Apr 182013

golfApril 2013 – Six Rotarians and young George set off from Gravesend for Sene Valley Gold Club at first light on on Thursday 18th April, a rather dismal morning. We were all fired up to uphold the honour of the Gravesend  “Kentish Men” in the heartland of the “Men of Kent”.

After some strong black coffee we were finally awake enough to set off into the dawn mist – our premier players in the “Old Gravesendians” looking like they should be in Augusta while was Adrian trying frantically to make our other players in the “Loose Cannons” look as thought they had played Golf at least once before.

The “Old Gravesendians” did us proud but unfortunately not enough to win the day but on the 4th , their star player Eamonn did gain victory for the longest drive.

Under Adrian’s tutorage the “Loose Cannons” did battle valiantly and with the help of a “ringer” (the Mayor of Hythe) managed to complete the course.

We all had a wonderful day – the weather was kind to us, the golf was good and the hospitality and fellowship of the Rotary Club of Hythe was fantastic and to cap it all, over £1,000 was raised for local charities.



Apr 162013

pplus100April 2013 – We are tantalizingly close to eradicating polio from the world. It is endemic now in only three countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria. Yet a lot of effort and money is still needed to achieve this goal.

The Rotary Foundation, the international charity of Rotary International, started this project in 1979 and the World Health Organisation later joined the fight. More Recently Bill Gates has taken an active interest and his charitable Foundation has donated $355 million. Rotary has, so far, raised over $1 billion.

For more information go to:

Detail about the campaign
What’s being done in the UK