put something back' into the community, your business benefits too.

Travel Opportunities

By joining Rotary, you won't be just a member of your local Club—you'll be part of a vast International family of 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide. Wherever you are, at home or abroad, one of over 34,000 clubs is nearby waiting to give you a warm welcome.
Personal Growth and Development

As well as improving cultural and social skills, membership can help develop leadership, public speaking, personal and vocational skills. That's why so many private and public sector organisations actively encourage employees to join their local Rotary Club.

The Chance to Learn

Through guest speakers at Club meetings, you'll learn more about a wide range of fascinating subjects, from the eradication of polio and malaria, to child and school disability programmes.

Interested in Joining?

If you'd like to 'give something back', The Rotary Club of Felixstowe can give YOU the chance you've been waiting for.


Welcome To Rotary Felixstowe

The Rotary Club of Felixstowe was established in 1926 by a group of dedicated people who took on board the Rotarians motto "Service Above Self", an admirable place from which to embark on many worthy Charitable deeds in the years to follow. In the early days, the Club held its meetings at the Orwell Hotel and after several years of other venues, the Club meets there again at lunchtimes on Thursdays each week.

On 21 April 1926, the Founder Members accepted their Charter and became part of Rotary International. At that time, there were 2,449 Rotary Clubs in 37 Countries worldwide; today, there are over 34,000 in 200 Countries.

Rotary History
Rotary was started in 1905 by an American Attorney, Paul Harris. The initial aim was to promote fellowship and create an opportunity for the members to help each other. Later, as Rotary spread and new clubs were formed, the members started to use their talents in raising funds to support various charitable organizations and those less fortunate than themselves.

Today, Rotary is an organization which looks forward to encouraging people to join and experience the fellowship. See how YOU can help others and at the same time enjoy a great environment. Only YOU will know how it feels when you become part of it.

Worthwhile? Why not find out for yourself? Remember, one person can lift a small rock; but together we can move mountains and for everyone's sake.

About Our Club

The Rotary Club of Felixstowe meets each week on Thursday lunchtimes at the Orwell Hotel in Hamilton Road. Members usually arrive between 12.30 pm and 12.45 pm for an informal gathering before going in to have lunch at 1.00 pm.

Each week, after any club announcements or general discussion, there is usually a speaker who will give a presentation on their chosen subject. This not only serves to provide members with an insight into many different topics or walks of life, but is very enjoyable and often thought provoking. Many organisations who have given a talk have so impressed us that the Club has donated funds to their cause, or offered support where it can be given.

The Club is closely linked to R.I. and R.I B.I. which are Rotary International (World Wide) and Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland, from where many fundraising or other activities are coordinated.

The Club has officers, elected every year, which form the Club's Governing Council. From the President and the rest of the Council, come proposals for fundraising events, causes which require support and general Club activities. Before any final decisions are made, they are put before the whole Club membership, debated and voted on prior to being implemented.

In addition, there are other members who take on responsibilities with regard to specific events such as the Annual Fun Run, Concerts, other events and the Christmas Rudolph Collection.

Looking back at members in years gone by, The Rotary Club of Felixstowe can count some quite famous names who once served it well and those who live in the area will no doubt recognise many businesses who still bear their names.

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