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July 8, 2018

Members of Ramsgate Rotary Club and Inner Wheel, joined forces to give a special afternoon out for nearly 40 elderly local residents.
While  Rotarians took the guests on local tours, Inner Wheelers. were preparing a tea for them all at Minister Village Hall.
The guests were welcomed by newly elected President Pat Hersant, who also thanked those who had prepared the teas.

June 27, 2018

The club has a new President.
Patricia Hersant, a member of the club for four years, took over the chain of office from Graham Larcombe on Tuesday night, in front of  representatives of all  five Thanet clubs.
Pat, whose work was in retail, outlined her plans for the year and thanked the club for the confidence they had placed in her.
Henry Golding was presented with his insignia as President Elect.

Pictures: New president Pat Hersant with out-going President Graham Larcombe,

President Pat with her partner Nigel Cooper; and President Pat with outgoing President Graham Larcombe, and President Elect Henry Golding

May 18, 2018

The Ramsgate Military and Heritage Trail is something we will hear a lot about in the next few months, but members of the Rotary Club had an early foretaste of things when “Mr. Ramsgate” Ralph Hoult spoke on the subject.

He told how a new educational and immersive walk to celebrate the town’s rich history is  being designed as a self-guided walk around the town, highlighting areas easily missed and could be forgotten with time.

It will be a brochure style booklet to guide walkers through the various walks

His talk was illustrated with photos of some of the areas to be included.

Before the meeting started Mr Hoult was congratulated by President Graham Larcombe on receiving an OBE from the Queen, for services to the community of Ramsgate.

He was thanked for his talk by Past President Lawrence Page.

April 30, 2018

The latest recruit to the club is Kay Dark.

She was welcomed to the club with President Graham Larcombe, handing over her Rotary badge.

Kay is a former Mayor of Reigate and chairman of Thanet Council.

April 8, 2018

A donation of £1,000 to the YouCan Youth Cancer  Support Group was made by Ramsgate Rotary Club, with the promise of £2,000 more to follow.

This year’s President, Graham Larcombe, next year’s Pat Hersant and the following year’s Henry Golding agreed to give the money over a three year period to the home which  gives free holidays to young people, their friends and family, in a Westgate property.

Terrie Kennon, the charity’s East Kent  Co-ordinator, received the cheque at a weekly meeting of the club at the  Pegwell Bay Hotel.

She thanked the club for their support for the charity which gives young sufferers  a chance to have a break from their day to day lives and the stress and anxiety of living with cancer.

March 18, 2018

There was a good turnout for the annual quiz run jointly by Ramsgate Rotary Club and Inner Wheel.

The event, held at St. Peter’s, raised just over £500 for charity.

The winning team was led by Ann and Mick Long.

March 14, 2018

To become a "Friend of Rotary" you have to have given very special service  to your local club.

Ramsgate now has two such members, the latest being Philip Reiser who received his  special badge from President Graham Larcombe.

He paid tribute to the tremendous effort put in by Philip with the annual Christmas collections over some years,

“Although he is not a member he has turned out to help with collections on so many evenings, more often than most of us have been able to do” said the President.

The other ‘Friend’ is the President’s wife, Cherry who looks after the club’s website and the taking of  photographs.

March 1, 2018

On the13th we are specially inviting those who might be interested in learning more about Rotary to come to our weekly meeting at 6 for 6.30 pm at the Pegwell Bay Hotel.  The speaker will be an Orpington Rotarian Clive Doubleday, who will speak about the work of the overseas charity ‘Smile’.   If you would like to come along, please message us via the contact form on our website:

January 31, 2018

The club had its largest attendance for some time when former Kent and England cricketer, Geraint Jones was the speaker.

Now coaching at St Lawrence College, he spoke of his satisfaction in helping young people to find their way into the sports of their choice - not just cricket 

Born to Welsh parents in Papau New Guinea.  He later moved to Australia and some

years later to England where he played cricket for small teams before joining Kent and then England, the highlight of which was in the 2005 Ashes series against Australia where he took a long-remembered catch which led to a key victory.

His talk was followed by an incredible number of questions from members and visitors from a couple of neighbouring clubs.

He was introduced by President Graham Larcombe and thanked by John Searles.

January 14, 2018

The hard work put in by members of the Club, leading up to Christmas, has really paid off.
Due to the generosity of local people the club has boosted its charity funds in the region of £4,500.
By accompanying Father Christmas on his sleigh around the area, they also provided a chance for many youngsters (and the not so young) to greet Santa in person.
President Graham Larcombe said: “This is the biggest money raising event we do throughout the year, but it is also good to know how much it is appreciated by so many people. I am extremely grateful to all those who took part with our efforts, especially organiser, Henry Golding”.
The club will support various charities throughout the year, with £1,000 a year already pledged to YouCan Cancer Concern, which has premises in Westgate which are used to give breaks to young cancer sufferers.

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