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Dec 232019
 
Christmas Dinner

The club celebrated to approach of Christmas with a dinner on Monday 16th December at Mid Kent Gold Club. Members and their guests enjoyed a Christmas meal and heard from Rotarian Revd Tony Randall a Christmas message which included recollections of how Christmas was celebrated more modestly in his youth. After the meal Rotarian Chris

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Dec 092019
 
On Your Bike helps ellenor

Over the years the Rotary Club of Gravesend has given £168,622 to ellenor; the latest donation of £6,000 was presented on Monday at the hospice. Pictured (L to R): Rotary club President Andrew Moffat, ellenor fundraising manager Kate Barnes, area fundraiser Leah Poppy and On Your Bike chairman Simon LancasterClick on photo for full size

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Dec 022019
 
Charities Receive Grants

Every year the Rotary Club of Gravesend raises thousands of pounds for charity. Much of that comes from its annual sponsored On Your Bike ride thanks to the generosity of hundreds of cyclists. Some of this year’s money, £3,000, was presented to six charities on Tuesday. The Mayor of Gravesham, Cllr Gurdip Bungar, kindly hosted

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Nov 252019
 
Remembrance Sunday Parade

Members attended the parade at the war memorial in Windmill Hill Memorial Gardens. Present were the Mayor, Cllr Gurdip Bungar, and contingents form the British Legion and other uniformed groups such as Scouts, Sea Cadets, Army Cadet Force and Air Training Corps. Following the silence the service was conducted by Revd Jacqueline Littlewood with the

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Nov 232019
 
Poppy Collection

Rotary club of Gravesend members and their wives have for years helped the British Legion on their Poppy Collection days. and this year has been no exception. In the fortnight before Remembrance Day members of the club and their wives were helping the British Legion on its stall at Asda in Gravesend. Pictured at Gravesend’s

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Nov 122019
 
Crocuses herald an end to Polio

There will be a display of 4,000 purple crocuses in Woodlands Park, Gravesend next Spring thanks to the Rotary Club of Gravesend assisted by pupils from St George’s Church of England School and Gravesham Borough Council. The flowers will not be there just to look pretty: they will symbolise the efforts of Rotary clubs around

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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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