THE ROTARY CLUB OF FAVERSHAM
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, such as...
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Faversham Christmas Lights
1st Faversham Scout Group
Xmas Lunch for the elderly
Bat and Trap Competition
Visits to foreign clubs
Lend With Care
If you are interested in joining our club we will be delighted 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.
Like most Rotary Clubs, we meet once a week. For further details about our meeting venue, when we meet and how to find us, please click on the button below.
Faversham Nautical Festival 23rd - 24th July
This year’s Festival was bigger and better than ever, helped by glorious warm sunshine on both days which encouraged large numbers of people to visit Faversham Creek.
The event was sponsored by Faversham Rotary Club, in association with the Brents Community Association and Faversham Creek Trust.
There were many beautiful traditional vessels moored in the upper regions of the Creek, including Thames sailing barges, Dutch barges, tugs, smacks and other smaller boats. Several vessels were “dressed overall” which added lots of colour to the scene.
On Town Quay there were exhibitions and information stalls, a beer tent and barbecue, and the music stage where live music was played on both days.
On the Front Brents, on the opposite side of the Creek, there were several stalls where local artists displayed and sold their work. A variety of food and drink stalls were also set up on the green, there was a bouncy castle for the children, and ice creams of course.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this year’s Nautical Festival such a success.
Visit from Helen Whately MP
Our guest speaker at last night's meeting (1st August) was the MP for Faversham and Mid-Kent, Helen Whately. The evening was very well attended with member's partners joining us. Helen became an MP at the last General Election and entertained us with her experiences as a new Member of Parliament and then took questions from the audience.
Helen is pictured with President Duncan Holliday (right) and Rotarian Martyn Reeves.
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.
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