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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

SUPPORT FOR FAVERSHAM TOWN FC

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:01am

Faversham Rotary supports Faversham Town Football Club, the Lilywhites, by providing fizz for the Man of the Match. President Ruth Carlisle and Past President Duncan Holliday recently went to a match at the club's ground at Salters Lane, but unfortunately they didn't bring any luck to the Lilywhites, who lost 1-0 on the day.

STREET COLLECTION FOR SHELTERBOX

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Tue, 26/09/2017 - 9:48am

On Saturday 23 September our club responded to assist people in distress around the world left homeless from recent natural disasters and conflict by raising money for ShelterBox We raised over £230 and with the generosity of the citizens of Faversham and the Rotary club of Faversham we are in a position to sponsor a complete Shelter Box which can provide the much needed basics for a family to survive when sudden disaster strikes

CLUB VISIT TO SWEDEN

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sun, 03/09/2017 - 10:57am

A recent trip to Vadstena, Sweden has completed our contact club visits for this year. 
A party of twelve, Rotarians and their partners, were guests of Vadstena Rotary. The Swedish club had planned a varied programme of activities to give us a flavour of Vadstena, historical, cultural and traditional. We certainly had an action-packed weekend, but there was also time to make new friends, an important part of Rotary International. 

BOTTLE STALL AT THE NAUTICAL FESTIVAL RAISES ANOTHER £268

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 31/07/2017 - 1:46pm

Our bottle stall at last week's Nautical Festival, set up in our new gazebo, raised another £286 for the Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital.  This brings the total raised by our bottle stall (see earlier article) to  a stunning £439.

VISIT TO RNLI AT SHEERNESS 16TH JULY

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 9:43am

On Sunday we were treated to a morning out on the Minster RNLI Lifeboat to see the work they do in keeping lives safe when in distress. We went out in to the Thames estuary and circled the Montgomery wreck and watched a 'Man Overboard' training rescue session. We were thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and dedication of the crew on the large vessel and the smaller RIB boat. Thanks to all the team at the Minster lifeboat station for a very memorable experience!!

Bottle Stall at the Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital Summer Fair raises £171

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:37am

 Once again the Club ran a bottle stall in support of The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital at their Summer Fair last Saturday the 1st July.

This is a popular event which the club has supported for a number of years and this year was no exception.  Lots of visitors to the Fair tried their luck on the bottle stall and their were many lucky winners.  With prizes ranging from washing-up liquid and bubble bath to soft drinks, wines and spirits, some winners were more lucky than others!  It was great to see that at the end the day we raised £171  for the Hospital.

 

 

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