May 262016

Exhibition 2016 presentationWinner of the Gravesend Rotary Club  Exhibition business card draw which was held at the Gravesend central library last month was  Terri McDonald.

Terri  who is the Partnership Development Manager for the Kent Training and Apprenticeship,  Community Learning and Skills  scheme  is pictured receiving her prize from Past President Bob Denby and said that  “ The Rotary exhibition was truly an eye opener, I was most impressed especially with the work of Inner Wheel the ladies support group. The club’s range of caring and service activities for young and old is extensive and well worth considering by anyone who has some spare time and a wish to  help and improve conditions for those in need.”

President John Dyke had explained that the club was proud to show Gravesend what had been done over the past years but more importantly what the plans were for current and future activities.

He said that  ”Businesses  have to look to the future  and train  their young people. This is why we support the idea of apprenticeship schemes and would urge employers to invest in the benefits that apprenticeships would bring to their companies”. Anyone interested should contact Terri  McDonald  on  07769901552.

Bob Denby

May 112016

Friday 8th A The Rotary Club of Gravesend has been serving the local community and the underprivileged abroad for almost 90 years. On Friday the 8th April it showed off its work at Gravesend Library with displays illustrating the work it is currently doing. You can see more about it elsewhere on this web site.

The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Michael Wenban called in as did members of the public who were invited or came in “off the street”.

Gravesend Inner Wheel was also represented; its members are partners or former partners of Rotarians.

May 022016

Meopham Spring Fayre 2016At the May Day Fayre on bank holiday Monday, in the grounds of Meopham Primary Academy, Rotarians were out in force, promoting Stroke Awareness and ShelterBox.

 Rotarians from all three of the local Gravesham clubs invited adults at the Fayre  to have their blood pressure taken by professionals (doctors & nurses) as part of the Stroke Awareness campaign. I am glad to report that despite the burgers, ice cream, sweets and drinks being sold, those adults tested proved to be a fairly healthy bunch.

ShelterBox literature was handed out and children, who seemed to know almost as much about the boxes as the Rotarians, explained to their parents how ShelterBox helped families in disaster areas.

The Fayre was well attended and although the morning started with a chilly breeze, the sun soon came out to warm everyone’s spirits – a good day was had by one and all.

John Dyke