Welcome to the Rotary Club of Faversham website.
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.
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 here.
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
7 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.
St George's Day Party 22nd April 2016
Almost 100 senior citizens were guests of Faversham Rotary when the club hosted a St George’s Day Lunch at the Alexander Centre.
The lunch was attended by Nigel Kay the Mayor of Faversham, Anita Walker the Mayor of Swale, Ray Dixon the District Governor of Rotary, his wife Jenny, and his successor Peter West.
Guests enjoyed a traditional fish and chips lunch supplied by Ossie’s Fish Bar.
There was musical entertainment from the Fleur Singers whose programme, including old favourites such as "Down at the old Bull and Bush”, soon had everyone singing along.
The music continued with St Mary’s School Choir singing a varied programme of more modern songs. The children then chatted with all the guests, offering chocolates as they went round to each table. The musical finale came from Doug Wake and Diane Griffin who rounded off the event with patriotic songs including “There’ll always be an England”.
Christmas Collections raise £4,907
After 9 nights of street carol tour collections and 5 static collections around Faversham we have collected a stunning £4,907. After expenses, this is a huge net increase of £1,015 on last year's total and will be put to good use by a number of our selected charities in due course. Well done to the everyone in supporting these collections - a brilliant job was done by all.
President's Evening and Presidents' Handover30 Jun 2016
Fundraising Wine Tasting Evening15 Jul 2016
Cottage Hospital Fete Bottle Stall16 Jul 2016
Town Council meeting25 Jul 2016
Town Council meeting22 Aug 2016