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CPR TRAINING FOR THE CLUB

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Our Rotary club is keen to extend life saving services to the community. Pictured here is our club president Ruth Carlisle being tutored on CPR methods by Rotarian Tony Mogridge and fellow First Responder Carol Lewis. Did you know the Rotary Club of Faversham has sponsored and placed 12 defibrillators around the town of Faversham? 

70TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Thursday 2nd November 2017

Faversham Rotary Club is 70 years old this year and to mark the anniversary there was a dinner at the Golf Club for 70 guests, including District Governor Carol Vizzard, club Presidents from Sittingbourne Milton and Herne Bay Rotary Clubs, together with past and present Rotarians and their partners. Christine Manser, President of Faversham Inner Wheel Club, also attended, as did many other friends.
A delicious three course meal was followed by a talk from club members. John Griffin had delved into the club archive to find out what was going on in the club in its early months and Michael Hoey talked about the popular films and music of the time.
Club President Ruth Carlisle spoke about some of the club's past, present and future activities - supporting individuals and groups, both locally and abroad. She concluded by saying that when Rotarians act together they can and do make a difference.

ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS

Thursday 19th October 2017

Rotary International are involved in helping young people develop and realise their leadership potential. This weekend 16 teenagers from Kent attended a RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) at the Bowles Activity Centre. Problem solving, initiative exercises and team activities allowed the participants to "Push the Envelope" helping them develop teamwork and leadership skills. To find out more about Rotary and how it helps develop young people here is a useful link http://bit.ly/2yoA7Rh

SUPPORT FOR FAVERSHAM TOWN FC

Tuesday 10th October 2017

Faversham Rotary supports Faversham Town Football Club, the Lilywhites, by providing fizz for the Man of the Match. President Ruth Carlisle and Past President Duncan Holliday recently went to a match at the club's ground at Salters Lane, but unfortunately they didn't bring any luck to the Lilywhites, who lost 1-0 on the day.

STREET COLLECTION FOR SHELTERBOX

Tuesday 26th September 2017

On Saturday 23 September our club responded to assist people in distress around the world left homeless from recent natural disasters and conflict by raising money for ShelterBox We raised over £230 and with the generosity of the citizens of Faversham and the Rotary club of Faversham we are in a position to sponsor a complete Shelter Box which can provide the much needed basics for a family to survive when sudden disaster strikes

CLUB VISIT TO SWEDEN

Sunday 3rd September 2017

A recent trip to Vadstena, Sweden has completed our contact club visits for this year. 
A party of twelve, Rotarians and their partners, were guests of Vadstena Rotary. The Swedish club had planned a varied programme of activities to give us a flavour of Vadstena, historical, cultural and traditional. We certainly had an action-packed weekend, but there was also time to make new friends, an important part of Rotary International. 

BOTTLE STALL AT THE NAUTICAL FESTIVAL RAISES ANOTHER £268

Monday 31st July 2017

Our bottle stall at last week's Nautical Festival, set up in our new gazebo, raised another £286 for the Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital.  This brings the total raised by our bottle stall (see earlier article) to  a stunning £439.

VISIT TO RNLI AT SHEERNESS 16TH JULY

Monday 17th July 2017

On Sunday we were treated to a morning out on the Minster RNLI Lifeboat to see the work they do in keeping lives safe when in distress. We went out in to the Thames estuary and circled the Montgomery wreck and watched a 'Man Overboard' training rescue session. We were thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and dedication of the crew on the large vessel and the smaller RIB boat. Thanks to all the team at the Minster lifeboat station for a very memorable experience!!

Bottle Stall at the Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital Summer Fair raises £171

Friday 7th July 2017

 Once again the Club ran a bottle stall in support of The Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital at their Summer Fair last Saturday the 1st July.

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!  It was great to see that at the end the day we raised £171  for the Hospital.

 

 

QE SCHOOL F1 PROJECT

Friday 7th July 2017

On Monday this week our club had an extremely interesting presentation from George and Zoe of the "IQ F1 Team" from the QE School Faversham. Our club sponsored them to take part in the National School F1 championships. Participants had to approach the project using all aspects of engineering and commerce and adhere to rigid rules laid down by the Schools F1 organisation. The great news is the QE School team came 4th out of over 50 teams. Their determination and skill will hopefully get them up the table next year so they can compete at the international finals. 

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