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By Felixstowe Rotary Club 16 Oct, 2017
Our boxing dinner was held on the 26th May 2017 at Brackenbury Sports Centre in Felixstowe and was a tremendous success building on the progress of the previous three years.
By Felixstowe Rotary Club 08 Aug, 2017
We are delighted to welcome Vladislav Panteley to our club. Vlad is only 24 and he runs his own company in Felixstowe VKVP haulage. We were surprised when he expressed an interest to join, being so young, but in the three months since his introduction he has shown great maturity and will be a great asset to the club
By Felixstowe Rotary Club 03 Jul, 2017

We had a nearly full house to celebrate the President's changeover . Patrick Wroe, the outgoing president, had served an extended period of 22 months due to the early retirement of the incumbent. Patrick graciously thanked everybody for all the support he had received from Council and club members and, more importantly, he conceded that he had been won over with regard to boxing. 

He received congratulations from the floor for the passionate and diligent way in which he had led the club although it must be said, he possibly had a few too many sherberts on certain scatters . Patrick can be proud of himself. We are sure Les Roome, his successor, will lead from the front and take fund raising to an even higher level .

The most interesting duty in the proceedings was for Mike Watkin to hand over his 2nd Vice Presidents chain of office to Madis Neemelo. As members know, Madis is 6'10'' and is our top basketball player so they were not disappointed when Mike had great difficulty in trying to put the chain on Madis!

By Felixstowe Rotary Club 14 Jun, 2017
On the 10th June we held what has become an annual concert given by the Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society to raise funds towards the worldwide eradication of polio. It was held at St Johns Church in Orwell Road, Felixstowe and this year attracted 88 paying guests. The concert included a medley of songs from various G&S operettas, but was essentially a “Music for All” concert with a mixture of solos and choral entertainment, including Buddy Holly and Cole Porter.

After all costs were taken into account, approximately £600 was raised and through the generosity of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this will result in approximately £1,800 going towards the polio eradication project – so a very enjoyable evening with an excellent result for this worthy work that Rotary International has been involved with since 1985.
By Felixstowe Rotary Club 11 Jun, 2017
The runners had to complete as many laps as possible of the mile-long circuit within 1 hour; many were in fancy dress. Our chosen main beneficiary was ESAB (East Suffolk Association for the Blind) and at our meeting on 25th May Club President Patrick Wroe presented Mike Deacon representing ESAB with a cheque for £1,500.
By Felixstowe Rotary Club 09 Feb, 2017
Following a 3 course dinner our guest speaker is David Gunson, whose hilarious and highly entertaining speeches about his experiences in the Royal Air Force and later as an Air Traffic Controller will ensure that everyone on board enjoys a perfect flight. David is a former American Express After Dinner Speaker of the Year.
By Felixstowe Rotary Club 24 Nov, 2016

The world stands on the brink of an historic milestone:  a polio free world . To make this a reality, Rotary International, who started the campaign to rid the world of polio more than 30 years ago and has spearheaded this major health initiative ever since, is determined to raise awareness and funds to finish the job.

The Purple 4 Polio campaign is designed to encourage everyone to join together in the final push to eradicate polio worldwide.  Purple is the colour that has long been associated with polio and its immunisation programmes, as it is the colour of the dye used on a child's left little finger to signify they have received the vaccine. The campaign will see Rotary clubs brightening up local communities by planting six million purple crocus corms across Britain and Ireland.

By Felixstowe Rotary Club 06 Sep, 2016

Our third Grand Charity Boxing Dinner was held on 20th May at the Brackenbury Sports Centre in Felixstowe and was another resounding success with a record £9,500 raised for local causes. Some 260 supporters were entertained with excellent food, drink and high quality amateur boxing. Our thanks go to all the supporters for their generosity and all who helped in the organisation and especially to the boxers from the many clubs in East Anglia and beyond who took part.

By Felixstowe Rotary Club 12 Aug, 2016
Members then walked to The Fludyers Hotel for our meeting. Rotarian Roger Beaton looked more than a little surprised when he was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award. A Paul Harris Fellowship Award is used to recognise individuals – both Rotarians and non-Rotarians – who have made an outstanding contribution in terms of practical work/service.

Roger has been president of both the Rotary Club of Felixstowe and The Rotary Club of Felixstowe Landguard, and over the last three years has rejuvenated our Club Community Committee, having overseen more money going into local community projects than we have ever seen before.

Roger has always been generous with his time and that of his staff, particularly for our Charity Boxing Dinner.

Congratulations to Roger on this well-deserved award.
By Felixstowe Rotary Club 19 Jun, 2016
On 4 th June we held what has become an annual concert given by the Ipswich Gilbert and Sullivan Society to raise funds towards the worldwide eradication of polio. It was held at St Johns Church in Orwell Road, Felixstowe and this year attracted 140 paying guests, about 20 up on last year.

The concert included a medley of songs from various G&S operettas, but was essentially a “Music for All” concert with a mixture of solos and choral entertainment covering Bach to the Beatles.

After all costs were taken into account, just under £1,100 was raised and through the generosity of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this will result in just under £3,300 going towards the polio eradication project – so a very enjoyable evening with an excellent result for this worthy work that Rotary International has been involved with since 1985.
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By Felixstowe Rotary Club 16 Oct, 2017
Our boxing dinner was held on the 26th May 2017 at Brackenbury Sports Centre in Felixstowe and was a tremendous success building on the progress of the previous three years.
By Felixstowe Rotary Club 08 Aug, 2017
We are delighted to welcome Vladislav Panteley to our club. Vlad is only 24 and he runs his own company in Felixstowe VKVP haulage. We were surprised when he expressed an interest to join, being so young, but in the three months since his introduction he has shown great maturity and will be a great asset to the club
By Felixstowe Rotary Club 03 Jul, 2017

We had a nearly full house to celebrate the President's changeover . Patrick Wroe, the outgoing president, had served an extended period of 22 months due to the early retirement of the incumbent. Patrick graciously thanked everybody for all the support he had received from Council and club members and, more importantly, he conceded that he had been won over with regard to boxing. 

He received congratulations from the floor for the passionate and diligent way in which he had led the club although it must be said, he possibly had a few too many sherberts on certain scatters . Patrick can be proud of himself. We are sure Les Roome, his successor, will lead from the front and take fund raising to an even higher level .

The most interesting duty in the proceedings was for Mike Watkin to hand over his 2nd Vice Presidents chain of office to Madis Neemelo. As members know, Madis is 6'10'' and is our top basketball player so they were not disappointed when Mike had great difficulty in trying to put the chain on Madis!

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