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SUPPORT FOR THE QE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FORMULA 1 PROJECT

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sat, 17/03/2018 - 1:06pm

Faversham Rotary visited Queen Elizabeth School Faversham for a presentation and demonstration of the F1 project that a team of four students are involved with. F1 in schools is an international competition with teams creating CO2 propelled race cars, team portfolios and pit displays, as well as gaining sponsorship via a marketing campaign, while developIng a range of very useful transferable skills. This year's team of Zoe, George, Lewis and Natalie has already been successful in the regional competitions and are heading for the National Final at Silverstone.

Pictured right with Club President Ruth Carlisle is the F1 team: George, Lewis and Natalie - we are so delighted to be supporting them and super thrilled they are doing so well!! 

FUNDRAISING FOR PURPLE4POLIO RAISES £359

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 26/02/2018 - 5:02pm

On February 10th our Club sold potted tubs of purple crocuses with all proceeds going to the Rotary "Purple for Polio" campaign which is part of a worldwide initiative by Rotary to rid the planet of this dreadful disease. We collected over £350. Thanks to everyone who bought crocuses and helped on the day.

Fundraising For Another Literacy Box For Africa

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 18/01/2018 - 11:12am

On Monday this week we were treated to a lively presentation by Michael Hoey on the history of beer at the Red Sails Restaurant. Over 35 people attended to learn about the fascinating role beer has played in our lives over the centuries. Eight beers were tasted accompanied with matched taster plates.

The proceeds of the evening, which came to a magnificent £415, will go to support a Literacy Box - which in short is a classroom in a box which will be sent to a developing country in Africa to provide much needed literary skills to school pupils.

Carol Tour 2017

Posted by: David Kirsch-Mills - Wed, 03/01/2018 - 4:41pm

The two weeks leading up to Christmas is always a busy time for the Rotary Club of Faversham; it is when we carry out our annual Christmas collection, which has now been running for 66 years! Our Christmas Float and Carols has become one of the keenly anticipated events of the year in Faversham and thanks to the generosity of the people of Faversham we collected a magnificent £4,583 this year. This will be used to support a number of local and international projects and good causes in the coming year. Thank you all for your continued support and generosity.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party 11th December 2017

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sat, 23/12/2017 - 10:59am

With musical entertainment from Faversham's community choir 'The Fleur Singers', the wonderful voice of Dianne Griffen accompanied by Andrew Mussett on piano, joyful carols from the excellent choir from St Mary's School, delicious fish 'n chips from Ossie's and the whole event guided and supported with songs and stories old and new by Martin Young and his musical partner Jeff (two of Faversham's very best local entertainers) the Faversham Rotary Club's Senior Citizens Christmas lunch was attended by almost 100 happy souls and we trust that the Christmas Season started on a truly festive note! Our Mayor Shiel Campbell, as ever, joined in the fun and gave thanks and also remembered Doug Wake a Rotarian who contributed so much to this event in previous years but who sadly passed away in 2017. 
 

Long Service Award Presentation

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sat, 23/12/2017 - 10:56am

At our annual Club Christmas Dinner on Monday 18 December a long service award was presented to David Simmons. David has been serving Rotary for 35 years! Presenting David with his long service certificate is club President Ruth Carlisle.
 

Carol Tour 2017

Posted by: David Kirsch-Mills - Tue, 05/12/2017 - 1:07pm

Father Christmas is coming and so is the Rotary Club Christmas Float, raising funds for local good causes and international projects.

Our Christmas float with Carols and Christms Cheer will be touring the streets of Faversham between Monday the 11th and Friday the 22nd December. We will also be outside Tesco during the day on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and outside Macknade Farm Shop on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd.

Look (and listen) out for us and come and join in the Christmas Cheer as we tour the streets of Faversham between 6pm and 8pm…

Monday 11th - St Mary’s Rd, St John’s Rd, Park Rd, Westyprus, Edward Vinsen Drive.
Tuesday 12th – Kings Rd, Plantation Rd, Saxon Rd, Athelstan Rd, Upper ST. Ann's Rd, Ethelbert.
Wednesday 13th – Stonebridge Way, Beech Rd, Lower Rd, Lionfield.
Thursday 14th – Alexander Drive, Admiralty Way, The Lees, The Knole, Hazebrouck Rd.
Friday 15th – Abbey Fields, Millfield Rd, Whitstable Rd, Love Lane Estate.
Tuesday 19th – Kingsnorth Rd, Edith Rd, St. Catherine’s Drive, Preston Park.
Wednesday 20th – Preston Ave, Mackenade Rd, Bramley Ave, Hilton Close.
Thursday 21st – Wells Way, Churchill Way, Widish Rd, Hazebrouck Rd.
Friday 22nd – Priory Rd, Priory Row, North Preston, The Brents, Abbey St.

CPR TRAINING FOR THE CLUB

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 11:12am

Our Rotary club is keen to extend life saving services to the community. Pictured here is our club president Ruth Carlisle being tutored on CPR methods by Rotarian Tony Mogridge and fellow First Responder Carol Lewis. Did you know the Rotary Club of Faversham has sponsored and placed 12 defibrillators around the town of Faversham? 

70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:13am

Faversham Rotary Club is 70 years old this year and to mark the anniversary there was a dinner at the Golf Club for 70 guests, including District Governor Carol Vizzard, club Presidents from Sittingbourne Milton and Herne Bay Rotary Clubs, together with past and present Rotarians and their partners. Christine Manser, President of Faversham Inner Wheel Club, also attended, as did many other friends.
A delicious three course meal was followed by a talk from club members. John Griffin had delved into the club archive to find out what was going on in the club in its early months and Michael Hoey talked about the popular films and music of the time.
Club President Ruth Carlisle spoke about some of the club's past, present and future activities - supporting individuals and groups, both locally and abroad. She concluded by saying that when Rotarians act together they can and do make a difference.

ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 19/10/2017 - 10:57am

Rotary International are involved in helping young people develop and realise their leadership potential. This weekend 16 teenagers from Kent attended a RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) at the Bowles Activity Centre. Problem solving, initiative exercises and team activities allowed the participants to "Push the Envelope" helping them develop teamwork and leadership skills. To find out more about Rotary and how it helps develop young people here is a useful link http://bit.ly/2yoA7Rh

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