Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 23/12/2016 - 4:52pm

The Names of those Eight Reindeer


Here they are, in no particular order:  Dancer, Prancer, Dasher, Donner, Blitzen, Vixen, Cupid and Comet


How many did you get?


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 21/12/2016 - 5:11pm

The Club celebrated Christmas with an evening at the Red Lion, Hernhill. Forty members and friends enjoyed a delicious meal in the relaxed party atmosphere. A light-hearted Christmas quiz gave everyone something to think about. Could you name the original eight reindeer in the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’?

We also celebrated Jim Young’s 30th anniversary as a Club member. President Duncan Holliday presented Jim (without the Christmas hat) with his certificate, marking  30 years of support for Rotary.

Congratulations Jim!


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 21/12/2016 - 5:08pm

Over the past two weeks Faversham Rotary has visited many areas of the town with our decorated float. You may also have seen us outside Tesco on Saturdays.

It was great to see so many people waiting on their doorsteps as we toured the streets.

Both young and old were pleased to see us.

Thanks to your generosity we collected £4,224.00 – a magnificent total, which Rotary will put to good use in the local area.


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sat, 17/12/2016 - 10:25am

On Thursday 15th December, President Duncan and President Elect Ruth presented two cheques to David Simmons, chairman of the Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital, at the Friends Christmas tea party.
One cheque was a donation of £350 from Faversham Rotary. The other was for £988 raised by the Grand Prize Draw which Rotary ran during the early autumn.

Senior Citizens' Christmas Lunch 5th December

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 11:24am

On Monday 5th December this week we hosted over 120 senior citizens to our annual Christmas Fish and Chip lunch in the Alexander Centre. Music, Christmas Carols and plenty of cheer for what was a memorable occasion. Thanks to everyone who lent a hand in making this special for our guests.


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 09/12/2016 - 11:13am

Our annual Christmas Carol tour collection has begun and will go on until Saturday 17th December and will included 2 days of static collections at Tescos.  Our aim is to beat last year's record of £4,907!!

Scatter Week

Posted by: Earle Smith - Mon, 07/11/2016 - 1:27pm

For the first time in a number of years some of us participated in a 'scatter week'. The clubs visited were Whitstable, Herne Bay and Minster-on-Sea and we were all made to feel very welcome by our hosts. Invitations were extended to each club to return the visits and hopefully they will be taken up. Apart from the fellowship enjoyed on such visits it always interesting to see how other clubs function. Ruth and I went to Minster and thoroughly enjoyed it and our club has been extended an invitation to go out on a lifeboat if we wish! 

Now that we have revived 'scatter week' maybe we can do it more often.



Posted by: Miles Lemon - Tue, 01/11/2016 - 10:53am

The winning tickets in Faversham Rotary’s Prize Draw were drawn on Monday 31st October at the Club’s Halloween Supper for members and guests, held at the Sun Inn, Faversham.

  • First prize of a Hot Air Balloon Ride for four with Kent Ballooning goes to ticket 1822
  • Second prize of Red Sails Restaurant Tasting Menu for two goes to ticket 2359
  • Third prize of Eastwell Manor 3 course lunch for two goes to ticket 0001
  • Fourth Prize of Phoenix Tavern Sunday Lunch for two goes to ticket 2325
  • Fifth Prize of Macknade Fine Foods £30 voucher goes to ticket ticket 0504.

Faversham Rotary would like to thank all the sponsors who generously donated the prizes for the Draw.
In addition, several local businesses offered their support, so thanks go to Faversham Golf Club, Antoniou Hair & Beauty, M & J Supplies, The Phoenix and The Alma.

The last word goes to everyone who bought a ticket. Your generosity has raised over £950  for the Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital.
“Thank You”

Halloween Evening

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Tue, 01/11/2016 - 10:51am

Members and guests spent Halloween at the Sun Inn, Faversham, where they enjoyed a tasty three course dinner. There was pumpkin soup to warm us up, the Sun’s famous steak and ale pie for Dutch courage, and crumble which reflected how some of us were feeling after listening to a spine-tingling talk entitled “The Ghosts of Faversham” by  John Blackford.

According to a national newspaper, Faversham is said to be the most haunted town in Britain, and John recounted tales of many ghostly apparitions – of a Benedictine monk who frequents what was the Abbey gatehouse, of a woman in white who vanishes through a wall in the town’s visitor centre, of a sea captain knocking on a pub door for help after dragging himself ashore.

Did everyone sleep soundly afterwards? I wonder……..

Literacy Box Project

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 26/09/2016 - 9:55am

Following an assembly that Sue Hoey and Rev Tracey Bateson made at Ospringe Primary School about Literacy Boxes the children were keen to respond and link with a school in Zambia.  Children  wrote stories and sent drawings about their lives in Faversham and hope that the children in the Zambian school will be able to reply when the literacy box arrives in Zambia in December. Faversham Rotary Club donated £650 for 2 literacy boxes, in part raised from a wine tasting evening delivered with great charm by Master of Wine Clive Barlow. Ospringe Primary School raised a further sum from the frund raising efforts of the children, for which Ian Parker, the Chair of Literacy Boxes, sent this certificate.