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Rotary Club of Ramsgate

President Julie takes the reigns

Elderly people and animals are to benefit from Ramsgate Rotary club under the leadership of the new President Julie Miller.
The two main charities she plans to support during her year are a local residential home and the Cinnamon Trust, which assists the elderly and terminally ill people and their pets.
The home, Wantsum Lodge will receive recreational things such as a musical sing along machine.
Julie, a retired nurse, is the second female President of the club since it was formed in 1921, taking over from Maria Blackburn, who paid tribute to all those who had supported her during the year.
At the hand over meeting, there were representative of all the five other Thanet Rotary clubs, as well as a large party from the Club’s contact club of Boulogne.
The new vice-president is Graham Larcombe.

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Julie with daughter
Roger and French
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Lawrence with French

Top Putter

There was some keen competition at the annual putting competition for Ramgate Rotary Club members at Stonelees Golf Centre.
The ultimate winner was Lawrence Page who received his trophy from President Julie Miller. The winner of the competition for guests was won by Francine Waddell.
The meeting ended with a sumptuous meal.
The event was organised by Past President Roger Waddell.

200 Enjoy Queen's Birthday Party

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Nearly 200 people joined in the Queen’s Birthday celebrations with a sumptuous picnic organised and provided by five of the six Thanet based Rotary Clubs on Sunday.
The event, held at St George’s School not only included a tea with hand made cakes, but also various forms of entertainment with clowns in action all afternoon, together with conjurers and musical offerings from Dane Park School music students.
Community singing brought the proceedings to an end with a special rendering of the National Anthem
Transport was provided for all guests who came from various local homes and from organisations which have been connected with Rotary in the past year.
Margate Club was responsible for setting up the hall, while Broadstairs completed the picnic bags and led their distribution. Margate manned the gate and checked tickets while Thanet organised the entertainment with Ramsgate providing transport. The job of clearing the hall after the event was down to Isle of Thanet Sunrise Club

Where our
money went

During the Rotary year which ended on June 30th 2016, the club donated £5,262 to charities

Among those which benefitted were:

Pilgrims Hospice Thanet £250

Flood appeal £200

St Laurence PCC £250

Sea Cadets £50

Porchlight £1,000

14th Broadstairs Scouts £150

District Governor’s charity £200

Kids Out £450

Thanet Rotary Centenary Fund £300

Fegans £2,312

Dame Janet School Summer event
£100

Donations from the covenant funds;

Children’s Air Ambulance £100

Float repairs £56

Crocus bulbs £85

Shelterbox £590

Polio Plus £1,000

Rotary Foundation £1,600

The mission of Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education & the alleviation of poverty.

One of the main ways this is done is by funding humanitarian projects in the UK and worldwide.

The charity's single biggest aim has been to eradicate polio from the world.

£2000 boost

The week-long pop-up charity shop run in conjunction with Ramsgate Inner Wheel raised just over £2,000, a big rise on last year.
At the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club President Julie Miller thanked all those who had been involved.
Each of the clubs will receive just over £1,000 for their charity fund.

Top Golfer

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David Read receives the trophy from President Julie Miller

The golf competition for the Arthur Rogers Cup was held at St Augustine’s Golf Club organised by Derek Brown.
The winner was David Read.
The competition has been held on an annual basis since 1959, started by Arthur Rogers, a member of the club.

Caption: David Read receives the trophy from President Julie Miller

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