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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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Sep 202019
 
Petanque challenge

The three Rotary clubs in Gravesham (Gravesend, Northfleet and Gravesend & Meopham) met on a sunny Sunday afternoon (8 September) to play petanque. Gravesend Rugby Football Club has top quality petanque courts. The cover over part of the courts is the one recently removed (legally, we are told!) from the car park by Gravesend Market.

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Aug 122019
 
Success at Bat & Trap

The annual match of Bat & Trap against Rochester Rotary Club on Sunday resulted in a win by Gravesend and our member Simon Lancaster winning the best batsman cup for the highest score. We are grateful for the hospitality of the Rochester Club and of Paddy Marsh who hosted the match in her garden following

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Jun 202019
 
Visit from our French twinned club

At the beginning of June 2019 members of the French Rotary Club of Cosne-Sancerre visited Gravesend for 5days of camaraderie and exchanges of experiences with Gravesend Rotary. The clubs have exchanged visits over many years. President Tony Muckley welcomed the visitors, and Martine Melier, President of the Cosne-Sancerre Club brought the very best salutations from

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Mar 232019
 

On Saturday 16th march the Rotary Club of Gravesend held their annual quiz to raise money for international charities. As happens every year the quiz was put together and the evening organised by Adrian and Lynfred Warburton. It proved to be a great success with the nine teams competing and the sum o f£475 raised

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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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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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