Folkestone Rotary Half Marathon
For 2015, the Club is pleased to be working in aid of the Kent Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre for its main fund-raising event,
the annual Half Marathon
, organised by Rotarian Ray Johnson. Click on the link on the left to see the latest news,
including details of previous races, which have supported Folkestone & District Mind, KAB, Demelza House, Macmillan Cancer Support,Step Short and the Gurkha Memorial Fund in recent years.
Welcome to the website of the Rotary Club of Folkestone.Thank you for your outstanding generosity!
Following the various collections around the streets of the town in the evenings in the run-up to Christmas and those at supermarkets, the Club has raised over £8,200
for those in need in the town. Thank you all!Meet the new President!
At the end of June, outgoing President Terry Cooke-Davies passed over the reins to new President Don Bullock
at the Handover meeting held at Folkestone Rugby Club. Before officially stepping down, Terry had the honour of presenting a number of awards, including Paul Harris Fellowships to members Peter Woodward Bailey, Roger Joyce and Andrew Beggs
, pictured from left to right below:
He also awarded a PHF Sapphire Pin to Past President John Barber
and to David Jarvis
, Inaugural President of Folkestone Channel Rotary Club, for their exceptional "service above self":
The links on the left show just some of the charitable activities of the club - but there is also a strong "fellowship" element too! For the new year (the Rotary year runs from July to June), our evening meetings will be guest days when prospective members and their partners can come along to see what we do. Information about the Rotary International movement is available from the About Rotary
link above and if you are interested in finding out more please contact the Club via this e-mail link: email@example.com
Christmas Collections 2014
The proposed schedule for our Christmas Collections around the streets of Folkestone has now been published. Click here
Next Club Meetings
The remaining Club Meetings for this year will take place on Monday November 24th, Monday December 8th and Monday December 22nd
. For the November 24th meeting, which is the Special General Meeting at the Burlington (12-15 for 12.45), Visitors' Host will be Past President Alan Risley-Settle
and Cash Collectors will be President Elect David Roseveare and Kishore Sapkota
. On December 8th (also at the Burlington, 12.15 for 12.45), Visitors' Host will be Tom Miller
, with Cash Collectors Past Presidents Frank Sturrock and Noel Tatt
. The December 22nd meeting will be the Christmas Lunch with Guests and will be held at The Grand.
Next Club Council Meeting
The next Club Council Meeting will be on Monday January 5th 2015
at the Burlington at 6pm.
Calling all members!
If you have any images or articles which would be good to include on the website please pass them on to me, either via e-mail by clicking here
or at the next Club Meeting. Similarly, if you have any suggestions as to how the site could develop, please let me know.(Bill Wright)