Sep 162016
 

We recently joined with our contact club in Cosne-Sancerre in France to provide some help for schools in Haitai. This was a project they initiated. They have recently sent us the following message and video:

It is with great pleasure that I am sending you a link to a film that was made about our Haïtian project, that of equipping out-of-the-way rural schools in the mountains of Haïti with solar panels and digital computer equipment.

The film shows the extent of the work done to furnish these schools, what has been done in the past and the actual teaching methods, as well as the hundreds of young people receiving an education for the first time!

The number of classes will augment as we continue to support Haïti Futur and les Ecoles Abricots.

Again, we thank you very much for your tremendous financial support in this project, without which it would have been difficult for us to achieve these results.

“Here is the link to the film on Youtube.  (There are English subtitles.)

Sep 052016
 

Bat & Trap 2016

The photograph of our past president John Dyke attempting to score another run at the annual Bat and Trap fixture with Rotarians from Rochester sums up our activities on a perfect summer Sunday afternoon.

 Look around the scene…plenty of sunshine, room to stretch out and enjoy it after lunch in the marquee and watch someone else look energetics, some  are still awake as they wait to be called to  save the honour of the side. Not all our time together is spent  in doing good works and on this particular afternoon we enjoyed good  food and drink, recharging our batteries, meeting old and new friends and planning for the coming months.

 And the result of this years match?  A close result with our hosts winning by one run!  We have warned them that in the coming months we shall be considering lottery funding for   better training facilities to help us  thrash them next year.

 Want to find out more and explore the mysteries of ” Bat and Trap “?  Our contact details are elsewhere on this site and we welcome your call.

Bob Denby

 

 

Sep 052016
 

On Monday  August 22nd 2016 the Rotary District Governor Peter West visited us at  our lunchtime meeting at the Mid Kent Golf Club. His visit coincided with a visit from Gerald Agibarakwe of Nigeria . New to Gravesend, Gerald has family connections with Rotary  back home and obtained our details from this website. He is pictured with our President Dilly Singh on the left and the District Governor on the right.

Dist Gov & Gerald A 2016