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Nov 182018
 
Armistice Day 2018

  On Sunday 11th November at 11am many members of the rotary Club of Gravesend with their partners attended the Service of Remembrance at The Windmill Hill Memorial gardens in Gravesend. This year was particularly poignant as it was exactly 100 years to the day that the World War One armistice was signed. The commemoration

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Nov 162018
 
IYFR ("Rotary Boat Club") in Hull

The International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (the posh name for the Rotary Boat Club) decided to hold its national AGM in Hull on the 3rd November.  Although Hull is a long way from Gravesend, a group of us agreed we should attend the meeting and take the opportunity to meet up with friends from the

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Nov 012018
 

Cathryn Hindle spoke at our Lunch meeting on Monday and started by giving us a brief resume of her family life in South Africa and later in the UK, at which time she was working in human resources for multinational companies like BA and BASF. When based in Cambridge (and later London & Southampton) the

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Oct 122018
 
Cecil Road School supports Shelterbox

Members of the Rotary Club of Gravesend    gave a talk to the pupils of Cecil Road Primary School  today 11th Oct and showed them what was in the Shelterboxes that are  being sent to Indonesia. Afterwards the deputy head teacher Carrie Old  announced that   the children would be fund raising over the coming weeks to

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Sep 302018
 
Three Clubs Golf and Dinner 2018

A golf club handy for the town centre with good free parking and easy access to motorways and countryside. We were most fortunate in our choice of club HQ it enables the golfers amongst us to get in some regular practice before inviting our Rotarian friends to an afternoons competition. Not that it always guarantees

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Sep 222018
 
Bat & Trap

It was one o’ clock, on Sunday the 12th August and there was tension in the air that was tangible. The patchy clouds rolled overhead in the summer breeze showing the 21 yard pitch that nestled amongst the gardens towering trees – this would be the battleground. Club pride was at stake here and while

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Sep 112018
 
Petanque 2018

  Gravesend … riverside resting place of Princess Pocahontas and gateway to London.   And home of a championship petanque rink at the Gravesend Rugby Club where the Rotary clubs of Gravesend and Northfleet gathered in late August to battle for the annual championship cup. According to the meteorologists the long hot summer had finally

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Sep 102018
 
District Conference 2108

A trip on Saturday to the District Conference at Kent University in Canterbury with club President Tony Muckley and Rotarian John Baker. I never stop being amazed at the amount of charity work that’s done by the clubs of Kent. The photo shows us in front of a “Shelterbox” of the type that are sent

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Jul 032018
 
Corporate Member - A First

Orange Property Services of Gravesend and Ebbsfleet was admitted as our first corporate member on Monday. Representing the company in our club activities are Amanda Parkes, Nicola Leaney and Saira Haider pictured (L to R) with President Tony Muckley welcoming them to the club. Corporate membership is one of the new types of membership introduced

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Apr 212018
 
On Your Bike

About 600 cyclists left the Riverside Leisure Area at Gravesend on Sunday to enjoy a ride in the countryside around Gravesend and raise money for charity. There were three routes: 15, 30 and 45 miles and riders included people of all ages from children to people in their 80s. The ride was started by the

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