News

Mar 122022
 
Two New Members

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.

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Dec 102021
 
Our latest new member

We were delighted to welcome Samantha (Sam) Ryan as new member of the club at our last meeting: Sam says: “I am a mum to 3 children (2 grown up) and 2 little foster boys and wife to Simon.  We live in a busy household where there is always something going on! “As we live

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Nov 122021
 
New Members

We were delighted to welcome two new members Sana Malik and Arlene Orr at our meting on Thursday 4th November. Arlene says: “I have worked in various industries from management firms to aerospace quality and compliance management. The most satisfying role I have is currently being a Quality Manager for Viridor Polymers Recycling Facility.  My

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May 152021
 
100 Somethings for charity

We will walk 100 miles . . . . . . and our members made a small contribution to the total today with a walk in Jeskyns Park supported by members of the Northfleet with Ebbsfleet Garden City Rotary Club. It was only two miles (in very inclement weather) but most members are accumulating their

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Feb 042021
 

We are helping the NHS find volunteers to help at the Gravesend vaccination hub at The Woodville theatre. Our thanks to those who have already come forward to volunteer.   Locally and nationally Rotary is helping by volunteering as stewards at the new vaccination centres being opened daily. We are also being asked to encourage more

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Nov 102020
 
Remembrance Sunday

Club President, Brian Portway, laid a wreath at the war memorial in Clarence Place on Sunday. Although there was no ceremony or parade due to the lockdown, our tradition was maintained.

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Oct 312020
 
Clock tower floodlit purple

To mark World Polio Day on the 24th October, Gravesend’s clocktower was floodlit in purple – the signature colour of the campaign. The rain was pouring down but the purple was bright as we remembered the millions of children who have not had polio and the millions still to be immunised. Brian Portway More about

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Oct 302020
 
An off the record look at the UK economy

On Tuesday 27th October 2020 Gravesend Rotary held the latest in its series of business networking sessions. The meeting was opened by Gravesend Rotary president Brian Portway and he introduced the speaker Michael Saunders, Member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee. Michael gave a talk entitled “An off the record look at the

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Oct 192020
 
Clock Tower to shine purple on World Polio Day

Gravesend’s famous Clock Tower will shine purple from sunset to midnight on Saturday, 24 October, 2020, 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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Sep 102020
 

The Rotary Club of Gravesend invites you to its next lunchtime special business networking event Tuesday, 27 October 2020 Michael SaundersMember of the Monetary Policy Committee,Bank of England The Speaker’s presentation will be “An off the record look at the UK economy, drawing on the most recent Bank of England Inflation Report”, the next in

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