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There was a good turn-out of members to witness the annual Arthur Rogers Cup competition held at St Augustine’s Golf Club and organised by Ramsgate Rotary Club of which Arthur Rogers had been a member. The event was organised by Past President Derek Brown, who also went on to win the impressive cup. He had a score of 94 followed by current president Henry Golding

on 120 and John Searles on 104 The golf was followed by a meal at the club, and the President had a special word of thanks for those who had prepared and served the meals as well as the work put in by Derek Brown.

Ramsgate Rotary Club and the Inner Wheel, joined forces to provide a chance for those who do not often get out and about to do just that! More than 30 local residents enjoyed rides through the countryside and ended up at Minster Village Hall, where a tea was waiting for them. Among those who enjoyed the occasion was Kathleen Powell, who celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this year and Denis Scott, who was 90 the week before. They were all welcomed by Rotary President Henry Golding, who also expressed thanks to Rotarians and Inner Wheelers who had worked hard to make the occasion such a success.

Every Thanet Rotary Club was represented when Ramsgate Club installed Henry Golding as its President for the new Rotary Year, taking over from Pat Hersant.

The out-going president said it has been a very successful year for the club. Its Christmas collections had raised over £4,000 for the charity funds and hundreds of toys distributed through Social Services.

Mr Golding said he had joined the club six years ago and was very proud to become president. He planned to repeat the successful events of the past year, including an old folks tea and ride in the local countryside, the quiz held in conjunction with the Inner Wheel Club as well as the golf and putting competitions.

The club would present the third £1,000 donation to You Can, the youth cancer organisation.

He said the club would, for a trial period, meet on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of each month, instead of weekly meetings. It was hoped this would help in the club’s efforts to attract new members

The meeting also witnessed the induction of Julie Miller as President Elect, to take office for 1920/21