May 292022
 
The start of the ride

The ‘On your Bike’ charity cycle ride has zoomed back on the road again with over 440 riders on Sunday, 22 May!

Brought together again by Gravesham with Ebbsfleet Rotary after the two year gap caused by the pandemic, they rode out from Gravesend Riverside Leisure area for 15, 30 and 45 mile routes. Club President Mark Underwood set them off with blasts of an air horn and a waving Union Jack.

President Mark said: ”Cyclists from all over the area have shown their commitment to the ride and using their wheel power to help charities. What a tremendous day!”

Main beneficiary of On Your Bike 2022 is Alzheimer’s and Dementia Support Services who have responded to a huge increase in support calls and services because of covid. Also other Rotary supported charities will benefit from what is forecast as thousands of pounds from the day.

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Mar 122022
 

This year the club has welcomed two new members – one a new Rotarian and the other formerly member of another club.

Sean Cronin

Sean has been working with us for several months and had demonstrated his commitment to the ideals of Rotary. He is married to Maria and works as a sauna design consultant. Sean said:

“I was inducted on 31st January 2022.  The meeting at Bartellas, Meopham happened to be on the fifth Monday when fellow Rotarians are invited to bring partners.  My wife Maria came along and we both had a very enjoyable as well as ceremonious evening.

During my induction there was small mishap with a broken pin.  This was soon met with offers of pins from other Rotarians.  Really sums up the decency and openness of the members and is a big part of why I joined.

I am very much looking forward to building long lasting  friendships and helping out when I can with all of the charitable events as the years unfold.”

Sean (left) being welcomed by president Mark Underwood (right)

Iain Hart

Iain joined us at the beginning of the year, transferring from the Chislehurst Rotary Club where he had been an active member for some years. He is a very experienced Rotarian having been president of his club and an assistant district governor. Iain is married to Liz and works in the upholstery and textile business. We are confident he will be a valuable member of our club.