Rotary Club of Grimsby St. James



A grand gesture


A grand gesture from the President of the Rotary Club of Grimsby St James, Paulus Van Rijswijk, as he presents a cheque for £1,000 for the Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Louth branch of Cruse Bereavement Care, to the chair of the Grimsby branch of Bereavement Support Debbie Scott to help them with all the running costs ion providing their services to bereaved people. Debbie joined the members for their weekly Thursday evening meeting at the Sidewalk Cafe, Grimsby.   15 Feb 2013

Rotary Kids Out 12th June 2013


St James Rotary and Cambridge Park Academy, Grimsby joined together on the 12th June to give the Academy children a day out.  The destinations were Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes and Rand Farm near Wragby.


The younger group were taken to Rand Farm, where they enjoyed the Farm, looking and listening to the talks.  After lunch they had time to use the indoor play area.


The elder group enjoyed Pleasure Island where Rotary members helped the teachers with the children on the rides.  This event is something Grimsby St. James Rotary have been helping Cambridge Academy for several years.  18 June 2013

Diamond Jubilee Woods Project 2012


Members played their part in the ‘Diamond Jubilee Woods Project 2012’, funded by The Woodlands Trust and facilitated by North East Lincs Council on 26 January 2013. The council had identified 3 sites on which they aimed to plant 20,000 Cherry, Oak and Walnut sapling trees. This is part of the Woodland Trust National Project , which is intended to plat 6 million trees to celebrate the Queens 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations.


Locally this provided the club the opportunity to contribute to Community Service & New Generations Service in a Hands-On way, both enthusing young people and gaining a great deal of personal reward, knowing that we had added to the environmental impact of this admirable project. 30 Jan 2013




Harbour Place Recieves £1000


Alan Young (right) of the Harbour Place Day Centre receives a cheque for £1,000 from past president of the Rotary Club of Grimsby St James, Dave Moore (left), as current president Peter Watts looks on after Mr Young gave a talk to club members on the present and future challenges faced by the centre during their weekly Thursday evening meeting at the Sidewalk Cafe, Grimsby.


27 January 2012

Annual Charity Golf Tournament


The 2012 Charity Golf Tournament takes place on Friday 25 May at Grimsby Golf Club.


This year we are supporting two very well respected cancer charities, Marie Curie Cancer Care & Macmillan Cancer Support.


 The tournament is for teams of four people. Entry fee is a total of £120 (£30 per person), including a 2-course meal and many valuable prizes. 18 April 2012

Welcoming the new President for 2012 – 2013


Past President Peter Watts handing over to President for 2012 – 2013 Paulus Van Rijswijk

9 September 2012

And more money given away..



And £1,500 to Marie Curie Cancer Care nurse Ros Heeley and Marie Curie senior care officer Gillian Connor from the golf day.


Another £1,500 was donated to Crystal Matthews from Macmillan Cancer Support from the golf day.

9 October 2012

Giving Money Away..


The Rotary Club of Grimsby, St James presents £3,500 to local charities during their weekly meeting at the Sidewalk Cafe.


President Paulus Van Rijswijk (centre) with past president Peter Watts and their golf day organiser Tony Lightfoot (right) are pictured after giving £500 to NSPCC service manager Sue Proudlove (left) from the club’s Christmas collections. 9 October 2012

Rotary International’s Mission


Part of Rotary International’s Mission is “to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by utilising the skills, talents and energy of our members collectively’.


To this end, 9 of our members and their partners set out to visit the Rotary Club of Hellevoetsluis near Rotterdam in the Netherlands for the weekend 24/26 November 2012.


The invitation had been extended by their President Leona Boomstra, who fortuitously has been a friend of our current President Paulus van Rijswijk for many years. 3 Dec 2012

Contact Information

Phone:  07806 438455


Address:  The Sidewalk Restaurant, St. James

                Square, Grimsby

Meeting Time: Thursday 5.45pm for 6.15pm

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