The Rotary Club of Faversham is one of 34,000 clubs worldwide in more than 200 countries and geographical regions. Rotary’s 1.25 million members share the common objectives of fostering high moral standards in business and the professions whilst, at the same time, initiating and supporting community service projects locally, nationally and internationally.
Rotary is also about fellowship. The regular weekly meetings held by the Rotary Club of Faversham provide an opportunity for members to enjoy each other’s company and to develop social relationships. Speakers are regularly invited to introduce a topic of interest for the members and provide the opportunity for lively discussions. We also have a vibrant programme of social and service projects, events and activities.
If you are interested in joining our club we are more than pleased to discuss membership with you. Our club is non-sectarian and non-political, men and women of any age, race and physical ability are welcome. Please contact us if you would like to visit our Club or would like further information.
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Bottle Stall at Cottage Hospital Summer Fair 16th July
Faversham Rotary Club ran a bottle stall in support of The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital at their Summer Fair.
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!
Although the final figures are not yet available, the Summer Fair raised about £80 more than last year, with the bottle stall contributing £286 to the total.
Wine Tasting improves Literacy
Faversham Rotary Club held a social and fundraising evening on Friday 15th July at the Purifier Building. Clive Barlow from Press Wine Services at the Goods Shed, Canterbury, a grand master in wine, led a wine tasting that had us swirling our glasses impressively, trying to identify the flavours and aromas, which country the wine was from, and even its age and strength. Did we improve as the evening went on? Hard to tell!
The evening was held to raise money to send a Literacy Box to a school in Zambia. The Box contains everything a class needs for a year – basic school stationary items, a bag to carry them on the long walk to school, and appropriate text books.
We achieved the target of £325, the current cost of a Literacy Box, thanks to the extraordinary generosity and warm-heartedness of Faversham people who were very interested in Rotary’s support of this worthwhile cause. Indeed the event was only possible because the Creek Trust kindly gave us the use of their room in the Purifier Building.
Faversham Rotary Club has linked up with Ospringe Primary School for this project.
Children from all classes at the school have written stories about their lives in Faversham which will go into the Literacy Box and we hope this will lead to further contact between the two schools.
Visit to Ramsgate Tunnels and Margate Shell Grotto - 6th May 2016
17 of us the went on a fascinating visit to the Ramsgate Tunnels and the Margate shell grotto on the 6th May. The trip also included a stop over at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate.
The tunnels were constructed in 1939 as part of the town's civil protection plan and were heavily used from 1939 - 1944, providing shelter from German air raid and costal bombardment.
Faversham Mayor Making 9th May 2016
Seven current or ex Councilor club members (including 4 ex mayors) plus President Doug Wake attended that annual Faversham Mayor Making on the 9th May.
They are pictured here with President of the Rotary Club of the Dominican Republic and the mayor, Shiel Campbell.
Annual Charity Auction raises £1800
For the past 5 years we have been running an annual charity auction at the West Faversham Community Centre in order to raise funds for our local charities.
This year was no exception, and after a lot of preparation, including distributing information flyers throughout Faversham and the collection of items from donors, we held our event on the 10th April. Through the astute and persuasive skills of own auctioneer Duncan Holliday, we raised a stunning £1,800 - an increase of just over £250 on last year.
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