News

Nov 072019
 
Networking Lunch

On Monday (28th October) Gravesend Rotary held a networking lunch. This event was part of the club’s networking programme that aims to foster interaction between businesses and organisations within the Borough and present opportunities to know more about them. Essentially, the lunchtime event successfully provided an opportunity for those attending to become more familiar with

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Oct 302019
 
Clocktower goes purple for Polio

We marked World Polio Day on Thursday, 24 October, 2019 by arranging with Gravesham Council for the Gravesend Clock Tower to be floodlit in purple, the colour adopted by the End Polio Now campaign. It was great for us to be able to mark World Polio Day in this way and then explain to the

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Oct 202019
 
A Whiz at the Quiz

In the evening of Saturday 12th October 2019 a Gravesend Rotary team took part in the Ifield Church annual quiz night. Rotarians Chris, Adrian and Tony together with their wives Marion, Lynfred  and Sue worked their way through the 8 rounds of challenging questions. After four rounds and at the halfway point the team trailed

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Oct 172019
 
Visit to Meopham Valley Vineyard

Meopham Valley Vineyard held an open day and wine tasting on Saturday 28 September and a party from our club went to see and sample the produce. The vineyard is on the valley slopes behind Pitfield Green at Meopham. We were able to see the five acres of vines of seven varieties and taste the

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Oct 162019
 
Clock Tower to shine purple on World Polio Day

Gravesend’s famous Clock Tower will shine purple from sunset to midnight on Thursday, 24 October, 2019, joining thousands of buildings around the globe for World Polio Day. Polio now seems a distant memory in the UK although our children are still routinely vaccinated against it. Gravesend Rotary is supporting the global campaign to see the

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Oct 152019
 
Rotarians visit Footsteps in Kenya

On Tuesday evening two of our members Di Trimm and Chris Keeble gave a presentation to the three local Rotary clubs about their trip to Kenya. The purpose of the visit was to spend 2 weeks in and around The Sunshine Centre in Naivasha, Kenya. The Centre is organised by two special people, Martin and

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Sep 292019
 
Wrotham Road School to help ShelterBox

Wrotham Road Primary School has chosen ShelterBox as one the charities it will support by raising funds in this new academic year. A team from Rotary Club of Gravesend visited the school on 16th September and Chris Keeble spoke to the pupils (see photo above) about disaster relief and the part ShelterBox plays. On display

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Sep 202019
 
Petanque challenge

The three Rotary clubs in Gravesham (Gravesend, Northfleet and Gravesend & Meopham) met on a sunny Sunday afternoon (8 September) to play petanque. Gravesend Rugby Football Club has top quality petanque courts. The cover over part of the courts is the one recently removed (legally, we are told!) from the car park by Gravesend Market.

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Sep 192019
 
Networking Lunch 28th October

At the Gravesham Borough Council quarterly breakfast networking meeting Tony Muckley, Leader of Membership and Business Networking, announced  to the attendees our club’s networking lunch arranged for Monday 28th October 2019. In brief, Mr. Florian von Steinkeller, CEO of Britannia Refined Metals Ltd, will make a presentation about his operation in Northfleet, its part of

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Sep 112019
 
Help for Hive Hope children's lunches

Many children who rely on free school lunches during school terms risk being undernourished in the holidays if their parents cannot afford to feed them properly. Hive Hope is a Northfleet charity that runs a food bank but it also provides free lunches for those children during school holidays. During August it did this twice

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