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Our President for 2022/23 is John Osborne, taking over from Carole Gartrell (far right in the photo). After John will be Fiona Kay, then Ruth O'Keeffe

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lewes
President 2022/23: John Osborne


Headquarters: The John Harvey Tavern, Bear Yard, Cliffe High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2AN
Tel: 01273 479880
Time: Meetings are normally held every Thursday 12.30pm for 1.00pm lunch



The John Harvey Tavern is situated just off Cliffe High Street, Lewes. If you are a visiting Rotarian, please ensure that you contact an existing member or the Secretary prior to your visit. Our Club Host will usually be at the John Harvey Tavern from about 12.30 pm onwards to greet you on your arrival. The cost of lunch is currently £13. Guests are also very welcome if invited by a member.

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Our President, Carole, and Secretary, Peter, helping the community with supporting Food Bank collection outside Waitrose in Lewes.


The Rotary Club of Lewes was established in 1923. Much fellowship and service has been achieved by many Rotarians over these years. The Rotary motto "Service above Self" has been no idle phrase. The following will tell you how the Rotary Club was established in Lewes, its interests and actions. We are a Service Club, that is to say our members give freely of their time to raise money for projects both local and international and also to provide direct help to local people in need. Our Club currently has over 40 members giving us a great opportunity to serve both at home and Internationally.

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Past Club President, Carole Gartrell watches on as the Mayor of Lewes bowls the first ball at the 2022 Skittles tournament.

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Rotary Supporting Ukraine 

Please help the refugees from Ukraine. Every penny you give goes directly to those in need. Rotary (Southern England, UK) is matching the first £10,000.

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The three Rotary Clubs of Lewes wish to thank the lovely people of Lewes, Ringmer and Kingston for their generous support for our Christmas Tree of Goodwill Collection. We were very pleased to have Father Christmas back on his sleigh, as were so many of you!


You helped us to raise the magnificent sum of £6,378 which will be given to local charities.


We thank everyone most sincerely and look forward to being out again next December.

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