Rotary celebrates 80th birthday in Lowestoft

The cake being cut by, from left, Vice President Brian Hunter and President Barrie Scaplehorn, obser

The cake being cut by, from left, Vice President Brian Hunter and President Barrie Scaplehorn, observed by President Elect Kenny Cantor - Credit: Lowestoft Rotary

For 80 years, the Rotary Club of Lowestoft has been of service to the community locally and overseas – raising funds and carrying out charitable works.

President Barry Scaplehorn with Mrs Wendy Hunt and the 80th birthday cake.

President Barry Scaplehorn with Mrs Wendy Hunt and the 80th birthday cake. - Credit: Lowestoft Rotary

The club was formed in 1937 as part of the rapidly-growing Rotary movement. Members initially met in Waller's Restaurant in London Road North, but this was bombed in the notorious air raid of January 1942 and the club records were destroyed. However a new Charter was presented later.

Robert Lovick, District Governor Elect, presents President Barry Scaplehorn with the 80th congratula

Robert Lovick, District Governor Elect, presents President Barry Scaplehorn with the 80th congratulatory plaque. - Credit: Lowestoft Rotary

At the recent President's evening, the club was presented with a plaque recording its birthday by District Governor elect Robert Lovick, who paid tribute to the work of members over the years.

The Paul Harris Fellowship, named after the founder of Rotary, was presented to Barrie Hunt in recognition of his long-standing service to the community and the club. Mrs Wendy Hunt had baked a special 80th birthday cake which was ceremoniously cut and enjoyed by all.


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