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SUPPORT AT THE NAUTICAL FESTIVAL

Saturday 21st July 2018

The Rotary Club of Faversham played its part in the Faversham Nautical Festival last weekend. Our bottle stall raised over £200 for theFaversham Cottage Hospital. We also provided marshalling services on what was an amazing sunny and busy day - Thanks to everyone involved!

WELCOME TO TWO NEW MEMBERS

Friday 6th July 2018

It was with great pleasure that we inducted two new members on the 2nd July as the first matter of business in the new Rotary year.  Welcome to Clarissa Hanna and Trevor Bryans!

HANDOVER OF PRESIDENT

Friday 6th July 2018

It's the start of a new Rotary Year, and with it comes a change of President.  After a very successful, full and active year, Ruth Carlise steps down and hands over to our second lady president, Sue Hoey. 

SUPPORT FOR THE QE GRAMMAR SCHOOL FORMULA 1 PROJECT

Saturday 17th March 2018

Faversham Rotary visited Queen Elizabeth School Faversham for a presentation and demonstration of the F1 project that a team of four students are involved with. F1 in schools is an international competition with teams creating CO2 propelled race cars, team portfolios and pit displays, as well as gaining sponsorship via a marketing campaign, while developIng a range of very useful transferable skills. This year's team of Zoe, George, Lewis and Natalie has already been successful in the regional competitions and are heading for the National Final at Silverstone.

Pictured right with Club President Ruth Carlisle is the F1 team: George, Lewis and Natalie - we are so delighted to be supporting them and super thrilled they are doing so well!! 

FUNDRAISING FOR PURPLE4POLIO RAISES £359

Monday 26th February 2018

On February 10th our Club sold potted tubs of purple crocuses with all proceeds going to the Rotary "Purple for Polio" campaign which is part of a worldwide initiative by Rotary to rid the planet of this dreadful disease. We collected over £350. Thanks to everyone who bought crocuses and helped on the day.

Fundraising For Another Literacy Box For Africa

Thursday 18th January 2018

On Monday this week we were treated to a lively presentation by Michael Hoey on the history of beer at the Red Sails Restaurant. Over 35 people attended to learn about the fascinating role beer has played in our lives over the centuries. Eight beers were tasted accompanied with matched taster plates.

The proceeds of the evening, which came to a magnificent £415, will go to support a Literacy Box - which in short is a classroom in a box which will be sent to a developing country in Africa to provide much needed literary skills to school pupils.

Carol Tour 2017

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

The two weeks leading up to Christmas is always a busy time for the Rotary Club of Faversham; it is when we carry out our annual Christmas collection, which has now been running for 66 years! Our Christmas Float and Carols has become one of the keenly anticipated events of the year in Faversham and thanks to the generosity of the people of Faversham we collected a magnificent £4,583 this year. This will be used to support a number of local and international projects and good causes in the coming year. Thank you all for your continued support and generosity.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party 11th December 2017

Saturday 23rd December 2017

With musical entertainment from Faversham's community choir 'The Fleur Singers', the wonderful voice of Dianne Griffen accompanied by Andrew Mussett on piano, joyful carols from the excellent choir from St Mary's School, delicious fish 'n chips from Ossie's and the whole event guided and supported with songs and stories old and new by Martin Young and his musical partner Jeff (two of Faversham's very best local entertainers) the Faversham Rotary Club's Senior Citizens Christmas lunch was attended by almost 100 happy souls and we trust that the Christmas Season started on a truly festive note! Our Mayor Shiel Campbell, as ever, joined in the fun and gave thanks and also remembered Doug Wake a Rotarian who contributed so much to this event in previous years but who sadly passed away in 2017. 
 

Long Service Award Presentation

Saturday 23rd December 2017

At our annual Club Christmas Dinner on Monday 18 December a long service award was presented to David Simmons. David has been serving Rotary for 35 years! Presenting David with his long service certificate is club President Ruth Carlisle.
 

Carol Tour 2017

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Father Christmas is coming and so is the Rotary Club Christmas Float, raising funds for local good causes and international projects.

Our Christmas float with Carols and Christms Cheer will be touring the streets of Faversham between Monday the 11th and Friday the 22nd December. We will also be outside Tesco during the day on Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and outside Macknade Farm Shop on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd.

Look (and listen) out for us and come and join in the Christmas Cheer as we tour the streets of Faversham between 6pm and 8pm…

Monday 11th - St Mary’s Rd, St John’s Rd, Park Rd, Westyprus, Edward Vinsen Drive.
Tuesday 12th – Kings Rd, Plantation Rd, Saxon Rd, Athelstan Rd, Upper ST. Ann's Rd, Ethelbert.
Wednesday 13th – Stonebridge Way, Beech Rd, Lower Rd, Lionfield.
Thursday 14th – Alexander Drive, Admiralty Way, The Lees, The Knole, Hazebrouck Rd.
Friday 15th – Abbey Fields, Millfield Rd, Whitstable Rd, Love Lane Estate.
Tuesday 19th – Kingsnorth Rd, Edith Rd, St. Catherine’s Drive, Preston Park.
Wednesday 20th – Preston Ave, Mackenade Rd, Bramley Ave, Hilton Close.
Thursday 21st – Wells Way, Churchill Way, Widish Rd, Hazebrouck Rd.
Friday 22nd – Priory Rd, Priory Row, North Preston, The Brents, Abbey St.

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