News

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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Aug 142019
 
Meopham Valley Vineyard Joins Rotary

At lunch on 12th August 2019 the members of Gravesend Rotary inducted Meopham Valley Vineyard Ltd as a Corporate Member of the Club.  Membership Leader Tony Muckley reintroduced Mr. Ben Bassi, Director of Meopham Valley Vineyard Ltd, to the assembled Club members and recalled that Ben had already attended lunch and supported the Club’s activities

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Aug 122019
 
Success at Bat & Trap

The annual match of Bat & Trap against Rochester Rotary Club on Sunday resulted in a win by Gravesend and our member Simon Lancaster winning the best batsman cup for the highest score. We are grateful for the hospitality of the Rochester Club and of Paddy Marsh who hosted the match in her garden following

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Aug 092019
 
Tribute to PolioPlus in Parliament

Former Prime Minister, Theresa May, paid tribute to Rotary’s work in eradicating polio, in particular to Judith Diment, Chair of the Polio Eradication Advocacy Task Force. It followed a question from Alistair Burt MP, a former Middle East and International Development Minister. He asked: “Can I thank my Right Honourable Friend for her work supporting

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Aug 082019
 
Tony is our new Hon. Member

Tony Lewis was welcomed as a new honorary member at our lunch meeting on Monday. Tony had been an active member of the club for some years but had to leave because of other commitments. However he kept in touch and continued to help the club at its events. In recognition of Tony’s past contribution

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Aug 032019
 
Rotary at Library Community Day

Gravesend Rotary was invited to take part in a community day at KCC Library at Marling Cross. Several charities and voluntary organisations were represented such a Girl Guides, Age Concern, St John Ambulance and Embroidery Guild. We were there to tell visitors about the work of Rotary and how we can help the local community.

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Jul 102019
 
President's Lunch & Handover

Gravesend Rotary held its outgoing President’s lunch and handover on 1st July 2019 at Nurstead Court. All those attending enjoyed a two-course meal with wine. It marked the end of the 2018-19 Rotary year and heralded the start of the next year. Outgoing President Tony Muckley welcomed fellow Rotarians, spouses, members of the Inner Wheel

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Jul 072019
 
Popcorn at Shorne Primary School Fete

On Saturday 29th June 2019 Rotarians Bob Denby, Andrew Moffat and John Dyke pitched the Gravesend Rotary gazebo at the School fete. It was a very hot day, but it didn’t deter many pupils, families and friends of the school arriving for the fun, and games. The Rotarians offered freshly made, free popcorn to all

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