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Nov 082015
 
Kent Search & Rescue

At our regular monthly dinner with partners and guests in November we were  given an insight into the workings of the KSAR and in particular the training and operation of the canine section of the service. Jo Kenny, pictured with her dogs Bryn, a 10 year old Border Collie and Sky a 6 year old

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Sep 152015
 
Three-Clubs Petanque

The three clubs of Gravesham meet annually for the  Gravesend Rotary Petanque Cup and on previous occasions the elements have almost defeated them. But this year the temperature rose,  the  drinks were cooling and the barbeque  was enjoyed by all.   So we didn’t win…that honour went to our daughter club of Gravesend and Meopham but

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Mar 142015
 
Quiz Night

The winning team at our annual International Quiz night  look pleased with their prize….a bottle each and a couple to spare!   This year the evening raised nearly £400  which will be sent to Medecins Sans Frontieres to help in the fight against the ebola disease in West Africa.  Bob Denby

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Mar 092015
 
Mayor Attends Civic Day

The Mayor of Gravesend Councilor John Caller and the Lady Mayoress Mrs Sue Caller  were guests of the Rotary Club of Gravesend for the club’s annual Civic Day lunch on Monday 7th March. In his address to the members, the Mayor said that during his year in office he had been most impressed by the

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Aug 172014
 
Bat & Trap with Rochester Rotary Club

Rochester Rotary Club once again threw down the gauntlet to us. The annual Bat and Trap Challenge was held at Meopham on Sunday 17th August. Despite the appalling weather forecast and our limited numbers (due to holidays and sickness) we fielded a reasonable team. From the moment we arrived, the Rochester Rotarians treated us to

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May 212014
 
President's Dinner

As well as working to make their town a better place and helping those in need, our members  also relax and enjoy a good meal and entertainment.  This year  the president and members of our club together with their wives and partners, guests and friends. were at the Manor Hotel in Gravesend and  after dinner  were treated to Henry

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Apr 182014
 
Golf at Etchinghill

Purrrrfect. That was how the day started. Beautiful clear morning where you could see forever with the sun drying out the overnight dew. No great hurry as we were teeing off at just after 11:15 so down the M20 to the lovely club of Etchinghill where we joined some 90 other Rotarians and their friends.

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Feb 062014
 
Light Entertainment

Our speaker on 3rd February, Chris Hare, explained that his career in “light entertainment” was a proper job, in spite of view to the contrary. Following in his father’s performing footsteps and saying that he had is mother’s legs (unproven), he had brushes with many a famous actor/actress. Telling jokes and reminiscing over humorous encounters

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Jan 272014
 
Foodbanks

From the moment visiting Rotarian Diane Marsh got up to talk to us at our lunch meeting on 27th January, everyone present knew that she believed in the local Foodbank project with a passion. Explaining that a visit to a former Rotarian that had fallen on very hard times had galvanised her resolve to help

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Jan 212014
 
Brompton Barracks Curry Lunch

No, not at the local Gravesend Tandoori but at the headquarters of the Royal Engineers at Brompton Barracks. On Saturday the 18th of January with tickets and photo IDs clutched in hand, we approached the smart young soldier on guard duty at the barracks gate. On his clipboard, our names were ticked off and we

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