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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...

LOCAL PROJECTS   JUST FOR FUN   INTERNATIONAL

Defibrillators

Cottage Hospital

Faversham Christmas Lights

1st Faversham Scout Group

Xmas Lunch for the elderly

 

Bat and Trap Competition

Bowling

Wine Tasting

Visits to foreign clubs

Car Rally

 

Literacy Box

Water Aid

Shelterbox

Polio Eradication

Lend With Care

 

News

CLUB VISIT TO BATTLE OF BRTAIN MUSEUM HAWKINGE

Thursday 17th September 2020

Pre-Covid, Club Service Committee had organised a number of events for the coming year. Unfortunately most of these have had to be postponed.  However, after some discussion at Club Service Committee and a quick recce to the Battle of Britain Museum in July, it was decided to go ahead with arranging a September Rotary Club visit to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

A party of twelve met up on a glorious late summer day on 9th September at the Museum in Hawkinge, on the site of a WW11 RAF airfield.

The museum houses a huge number of artifacts from that three month period from July to September 1940.  This includes a Heinkel bomber, several Hurricanes and other British fighter bombers. There are also hundreds of pieces of aircraft engines and other debris from downed planes - both German and British.

More poignantly, the stories of the young men who took part and often died in the conflict, again both German and British, are recounted in some detail around the site.

We were all incredibly moved by our visit, especially on this anniversary year as well as being  pleased to be able to carry on with some of our planned programme. 

RECENT ZOOM MEETINGS - Part 2

Saturday 12th September 2020

Although the Club is not meeting face-to-face, members are meeting regularly on Zoom and in recent weeks guest speakers have been invited to talk to members.

Elise Monks is the Children & Young People Support Co-ordinator in Swale. She spoke about her work with Kent Young Carers, supporting  almost 600 young people from the Swale area, aged from 5-18 who provide a care-giving role for another member of their household who may have a long term condition, disability or illness. 

During Social Distancing due to COVID Elise has run virtual sessions for Swale Young Carers as it’s not been possible to meet up for the group activities and trips which would usually provide important breaks for the Young Carers. 

Elise is currently getting used to a new way of working with Social Distancing, including a trip to an Outdoor activities centre, as well as some One to One support in schools for those young people needing something extra. 

https://www.imago.community/Children-and-Young-People/Kent-Young-Carers

 

RECENT ZOOM Meetings - Part 1

Saturday 12th September 2020

Although the Club is not meeting face-to-face, members are meeting regularly on Zoom and in recent weeks guest speakers have been invited to talk to members.

Sarah Harvey, Chairman of Trustees of Abbey Physic Community Garden in Faversham, spoke about the activities which usually go on at the garden and how members and volunteers are keeping in touch in the current circumstances. Usually there would be horticultural training, cookery sessions in the community kitchen, creating wildlife areas, and  much much more.

The garden is gradually re-opening for limited numbers of members, and others are keeping in contact with Zoom and phone calls.

Gardening and spending time outdoors are important for mental health and well-being, and the Physic Garden plays a significant role in these areas for it’s members and volunteers.

To find out more please go to abbeyphysic.org