New Rotary Year - New President

Friday 19th September 2014

At a club meeting to which members' partners had been invited, outgoing President Geoff Wade presented his successor, Earle Smith, with the chain of office. Also, both Doug Wake (1st Vice-President) and Duncan Holliday (2nd Vice-President) received their respective badges of office.

Traditionally the President chooses his charity of choice to receive a donation from the club and Earle wishes to support  Monkshill Farm, part of the Royal School for Deaf Children, and would thoroughly recommend club members visiting the farm to see the impressive set-up for themselves.

Bowls and Afternoon Tea 31st August

Tuesday 9th September 2014

Members enjoying a very English late summer afternoon of bowls followed by a delicious tea.

Celebration of 17 years as Club Secretary

Saturday 2nd August 2014

Rotarian John Blackford(left) receives a rose bowl from Past President Geoff Wade on behalf of the club in grateful appreciation of his time as Club Secretary for last 17 years.

The Interact Club of Faversham is Chartered

Monday 21st July 2014

A student led initiative sponsored by the Rotary Club of Faversham

After many months of hard work a new Interact Club was chartered on the 27th June 2014 at the Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Faversham. A short charter ceremony formalized the creation of the Interact Club of Faversham attended by young people from the school supported by lead teacher, Natalie Mitchell. On the day Head Teacher, David Anderson, Immediate Past District Governor, Chris Barnett and two district officers, John Dunkley and Carole Vizzard and from the Rotary Club of Faversham, Immediate Past President, Geoff Wade and International Committee Chairman, Douglas Rogers contributed to the inauguration.

The school is very active internationally organising exchange trips with schools in Asia and Africa and other training breaks to far flung destinations to widen international understanding throughout the school. The Head Teacher introduced the school's international activity and lead teacher Natalie Mitchell, a former Interactor herself put this into perspective by showing short Interact video. Chris Barnett provided a profile of Rotary as a worldwide organisation of 1.2 million members relating Rotaract and Interact to the global family. Chris presented all the new members with their pin badges and welcomed them to the district.

Geoff Wade presented the Club's first President, Esme Reeves (pictured above) , with her chain of office and the charter certificate to formally mark the occasion. He also expressed his pride as a school governor after watching the club development process, through online research and consultation with all age groups of pupils. Geoff said, "All the credit for the creation of the club much go to the students who have driven it forward, it is a result of student pull, not establishment push. With a student membership that has now grown to 15 we in Faversham, Rotary now look forward to supporting the Interact Club to go from strength to strength".

Fund Raising for the Friends of Faversham Cottage Hospital

Friday 18th July 2014

It has become an annual event for the Rotary Club of Faversham to help the Friends of the Faversham Cottage Hospital raise funds by holding a bottle stall at their Summer Fete. This year it was held on Saturday the 12th July at the United Church in Preston Street and as you can see from the picture we had some delighted winners, ably assisted by Rotarian Scott Reeve.

Contact Clubs Visiting Faversham

Tuesday 6th May 2014

On Thursday the 8th May 2014 The Rotary Club of Faversham welcomes the visiting members of our Contact Clubs from Vadstena (Sweden), Bogense (Denmark), Harderwijk (Holland) and Soest-Lippstadt (Germany). Approximately every four year Faversham is host to our friends, fellow Rotarians and their partners for an exhausting weekend of activities including a Barn Dance, local visits and President's Gala Night, this year at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.