On January 23rd members enjoyed a very informative talk given by Callum McKenna Captain of Hythe Salvation Army Church and Community Centre. There are 700 centres around the country, 40 within Kent. 64 families and people in need across the Marsh are supported through Food Banks, Toy Parcels for 40 families at Christmas, Drop In Services and a Christmas Day meal for those who are facing loneliness. Future projects will include Parenting Classes and Play Groups. They also have a mobile canteen supporting local communities and Emergency Services. Our Assistant District Governor, David Lister also attended
The Pub Games Night with partners, at The Littlestone Warren Golf Club on Thursday January 30th was a fantastic success. Over 30 people attended with everyone joining in with great enthusiasm and competitiveness! With a choice of Table Football, Darts, Hoopla, Shove Ha’penny, Pool and Tiddly Winks it was a busy and entertaining evening. Thank you to Kevin and his team for the wonderful buffet they put on for us and a very big thankyou to Jim for planning and organizing the evening. When is the next one?!
The word “pool” means a collective bet. Many non-billiard games, such as poker, involve a pool but it was to pocket billiards that the name became attached. A “poolroom” now means a place where pool is played, but in the 19th century a poolroom was a betting parlour for horse racing.
Modern darts was invented by a carpenter from Lancashire named Brian Gamlin in 1896. However, darts began as a military pastime originating in England during the medieval era.
Shove Ha’penny came into existence around 1840 and would originally have been played on any flat surface that could have the lines drawn on.
Tiddlywinks originated in England during the late 1800’s. Its name comes from “tiddly wink,” which is English slang for an unlicensed pub.
Table Football, (foosball’s), origins go back to 1921, when Harold Searles Thornton from the United Kingdom patented the game. Due to the popularity of football in Europe, which was spreading so rapidly Harold decided to make a game that people could play in their homes.
What’s coming up?
Forthcoming member’s activities and public events include…
 5th February – Youth Speaks at Marsh Academy
 8th February – Quiz Night
 13th February – Club Speaker: Nigel Whiteley
 26th March – Guest speaker from Maidstone Fire Service
So what do I do if I want to join?
New members are always welcome, please email info@romneymarshrotary.co.uk or check out our website – www.romneymarshrotary.co.uk where you can also find out a little more about who we are and what we do.
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