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Rotary Club of Ramsgate

President Julie takes the reigns

Where our
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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.

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

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Julie with daughter
Roger and French
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Lawrence with French

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.

200 Enjoy Queen's Birthday Party

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

Fegans given financial boost

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Ian Soares (left), Maria Blackburn and Matt Roke at the cheque presentation

A £2,300 boost was given to the Ramsgate based Fegans by Ramsgate Rotary Club, as a result of having been chosen as her charity by President Maria Blackburn.
The organisation, which is Christian motivated was formed 146 years ago to offer assistance, particularly to children, who find themselves in difficult family situations.
Chief Executive Officer,Ian Soares, told members about the extra work placed on the organisation because of continuing financial cuts in social services. Many children were affected by abuse, including neglect and there was an increasing number of girls involved with self harm.
Family support officer Matt Roke spoke about the new centre in Ramsgate and plans for a major summer project to involve as many families as possible.
The immediate aim of Fegans is to raise £50,000 to maximise the potential of the centre but Mr Oares said above all else they were all about happiness and they would never turn a child away.
The cheque included a donation from Chatham and Clarendon Grammar School pupils as a thank you to the club for acting as observers in their attempt to set a Guiness Book of Records entry for the amount of time spent playing on their mobile phones.

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