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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Aug 262020
Polio Out of Africa

It’s official — history has again been made with confirmation that you and me and all have helped kick wild Polio out of Africa. For four years there has not been a single wild Polio case in the 47 countries of the Africa region. So thank you to everyone who has helped Rotary groups plant

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Jul 162020
On Your Bike cancelled

We had been waiting for the restrictions around the coronavirus lockdown to be relaxed sufficiently that we could have the ride on the 20th September as planned. Alas, it was not to be. We had to make a decision this week or there would not be time to organise and publicise the event. There is

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Jun 102020
A Look at the Economy - Business Networking session

Business networking Zoom session – a look at the economy by the Bank of England On 9 June Gravesend Rotary held a lunchtime Zoom business networking session when Phil Eckersley, Agent of the Bank of England for East Anglia and the South East, gave an update on the UK economy. Entitled “An off the record

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May 302020
Zooming in on the Current Economy

9th June 2020 at 13:00 Rotary’s Business Networking lunch scheduled for 9th June has been reschedule for 27th October 2020 due to the Covid-19 epidemic. The speaker from the Bank of England will present his “off the record look at the UK economy, drawing on the most recent Bank of England Inflation Report at that

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May 292020
Footsteps distributes food parcels

Our (former) street boys have left the Sunshine Centre to live with their families, and are therefore back in the conditions that drove them to the streets in the first place. During May, the Sunshine Centre team distributed another round of emergency packs to all of our boys and their families. Each pack contained 10

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May 122020
Update on Grant to Footsteps International working in Kenya

The £1000 grant money from our Club and local District 1120 received at the end of last month is already being put to excellent use. The Sunshine Centre, schools, hotels and tourism all remain closed. The resulting impact, particularly on the poorest people, has been huge. Last month Footsteps International supplied emergency food and hygiene

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May 022020
The club & coronavirus

Like most organisations, we have had to curtail many activities and find new ways of working. It is a challenge but some of the changes may turn out to be permanent. Meetings The most obvious change is the cancellation of face-to-face meetings such as our weekly lunch and our committee meetings. Here, like many organisations,

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Apr 252020
Hive Hope & Covid-19

Our club has supported this local charity by financial donations for a number of years, and in addition in recent school holidays, members have been involved in “hands-on” help with the provision of hot meals during School holidays for the less fortunate youngsters. The present Covid-19 pandemic rules have put a stop to the latter,

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