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Rotary Club of Ramsgate

Royal Author Speaks

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The former Royal Editor of The Sun was the speaker at our recent meeting.
Duncan Larcombe is the author of a book “Prince Harry - The Inside Story” to be published next month.
He gave a real insight into the relationship between the Royal Family and the British Press, and spoke about his contact with individual members, especially when on foreign trips.
It was a very lively question time when Mr Larcombe gave his views on the future of the Royal Family and the likely line of succession,
He was thanked by his Uncle, Graham Larcombe, the Club’s President Elect.
The meeting was an opportunity to remind members of the international aspect of Rotary as, among the visitors, was Philip Martin a member of an Australian club Greenough, based in Geraldton. He was on a visit to relatives and was presented with a Ramsgate Rotary Club banner. He said he would like to have handed one of his club’s banners but, although he brought one to England he had forgotten to bring it with him but said he would remedy the situation when he returned in July.

Quiz Success

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The annual quiz organised jointly by the Club and Inner Wheel, made a profit of £631, which will be split between the two clubs and used for charitable purposes.
The event was held at St Peter’s Church Hall and attracted a good crowd.

The winning team

Making Music and Song

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Members of staff and Rotary at the presentation

Anybody using St Mildred’s Road, Ramsgate, may hear music which was not there before.
The chances are it is coming from the ‘Musical Box’ from “Sing for Their Lives’ and paid for by the Rotary Club.
It was handed over to the home by President Julie Miller, who decided to make the home her main charity for the year.

“I spoke to the home and it was felt this was a facility which they could really make use of. I even did a wing walk to make a personal contribution to the £1,200 we needed to purchase the box.
The machine can provide music for hundreds of tunes and hymns, with co-ordinated words appearing on a television screen.
There was not only singing at the presentation by residents and members of staff joined in some dancing sessions.

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.
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.

Where our
money went

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


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.

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