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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:  www.ramsgaterotaryclub.co.uk

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.

December 10, 2017

The club has successfully completed the annual festive Toy Collection.

Organised  by President Elect Pat Hersant, Father Christmas and his little (and not so little) helpers visited local schools to collect the toys and entertain the children.

With community support around 1,000 toys were delivered to KCC Social Services  for 'less fortunate' children in the area over the Christmas period.

Pat said: ”This was yet another example of the Rotary Club of Ramsgate striving to 'make a difference' in the community.”

Schools which took part were Newington Community Primary; Priory Infant; St. Laurence in Thanet C of E Junior; Ellington Infants; Chilton Primary and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary.

Caption:  Toys await collection at Newington Community Primary School

November 19, 2017

There was a good attendance for the  President’s Night at the North Foreland Golf Club.

A number of other clubs were well represented and Mike Bastow, President of Margate  proposed a toast to the Ramsgate Club.

Replying Ramsgate President Graham Larcombe said he was delighted to welcome such a good attendance and thanked all those who had helped with making the arrangements and MC Roger Waddell.

Music during the meal,and for dancing, was provided by Jon Nickoll, resident pianist at the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London.

The President also presented his wife, Cherry, with a Friend of Rotary badge, awarded mainly for her work on the club website

November 12, 2017

Ramsgate Rotary Club members celebrate the end of preparations to the Father Christmas sleigh which is a focal point for their popular charity collections in the coming weeks.

They start in the London Road area on Sunday December 3rd :

3rd December  London Road  

5th December Hereson and St Luke’s area 

10th December Nethercourt

12th December  Dumpton

14th December  Whitehall

17th December  Minster

18th December Cliffsend 

There will also be static collections at Tesco Manston, Sainsbury’s and Ramsgate Town Centre.

Club President Graham Larcombe said: “This is our main collection time in support of the various charities we help during the year and I am sure local residents will be as generous as ever. We also look forward to many children (and young people)  turning out to greet Santa.

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