Rotary celebrates 80th birthday in Lowestoft
- 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.
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.
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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