Posted by: Miles Lemon - Sun, 03/09/2017 - 10:57am

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. 


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 31/07/2017 - 1:46pm

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.


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 17/07/2017 - 9:43am

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

Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 11:37am

 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.




Posted by: Miles Lemon - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 10:14am

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. 


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Thu, 22/06/2017 - 12:39pm

We had a Bollywood theme for this year's annual President's Evening, which was held on Saurday 17th June at Creek Creative in Faversham.  Everyone got into the spirit of the occassion and there were some magnificant costumes - President Duncan and Rachel (right) certainly excelled.  In line with the theme, the meal was a delicious curry banquet provided by Corrinne's Creative Kitchen, and after supper we were entertained (and tried) to some Indian dancing under the direction of Emily Cook from the Faversham based Khushi Feet charity that supports homeless children in Kolkata.


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Mon, 19/06/2017 - 10:01am

Faversham Swimming Club swimmers are celebrating the award of two new trophies, presented by the Rotary Club of Faversham. Club President Duncan Holliday and Vice President Ruth Carlisle visited the club during a busy training session for a surprise presentation to Libby Cheeseman and Zach Smith, who were nominated as “most improved swimmers” by their teachers. 


Posted by: Miles Lemon - Wed, 14/06/2017 - 9:52am

On the 9th June the Club provided some marshals for the annual Proms in the Market concert organized by the Town Council.  The weather for the evening was perfect and the crowd were entertained by the Mission Brass Band and Faversham Choral Society with the repertoire culminating in traditional Last Night of the Proms music.  Ted and Cindy (pictured) certainly got into the spirit of the evening.

St. George's Day Lunch

Posted by: David Kirsch-Mills - Tue, 25/04/2017 - 11:36am

The St. George's Day Lunch for the elderly of Faversham has become a much-loved annual fixture. Held in the Alexander Centre, a Fish & Chip lunch was enjoyed by all and music was provided Doug Wake and Diane Griffin, followed by the Fleur Singers and St. Mary of Charity Primary School choir.

Supporting 3rd World Entrepeuners

Posted by: David Kirsch-Mills - Thu, 13/04/2017 - 9:10am

Our Club's International Committee is helping small 3rd World entrepreneurs get their businesses off to a successful start via the special Crowd Funding organisation, Lend With Care. By lending small amounts of money to these entrepreneurs we are helping these people achieve commercial independence and employ people in areas where there is little opportunity. As the money is paid back we re-invest in similar projects. Read Kry Pak's story and get an insight to how we are helping.