Hunstanton Rotary round-up

Hunstanton Rotary round-up
The Ebi foundation Charity Masquerade Ball

By Adrian Evans

Once a year we ask club members to attend another Rotary Club to gain a greater understanding of their activities and promote closer relationships between our clubs. We set aside a specific week for the visits to take place Each member will then report back to the club on their visit.

Visits were made to clubs of : Kings Lynn Priory, Norwich, Holt, Gorleston–on–sea, Felixstowe, Swaffham.

Visit to Holt Rotary Club - Our members were warmly greeted by the club and enjoyed a 3-course lunch at the Holt community Centre and treated to superb presentation on ‘The birds of Norfolk’ . It was a very social meeting which included wives of members and guests, totalling about 35 in all.

Visit to Priory Rotary Club of King’s Lynn – A thoroughly enjoyable visit held at the Golf Club in King’s Lynn.

A warm welcome was received and an opportunity to put names to faces. Priory was chosen specifically to build on the success of the clubs recent Swimarathon joint fundraising event for local charities.

This was a Fellowship meeting following a similar format to Hunstanton club with each member invited to share their thoughts including supporting members, current and future events. We look forward to future collaborative ventures between our clubs.

Visit to Downham Market Rotary Club

Our President and his wife received a warm welcome with an introduction to their President and members,

The meeting was held in the back room of the local village pub. The club has a relatively small number of members with attendees of the meeting numbering around 12 members. The meeting was very informal, and business was conducted on an ad hoc basis. The meeting included a two-course meal, followed by a presentation by the " Break " charity which was very interesting.

Presidents Night – Heacham Manor Pavilion 17th April 2024

Presidents Night is a joint event between Hunstanton & District Inner Wheel and Rotary.

Although this is one of our two annual black-tie events, we were determined that we would make it a very sociable evening with as few formalities as possible.

Jammin Joe plus Singers

Limiting this to a two-course meal allowed more time for the entertainment which was provided by Rotarian ‘Jammin Jo’ brilliantly supported by his two supporting singers. They managed to get most on the dance floor and the evening flew by. A raffle was held with proceeds going to the charity Baby Basics, set up to respond to the growing need for practical help for new mothers unable to afford the basic essentials and equipment necessary to look after their newborns.

Presidents Night Dancing

The Ebi foundation Charity Masquerade Ball – Kings Lynn Town Hall 20th April 2024

The Ebi Foundation was formed to honour a beautiful young lady, Eboni , who suffered a terminal illness and died far too young. Eboni received support from various charities and organisations to help improve her quality of life and it was Eboni’s wish that a charity should be formed in her memory to help fund those in a similar situation to herself including those who provide their support.

Hunstanton and District Rotary Club had assisted Eboni on a number of occasions with funding and had a close relationship with Eboni and her family. We now give an ‘Eboni Bunn’ award each year at our Changeover Night to either an organisation or individual who has provided support to someone in a similar situation to that of Eboni.

There were 6 of our members who attended the Ball and had a really enjoyable evening. Eboni’s mother Lisa and brothers had done a wonderful job in organising such a successful event.

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